Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski continued their standout season Saturday at the Rolex Paris Masters, defeating Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara in the semi-finals 6-1, 6-7(4), 10-6.
The Dutch-British team on Sunday will look to claim its seventh title this season and strengthen its claim for year-end No. 1 honours in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings.
Koolhof guaranteed his first-time rise Monday to No. 1 in the individual Pepperstone ATP Doubles Rankings one day earlier when the pair won their quarter-final.
Koolhof and Skupski will aim for their third ATP Masters 1000 title this season (Madrid, Montreal) in Sunday’s championship match, where they will meet Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek, who booked their spot in a fourth consecutive final after a 6-3, 6-4 win over German pair Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies. Dodig and Krajicek also claimed the last Nitto ATP Finals doubles spot by reaching the final.
Glasspool and Heliovaara, who have already qualified for the season finale, shift their attention towards a strong run in Turin.