The duo of Croatian comrade Pavic and Brazilian Bruno Soares has the year-end No.. 1 ATP doubles the team ranking after a strong 2020 season. Two years ago, Pavic took first place with Oliver Marach, while Soares worked with Jamie Murray in 2016 to end the year as No.. To become 1. 1 team. The Croatian-Brazilian team, which this week closed the Bob Bryan group with a 2-1 record at The O2 in London, became the No.. 1 assured. 1, when Jürgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin defeated Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the semifinals of the ATP final on Saturday. Pavic and Soares had reached the season finale just 35 points ahead of second-placed Ram and Salisbury in the ATP Doubles team ranking.
« I am very happy that Bruno and I have the year no. 1, especially after what happened yesterday [when they won their last match in the Bob Bryan group but didn’t advance to the semi-finals]. ”Said Pavic.
The dynamic duo, who set a 4-5 game record this season before the ATP Tour’s five-month suspension, made a strong return to claim their first Grand Slam championship title at the US Open in September (defeated Koolhof / Mektic) pick up. . They reached two finals in Paris – at Roland Garros (lost to Krawietz / Mies) in October and at the Paris Masters (lost to Auger-Aliassime / Hurkacz) two weeks ago.
Andrea Gaudenzi, Chairwoman of the ATP, said: “The fight for the end of the year No.. 1 doubles team was closer this year than ever before. All eight teams reached the season finale with a chance of first place. We congratulate Mate and Bruno on finishing the year as No.. 1 is the ultimate achievement in our sport. They should be very proud of their season and they fully deserve this award.
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