After Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau, who had qualified for the final by a 7:6(6), 7:5-success against the Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen at the NOVENTI OPEN 2021 the day before, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz have also made it. The Canadian-Polish duo won against Tim Pütz and Michael Venus 7:6(4), 6:2.
The duo Auger-Aliassime/Hurkacz could get the title for the second time on the ATP Tour. They won at the 1000er in Paris in November 2020. They defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz two top ten duos on the way. So, indeed, them getting to the final is not very surprising, even though they were not seeded in Halle.
Kevin Krawietz and Horia Tecau are seeded at number three.The German, who won the French Open with Andreas Mies in 2019 and 2020, and his Romanian partner made very solide appearances so far at the NOVENTI OPEN, won their matches in two sets each time. The German-Romanian duo reached the quarter final at the French Open this year. They were finally stopped in the final At the 500er in Barcelona in April 2021.
These facts promise an extra classy doubles final.