Brazilian Soares and Croatian Pavic, doubles champions

The croatian Mate Pavic and the brazilian Bruno Soares they were proclaimed this Thursday champions doubles of the United States Open by beating the Dutch 7-5 and 6-3 Wesley koolhof and to another Croatian, Nikola Mektic. Pavic and Soares won their first Grand title in partnership Slam after one hour and 31 minutes of play on center court Arthur Ashe.

The brand new champions left four on the road to the title former champions of the Open. Soares, 38, number 27 in the world doubles rankings, won the Australian and United States Opens in 2016 alongside the British Jamie Murray. Pavic conquered the 2018 Australian Open with the Austrian Oliver Marach.

“It means a lot. That's what we train for. That's what we were trying to do in these five months of rest, working for this moment “, Soares declared after the game. Both tennis players won a prize of $ 400,000. Koolhof and Mektic, meanwhile, received $ 240,000.