Arevalo/Roger, Dodig/Krajicek advance to Roland Garros doubles final | ATP . round

The men’s doubles semi-finals were decided late in their final group on Thursday in Roland Garroswith the twelfth seed Marcelo Arevalo And the Jean Julien Roger And the uncategorized duo Evan Dodig And the Austin Krajeske She advances to Saturday’s title match with a pair of victories.

With both semi-finals played at Simon Matthew Court, he defeated 16th-seeded Arevalo/Roger. Rohan Bubana And the Matthew Middelkoop4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-8), before fourth seed Dodg/Krajicek drops Marcel Granollers And the Horacio Zeballos4-6, 7-6 (1), 7-5.

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40-year-old Roger is the oldest now Roland Garros Reached the men’s doubles final in the Open Era. Arevalo, who was playing in his first men’s doubles slam semi-finals, is the first-ever men’s doubles finalist from Central America.

Their match against Bubana/Middelkoop included only two breaks – one to select each of the first two sets. Arevalo/Roger never lags behind in the 10-point tiebreak and leads 7/3 and 9/6 before grabbing last place on match point three.

“We started our partnership this year at the beginning of the year, and we did [been] build each other [up] “As a team,” Roger said at a post-match news conference. “We have a great team behind our back too. All the work we’ve been doing is paying off. We’re very happy to qualify for the final, but we know it.” [there is] Still a lot of work to do.

“We will fight the fight on Saturday in the final.”

Their semi-final win improved the duo to 23-11 as a team, including a 10-game winning streak in February that included titles in Dallas and Delray Beach and a final round in Acapulco. Roger, who was competing in his ninth major semi-final, reached his third final. Unbeaten in those title matches, he won in 2015 Wimbledon and 2017 US Open addresses with Horia Tekao.

Dodij/Krajicek lost his serve twice in the opening set but was not broken again until Dodig/Krajicek approached the final set. The Croatian national team broke the United States early in third place and got a pair of match points for 5-3.

They couldn’t convert those chances, then failed to serve the match the first time when they called for 5-4. But they claimed a third break opportunity in the ensuing match and made no mistake on their second serve chance for a place in the final.

The unseeded pair will bring in a nine-game winning streak in the championship match, dating back to the Lyon title track. Their closest defeat during that round was at Roland Garros Quarter-finals, when they saved five match points to defeat the top seed Rajiv Ram And the Joe Salisbury. 3-6, 7-6 (9), 7-6 (12-10).

“We started playing very well in Lyon and we are getting better every day,” Krajicek said. “We hope to stay that way. Our playing styles match very well and we collaborate great, so it’s been a great partnership.”

Dodig and Krajicek are 12-4 overall as a team, including 9-3 on the season. Dodig is a two-time Grand Slam champion (2015 .). Roland Garros with Marcelo Melo2021 Australian Open with Philip Polasek), while Krajicek reached his first major final.