Granollers and Zeballos topped Frenchmen Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin in a match tiebreak for the title, their third of the year. With their clay-court record for 2020 now an astonishing 16-1, it looks like they’re the clear favorites for Paris.
The final warmups before Roland Garros are taking place with many top teams in action. At the WTA stop in Strasbourg, France, Nicole Melichar and Demi Schuurs are the top seeds, and will be looking to bounce back from their opening loss in Rome. They have a tough opener ahead of them as they’ll face Ellen Perez and Storm Sanders, who just made the finals on clay in Istanbul a couple of weeks ago. Gabriela Dabrowski and Jelena Ostapenko, the No. 2 seeds, are already through to the quarterfinals.
The draw at the ATP 500-level event in Hamburg, Germany, resembles the recently completed US Open, where many of the first-round matchups would be a worthy final. Case in point: Top seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah face two-time major winners Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau first up, a rematch of their second-round encounter in New York that was won by the unseeded pair. No. 2 seeds and 2020 Australian Open champs Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury will face this year’s US Open runners-up Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic in another battle right out the gate.