Seven British players confirmed in 2020 US Open Doubles field
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Seven-time Grand Slam Champion Jamie Murray will go in search of a second US Open title, alongside British partner Neal Skupski in New York later this month.
The former World Number One, who last triumphed in the US Major Championship’s Men’s Doubles in 2016, leads a strong British charge in the men’s event at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Centre which will feature seven players from the United Kingdom.
Highest-ranked of them all is Joe Salisbury – the World Number Seven – who will re-ignite his formidable partnership with America’s Rajeev Ram in the United States.
The pair enter the event as the winners of this year’s sole Grand Slam to date – the Australian Open – where they defeated home favourites Max Purcell and Luke Saville 6-4 6-2 in the final.
Elsewhere Ken Skupski – who will go into the second Grand Slam of 2020 as the 51st seed – will partner Mexico’s Santiago Gonzalez, Dominic Inglot will pair up with Pakistan’s Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, Luke Bambridge will join forces with Japan’s Ben McLachlan while Jonny O’Mara will play alongside El Salvador’s Marcelo Arévalo.
Headlining the men’s competition are Colombian pair Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal – the leading two players in the world rankings – who will be looking to defend their title having triumphed in both the US Open and Wimbledon in 2019.
While there are currently no British players in the women’s doubles field – Emily Webley-Smith and partner Caitlin Whoriskey from the United States are seventh reserves – there are some stellar names set to compete with both rising star Coco Gauff and three-time US Open singles champion Kim Clijsters entered into the event.
Each doubles draw this year will consist of 32 teams, comprised of 28 direct entries and four wild card teams.