Mirnyi Records 1,000 Career Match Win
‘The Beast’ hits milestone
Max Mirnyi, who is contesting his 25th season as pro, recorded his 1,000th singles and doubles match win on Friday when he partnered Philipp Oswald to the ASB Classic final.
The 40-year-old Belarusian has now notched 756 doubles victory and 244 as a singles player. He has a 50-44 record in doubles title matches, with his lone singles crown coming at the 2003 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament (d. Sluiter).
Mirnyi and Oswald booked their places in a second ATP World Tour final as a team (2017 VTB Kremlin Cup) with a 7-6(7), 7-6(6) victory over second seeds Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus in one hour and 39 minutes.
They will take on in-form Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic, who captured last week’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open title (d. Murray/Soares), in Saturday’s final. Read Doha Report
Marach and Pavic will look to improve upon their 2-3 record in tour-level finals after they defeated third seeds Santiago Gonzalez and Julio Peralta 6-4, 4-6, 10-6 in 78 minutes.
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