Following up their victory at the Queen's Club last week with a successful title defence at the Rothesay International, top seeds Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic accomplished a British trophy double on Friday.
To win their fourth championship of the 2022 ATP Tour season—all of which had come in the previous two months—the Croatians overcame Matwe Middelkoop and Luke Saville 6-4, 6-2 in the Eastbourne final.
They did not lose a set this week, and they will now try to retain their Wimbledon championship in 2021.
The 33-year-old also discussed how the pair's difficult Queen's Club run, in which they overcame setbacks to triumph in their last three matches via a Match Tie-break, given them the confidence to rule this week.
In the final, Metkic/Pavic won the first set thanks to an early break, held for 2-2 in the second set after saving two break points, and then started a run of five unanswered games to win the match.
The pair won their first trophy of the season at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome after winning nine tour-level championships in their first season together in 2021. Since winning the ATP Masters 1000 championship, they have also won in Geneva and advanced to the third round at Roland Garros.
"We needed to get back the confidence, added Pavic. "When we did finally in Rome, it opened up a little bit. We won the title and then obviously from Rome we lost just one match in the French and were on a good run. We have confidence, we're playing well. We're going to be an interesting team at Wimbledon."