Joe Salisbury Now Has More Grand Slam Titles Than Andy Murray

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Emma Raducanu had a great US Open and dominated the news for the right reasons. But another Brit, Joe Salisbury had a great US Open as well, winning both the doubles title and mixed doubles title.

He won the doubles title with American partner Rajeev Ram. The pair defeated Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the final. Salisbury followed up that victory with a win in mixed doubles with Desirae Krawczyk,

Salisbury became the first man since Bob Bryan in 2010 to win the men’s doubles and mixed doubles at the US Open. Desirae Krawczyk won three mixed doubles grand slam titles in 2021, though the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon came with another British partner Neal Skupski.

Joe Salisbury now has 4 grand slam titles – two titles in doubles and two titles in mixed doubles. Interestingly, he has more grand slams than Andy Murray, though all of Murray’s three titles came in singles. Doubles players don’t get the publicity that singles players get, but doubles is still a very competitive sport.

Salisbury played college tennis at the University of Memphis before turning pro. He has been playing doubles with Rajeev Ram for a couple of years and the doubles pair has produced good results.

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Bryan Brothers Honored At Arthur Ashe, Get The Send-Off They Deserve

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Bob and Mike Bryan retired from tennis in 2020 but they couldn’t say a proper goodbye to fans due to COVID-19. At the 2021 US Open, they got the send-off they deserved with a pre-match ceremony at Arthur Ashe stadium.  Micaela Bryan, Bob Bryan’s daughter sang the national anthem.

The twin brother won 119 doubles titles, including 18 grand slam titles. They finished the year as year-end number one for a record 10 times. The doubles pair was a hit among fans and elevated the visibility of doubles events with their competitive play.

The Bryan brothers’ longtime Davis Cup teammate James Blake spoke about the passion the brothers brought to every Davis Cup match.

I had the pleasure and the privilege to be teammates with them on a Davis Cup team 11 times, and I’ll tell you, the greatest feeling in sports is kicking your feet up and watching Bob and Mike Bryan compete on that Saturday in Davis Cup. You have the utmost confidence that they compete so hard for every one of those points, every one of those matches, and they win, every single time.

–  James Blake

Bob and Mike Bryan looked back on their career and were grateful for the support they received throughout their career.

It’s really a dream come true to be back on this court, We came into this site the first time as 17-year-old skinny kids, and to think that we won our 100th title on this court and here again tonight, having this honor, it’s truly amazing.

 – Bob Bryan

It was always a dream to play on this court, but it was also a dream of ours to play Davis Cup, It’s fitting that we have our captain Patrick McEnroe, our teammate James Blake. Patrick, thank you for trusting in us, making us the team, and helping our dreams come true.

–  Mike Bryan

In addition to the Bryan family, the ceremony was attended by former USA Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe, USTA President Mike McNulty, USTA CEO Mike Dowse, and US Open Tournament Director Stacey Allaster.

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