Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram claimed title in Vienna
Took out top seeds in the final
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram took the ATP 250 title. The Brit/American were fourth seeds and defeated the top seeds in the final.
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Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram entered the ATP 250 event in Vienna and were the fourth seeds. Their first round opponents were Karen Khachanov & Andrey Rublev. The Russians stayed with the Brit/American for most of the first set. The seeds, however, were just too strong and secured the break of serve needed. The second set was much closer with Khachanov & Rublev forcing a tiebreak. Salibury & Ram broke early in the tiebreak and the Russians could not get back on terms. The fourth seeds moved into the next round in straight sets 6-4, 7-6(4).
The quarter-final saw the fourth seeds against Luke Bambridge & Ben McLachlan. The Brit/Japanese fought well in the first, staying toe to toe with Salisbury & Ram. The seeds secured the break of serve right at the end of the set. In the second set Salisbury & Ram got the break of serve quicker, and moved into the semi-final in straight sets 7-5, 6-4.
In the semi-final the Brit/American were against Marcus Daniell & Philipp Oswald. The Kiwi/Austrian were broken by the seeds in the first set and couldn’t break back. Salibury & Ram found themselves on the end of break points in the second set. Daniell & Oswald took the opportunity and levelled up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak saw the Brit/American edge ahead and book a spot in the final 6-4, 3-6, 10-6.
The final saw Salisbury & Ram against the top seeds Łukasz Kubot & Marcelo Melo. The fourth seeds had the better changes in the first set, securing a break of serve with sublime shots. Kubot & Melo regrouped and fought back in the second, forcing a tiebreak. The Pole/Brazilian jumped out to the lead and levelled up the match. In the match tiebreak the Brit/American found their game again and got ahead to claim the title 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-5.
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Doubles Round Up
Dom Inglot with Austin Krajicek were defeated by Andrés Molteni & Diego Schwartzman in the first round in Vienna 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-5.
Jamie Murray & Neal Skupski were defeated by Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău in the quarter-final in Basel 7-6(7), 7-5.
Jay Clarke with Jacob Grills were defeated by Sanchai Ratiwatana & Sonchat Ratiwatana in the first round in Traralgon 6-3, 4-6, 10-7.
Brydan Klein with Scott Puodziunas were defeated by Max Purcell & Luke Saville in the final in Traralgon 6-7(2), 6-3, 10-4.
Ken Skupski with John-Patrick Smith were defeated by James Cerretani & Maxime Cressy in the final in Hamburg 6-4, 6-4.
Jonathan Gray & Luke Johnson were defeated by Martin Redlicki & Evan Zhu in the quarter-final in Texas 7-6(2), 6-2.
Liam Broady & Lloyd Glasspool were defeated by Harrison Adams & George Goldhoff in the quarter-final in Texas 6-2, 4-6, 10-5.
Jacob Fearnley & Alastair Gray were defeated by Hunter Johnson & Yates Johnson in the quarter-final in Texas 0-0 RET.
Alicia Barnett & Jodie Burrage were defeated by Jacqueline Cako & Kayla Day in the first round in Texas 2-6, 6-3, 10-2.
Emily Appleton with Jamie Loeb were defeated by Olivia Tjandramulia & Marcela Zacarías in the final in Texas 6-3, 6-4.
Jack Findel-Hawkins with Julian Bradley were defeated by Connor Farren & Ruan Roelofse in the first round in USA 6-4, 6-4.
David Fox with Jacob Dunbar were defeated by Jody Maginley & Justin Roberts in the first round in USA 6-3, 3-6, 12-10.
Graziella Barrett with Humera Shaik were defeated by Anna Makhorkina & Ani Vangelova in the first round in Tunisia 7-5, 4-6, 10-8.
Jonathan Binding with Bernardo Azevedo Pereira E Oliveira were defeated by Petr Michnev & Petr Nouza in the first round in Czech Republic 6-1, 7-6(5).
Billy Harris with Wojciech Marek were defeated by Julian Cash & Jan Zieliński in the first round in Egypt 6-3, 6-2.
Julian Cash & Jan Zieliński defeated Piotr Matuszewski & Daniel Michalski in the final in Egypt 7-6(2), 7-6(3).
Gabriella Taylor with Mira Antonitsch defeated Viktoriia Dema & Noa Liauw A Fong in the final in Turkey 6-4, 6-7(5), 10-3.
Naiktha Bains with Tereza Mihalíková were defeated by Maddison Inglis & Kaylah McPhee in the final in Australia 3-6, 6-2, 10-2.
Tara Moore with Emina Bektas were defeated by Samantha Murray & Bibiane Schoofs in the semi-final in Canada 6-4, 6-3.
Samantha Murray with Bibiane Schoofs were defeated by Melodie Collard & Leylah Fernandez in the final in Canada 7-6(3), 6-2.
Emily Webley-Smith with Sofia Shapatava were defeated by Cao Siqi & Wang Danni in the semi-final in China 6-4, 2-6, 10-6.
Emily Morton & Katie Morton were defeated by Emma Flood & Lilly Haseth in the first round in Portugal 7-5, 6-3.
Anna Popescu with Ekaterina Kazionova defeated Iveta Dapkute & Ingrid Vojcinakova in the final in Norway 3-6, 7-5, 10-5.
Soumeya Anane with Elaine Genovese were defeated by Jacqueline Cabaj Awad & Oona Orpana in the quarter-final in Sweden 6-1, 6-4.
Tiffany William with Naima Karamoko were defeated by Fanny Östlund & Alina Silich in the semi-final in Sweden 6-3, 6-1.
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