- Britain’s Joe Salisbury and USA’s Rajeev Ram defended ATP Finals doubles title
- Salisbury and Ram overcame Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 6-3, 6-4
Britain’s Joe Salisbury and America’s Rajeev Ram defended their ATP Finals doubles title as they overcame Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.
Salisbury and Ram prevailed in straight sets in Italy as they won 6-3, 6-4.
The Anglo-American duo are the first successive champions since 2017, when Henri Kontinen and John Peers retained their title.
Salisbury stated it was an ‘incredible’ feeling to achieve such success.
As reported by BBC Sport, Salisbury said: ‘There is something very special about this place.
Rajeev Ram (L) of USA and Joe Salisbury (R) of Great Britain celebrate after winning the ATP Finals doubles
‘I feel so lucky to be playing here and to have the success we have had in Turin is incredible.’
Although they faced a break point in their opening service game, Salisbury and Ram managed to establish a 3-1 lead and proceeded to win the first set.
They were made to wait for victory in the second set but eventually managed to prevail.
It is the tenth successive time that Salisbury and Ram have won a match at the tournament.
In last year’s final they got the better of Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.
Salisbury stated that it is an ‘incredible’ feeling to achieve such success in Turin