Mektic/Pavic defeated Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara on Saturday night in a thrilling 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-6 victory to go to the final match. The Croatians are eager for their chance to avenge their defeat to Ram/Salisbury in the season finale, the most recent meeting between the teams, which they suffered by scores of 4-6, 7-6(3), and 10-4.
In their fourth consecutive appearance at the season's grand finals, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury are looking to settle scores, while Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic are seeking retribution for losing to the American-British team in last year's semi-final in Turin. The two teams enter the high-stakes match with identical 4-0 records for the week. The winning team will take home $930,300 and 1,500 points in the Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings as well as the title of unbeaten champions.