Marcelo Granollers y Horacio Zeballos They could not close the group stage with a victory against the German Kevin Krawietz and the Romanian Horia Tecau, which were already eliminated. The Spaniard and the Argentine, classified as first, lost 6-3, 6-7 (1) and 10-6 in 1h39 and await a rival for the semifinals, which will be the second in the convoluted Red Group.
The first set escaped the Spanish-Argentine duo due to a break in the sixth game that they could not overcome. In the second set, they held all their serves, although they had to save a couple of break points, and in the tie-break they were far superior to their rivals.
It was not like that in the super tiebreaker that decided the match. They started well, with a 2-0, but a 7-1 run by Krawietz and Tecau, whom they had beaten earlier this year in Barcelona, left them with no chance of victory. Maybe they had their heads set on the crosses or their opponents were simply better this time.