The Nitto ATP Finals is tough for all competitors, since the tournament features the world’s best players. But one doubles team, Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek, face an additional challenge: they have not played together since Wimbledon.
“I think it’s not that tough, because we played together a long time and we know each other really well,” Polasek said. “We had a lot of success and I think we have confidence in ourselves and we believe that we can do it here. We’ve had a couple of days of practice and I think it’s going to be a very good tournament. I’m looking forward to it.”
The Croatian-Slovakian duo made a perfect start to the season by winning the Australian Open for their first major crown as a team. They qualified for the season finale for the second time this year (also 2019), but they ended their two-year partnership after The Championships.
At the time, Dodig called it “shock therapy”, as they hoped changing partners would spark surges for…