The first day of the action at the O2 Arena in London came with the victory of Colombian Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, who outstripped their first debut in their absolute debut at the Masters tournament, a tournament at the end of the year with players taking part. the eight best teams of the year.
Cabal and Farah, the second best team of the year, beat Croatian Nikola Mektic and Austrian Alexander Peja 6-3 and 6-4 in an hour and 14 minutes and climbed to the top of the group Llodra / Santoro, taking an important step in the search for semifinal classification .
In their second start, which will be next Tuesday, Colombians will play against Britons Jamie Murrai and Brazilian Bruno Soares who won the first round against South African Raven Klausen and Nevezaler Michael Venus for 7-6 (5), 4-6 and 10-5. The series favored Murray and Soares with 4-2, and the last match was in the ATP Masters 1000 semifinals in Shanghai, where they won the Colombians.
This Monday will be the debut of the Knovles / Nestor group, and in the first round will be played by Austrian Oliver Marach and Croatian Mate Pavić in front of French Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. While the night session will feature Polish Lukas Kubota and Brazilian Marsel Melo for Americans Mike Brian and Jack Sock.
The Masters tournament is played in the initial robin format with two groups of four teams, each of which plays three games. The first two places qualify for the semifinals, and the winners will play finals on Sunday.
This is the first time that Colombian tennis players classify this tournament in any modality (single or double), which means closing the season and giving the winners the title of the teacher (teacher) of the year.
Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah accumulate 38 wins a year and register the ATP Masters 1000 title in Rome (Italy); sub-championship of Australian Open, US Open, Masters 1000 in Cincinnati (USA) and ATP 250 in Buenos Aires (Argentina); semifinals in ATP 500 Barcelona (Spain), ATP 500 from Beijing (China) and ATP Masters 1000 from Madrid (Spain); and the quarter-finals of Roland Garros (France), ATP 250 from Sydney (Australia), ATP Masters 1000 from Miami (USA) and ATP Masters 1000 Montecarlo (Monaco).
With information from the Colombian Olympic Committee