Joe Salisbury with Rajeev Ram made the semi-final in Barcelona
3rd seeds didn’t drop a set en route
BARCELONA, SPAIN – Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram entered the ATP 500 event in Barcelona. The pair were the third seeds and made the semi-final.
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Joe Salisbury and his regular doubles partner Rajeev Ram entered the ATP event in Barcelona and were the third seeds. In the first round the Brit/American were drawn against Cristian Garin & Guido Pella. In the first set Salisbury & Ram dominated the Chilean/Argentine and didn’t drop a game. The second set saw Garin & Pella try to fight back, however the third seeds managed to break serve and came through in straight sets 6-0, 6-3.
The quarter-final saw the third seeds against Jamie Murray & Ivan Dodig. The Brit/American managed to secure a break of serve in the first set against the Brit/Croatian to move into the lead. Murray & Dodig played better in the second set, however the third seeds still managed to break serve to progress to the semi-final in straight sets 6-3, 6-4.
In the semi-final the third seeds were against Kevin Krawietz & Horia Tecau. The German/Romanian were outplayed by Salisbury & Ram in the first set. The Brit/American totally dominated the set as Krawietz & Tecau struggled to hold serve. In the second set the German/Romanian fought back and managed to level up the match. In the match tiebreak, both teams were fighting hard, unfortunately it was Krawietz & Tecau who edged ahead to seal the win 1-6, 6-3, 11-9.
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