Soares said it was important he and Pavic continued to carry momentum forward if they hoped to snag a second straight major title. They have managed to do so well so far in Paris, notching victories over three seeded teams in their past three rounds, all against former Grand Slam champions.
"I think for us it's basically about keeping the energy up and playing with conviction,” Soares told rolandgarros.com after beating the top-seeded Colombians.
Krawiets and Mies lost to Soares and Pavic in their only previous meeting, last August in Cincinnati. Soares said no matter the history, or the opponent, the goal was to bring intensity.
“We have to bring full-on energy, it's the final,” he said. “Whoever is in the final is doing something right over the tournament so it's going to be a tough match no matter what. I think those moments, the tennis is there, the guys are playing well, so it comes down a lot to how you handle the pressure, and positive energy."
Krawietz and Mies made history in 2019 in Paris when they became the first all-German duo to win a Roland-Garros title. They achieved the feat in just their ninth tour-level event as a duo. At the time they never imagined they would be back with a shot to do it all over again.
Now they are within one match of completing the first successful men’s doubles title defence at Roland-Garros since Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in 2012.