Joe Salisbury will be able to claim something that is beyond even Emma Raducanu – he won two titles at the 2021 US Open.
The 29-year-old from Putney added the mixed doubles men’s doubles trophy he won on Friday, this time with fellow American partner Desirae Krawczyk. He is the first man since Bob Bryan ten years ago to win both.
The Anglo-American duo defeated Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Giuliana Olmos of Mexico 7-5 6-2 in a 73-minute game that served as a warm-up for the main event later.
Joe Salisbury won his second US Open title after winning the mixed doubles trophy
Salisbury, alongside Desirae Krawczyk, triumphed over Marcelo Arevalo and Giuliana Olmos
“It’s been an amazing two weeks being here with the returning fans, it’s been so much fun. To come away with two titles, I couldn’t even have dreamed of that, ”said Salisbury.
It was the conclusion of a fortnight of extremely lucrative work for the British number one, who has established himself as one of the best doubles practitioners in the world. He will take home a combined prize of £ 296,000, adding £ 58,000 from the mixed.
Arrived three hours before Raducanu to set the tone, they broke to 5-5 in the first set and then at the start of the second.
Briton Salisbury shared a hug with Krawczyk after winning in straight sets
The match – which featured four players who all went through the American college system – was put out of doubt when Salisbury’s poaching at the net secured a second break of the set for 5-2 and Krawczyk served him .
He has now won four Grand Slam titles, the last before this one having been the mixed at Roland Garros. Already Jamie Murray, whom he beat in the men’s final, could see his total of seven threatened.
One of nine British players in the men’s doubles top 100, Salisbury is ranked number four in the world and would be higher if the mix were factored in.