Pavic & Soares Clinch Team ranking n ° 1 ATP End of year Doubles


Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares clinched the first FedEx ATP Doubles team ranking at the end of the year after a good end to the 2020 season. Two years ago Pavic finished in first place with Oliver Marach, while Soares s’ teamed up with Jamie Murray in 2016 to become the # 1 year-end team.

The Croatian-Brazilian squad, which rounded out the Bob Bryan squad this week with a 2-1 record at O2 London, was assured of the # 1 end of year when Jurgen Melzer and Edouard Roger-Vasselin took beaten on Saturday Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. in the semi-finals of the Nitto ATP final. Pavic and Soares entered the season finale just 35 points ahead of Ram and Salisbury, second in the FedEx ATP Doubles team standings.

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Pavic and Soares, who compiled a 4-5 game record this season ahead of the five-month TBEN suspension, came back strong to win their first tag team trophy of the Grand Slam Championship in September at the US Open (d. Koolhof / Mektic). They went on to reach two finals in Paris – at Roland Garros (left for Krawietz / Mies) in October and at the Rolex Paris Masters (left at Auger-Aliassime / Hurkacz) two weeks ago.

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ATP President Andrea Gaudenzi said: “The battle for the year-end No.1 doubles team has been tougher than ever this year, with all eight teams entering the season finale with a chance to win first place. Our congratulations to Mate and Bruno – finishing the year as No.1 is the ultimate achievement of our sport. They should be very proud of their season and they fully deserve this honor.

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Melzer and Roger-Vasselin will face Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic in the Nitto ATP Final title match on Sunday.


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