The two-time French open winners of the double competition had to give way on Sunday in Melbourne the position five John Peers from Australia and Filip Metasearch from Slovakia to 1: 6, 2: 6. Metasearch and Peers had proven their good form with the title win at the tournament in Sydney in front of the Australian Open. There, the two Germans had stood in the semi-finals. In 2019 and 2020, the Coburger Gleiwitz and the Cologne Main celebrated the title at the French Open in Paris. In the past season, the two could not compete together because of a knee operation of Main. At the Australian Open Gleiwitz / Main first played together only 2020, but lost in the first round. This year, you were the number twelve of the set list in Melbourne.