Marach/Pavic Continue Unbeaten Streak
The second seeds won their 17th straight match to start 2018, beating their opponents in just 55 minutes. The duo won 82 per cent of points on serve and broke the 2015 champions on four occasions to move into the final. Marach and Pavic won their first three tournaments of the season in Doha, Auckland and Melbourne Park.
The Austrian-Croatian team will meet third seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, who defeated Ivan Dodig and Rajeev Ram 7-6(5), 4-6, 10/6 to reach the championship match. The Frenchmen saved nine of 10 break points they faced against Dodig and Ram, who overcame top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo in the first round.
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Mahut is aiming to win the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament for the third time. If he wins, it will be with a third partner — Mahut won the Rotterdam in 2014 with compatriot Michael Llodra and also triumphed in 2016 alongside Canada's Vasek Pospisil.