PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 03: Joe Salisbury of Great Britain serves playin g with Rajeev Ram of the United States during their mens first round match against Salvatore Caruso of Italy and Davidovich Fokina of Spain during day five of the 2021 French Open at Roland Garros on June 03, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Tennis | Doubles Round Up | Salisbury makes semi-final in Eastbourne

By Glenys Furness

  • Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram made the semi-final
  • Defeated by fourth seeds
EASTBOURNE, UK – Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram were the second seeds in the ATP event. The Brit/American were the second seeds and made the semi-final.


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Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram were the second seeds in Eastbourne. In the first round the Brit/American pair were against Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela & Robert Galloway. The seeds started well and broke early in the first set to take the lead. The Mexican/American fought back in the second set and forced a tiebreak. The unseeded pair edged the breaker to level the match. The match tiebreak was very close and it was Salisbury & Ram that edged through to the next round 6-3, 7-6(8), 13-11.

The quarter-final saw the second seeds were against Sam Weissborn & Romain Arneodo. The seeds dominated from the outset, and lost only three games. No matter what Weissborn & Arneodo tried, they were unable to get into the match. The seeds moved through in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.

In the semi-final the second seeds were against the fourth seeds Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic. The Croatians dominated from the outset. No matter how hard Salisbury & Ram tried, they were unable to break the serve of the fourth seeds. Naktic & Pavic lifted the title 6-2, 6-2.



Doubles Round Up

Julian Cash & Luke Johnson were defeated by Jonny O’Mara & Liam Broady in the first round in Eastbourne 6-4, 7-6(8).

Jamie Murray with Michael Venus were defeated by Nikola Mektic & Mate Pavic in the first round 7-6(5), 6-4.

Lloyd Glasspool & Nicolas Mahut were defeated by Sam Weissborn & Romain Arneodo in the first round 6-4, 6-7(7), 11-9.

Heather Watson & Harriet Dart were defeated by Yang Zhaoxuan & Luisa Stefani in the first round in Eastbourne 7-8 (RET).

Jonny O’Mara & Liam Broady were defeated by Austin Krajicek & Ivan Dodig in the quarter-final in Eastbourne 6-4, 6-4.

Emlie Hudd with Demetris Azoides were defeated by Thomas Fancutt & Kris Van Wyck in the quarter-final in Netanya 6-4, 6-4.

Ameilia Bissett with Jordan Fenton were defeated by Aglaya Fedorova & Lisa Mays in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-4, 6-3.

Ewen Lumsden with Adam Nagoudi were defeated by Wissam Adberrahman & Valentin De Carvalho in the first round in Monastir 6-1, 3-6, 10-7.

Andreas Scott with Patrick Kotan were defeated by Ewan Moore & Hamish Stewart in the first round in Monastir 6-4, 7-5.

Luc Keonig with Martin Breysach were defeated by Johannes Seeman & Slim Troost in the quarter-final in Monastir 6-3, 4-6, 10-7.

Ewan Moore & Hamish Stewart were defeated by Fabio Coelho & Aziz Ouakaa in the semi-final in Monastir 4-6, 6-3, 10-4.

Next week Brits play at Wimbledon, in France, Italy, Spain, USA, Tunisia, Portugal, & Switzerland.



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