Britons Murray and Salisbury Claim Doubles Success Before French Open
In the lead up to this year’s French Open, British tennis players Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury achieved outstanding success in their respective doubles matches. The victories for both players are a promising sign ahead of Roland Garros.
Murray & Venus Triumph at Geneva Open
Jamie Murray partnered with Michael Venus from New Zealand to win the third title of the year at the Geneva Open. It wasn’t an easy victory though as they had to work hard against Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos (the third seeds) before finally winning it in two sets -7-6 (8-6) 7-6 (7-3). The pair’s recent form suggests that they could be ones to watch during their upcoming games.
Salisbury & Ram Secure Title Win in Lyon
The other half of Britain’s dynamic duo, Joe Salisbury joined forces with Rajeev Ram and claimed their first title together this season with a win over Nicolas Mahut from France and Matwe Middelkoop from Netherlands at the ATP Tour event in Lyon. Despite being top seeds, it was still an impressive performance by them, beating their opponents convincingly defeating them in straight sets: 6-0, 6-3.
“It feels great,” said Salisbury after his win alongside Ram.”That was our first final of the year… so it’s great to get this title… especially against such a great team playing so well.”
This is indeed an excellent start for both teams who will now focus on doing well at Roland Garros which starts on Sunday.