Tennis: Ram and Salisbury pick up US Open men's doubles title
NEW YORK :American Rajeev Ram and Briton Joe Salisbury overcame a slow start to beat Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray 3-6 6-2 6-2 in the U.S. Open men’s doubles final on Friday.Ram and Salisbury struggled with their serve in the opening set, with a collective four double faults as they got in slightly more tha
LinkedIn NEW YORK :American Rajeev Ram and Briton Joe Salisbury overcame a slow start to beat Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray 3-6 6-2 6-2 in the U.LinkedIn NEW YORK : No one is more surprised than Emma Raducanu herself.LinkedIn NEW YORK :Fourth seed Alexander Zverev extended his winning streak to 16 matches by easing past South African Lloyd Harris 7-6(6) 6-3 6-4 and into the semi-finals of the U.Sep 8, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Maria Sakkari of Greece reacts after winning a quarterfinal match against Karolina Pliskova of Czech Republic on day ten of the 2021 U.
S.Open men’s doubles final on Friday.S.Ram and Salisbury struggled with their serve in the opening set, with a collective four double faults as they got in slightly more than half of their first serves, as Murray and Soares took advantage with only one unforced error.The victory leaves Zverev one win away from returning to a second consecutive U.However, the fourth seeds improved virtually every aspect of their game as the contest wore on, winning all but two first-serve points in the second set after immediately breaking Murray’s serve."I didn't expect to be here at all," Raducanu told reporters.Murray and Soares, who triumphed at Flushing Meadows and the Australian Open in 2016, saved three break points in the opening game of the third set before Ram and Salisbury converted at the fourth attempt before breaking again in the seventh game.Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
The 2020 Australian Open champions fired down five aces and 22 winners in the third set as they wrapped up the victory." The upbeat and smiling 18-year-old has made short work of her U.Zverev will await the winner between top seed Djokovic and Italian Matteo Berrettini, who meet later on Wednesday in a rematch of the Wimbledon final."To have won this with Rajeev is amazing – it’s a dream come true," said Salisbury, playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time in his career."He's been, the last three years, an incredible partner.Open campaign, winning all 16 sets she has played from qualifying through to the semi-finals, proving lethal at the net and from the baseline." It was the third time that the pair have reached the final of a Grand Slam together.The Cape Towner had good reason to be confident having knocked out three seeds, Olympic silver medallist Karen Khachanov (25), Denis Shapovalov (7) and Reilly Opelka (22) on his way to his first career Grand Slam quarter-final."I can’t ask for a better partner," said Ram, who also has two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles to his name.Their influence is still felt even from afar, however, as she maintains an on-court composure far beyond her years on the biggest stage.
"It’s been just the most unbelievable ride.."My parents have both instilled in me from a very young age to definitely have a positive attitude on court, because, yeah, when I was younger, it was definitely an absolute no-go if I had any sort of bad attitude.The 46th-ranked South African could not convert..and we're not going to stop now."We have some great role models to look up to," said Raducanu, who won her quarter-final against American Shelby Rogers with Virginia Wade, the last British woman to win Wimbledon, in 1977, watching on from the stands." The match wrapped up minutes before drama unfolded in the women's competition, as Luisa Stefani and Gabriela Dabrowski were forced to retire from their semi-final against Americans Coco Gauff and Caty McNally after Stefani left the court with an apparent knee injury.Harris had rallied from two sets to one down against Olympic silver medallist Khachanov in the opening round but there would be no way back against the Tokyo Games gold medal winner, who went up a double break in the third before finishing off his opponent with a thundering ace.
(Reporting by Amy Tennery; Editing by Ken Ferris and Christian Radnedge) Source: Reuters..
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