Salisbury & Ram retain ATP Finals doubles title-ZoomTech News

Joe Salisbury (left) and Rajeev Ram (proper) gained a historic third consecutive US Open title in September

Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram accomplished the profitable defence of their ATP Finals doubles title by beating Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos in straight units.

The US Open champions have been deserved 6-3 6-4 winners towards Spaniard Granollers and Argentine Zeballos in Turin, Italy.

With a tenth successive win on the match, the pair turned the primary back-to-back champions since 2017.

“There’s something very particular about this place,” Salisbury, 31, stated.

“I really feel so fortunate to be enjoying right here and to have the success now we have had in Turin is unimaginable.”

The Briton added: “We love enjoying right here. When you may have performed properly and had good matches [at a tournament] it brings again good emotions.

“We wish to play our greatest at these massive tournaments. I am simply actually pleased with the trouble now we have put in on and off the court docket.”

After going through a break level of their opening service sport, Salisbury and Ram struck the primary blow of the competition once they took their third alternative to grab a 3-1 benefit.

That proved sufficient for the British-American duo – the primary staff to succeed in three consecutive championship matches on the Finals since Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde in 1994 – who remained stable on serve to maneuver inside one set of victory.

Salisbury and 39-year-old Ram had come by three match tie-breaks to succeed in this 12 months’s ultimate however have been in a position to safe an environment friendly win over the Wimbledon runners-up on Sunday.

The sixth seeds took a commanding place with a break for 4-3 within the second set, however solely after Granollers and Zeballos had managed to withstand two of three break factors.

They usually accomplished a deserved victory, with out going through a single break level, when Ram, who had struggled with an belly pressure this week, served out the match after 69 minutes of play.

Watch on iPlayer bannerWatch on iPlayer footer

Related posts

Leave a Comment