Granollers and Zeballos are chasing their third Wimbledon final

World No. 1s have reached the semi-finals in their three most recent appearances

July 10, 2024

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Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos have reached the Wimbledon semi-finals in 2021, 2023 and 2024.
By ATPTour.com/es Staff

Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos’ love affair with the grass at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club remains intact as the No. 1s in the PIF ATP Doubles Rankings will be chasing their third Wimbledon final on Thursday.

The top seeds in London beat the German duo of Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz 6-4, 7-6(3) in one hour and 30 minutes on Court 3 on Wednesday, securing a place among the top four teams in their three most recent participations (2021, 2023, 2024).

Granollers and Zeballos repeated the same matchup —and result (victory in two sets— as last year in the semifinals on the same stage, where they already beat the German duo who this time started with the label of No. 8 favorites.

The Spaniard and the Argentine have yet to drop a set in this edition of Wimbledon, after beating Brazilians Thiago Monteiro and Thiago Seyboth Wild (6-2, 6-3) in the first round, advancing without playing Nicolas Mahut and Skander Mansouri (walkover), while in the third round they beat Sebastián Báez and Dustin Brown (6-3, 6-3).

They will now repeat the semi-finals they reached in their last tournament this season at Roland Garros and since they played their first Grand Slam together at the 2019 US Open, it will be their ninth semi-final in a tournament of this category.

Grand Slam semi-finals for Granollers/Zeballos

Year Tournament Result
2019 US Open They defeated Krawietz/Mies
2021 Wimbledon They beat Bolelli/M. Gonzalez
2022 Australian Open They lost to Kokkinakis/Kyrgios
2022 Roland Garros They lost to Dodig/Krajicek
2023 Australian Open They lost to Hijikata/Kubler
2023 Roland Garros They lost to Dodig/Krajicek
2023 Wimbledon They beat Krawietz/Puetz
2024 Roland Garros They lost with Arévalo/Pavic
2024 Wimbledon They play against Purcell/Thompson

Granollers and Zeballos will play at Wimbledon for a place in the final round against Australians Max Purcell and Jordan Thompson, who did their best to beat Argentines Máximo González and Andrés Molteni 6-4, 6-7(8), 6-3.

Marcelo Arévalo, along with Mate Pavic, also failed to make it past the quarter-finals, losing to Harri Heliovaara and Henry Patten 4-6, 7-6(5), 7-6(7) in two hours and 23 minutes.

Source: https://www.atptour.com/es/news/wimbledon-2024-miercoles-cuartos-granollers-zeballos-gonzalez-molteni

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