Farah, Cabal back to defend US Open doubles crown

Tennis ball (Photo by Iván Terrón/Europa Press via Getty Images)

Tennis ball (Picture by Iván Terrón/Europa Press by way of Getty Photographs)

Defending champions Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal, the ATP’s top-ranked doubles gamers, head the listing of US Open males’s doubles entries introduced Wednesday by the US Tennis Affiliation.

World doubles primary Farah gained the 2019 US Open and Wimbledon titles plus 15 ATP crowns with second-ranked Colombian compatriot Cabal.

Subsequent is the duo of Brazil’s Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot of Poland, who share fifth within the doubles rankings, adopted by American Rajeev Ram and Britain’s Joe Salisbury, the reigning Australian Open champions.

Absent from the ladies’s aspect is the reigning Wimbledon champion duo and 2020 Australian Open runner-up pairing of Taiwan’s world doubles primary Hsieh Su-wei and second-ranked Barbora Strykova of the Czech Republic.

France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Hungary’s Timea Babos are the highest-ranked girls’s pairing entered at seventh.

Defending champions Elise Mertens of Belgium and Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus are ranked 11th, second-best amongst entries.

Every draw this yr is for 32 groups, half as massive as previous years, with doubles play beginning on September 2, two days after most important draw singles play begins.

Every area had 4 wildcard entries, together with Kim Clijsters and Hailey Baptiste on the ladies’s aspect and Ryan and Christian Harrison on the lads’s aspect.

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