One break in each set, both times of the Soares serve, was enough for victory, as the seventh-seeded Germans became only the fourth pair to successfully defend the title at Roland-Garros.
“This place is magic,” said Mies, who kept his nerve to serve out the match. “It’s hard to believe right now. What a moment.
“Kevin, the most asked question after last year, was did you realise it? I don’t know [how long this one will take to sink in]. Honestly if someone would have told us last year we would come back and win the title, we would have asked them how many beers they have had, it’s unreal.”
Krawietz, who made headlines earlier this year when he took a job with his local supermarket, stacking shelves in a bid to help his community during lockdown, thanked his partner.
“Andy, what can I say, unbelievable week again, 12 wins here at Roland-Garos, what can I say, unbelievable," he said. "Appreciate that we are sharing the court.”