The first action day at the O2 Arena in London came with victory for Colombian Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah, who won in their first match in their absolute debut at the Masters Tournament, the end of the year the tournament in which the players participate. eight best teams of the year.
Cabal and Farah, the second best team of the year defeated Croatian Nikola Mektic and Austrian Alexander Peya with points 6-3 and 6-4, in an hour and 14 minutes and placed on top of the Llodra / Santoro group, takes an important rose in search of semi-finals.
In his second start, which will be next Tuesday, the Colombians will play against British Jamie Murray and Brazilian Bruno Soares who won this Sunday in the first round against the South African Raven Klaasen and New Zealander Michael Venus for 7-6 (5) 4 -6 and 10-5. The series favors Murray and Soares with 4-2 and the last match was in the semi-finals of ATP Masters 1000 in Shanghai, where the Colombians were overcome.
This Monday will be the debut of the Knowles / Nestor group and in the first round, Austrian Oliver Marach and Croatian Mate Pavic are played before French Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolás Mahut. While the evening session presents the Polish Lukasz Kubot and Brazilian Marcelo Melo to the Americans Mike Bryan and Jack Sock.
The Masters tournament is played in a first round robin format with two groups of four teams, each of which plays three matches. The first two places will qualify for the semifinals and the winners will play the finals on Sunday.
This is the first time that Colombian tennis players classify this tournament in some modalities (singles or doubles), meaning the end of the season is over and gives the winners the title of this year's teacher.
Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah collect 38 wins during the year and register the title of ATP Masters 1000 in Rome (Italy); Masters of the Australian Open, US Open, Masters 1000 in Cincinnati (USA) and ATP 250 in Buenos Aires (Argentina); the semifinals of ATP 500 in Barcelona (Spain), ATP 500 in Beijing (China) and ATP Masters 1000 in Madrid (Spain); and quarterfinals in Roland Garros (France), ATP 250 in Sydney (Australia), ATP Masters 1000 in Miami (USA) and ATP Masters 1000 in Montecarlo (Monaco).
With information from the Colombian Olympic Committee