Tennis: Top duo separated after years

The most successful German tennis pairs of recent years, Kevin Krawitz (Coburg) and Andreas Mies (Cologne), 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, immediately announced their separation. “After four unforgettable years, it’s time to start a new chapter,” Mays wrote on Instagram. Starting in Australia with John Pearce (Australia) in the new year, Krawetz has decided to continue that path with Davis Cup player Tim Boetz (Frankfurt).

Our trip ends this year. It’s hard to describe what happened,” Kevin Krawitz wrote on Instagram. Krawietz/Mies won the French Open in 2019 and 2020. As youngsters, they both dreamed of converting match point and lifting a big trophy. Mies wrote: “This will be from @rolandgarros and that twice over on straight our imaginations.”

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. In the Davis Cup, Mies played with Pütz and played a key role in the lead.

“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 most importantly: a camaraderie” has developed. “What we have achieved together, no one can take away from us anymore.” Good luck bro next season, and I hope there won’t be too many confrontations – even only in the final,” Krawietz said farewell with the words. dpa

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