US Open: Rajeev Ram, Joe Salisbury create stunning comeback to win title

Ram and Salisbury dominated Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares after losing the opener.

by Dzevad Mesic
US Open: Rajeev Ram, Joe Salisbury create stunning comeback to win title

American Rajeev Ram and Great Britain's Joe Salisbury have captured the US Open men's doubles title after beating 2016 US Open champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares. Ram and Salisbury, seeded at No. 4, impressive recovered from a set down to beat seventh-seeded Murray and Soares 3-6 6-2 6-2 in the US Open final.

Ram and Salisbury saved two break points in the opening game of the match but also failed to convert a break point in the fourth game. Shortly saving a break point in the fourth game, Murray and Soares claimed back-to-back breaks to win the opener.

After dropping the last four games of the first set, Ram and Salisbury responded by starting the second set with back-to-back breaks and a 4-0 lead. Ram and Salisbury converted their first set point in the eighth game to force a decider.

Ram and Salisbury then made a perfect start to the third set, having broken Murray and Soares in the opening game of the third set. Ram and Salisbury claimed their second break of the set in the seventh game, before serving out for the title in the eighth game.

Ram and Salisbury win their second Grand Slam title

Ram and Salisbury, who captured their maiden Grand Slam title at the Australian Open in 2020, now have two team titles at the Grand Slam. "I mean, I suppose obviously those are the tournaments that we're focused on.

Those are the tournaments we kind of build up for. All our training and tournaments before that, they are all kind of building up to perform as well as we can at the majors, which I'm sure is, I suppose, what most people would be doing, as well," Salisbury said.

"Yeah, we really try to focus on the big tournaments and be ready for that. I think we believe that, yeah, we play our best tennis in the big moments, at the big tournaments. "Yeah, that's it, really. Apart from those things, there is nothing major that stands out."

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