On the first day of the event, Colombians Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah (Colsanitas, Babolat) won the O2 arena in London. which was placed in the absolute debut of the Masters tournament, the annual tournament, in which eight of the best teams compete.
Qualant and Farah, the second best-of-the-team, won the Croatian Nicholas Mektich and Austrian Alexander Pier with a score of 6-3 and 6-4 one hour and 14 minutes, and was at the top of the Llodra / Santoro Group, making an important step towards finding a qualification in the semifinals.
"When I started the game, I paid attention to him. I liked a lot of feelings inside the court, including how I moved, I saw the ball and we were in favor of the tournament," Farah warned after the victory.
They return to the track
On its second outing, which will take place this Tuesday, Columbia will play against United Kingdom's James Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares, who won Sunday's win against South Wales Raven Claseen and New Zealand Michael Venus with 7-6 (5), 4-6 and 10-5. The series supports Murray and Soares at 4-2, and the last game was in the semi-final ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai, where the Columbians were overcome.
Despite the good feelings in the face of O2, the seeds of No.2 still do not want to throw the calls on the flight. Always walking on the ground, as they have done all season, they feel that it's still too early to watch the semifinals. "There is still plenty to play," Farah said. "I think the next game is important, this can make us feel good."
And in that line, Cabal remained. "The semi-final is closer? What I see closer is Tuesday (today)," said the oldest couple laughing. "There is still a lot to do for the semi-finals. There are two more games left, and at the moment I'm thinking of Murray and Soares," said ATP Double Ranking No. 5
The Masters Tournament is played in the initial robin format with two groups of four teams, each of the pairs playing three games. The first two places qualify for the semi-finals and the winners will play the final next.
This is the first time Columbia tennis players have classified this tournament in any modality (singles or doubles), which means season closing and award winners of the annual teacher title.
"It was as we always dreamed. Very funny and very special," Farah acknowledged after dominating her premiere at the British Center for the Interior. "It's impressive, it's a great event, a general show, and they sell it too well. The lights are off, the lights, our names, the smoke … I do not know what might get lost at the entrance of the court like this," he added.
Colombian has become a great reference to Colombian tennis and does not hide the support they have encountered since their arrival in London. "The country is supporting us in good and bad times. Columbia has a great week in which we live and support is unconditional. We can be with our family, we should enjoy the fact that I hope it will be the first of many," concluded almost a duet Cabal and Farah, the duo wants to return to the love song that gets out of it.
Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah accumulate 38 wins per year.