Dutch success in New York. Wesley Koolhof and his Croatian partner Nikola Mektic have qualified for the finals of the US Open. So far he never made it to a grand slam tournament.
Koolhof and Mektic, placed eighth, won with 7-6 (3), 6-4 of the third ranked British/American duo Joe Salisbury/Rajeev Ram, who won the Australian Open earlier this year.
Possibly Koolhof will meet another Dutchman in the finals: Jean-Julien Rojer. He still has to play the other semifinal with his Romanian partner Horia Tecau.
The men’s doubles of the US Open got three times a Dutch winner. In 1976 Tom Okker triumphed together with the American Marty Riessen, in 1994 Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis and in 2017 Rojer and Tecau.