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Much like the singles events taking place this week, the Eastbourne International doubles tournament will be played on both the men and women’s side. This is generally considered as a warm-up ahead of the Wimbledon doubles event which begins next week.
Rothesay International Doubles Predictions – Day 5
- 1 Rothesay International Doubles Predictions – Day 5
- 2 ATP Eastbourne International Doubles Top Seeds
- 3 WTA Eastbourne International Doubles Top Seeds
- 4 Frequently Asked Questions About the Eastbourne International Doubles
Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek vs Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic
Considering how consistent these teams have been over the past year, it’s no surprise that they both made it to the final. Top seeds Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek have been unstoppable recently; they have won back-to-back titles at the French Open and Queen’s Club Championships, and are coming into this match on the back of 13 consecutive wins. However, Dodig/Krajicek are currently 0 for 2 against the Croatian pair of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic. Considering the defending champions are yet to surrender a set in this tournament, we believe that Mektic/Pavic will retain their title today, whilst maintaining their 100 percent record against Dodig/Krajicek.
Lyudmyla Kichenok/Jelena Ostapenko vs Nicole Melichar-Martinez/Ellen Perez
This should be another exciting match-up between two of the top four seeded teams. It’s fair to point out that Nicole Melichar-Martinez and Ellen Perez have fallen short in their last two semi-final appearances; they have not been able to win a doubles title together this year. It’s also fair to point out that Melichar-Martinez/Perez have faced the doubles pair of Lyudmyla Kichenok and Jelena Ostapenko on two occasions, and they lost both meetings in straight sets. On that note, we are backing Kichenok/Ostapenko to advance to the final.
ATP Eastbourne International Doubles Top Seeds
There are four seeded teams on the men’s side, and these are:
Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek
Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek are arguably the hottest doubles team at the moment; they are coming into this tournament on the back of 10 consecutive victories, winning the French Open and Queen’s Club Championships in the process. It may also interest you to know that Dodig/Krajicek have won six doubles titles together since October last year.
Rajeev Ram/Joe Salisbury
Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury have been struggling to find their footing since they won the Lyon Open doubles event last month. Since then, they lost in the French Open round of 16 before crashing out of the Queen’s Club Championships in the second round. It’s fair to point out that this pair also won the US Open, ATP Tour Finals and Cincinnati Open doubles events in the past 12 months.
Hugo Nys/Jan Zielinski
Nys and Zielinski currently have a 0-2 record together on grass this year, and they are currently on a three-match losing streak ahead of this tournament. However, they’ve had their fair share of success this year, winning the Rome Open and also reaching the Australian Open final in January.
Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic
Mektic and Pavic have already won a title on grass this year; as they emerged victorious at the Stuttgart Open doubles event a couple of weeks ago. It’s worth mentioning that this pair won this event last year; they have seven doubles titles together in the last 13 months, reaching the finals of the Wimbledon and ATP Tour Finals in that stretch.
WTA Eastbourne International Doubles Top Seeds
On the other hand, these are the women’s top seeds:
Coco Gauff/Jessica Pegula
Unlike pretty much every other team in this tournament, the doubles pair of Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula are seeded in both the doubles and singles events (individually). These two last played together at the French Open, where they advanced to the semi-finals; they won the Miami and Doha Open titles together this year.
Nicole Melichar-Martinez/Ellen Perez
Melichar-Martinez and Perez are still hunting for their first title of the year; the last time they reigned supreme was at the Cleveland Open in August last year. Interestingly, this pair reached the Berlin Open semi-final last week, so it’ll be interesting to see if they’ll go further this week.
Desirae Krawczyk/Demi Schuurs
Although Krawczyk and Schuurs reached the semi-final of the Berlin Open last week, they haven’t really enjoyed their best form in recent weeks. While this pair were on a hot streak two months ago, winning back-to-back doubles titles at Charleston and Stuttgart, they’ve lost two of four matches heading into this competition.
Lyudmila Kichenok/Jelena Ostapenko
Kichenok/Ostapenko are coming off a semi-final berth at the Birmingham Open; they reached the final of this tournament last year, but withdrew prior to the final for some reason. It’s important to point out that this was one of the hottest pairs on grass last year; as they participated in three events on this surface, reaching at least the semi-finals in all three, with two final appearances and a title.
Frequently Asked Questions About the Eastbourne International Doubles
- Who are the defending champions of the Eastbourne International doubles tournaments? The doubles pair of Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic won the men’s title last year, while Aleksandra Krunic/Magda Linette won the women’s event.
- What will the Eastbourne International doubles champions get? Whoever wins the men’s event will get 250 ATP ranking points, while the champion on the women’s side gets 470 WTA ranking points. There are also prize monies to be won, with the men’s doubles champions going home with €38,250.
- Is it possible to watch the Eastbourne International doubles event live in the UK? Of course. There are a fair few streaming options, but you can catch all the action live on Amazon Prime and BBC TV if you live in the United Kingdom.
- How many seeded teams are there in the Eastbourne International doubles event? There are four seeded teams on the men’s side, and four on the women’s side.
- Can I wager on Eastbourne International doubles matches? Sure, the odds for this event are available on Ladbrokes.
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