Third seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski clinched a match tie-break for the second consecutive day in Montreal Saturday to advance to their eighth final of the season (5-2). After dropping the first set, Koolhof and Skupski rallied to beat two-time Roland Garros champions Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies 3-6, 6-2, 10-8.
Koolhof and Skupski are the top duo in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings. Coming into Montreal, they were on a three-match skid, but the pair has quickly turned it around and will compete for its second ATP Masters 1000 title of the season on Sunday at the National Bank Open Presented by Rogers.
Attempting to capture their sixth title of the year, they will take on either Poland’s Jan Zielinski and Hubert Hurkacz, or Daniel Evans and John Peers. That match is scheduled last in Saturday’s order of play, following Evans’ singles semi-final match against Spaniard Pablo Carreno-Busta.