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Last updated: 07/12/2023
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Get to know Joe Salisbury
As a Top 100 singles/Top 32 doubles player, Joe receives LTA Elite Support
- Nickname: Smokin’ Joe
- Place of birth: London
- Lives: London
- Trains: NTC
- Family: Father, Matthew; mother, Carolyn; brother, Chris; sister, Katie.
- Likes: Played many sports as a child and supports Fulham FC. Also enjoys playing golf and backgammon.
- Favourite tournament: Wimbledon
- Tennis idols: Roger Federer
Began playing tennis at the age of three and started working with his current coach, Justin Sherring, at age six.
The British, American duo continued to build up momentum as they reached the semi-final of the Rolex Paris Masters before being ousted by Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Santiago Gonzalez, 6-3, 6-3.
Salisbury and Ram capped off another impressive year by being crowned Nitto ATP Finals doubles champions for the second year in a row. In the final, the pair defeated Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, 6-3, 6-4 - extending their match winning streak in Turin to 10 matches.
Salisbury was selected to join the Lexus Great Britain Davis Cup team at the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga.
Salisbury and Ram picked up their 13th title together at the Erste Bank Open, where they defeated American duo Lammons and Withrow 6-4, 5-7, 12-10 to lift the title.
Salisbury and Ram made history after becoming the pair to win three consecutive US Open men's doubles title in the Open Era.
The British, American duo defeated Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden 2-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the final to lift their third title in Flushing Meadows in as many years.
Reigning champions Salisbury and Ram got their US Open title defence off to a flying start, after beating Andrea Vavassori and Simone Bolelli 6-3, 7-6(2) followed by a second round win over Ben McLachlan and Yoshihoto Nishioka. Next up they face Mackenzie McDonald and Andreas Mies.
Salisbury and Ram finished runners-up at the National Bank Open, having advanced to their fifth career ATP Masters 1000 final together. The pair eventually lost 6-3, 6-1 to the reigning Delray Beach and Adelaide 2 doubles champions, Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Roger.
Third seeds Salisbury and Rajeev Ram were upset by Tallon Griekspoor and Ben Stevens 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-4 in the first round at Wimbledon.
Salisbury then moved on to the mixed doubles where he competed alongside Heather Watson. The pair sprinted to a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Nathaniel Lammons and Guiliana Olmos before they lost out to Latisha Chan and Ivan Dodig 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(5) in the second round.
With the grass court season now underway, Salisbury and Ram headed to the cinch Championships where they reached the quarter-final before being knocked out Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-7(2), 11-9.
Salisbury and Ram reached the semi-finals of the Rothesay International Eastbourne for the second time but lost to eventual champions Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.
The British, American duo enjoyed a run to the quarter-final at the Italian Open where they just missed out on a spot in the semi-final to Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers 6-4, 5-7, 10-6.
Salisbury and Ram won their first title of the season at the Lyon Open. They took out Nicolas Barrientos and Albano Olivetti 7-6(4), 6-3 in the semi-final before storming to an emphatic 6-0, 6-3 final victory over third seeds Nicolas Mahut and Matwe Middelkoop in the final.
They then moved on to Roland Garros where they were knocked out in the third round to Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Salisbury and Ram then moved on to Barcelona where they made it to the quarter-final of the ATP 500 event. Here, they faced fellow Brit Lloyd Glasspool and Finnish partner Harri Heliovaara and missed out in a 7-6(7), 7-5 defeat.
After suffering a first round defeat against Grigor Dimitrov and Hubert Hurkacz at Indian Wells, Salisbury and Ram headed to the Phoenix Challenger. Here, they made it to the quarter-final where they suffered a 6-3, 6-2 defeat against all-British duo Henry Patten and Julian Cash.
Salisbury was selected to represent Great Britian in the Davis Cup qualifying tie against Colombia.
In only the first week of 2023, Salisbury managed to reach the semi-final of the Maharashtra Open alongside doubles partner Rajeev Rambut were knocked out by Joran Vliegen and Sander Gille 7-6(3), 7-6(4).
The second seeds made it through to the third round of the Australian Open, but failed to make it past Monaco's Hugo Nys and Poland's Jan Zielinski in a 6-7(4) 7(6)-6, 6-2 loss.
Salisbury and Ram looked set for another Masters semi-final but Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek came back to win 3-6, 6-4, 10-6.
Salisbury made history when he became the first British doubles champion at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. The US Open champions sailed through their Round Robin matches and overcame Croatian duo Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic 7-6(4), 6-4 in the final to be crowned champions and finish the tournament unbeaten.
Salisbury made a fierce return in Cincinnati where he and Ram capped a memorable week with a 7-6(4), 7-6(5) victory over last year’s Paris Masters champions, Tim Puetz and Michael Venus. This marked the duo’s second ATP Masters 1000 title of the season, and third overall.
The duo’s triumph during the hard court season continued as they successfully defended their US Open title after defeating Britain’s Neal Skupski and his partner Wesley Koolhof, 7-6(4), 7-5. Not only did Salisbury earn back-to-back wins at the US Open, but he also superseded Jamie Murray and Roger Taylor in becoming Britain’s most successful doubles player of all-time with three Grand Slam titles to his name.
Salisbury advanced to the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the third time in his career alongside Ram. Comfortably storming into the third round, the world No.1 and No.2 beat 12th seeds, Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin, in a five-set epic before losing to eventual champions Max Purcell and Matthew Ebden in the semis.
Third time lucky for Salisbury and Ram in Monacco as the duo won their first title of the season after defeating Colombian pair, Robert Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal, 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 at the Monte Carlo Masters.
Salisbury and Ram defeated compatriot Neal Skupski and the Netherlands’ Wesley Koolhof 7-6(4), 7-5 in the quarter-finals of Indian Wells. Their final hopes came to an end against French, Mexican duo Édouard Roger-Vasselin and Santiago González in the semi-final, losing 3-6, 6-4, 10-7.
Salisbury and Ram had a very successful start to the Miami Open, beating Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool and New Zealand’s Michael Venus and booking themselves a spot in the second round where they narrowly beat world No.5, Stefanos Tsitsipas and partner, Feliciano Lopez 7-5, 7-6(2). Both victories saw Salisbury rise to world No.1, becoming only the third Brit to do so in the Open Era.
They then met wild card pairing John Isner and Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open. The match ended in a defeat for the new world No.1 with the eventual champions edging through 7-6(7), 6-3.
Salisbury started the season with the British team at the ATP Cup - playing only one rubber with Jamie Murray, where they lost to Canadian partnership Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov.
Returning to the Australian Open after reaching back-to-back finals in 2020 and 2021, Salisbury and Ram progressed to the semi-finals without dropping a set before losing to Matthew Ebden and Max Purcell in 6-3, 7-6(9).
Salisbury kick started his year reaching the Australian Open mens doubles final with partner Rajeev Ram, losing to Dodig and Polasek in straight sets but defeating Jamie Murray in the semis. The pair reached the semi-finals in Acapulco and Miami and Barcelona. Their strong start to the year continued as they reached the ATP Masters 1000 Rome final - narrowly losing to world no.1 Mate Pavic and no.4 Nikola Mektic. He then joined up with Desirae Krawczyk to lift his second Grand Slam title in the French Open mixed doubles.
Salisbury and Ram also reached the semi-finals at Wimbledon, with the Brit also making the final of the mixed doubles with Harriet Dart. Later that month he joined forces with Andy Murray to reach the quarter-finals of the men's doubles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.
In August, Salisbury and Ram won their maiden ATP Masters 1000 title in Toronto, ending Pavic and Mektic's 18-match unbeaten run to lift the trophy.
The British, American duo then turned their attention to the US Open, where they secured their second men's doubles Grand Slam title together, beating Murray and Bruno Soares in three-sets. The next day, Salisbury returned to court in the mixed doubles final with Krawczyk, where he won fourth career title. He became the first man since Bob Bryan in 2011 to win both the US Open men's and mixed doubles titles.
Salisbury's strong season continued late into the year - he backed up his US Open double by winning the ATP 250 San Diego title with Neal Skupski. Salisbury and Ram then returned to Vienna where they won their first title together, reaching the final once again but losing out to Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Won first Grand Slam title at Australian Open alongside Rajeev Ram. Alongside Harriet Dart, clinched victory for British Bulldogs in Battle of the Brits team tennis event with a match tie break win over Jamie Murray and Heather Watson. Continued his impressive partnership with Ram by reaching the semi-finals of the US Open and the quarter-finals at Roland Garros. Advanced to the semi-finals of the Nitto ATP Finals alongside Rajeev Ram and finished the season as the second best doubles team in the world, according to the ATP Tour Rankings.
Losing finalist at Queen’s alongside Rajeev Ram as Andy Murray and Feliciano Lopez won the title. Reached the quarter-final at Roland Garros with Ram, losing out to home favourites Jeremy Chardy and Fabrice Martin. Won the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in March, defeating Ben McLachlan and Jan-Lennard Struff in the final.
Salisbury is a five-time Grand Slam champion - winning the Australian Open (2020) and US Open (2021 and 2022) men's doubles titles with Rajeev Ram, as well as the French Open (2021) and US Open (2021) mixed doubles crowns with Desirae Krawczyk.
Titles in Vienna and Dubai in 2019 secured Salisbury and Ram's place in their first Nitto ATP Finals as one of the top doubles pairs of the season and returned to the O2 again in 2020.
He made his breakthrough reaching the semi-finals in the 2018 Wimbledon men's doubles thanks to a wild card, in partnership with Frederik Nielsen. Playing alongside Ben McLachlan, he won his first ATP Tour title later that year at the 2018 Shenzhen Open.
Salisbury made his ATP main draw debut at the 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in the doubles draw partnering David O'Hare, where they lost to the Bryan brothers in the first round. Represented GB Team in 2015 World University Games. Played college tennis at University of Memphis from 2010 to 2014, graduating with a degree in economics. Struggled prior to that with glandular fever and various injuries. Growing up was part of various LTA national squads and camps.
In April 2022, Salisbury rose to world No.1 after reaching the quarter-finals of the Miami Open, becoming only the third Brit to do so in the Open Era.
Salisbury made history when he became the first British doubles champion at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. The US Open champions sailed through their Round Robin matches and overcame Croatian duo Mate Pavic and Nikola Mektic 7-6(4), 6-4 in the final to be crowned champions.
Who is Joe Salsibury’s coach?
Salisbury's currently coached by Justin Sherring and Rob Morgan.
What has Joe Salisbury won?
Salisbury is a five-time Grand Slam champion:
- Australian Open (2020) mens doubles title with Rajeev Ram (USA)
- US Open (2021) men's doubles title with Rajeev Ram (USA)
- French Open (2021) mixed doubles title with Desirae Krawczyk (USA)
- US Open (2021) mixed doubles titles with Desirae Krawczyk (USA)
- US Open (2022) mens doubles title with Rajeev Ram (USA)
In addition, Salisbury has also won three Masters 1000 titles, the Nitto ATP Finals doubles title in 2022 alongside Ramand five other tour-level doubles titles.
When did Joe Salisbury start playing tennis?
Salisbury began playing tennis at the age of three and started working with his current coach, Justin Sherring, at age six.
Has Joe Salisbury played for Great Britain in the Davis Cup?
When did Joe Salisbury win his first title?
Salisbury's first doubles title came at an ITF Futures event in Sweden during 2014. He won his first ATP doubles title at Shenzhen in 2018 with Ben McLachlan (JPN).
*ATP Challenger and ITF titles have been combined in the overall ITF titles on this page
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