The collaboration between tennis players Robin Haase and Matwé Middelkoop came to an end in Miami on Sunday. The Dutch doubles duo lost in the second round of the masters tournament via a match tiebreak against the German Kevin Krawietz and the Frenchman Fabrice Martin: 6-7 (8) 7-6 (4) 10-7. Haase and Middelkoop had already announced their separation before the party.
“It turned out differently than we had hoped,” Haase told AD . “That’s because of several things, but the most important thing is that we had a different vision of the game and playing with each other.”
After previous occasional collaborations, Haase (35) and Middelkoop (39) formed a permanent duo since November with ambitions towards the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. Last month they won the ATP tournament in Montpellier. “We really tried to make it succeed, instead of it going automatically. That made it difficult,” says Haase, who, like Middelkoop, is looking for a new partner.
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