Colombia's Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah have clinched the year-end No. 1 spot after beating John Isner and Sam Querrey at the Shanghai Masters. Cabal and Farah, seeded at No. 1, saw off the American duo in straights sets 6-0 6-4 to set up a quarterfinal meeting against No.
8 seeds Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares. Cabal, 33, and 31-year-old Farah are bidding to reach their eighth final of the season and win their sixth title this year in Shanghai. Cabal and Farah won their maiden Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, before they made it all the way at the US Open to win back-to-back Major titles.
Also, the Colombians captured the Rome Masters title and won it all at the Barcelona Open and Nature Valley International in Eastbourne. "It's been amazing and a crazy run this year," Cabal said, as revealed on the ATP website.
"It's unreal, we're really happy and proud about what we have achieved. We have kept things simple and kept the hunger to achieve this amazing achievement." Cabal's close friend and partner Farah added: "It is a great achievement and I will be very happy and honoured to receive the year-end No. 1 doubles trophy. I've been dreaming about this forever, so to make it a reality is pretty cool."