WINSTON-SALEM OPEN 2014
Cabal/Farah Claim Winston-Salem Trophy
by ATP Staff|
"It was a great tournament for us. We played very well from the start," said Farah. "Today was a great match. We served very well, returned well. Sebas returned very well, and thats why we came away with the big trophy."
The Colombians broke their British-Australian opponents four times during the 64-minute encounter, with Cabal and Farah serving at 74 per cent and claiming 82 per cent of their first-serve points (29 of 36). They remain undefeated against Murray/Peers, also winning their previous encounter in the Roland Garros second round in 2013.
“We hope to keep up our level, play well, and improve everyday," shared Cabal about winning the ATP World Tour 250 event. "I hope that we have a good ranking at the end of the year. Our next goal is to win [an ATP World Tour Masters 1000].”
Cabal and Farah, who own a 2-5 record in finals, fell in their first three title matches as a team - Nice (2013), Brisbane (2014) and Vina del Mar (2014) - before winning the ATP World Tour 500-level tournament in Rio de Janeiro in February (d. Marrero/Melo). Since then, they have finished runners-up in Sao Paulo and at the Miami Open, presented by Itau, where they became the first South American team to reach the final since the tournament began in 1985. As individuals, Cabal was appearing in his 10th ATP World Tour doubles final (2-8); Farah, his eighth (2-6).
Murray and Peers were also seeking their second title of the season, having lifted the Munich trophy in May (d. Fleming/Hutchins). They own three other trophies, all triumphs from the 2013 season (Bangkok, Gstaad, Houston).
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