Britain's Salisbury, USA's Ram win US Open men's doubles crown

By: AFP      Published: 11:30 PM, 10 Sep, 2021
Britain's Salisbury, USA's Ram win US Open men's doubles crown
Joe Salisbury of Great Britain and Rajeev Ram of the United States celebrate with the trophy after defeating Jamie Murray of Great Britain and Bruno Soares of Brazil during their Men’s Double final on Day Twelve of the 2021 US Open.

Britain's Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram won the US Open men's doubles title on Friday by defeating Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Ram and Salisbury, the fourth seeds, captured their second Grand Slam title after last year's Australian Open. They were Australian Open runners-up this year in their only other Slam final.

"To have won this with Rajeev is amazing," Salisbury said. "It's a dream come true.

"The last three years, he has been an incredible partner. I couldn't ask for anyone better to be on the court beside me. We look forward to hopefully getting some more titles together."

The winning duo, semi-finalists at Wimbledon in July, shared a $660,000 (558,492 euros) top prize.

"I can't ask for a better partner," Ram said. "It has just been the most unbelievable ride and we're not going to stop now."

Murray and Soares, seeded seventh, missed a chance for their third Slam crown after the 2016 US and Australian Opens.

Soares won last year's US Open double crown alongside Mate Pavic.

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