Doubles Champions. Cabal and Farah

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Cabal and Farah Championship
Announcer Andy Taylor | The Voice of the US Open | Photo: Mike Lawrence USTA

2019 Doubles Champions: [1] J.S.Cabal -01- (COL) and Robert Farah -01- (COL)

Match recap from Arthur Ashe Stadium announcer Andy Taylor.

► def [8] Marcel Granollers -27- (ESP) and Horacio Zeballos -07- (ARG) 64 75

Three months ago, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah were known as a talented Colombian tandem who’d reached one Grand Slam Final at the 2018 Australian Open. After today’s $740k payday – they’re now referred to as 2-time Grand Slam Champions, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.

At Wimbledon, they needed 5-hours and 5-sets to take-out Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the championship match. It was an intense debut Slam victory, and a tremendous accomplishment.

Final score: 67(5) 76(5) 76(6) 67(5) 63. Do championship matches come any closer?

Here in New York, the US Open did-away with the 5-set format awhile ago. The Columbians needed only two sets to claim another iconic set of tableware.

Andy Taylor Announcer. 2019 US Open. Cabal and Farah Championship Match Recap

[1] Juan Sebastian Cabal -01- (COL) and Robert Farah -01- (COL)

They are the reigning Wimbledon Champions. The first Colombian team ever to win a Grand Slam title – with the Wimbledon victory, this tandem secured the World #1 ranking for the first time, and came into this year’s US Open as the top-seeds. Together, they are now 3-time Grand Slam Finalists, own 15 ATP Tour Doubles titles, and have qualified for the year-end ATP Finals for the 2nd year-in-a-row. They’ve won 4 titles this year alone. Today marks their 7th championship match of 2019.

In 2011 at Roland Garros, he reached the championship match in his Grand Slam Doubles debut. Eight years later, this 33-year-old has now reached the Final of all 4 majors, and captured the Mixed Doubles title at the 2017 Australian Open. Today, he’s competing in his 37th career Final. From Colombia, please welcome Juan Sebastian Cabal.

This 32-year-old, 2-time Pan American Games Gold Medalist has now reached the Doubles Championship at 3 of the 4 Grand Slams. A 2-time Mixed Doubles Finalist, today marks the 34th championship match of his career. Also from Colombia, please welcome Robert Farah.

▲ FF: def [8] Marcel Granollers -27- (ESP) and Horacio Zeballos -07- (ARG) 64 75
▲ SF: def [15] Neal Skupski -36- (GBR) and Jamie Murray -21- (GBR) – 76(5) 76(8)
▲ QF: def Luke Bambridge -55- (GBR) and Ben McLachlan -42- (JPN) – 64 64
▲ R3: def [13] Robin Haase -34- (NED) and Wesley Koolhof -15- (NED) – 64 64
▲ R2: def Cameron Norrie -171- (GBR) and Daniel Evans -189- (GBR) – 57 64 63
▲ R1: def Steve Johnson -455- (USA) and Pablo Cuevas -131- (URU) – 62 63

[8] Marcel Granollers -27- (ESP) and Horacio Zeballos -07- (ARG)

Making their Grand Slam Final debut as team – this tandem captured their first title together last month at the US Open Series event in Montreal, and come-in to today’s championship on a 10-match win-streak.

Competing in his second US Open Doubles Championship – 5-years-ago, he reached the US Open Final with countryman Marc Lopez; and this afternoon marks his 3rd Grand Slam Final. Ranked as high as World #4 – he’s a 2-time Davis Cup Champion, owns 18 ATP Tour Doubles titles – and in 2012, won the year-end Doubles championship in his ATP Finals debut. From Spain, please welcome Marcel Granollers.

In 2010, this 34-year-old reached the Semifinals here in New York in his US Open Doubles debut. 9-years-later, he’s in the championship match – in pursuit of his first Grand Slam Doubles title. In 2019, he’s reached 7 Finals, captured 3-titles, climbed to a career-high ranking of World #7, and now owns 13 ATP Tour Doubles titles overall. From Argentina, please welcome Horacio Zeballos.

▲ SF: def [12] Andreas Mies -24- (GER) and Kevin Krawietz -23- (GER) – 76(2) 76(5)
▲ QF: def [16] Jurgen Melzer -38- (AUT) and Oliver Marach -19- (AUT) – 76(4) 64
▲ R3: def [10] Joe Salisbury -25- (GBR) and Rajeev Ram -17- (USA) – 63 57 76(2)
▲ R2: def Hunter Reese -123- (USA) and Evan King -120- (USA) – 64 62
▲ R1: def Sander Gille -51- (BEL) and Joran Vliegen -43- (BEL) – 76(2) 75

Head to Head

This was the first meeting between these two teams.