Yugos Kubot and Marcelo Melo will battle it out for promotion to top seed Mad Pavic and Nicola Mectic for the Wimbledon semi-finals. Cross has two Grand Slam titles in the first doubles and the same number of combinations. Live Coverage and Contest Results Łukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo – Mate Pavić / Nikola Mektić on Polsatsport.pl.
Kuboda and Melo’s rivals Nicola Mectic and Matt Pavic, who have excelled in this season’s, are the most seeded players in the tournament. In the third round, the Croatians defeated the Bosnian-Serbian doubles pair of Tomislav Brigik and Nikola Kesik 6: 2, 3: 6, 7: 6 (3), 6: 4.
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Kubot and Melo won Wimbledon in 2017 (they defeated Bavic and Austrian Oliver Marac in the final). After the previous season, the experienced players ended their regular collaboration four years later, but this year they have already played together at the Grand Slam French Open. In Paris, they were eliminated in the first round.
In the previous matches in London, the Polish-Brazilian duo defeated the Americans Nathaniel Lammans and Jackson Vitro 6: 4, 5: 7, 6: 4, then the Dutch Sander Arends and Matway Middlecoop 6: 2, 6: 4. They advanced to the quarterfinals without playing. Harry Heliovara and Lloyd Glaspool withdrew from the match and lost the game two hours before the scheduled match.
The Croatians’ previous game against Tomislav Brik and Nikola Kesik lasted more than two hours. Pavic and Mectic may be a little tired than Kubot and Melo, who have retained more strength since previous opponents withdrew from the tournament. Thus, the freshness of the Polish-Brazilian duo during Wednesday’s match at London Court could be an added advantage for him.
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