|Venue: O2 Area, London Date: 15-22 November|
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Britain’s Joe Salisbury and American accomplice Rajeev Ram brushed apart a scarcity of follow to get their ATP Finals marketing campaign off to a profitable begin.
They’d been unable to coach collectively within the build-up as a result of Salisbury was self-isolating for 2 weeks after his coach examined constructive for Covid-19.
However there was little signal of rustiness in a 7-5 3-6 10-5 win over Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo of their opening round-robin match at London’s O2 Area.
Salisbury is the one Briton competing.
He and Ram took the opening set in opposition to Poland’s Kubot and Brazil’s Melo with Ram’s incredible forehand service return however then paid the value for a drop in serving percentages to permit their opponents to degree and take it to a match tie-break.
The second seeds edged forward within the decider with one other sensible Ram return on a Kubot serve and ultimately sealed victory with a neat Salisbury volley on the web.
Australian Open champions Salisbury, 28, and Ram, 36, are searching for to enhance on final 12 months’s efficiency on the season-ending occasion, the place they went out within the group stage.
Earlier within the day in the identical Group Mike Bryan, debutants Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic fought again to beat German third seeds Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies.
Fifth seeds Koolhof and Mektic received the ultimate 5 factors within the match tie-break to clinch a 6-7 (3-7) 7-6 (7-4) 10-7 victory.