The successful German tennis doubles Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies will go their separate ways in the future. One day after the lost semi-finals at the Masters tournament in Paris and the associated missing of the ATP finals in Turin, 32-year-old Mies and his partner, who was two years younger, announced their separation on Sunday.
“After 4 unforgettable years, the time has come to start a new chapter,” Mies wrote on Instagram. In the new year he will start in Australia with John Peers (Australia), Krawietz has decided to continue on this path with Tim Pütz (Frankfurt/Main).
“Our journey comes to an end this year. It’s hard to put into words what happened,” Kevin Krawietz wrote on Instagram. Krawietz/Mies won the French Open in 2019 and 2020. As little boys, both would have dreamed of turning the match point and lifting a big trophy. “That it will be this one from @rolandgarros and that twice in a row exceeded our imagination,” wrote Mies.
This year, the doubles were eliminated early in the Grand Slam tournaments in Australia (round of 16), the French Open (1st round) and the US Open (2nd round) and had only reached the quarterfinals in Wimbledon. At the Davis Cup, Mies played with Pütz and played a key role in progressing.
“We helped each other to achieve (almost) all dreams and goals, celebrating victories together and dealing with defeats,” Mies wrote. Since the first joint tournament in 2017, “a successful partnership and, more importantly, an intimate friendship” has emerged: “Nobody can take away what we have achieved together.”
And Krawietz said goodbye: “Good luck bro in your next season, and I hope for not too many encounters, if only in the final.”