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Weeks 35 & 36 - US Open - Flushing Meadows, New York City (hard) - DOUBLES


They showed some signs in the pre US Open events but it is quite a remarkable turn around. And they looked really good and sharp. Certainly deserved todays win.

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9vicman wrote:

What an extraordinarily unexpected upturn in form. And now bidding to become the first ever pair to win the US Open men's doubles three years in a row. Which would see them move into them into the Top 8 in the race too

And Bopanna breaking records too by becoming the oldest ever Grand Slam finalist 13 years after reaching his only final. Was expecting Ram to retire this year - maybe he still will - but a spring chicken in comparison at 39.


 I thought Ram had announced he was retiring at the end of the season or did I just imagine it?



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Brendan F wrote:
9vicman wrote:

What an extraordinarily unexpected upturn in form. And now bidding to become the first ever pair to win the US Open men's doubles three years in a row. Which would see them move into them into the Top 8 in the race too

And Bopanna breaking records too by becoming the oldest ever Grand Slam finalist 13 years after reaching his only final. Was expecting Ram to retire this year - maybe he still will - but a spring chicken in comparison at 39.


 I thought Ram had announced he was retiring at the end of the season or did I just imagine it?


 I think we all speculated on it due to their bad form, a lot of folks suggested the end was nigh, I personally thought it would be season end. But no announcement - suspect we could all look foolish ! 



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Doubles final is Friday at 12 noon, 5 pm BST.

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Ram and Salisbury lose the first set 6-2 in double quick time. Hopefully not a repeat of the Toronto final.



-- Edited by 9vicman on Friday 8th of September 2023 04:51:48 PM

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Ok, set all! Match on!

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Come on!!

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What a hero Bopanna was - sportmanship over and above !

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Yeah saw that. To call 0-30 on yourself at that moment. Very classy.

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Coup Droit wrote:

What a hero Bopanna was - sportmanship over and above !


 Agreed



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Joe & Rajeev s!  biggrin

Final:  (3) Rajeev Ram (USA) & Joe Salisbury CR 11 (5+6) defeated (6) Rohan Bopanna & Matthew Ebden (IND/AUS) CR 25 (14+11) by 2-6 6-3 6-4 



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Hooray!!!
What happened with Bopanna?

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Ebden hit winner but Bopanna said it had brushed his arm on the way over net. No one had noticed. Incredible stuff.

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Ebden hit winner but Bopanna said it had brushed his arm on the way over net. No one had noticed. Incredible stuff.


 Thanks. Reminds me of when Jonny Marray+ won Wimbledon. I can't exactly recall the details but I think someone touched the net and called it themselves. 

Very sporting. 



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Quite extraordinary to win three in a row and its a testament to their togetherness that they have done this after a scratchy year.

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