Joe Salisbury has grow to be the primary Briton to win two doubles titles at a Grand Slam within the Open period after claiming the combined doubles title on the US Open a day after profitable the boys’s doubles.
Salisbury and American companion Desirae Krawczyk beat Mexico’s Giuliana Olmos and El Salvador’s Marcelo Arevalo 7-5 6-2 at Flushing Meadows.
The pair had already received the French Open title this season and Krawczyk additionally received at Wimbledon with one other Briton, Neal Skupski.
Whereas there may be enormous consideration on one other Brit – Emma Raducanu within the ladies’s singles – Salisbury now has 4 Grand Slam titles to his identify.
He stated: “It has been such an unbelievable couple of weeks. It has been a lot enjoyable. To come back away with two titles I could not have even dreamt of that.”
Salisbury and Krawczyk had been the second seeds whereas Arevalo was taking part in in his first combined doubles at a Grand Slam however he and Olmos had brought on an upset within the first spherical by toppling the highest seeds.
It was a good first set with Salisbury going through 5 break factors in two service video games however his opponents did not convert any of the possibilities and had been themselves damaged to lose the primary set 7-5.
Salisbury and Krawczyk broke at first of the second set and wrapped up a regulation win for his or her second title collectively this yr.
And after profitable the boys’s doubles with US companion Rajeev Ram on Friday, Salisbury leaves the US Open with £300,000 in prize cash ($410,000).
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