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Mate Pavic and Oliver Marach start the 2018 season 8-0.

Perfection! Pavic/Marach Take Home Another Title

Duo heads to Melbourne full of momentum

Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic have started the 2018 ATP World Tour season perfectly. For the second consecutive week, the Austrian/Croatian pairing went 4-0 to win an ATP World Tour doubles title.

Marach/Pavic beat Max Mirnyi and Philipp Oswald 6-4, 5-7, 10-7 on Saturday at the ASB Classic in Auckland for their second title of the year. In week one, Marach/Pavic captured the doubles crown at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open in Doha.

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“We have a lot of confidence, played two good weeks. Now it's time to recover and get sharp for Melbourne,” Marach said.

The champions saved seven of nine break points in the 90-minute contest.

“It was not an easy match today especially against Max. He has a lot of experience, and he played a good match. But I think it just helped us a little bit that we got a little edge in the beginning of the [Match] Tie-break,” Pavic said.