The top seeds have won nine tour-level titles this season
Mektic and Pavic saved four set points in an epic second-set tie-break before taking their fourth match point to advance to their 12th tour-level final in their first season together. They will face either third seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury or Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen in the championship match.
Mektic and Pavic have won nine tour-level trophies this season, including three ATP Masters 1000 crowns, Wimbledon and an Olympic gold medal in Tokyo. Krawietz and Tecau were aiming to capture their second title as a team this week, having triumphed at the NOVENTI OPEN in Halle in June.