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ATP Finals: Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram lose to Nicolas Mahut & Pierre-Hugues Herbert

Joe Salisbury ignored out on turning into the primary Briton to win the ATP Finals doubles name after defeat in Sunday’s very last along American Rajeev Ram.

Second seeds Salisbury and Ram misplaced 6-4 7-6 (7-0) to French pair Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert in Turin. They couldn’t get over a quick begin from Mahut and Herbert, who maintained a excessive degree throughout.

The 1/3 seeds, additionally champions in 2019, performed fantastically in the tie-damage to stop any desire for Salisbury and Ram. Despite the apparent unhappiness of now no longer touchdown their first ATP Finals name, Salisbury and Ram pondered on every other a success season wherein they gained their second primary name collectively on the US Open.

“It has been a top notch 12 months for us and we’re pleased with what we’ve got achieved,” stated 29-12 months-vintage Salisbury. Andy Murray, who gained the 2016 singles name, stays the most effective British participant to triumph on the 12 months-stop event. After Sunday’s victory, Mahut signed the tv digital digicam with the message “Where is Peng Shuai?” in connection with the Chinese participant who disappeared from the general public eye for nearly three weeks after she made sexual attack allegations in opposition to a senior Chinese minister.

In the singles, German 1/3 seed Alexander Zverev beat Russian protecting champion Daniil Medvedev to win the name for a second time.

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