Croatians Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic reached their sixth final in eight events this year on Saturday at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. The second seeds recovered from 3-6, 2-4 down to defeat Marcel Granollers of Spain and Argentine Horacio Zeballos 3-6, 7-5, 10-4 in the opening match of the day on Court Rainier III.
Mektic and Pavic, who are 4-1 in title match this season, will attempt to claim their second straight ATP Masters 1000 trophy on Sunday. Earlier this month, the Croatian pair captured its maiden Masters 1000 team trophy at the Miami Open presented by Itau.
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Granollers and Zeballos were attempting to move one win away from their third Masters 1000 title as a pair. The fourth seeds did not drop a set en route to the final four at the Monte-Carlo Country Club.
Mektic and Pavic will meet top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah or British pair Daniel Evans and Neal Skupski in the championship match. Cabal and Farah are the only team to beat Mektic and Pavic in a final (Dubai 2021). A win for Evans and Skupski would confirm a repeat of this year’s Miami final.
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Mektic is attempting to win his second straight Monte-Carlo crown. The 32-year-old lifted the 2019 trophy alongside Franko Skugor.