German doubles star Andreas Mies said it was "hard to describe" what was going through the heads of him and his doubles partner Kevin Krawietz after they won back-to-back titles at the French Open. Krawietz and Mies, seeded at No.
8, delivered a strong performance in the final as they saw off seventh-seeded Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares 6-3 7-5. Last year, Krawietz and Mies put up a strong run at Roland Garros and unexpectedly claimed their maiden Grand Slam title.
More than a year later, Krawietz and Mies returned to Roland Garros and once again win six matches to lift the title. Impressively, Krawietz and Mies are now 12-0 together at the French Open and Mies said they couldn't believe it.
“It is hard to describe what is going through our heads right now. It is unbelievable,” Mies said, per the ATP website. “I think this achievement is even bigger than winning last year. To win a Grand Slam title is always big, but to defend it is even more difficult.
It is incredible that we did and we are unbelievably happy right now. We cannot believe it. “It took a while last year to let it sink in, it took probably until coming back here at the beginning of the tournament to realise it.
Now to win it again is unbelievable”.
Mies admitted it was a big relief when he and Krawietz converged a match point
Krawietz and Mies saved three consecutive game points in the 11th game, before they converted their second break point of the game to take a 6-5 lead.
In the following game, Krawietz and Mies saved two break points before they realized their second championship point to seal the win. "In the moment we won the match point, it was a such a big relief,” Mies added.
“It was such a close game. I wish I could have served it out easier, but it was difficult. Of course, you have some nerves in the end, but we are super happy to win it again and [I am] super proud of us as a team and proud of everyone involved”.
Krawietz and Mies became only the fourth team to win back-to-back titles at the French Open. "To be a part of the history is always a bonus point,” Krawietz said. “Of course, we like to hear that we wrote history today… We are super proud of it. No losses here at Roland Garros is crazy”.