Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic Presented Year-End No. 1 Trophy In Turin | ATP Tour

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ATP Chairman Andrea Gaudenzi presented Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic the year-end No. 1 doubles trophy at the Nitto ATP Finals on Sunday.

Croatians receive hardware after opening Nitto ATP Finals win

After an impressive opening win on Sunday at the Nitto ATP Finals on Sunday, Croatians Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic were presented with the year-end No. 1 FedEx ATP Doubles Team Ranking trophy.

“Obviously we are extremely happy with this,” Pavic told the crowd inside the Pala Alpitour. “It’s the first time for Nikola, third time for me and the first time that two Croatians lifted this trophy at the end of the year. I just wanted to say thank you to all the team over there, the coaches, girlfriends, everybody. Thanks a lot, and I hope you’re going to enjoy some tennis this week.”

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In their debut season as a team, Mektic and Pavic have won nine tour-level titles, highlighted by victories at Wimbledon, the Tokyo Olympics and three ATP Masters 1000 events.

The Croatians are the top seeds this week and are now 1-0 in Green Group action following their triumph against Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau. Australian Open champions Ivan Dodig/Filip Polasek and fourth seeds Marcel Granollers/Horacio Zeballos are also in their group.

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