French Open: No hat trick in Paris - Kevin Krawietz fails in the double quarter-finals
Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau just missed the semi-finals of the French Open 2021.
last edit: Jun 08, 2021, 02:08 pm
The dream of doubles specialist Kevin Krawietz of the third triumph at the French Open in a row has suddenly burst. At the side of Romanian Horia Tecau, the 29-year-old Coburg lost the quarter-finals in Paris against the two-time Grand Slam winners Juan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah (Colombia) 2: 6, 7: 6 (7: 3), 5: 7. For Krawietz it was the first defeat in the 16th match at Roland Garros.
Together with Andreas Mies, Krawietz surprisingly won the French Open in 2019 and 2020. This year, however, he had to do without his usual partner, the Cologne Mies had been operated on his knee in February. At the Olympic Games in Tokyo (from July 23), Krawietz will probably serve alongside Jan-Lennard Struff (Warstein).
Pütz also retired
The ninth seeded Krawietz / Tecau completely slept through the start on Tuesday and were directly 0: 4 behind. Then they delivered Cabal / Farah (No. 2), who had won Wimbledon and the US Open in 2019, but a match on equal terms. In the decisive set, Krawietz and Tecau even took a 4-2 lead, but the Colombians came back with a run of twelve points in a row and won the match after 2:29 hours.
Frankfurt's Tim Pütz had already missed the semi-finals with Hugo Nys (Monaco) on Monday.
Here the double tableau in Paris