Although the 34-year-old Koolhof has been the best doubles player in the world for some time, he has not yet won a grand slam tournament. In 2020 and last year he reached the final battle at the US Open.
Last year Koolhof was the best in mixed doubles at Roland Garros, together with the Japanese Ena Shibahara. Koolhof decided not to defend his title this year. ,,I would like to fully focus on the men’s doubles and save my strength”, said Koolhof. “That Grand Slam title for the men is now my big goal.”
In the third round, Koolhof and Skupski will face Kazakh Aleksandr Nedovjesov and Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela from Mexico.