Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram after winning the 2022 US Open Men's Doubles title
Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram after winning the 2022 US Open Men's Doubles title | (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Salisbury claimed ATP Vienna title

By Glenys Furness

  • Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram returned to winning ways
  • The Brit/American were second seeds
VIENNA, AUSTRIA – Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram were second seeds at the ATP 500 event. The Brit/American lifted the title, their third of the season.


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Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram were the second seeds in Vienna. The Brit/American had not won a title since the US Open, which was their second of the season. In the first round, Salisbury & Ram were against the qualifiers Henry Patten & Francisco Cabral. The seeds got off to the better start and broke the qualifiers to take the lead. However, Patten & Cabral re-grouped in the second set, breaking the serve of the seeds to level up the match. The match tiebreak was very close, but eventually, the seeds edged through and took the match 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.

In the quarter-final the seeds were against Romain Arneodo & Sam Weissborn. The wildcard pairing could not stop Salisbury & Ram from breaking serve in the first set to take the lead. The second set though, was much closer. Arneodo & Weissborn stayed with the Brit/American and forced a tiebreak. However, the seeds managed to edge through the breaker and move into the next round in straight sets 6-3, 7-6(7).

The semi-final saw the second seeds against third seeds Marcelo Arevalo & Jean-Julien Rojer. The Spaniard/Dutch pair stayed with Salisbury & Ram in the first set, forcing a tiebreak, which the third seeds dominated to take the lead. However, the Brit/American re-grouped in the second set and broke serve to level up the match. The ensuing match tiebreak saw the second seeds ease through to book a spot in the final 6-7(2), 6-3, 10-6.

In the final, the second seeds were against Nathaniel Lammons & Jackson Withrow. The unseeded Americans stayed close in the first set before Salisbury & Ram broke serve and took the lead. The second set was even closer, as Lammons & Withrow broke serve right at the end to level up. The ensuing match tiebreak was very tense, with neither pair giving in. Eventually, Salisbury & Ram edged through and lifted the trophy, their third of the year 6-4, 5-7, 12-10.



Doubles Round Up

Neal Skupski with Wesley Koolhof were defeated by Sadio Doumbia & Fabien Reboul in the first round in Vienna 2-6, 7-6(5), 10-4.

Cameron Norrie with Tommy Paul were defeated by Nathaniel Lammons & Jackson Withrow in the quarter-final in Vienna 4-3 (RET).

Lloyd Glasspool with Nicolas Mahut were defeated by Alex De Minaur & Max Purcell in the first round in Basel 7-5, 7-6(5).

Jamie Murray with Michael Venus were defeated by Hugo Nys & Jan Zielinski in the semi-final in Basel 4-6, 6-4, 10-7.

Arthur Fery with Gabriel Diallo were defeated by Karol Drzewiecki & Ivan Liutarevich in the first round in Brest 0-0 (RET).

Luke Johnson with Skander Mansouri were defeated by Sander Arends & Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela in the quarter-final in Brest 6-4, 3-6, 11-9.

Julian Cash with Yuki Bhambri defeated Robert Galloway & Albano Olivetti in the final in Brest 6-7(5), 6-3, 10-5.

Billy Harris with Kelsey Stevenson were defeated by Giorgio Ricca & Augusto Virgili in the first round in Ortsei 7-5, 6-4.

Joshua Paris with Daniel Cukierman were defeated by Maximillian Neuchrist & Jakub Paul in the semi-final in Ortsei 6-4, 6-1.

Giles Hussey with Vasillios Caripi were defeated by Liam Draxl & Jonathan Sorbo in the quarter-final in Saint-Augstin 7-5, 6-4.

Charles Broom & Ben Jones were defeated by Max Westphal & Theodore Winegar in the final in Saint-Augstin 0-0 (RET).

Sarah Beth Grey & Eden Silva were defeated by Jaeda Daniel & Ava Markham in the quarter-final in Toronto 6-4, 6-3.

Mark Whitehouse with Matias Soto were defeated by Robin Catry & Fons Van Sambeek in the final in Norman 6-3, 6-4.

Finn Murgett with Erik Grevelius were defeated by Loris Pourroy & Youcef Rihane in the first round in Tallahassee 6-3, 1-6, 10-5.

James Connel with Alex Bulte were defeated by Emilie Hudd & Patrick Maloney in the first round in Tallahassee 6-2, 7-6(5).

Emilie Hudd with Patrick Maloney defeated Thomas Brown & Axel Nefve in the final in Tallahassee 6-3, 6-3.

Amelia Rajecki with Abigail Rencheli defeated Anna Rogers & Alana Smith in the final in Tyler 7-5, 4-6, 16-14.

Jay Clarke with Akram El Sallaly were defeated by Ilia Simakim & Pavel Verbin in the first round in Sharm-El-Sheikh 7-5, 7-5.

Alexis Canter with Petr Nesterov were defeated by Jack Loge & Pablo Trochu in the first round in Al Zahra 7-6(2), 6-2.

Stuart Parker & David Quayle were defeated by Sidane Pontjodikromo & Niels Visker in the quarter-final in Heraklion 0-0 (RET).

Soumeya Anane with Georgia Kalamaris were defeated by Jessika Ponchet & Bibane Schoofs in the first round in Poitiers 6-1, 6-0.

Summer Yardley with Giulia Pereira De Agular were defeated by Matilda Mutavdzic & Stephanie Visscher in the quarter-final in Loule 6-1, 6-0.

Matilda Mutavdzic with Stephanie Vissher were defeated by Dominika Salkova & Natalia Szabanin in the semi-final in Loule 7-6(3), 6-1.

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