The Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal Y robert farah lost the option to reach the US Open men’s doubles final, after losing 5-7, 6-4 and 7-6 (6) against the American Rajeev Ram and the british Joe Salisbury.
After three hours and 12 minutes of play, the world number one couple and current tournament champion left Cabal and Farah with the desire to reach the final of the tournament for the second time, in which they won the title in 2019.
The match was very close and only the effectiveness in the only break point option they had gave Ram and Salisbury the victory in the first set, 7-5, in a game in which the forces were very balanced.
Already in the second set, the Colombians finally managed to break the serve of the world number one in the third game and maintained their level to force the third set.
There was so much parity in this match that there was one point, the fourth of the third set, in which Cabal and Farah had to work hard to hold their serve.
The Colombians broke when the match was 5-5 and managed to tip the game in their favor. But when they were serving for the match, Ram and Salisbury showed that they were not going to give up and forced the tie break.
In the second semifinal of men’s doubles, Salvadoran Marcelo Arévalo and Dutchman Jean-Julien Roger will face British Neil Skupski and another tennis player from the Netherlands, Wesley Koolhof.
Cabal and Farah have already faced this couple in two finals: the first, at the Vienna ATP 500 in 2021, with a victory for the Colombians 6-4, 6-2, and the second, at the Monte Carlo Masters, in April of this year, with victory for Ram and Salisbury 6-4, 3-6, 10-7.
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