Davis Cup Finals 2023: Joe Salisbury set to join GB squad in Malaga
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ATP doubles world No.12 and three-time reigning US Open champion Joe Salisbury will join the Lexus Great Britain Davis Cup squad for the Final 8 in Malaga from 21 November.
The six-time men’s and mixed doubles Grand Slam title-winner will be part of Captain Leon Smith’s five-man squad for their quarter-final against Novak Djokovic’s Serbia on Thursday 23 November. He’ll line-up alongside Cam Norrie, Jack Draper and Neal Skupski.
Since making his debut for Great Britain at the 2021 Davis Cup Finals, Salisbury has helped the Brits secure wins over the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan in deciding doubles rubbers.
A former world No.1 – Salisbury has been at the top of the ATP Tour over the last four years since joining forces with American Rajeev Ram and has won 15 Tour-level doubles titles throughout his career.
The 31-year-old is Great Britain’s most successful men’s doubles player in the Open Era. Salisbury has won four Grand Slam men’s doubles titles (Australian Open, 2020; US Open 2021, 2022, 2023) as well as two mixed doubles trophies (Roland Garros, 2021; US Open 2021). On top of that, Salisbury was also crowned Nitto ATP Finals champion last year.
So far this year, Salisbury has won three titles in Lyon, the US Open and most recently Vienna earlier this month. Alongside Ram, the duo became the first doubles partnership in the Open Era to win three consecutive US Open men’s doubles titles.
Salisbury has a history of playing with Skupski in Davis Cup doubles rubbers in the past. Added to that, Salisbury and Skupski have also won two ATP titles together in the past – Vienna (2018) and San Diego (2021).
It was announced last week that all of Great Briatin’s matches at the Davis Cup Finals in Malaga will be broadcast live on the BBC via BBC iPlayer and across the BBC Sport website and app.