Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury are on their way to the semi-finals of the Monte-Carlo Masters with impressive wins in the second round. Thursday’s bout will be the first ATP Head2Head clash between the compatriots, who will team up to take on Rohan Bopanna and Jamie Murray in the Semi-Finals of doubles later at Court III.
This All-American match at the Court Des Princes will lead to the first quarter-final in Monte Carlo, where Taylor Fritz will set a 4-2 record at the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, and Sebastian Korda will make his debut. In the week’s first match in the Top 10, Andrey Rublev and Yannick Sinner will face each other on the Rainier III court. At the same time, Americans Taylor Fritz and Sebastian Korda will open the game on the Des Princes court, and later in the round, they will team up for doubles. Hubert Hurkacs will face Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the third match of the second stage in Monte Carlo, while seeded pairs Rajiv Ram and Joe Salisbury will play close to Ariel Behar and Gonzalo Escobar.
Joe Salisbury overtook Mate Pavic for the top spot in the ATP doubles rankings after Itau’s Miami tournament. He reached the quarter-finals with Rajiv Ram (American Professional), with the top two seeds remaining in contention for the final clash with Monte Carlo. After dropping top-five seed Andrey Rublev, Monegasque fan-favourite Yannick Sinner Monte Carlo will try to repeat the feat against Alexander Zverev. Yannick Sinner defeated Borna Coric and Emil Ruusuvuori to advance to the third round, his best result in two matches in Monte Carlo.
After a pair of three-set wins to open defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas’ campaign in Monte Carlo, 10th seed Sebastian Korda, 7-6(4), 7-5, in a last 16 All-American game. In February, Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Bopanna won their second and first duo of the ATP doubles title by defeating Karol Beck and Harel Levy in the SA Tennis Open Super Tiebreak final. At 6-6 in the decisive tie-break, Jamie Murray and Rohan Bopanna showed their experience in doubles, ending the match with four of the last five points.
Jamie Murray and Rohan Bopanna’s first pair, Jamie Murray, won an extended tiebreaker on a dramatic doubles day at the Rolex Monte Carlo Masters and managed to open their account on Monday. The clay-court season kicked off with the Monte Carlo Masters when Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna teamed up with Britain’s Jamie Murray for the first time in a final victory over quarter-finalist H. Zeballos from Argentina and H. Granollers from Spain to book a place in the Semi-Finals. The India-British duo beat Miami finalist Wesley Koolhof and Miami finalists Neal Skupski, 2-6, 6-3, 12-10, in the Round of 32.