Krawietz / Mies Are Separated: The End of a German Tennis Fairy Tale

Krawietz / Miss Separate
The end of a German tennis fairy tale

Kevin Krawetz and Andreas Mies are the most successful German tennis duo in modern history, the two surprisingly winning the French Open twice. But now they’re going their separate ways – and hope they don’t see each other too much in the future. At least an athlete.

Successful German tennis duo Kevin Krawetz and Andreas Mies will go their separate ways in the future. A day after losing the semi-finals at the Masters in Paris and the associated loss to the ATP Finals in Turin, the 32-year-old Mays and his partner, who was two years younger than him, announced their separation on Sunday. “After 4 unforgettable years, it’s time to start a new chapter,” Miss wrote on Instagram. In the new year that will start in Australia with John Pearce (Australia), Kraweitz decided to continue down this path with Tim Putz (Frankfurt/Main).

Kevin Krawetz also wrote on Instagram: “Our journey is coming to an end this year. It’s hard to describe what happened.” It was his decision, Kraweets said. “I had a feeling I needed a new impulse,” Kraweets explained, for whom the decision was “very difficult.” “It was more like a break up, not a nice feeling.”

Krawietz/Mies won the French Open in 2019 and 2020. As young children, they both dreamed of turning match point and lifting a big trophy. “The fact that it would be Rolandgarros and that twice in a row was beyond our imaginations,” Mays wrote. This year, the doubles were eliminated early from the Australian Grand Slam (round of 16), the French Open (the first round) and the US Open (the second round) and only reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon.


“We helped each other achieve (almost) all dreams and goals, celebrate victories together and deal with defeats,” Mays wrote. Since the first joint tournament in 2017, a “successful partnership and even more important: a camaraderie” has emerged. “What we have achieved together, no one can take away from us.” “Good luck brother next season and I hope there won’t be too many matches, even just in the final,” Krawitz said goodbye.

In the Davis Cup, Krawietz and Pütz play together with great success: in the group stage in September in Hamburg, the two won all three of their matches and secured 2-1 wins over France, Belgium and Australia – thus securing the title. The participation of the German national team in the final round. The duo will also return together in the quarter-finals against Canada on November 24 in Malaga. In their eight matches together for Germany, Krawietz/Pütz remained undefeated.

Together with Pütz, Krawietz has now set himself a goal of achieving more Grand Slam titles: “Of course I’m confident that we can win major slams. Otherwise I wouldn’t have made the decision,” Krawietz said Tuesday in an online press conference. “I think we can become one of the best teams,” said the 30-year-old. Although Hesse Pütz is number eight in the double world rankings, he still awaits the success of the Grand Slam.

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