The Croatians have taken London! But it’s in doubles tennis instead of Euro football.
Nikola Mektić and Mate Pavić teamed up to win the Gentlemen’s Doubles Wimbledon crown Saturday night at Wimbledon. Pavić has won the doubles crown at the Australian and US Open’s in the past, however, this is the first All-Croatian duo to lift a Grand Slam doubles championship. It happens on the 20-year anniversary of Goran Ivanišević winning Wimbledon as a wild card in 2001.
It was a rough month for Croatian sports as the Vatreni were bounced out of EURO 2020 in the Round of 16, Croatian basketball did not qualify for the Olympics, and Dario Šarić tore his ACL in the NBA Finals. Yet, here are Pavić and Mektić lifting some silverware for the red and white checkers.
Like I said in a previous post after EURO, Croatians are spoiled in sports.