Nov 19, 2023, 11:10am ET
Horacio Zeballos y Marcel Granollers (9th and 10th in the ATP ranking) ended the season by playing in the grand final of ATP Finals in Turin. On the other hand, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury (11th and 12th) showed their status as reigning masters, taking the championship 6-3 and 6-4 after one hour and eight minutes of play. The Argentine made history as the first from his country to qualify for the definition of the category.
The Argentine Zeballos and the Spanish Granollers came unbeaten in the meaning of the ATP Finals with impressive victories over Santiago González and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (2-6, 6-3, 10-7), Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek (6-4). , 6-4), Máximo González and Andrés Molteni (6-3, 6-4), and in the semifinals against Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna (7-5, 6-4).
As a team they have eight titles: Montreal, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Madrid, Cincinnati, Halle and, most recently, the Shanghai Masters 1000. In addition to the seven finals, including three Grand Slam events: US Open 2019 and Wimbledon 2021-2023. Zeballos has a total of 20 championships and Granollers has 25.
The British Salisbury and the American Ram went through the week with performances against Matthew Ebden and Rohan Bopanna (6-3, 6-4), Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof (6-3, 3-6 and 10-7), Jason Kubler and Rinky Hijikata (5-7, 6-1 and 10-2), Santiago González and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (7-6, 3-6 and 10-7) to enter the meaning of the competition as a team for in the third season.
In the final they defeated Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers in straight sets, successfully defending the title they won for the first time last season. In this way, they replaced Henri Kontinen and John Peers as the last to win back-to-back ATP Finals titles in 2016-2017.
This year, the British-American duo celebrated four of their thirteen titles together: Lyon, US Open, Vienna and ATP Finals in Turin. In New York they achieved the highlight of the year, celebrating the championship for the third time in a row at the last Grand Slam of the season.