Krawietz/Martin Oust Indian Wells Champions In Miami

Kevin Krawietz and Fabrice Martin first competed together at an ITF World Tennis Tour event in 2014. On Saturday, nine years later, they earned their biggest win as a pair.

The German-French duo upset sixth seeds and last week’s Indian Wells champions Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden 7-5, 4-6, 10-4 to reach the second round of the Miami Open presented by Itau.

Krawietz and Martin won a match at both the BNP Paribas Open and the Phoenix ATP Challenger Tour event the past two weeks before losing in the second round. They will try to buck that trend against Dutchmen Robin Haase and Matwe Middelkoop.


There was another upset when Jamie Murray and Michael Venus beat fourth seeds Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer 6-4, 7-6(10). The Indian Wells quarter-finalists saved four of the five break points they faced to advance.

In other action, Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin maintained their good form with a 7-6(4), 7-6(3) victory over seventh seeds Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos. The reigning Marseille champions and Indian Wells semi-finalists are now 12-6 on the season.

Fifth seeds Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara ousted Maxime Cressy and Andreas Mies 6-3, 6-1. Cressy and Mies surged to a 3-0 lead before the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals competitors rallied to claim 12 of the final 13 games.

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