Rolex Paris Masters 2023: Results & updates
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Get all the latest British results and updates from the final Masters 1000 event of the year - the Rolex Paris Masters - from 30 October-5 November.
- Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram exit in semi-finals
- Neal Skupski, and Wesley Koolhof fall short against Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Santiago Gonzalez in quarter-final defeat
Day six: Salisbury & Ram bow out in semis
US Open champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram missed out on a place in the final of the Rolex Paris Masters after losing out to Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Santiago Gonzalez 6-3, 6-3.
Having lost the opening set, Salisbury and Ram had three break points in the opening game of the second, but were unable to take advantage. Once the seventh seeds claimed their fourth break of the match, they were able to serve out the victory in an hour and four minutes.
Another strong campaign in Paris marks an impressive end to the season for Salisbury and Ram. Next up for them will be the Nitto ATP Finals starting Sunday 12 November, where they come in as defending champions.
World No.6 Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram are through to the final four at the Rolex Paris Masters after an inspired comeback in the quarter-finals, while Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof's journey came to an end in a straight sets defeat.
Salisbury and Ram came back from a set down and 5-5 in a the second set tie-break to beat American duo Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow 6-7(4), 7-6(6), 10-4.
The fourth seeds are bidding to win their fourth ATP Masters 1000 title since joining forces in 2019.
In the semi-finals, they will take on Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin who ousted reigning Paris Masters champions, Skupski and Koolhof 6-4, 6-4.
Skupski and Dutch doubles partner Koolhof began their title defence with a convincing straight sets win over Andrey Rublev and Karen Khachanov, winning 6-4, 7-6(5).
The reigning champions proved to have the decisive edge over the singles stars in the second set tie-break, as they found a two-break cushion before wrapping up the win in an hour and 35 minutes on their third match point.
The second seeds are now set to take on Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in Friday's quarter-final clash.
Meanwhile a walkover from Felix Auger-Aliassime and Sebastian Korda saw Salisbury and Rajeev Ram sail into the final eight in Paris where they will face the in-form American partnership of Nathaniel Lammons and Jackson Withrow.
Jamie Murray and New Zealand's Michael Venus' journey in Paris came to an end in a second round defeat to Edouard Roger-Vasselin & Santiago Gonzalez, 6-4, 6-3.
The British, Kiwi duo got off to a strong start in the opening set as they raced ahead to a 3-0, before the French, Mexican parternship found their rhythm - going on to win six of the last seven games to edge the first set.
A set down, Murray and Venus looked to bounce back in the second but Roger-Vasselin and Gonzalez picked up where they left off, clinching two breaks of serve to wrap up the win in an hour and 16 minutes.
Andy Murray misses out on a spot in the second round of the men's singles draw in Paris after falling short against Alex de Minaur, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5.
The pair last played each other at the end of September at the Beijing Open, which saw the Australian come out on top in another gruelling three set match.
With a tight opening set going the way of the world No.13, Murray found a vital break at 4-4 in the second to level the scoreboard to a set apiece and take the encounter to a decisive set.
Murray continued to build on the momentum, as he sprinted ahead to a 5-2 lead and putting himself within one game of a career-first win over the Australian. However, a late charge from de Minaur saw him win five consecutive games before closing out the game on his first match point.
Jamie Murray and Michael Venus made a winnng start to their Rolex Paris Masters campaign after they clinched a 6-3, 7-6(4) win over Tomas Etcheverry and Francisco Cerundolo.
While the Argentine duo fought hard to stay close in the second set, it was the experienced pairing of Murray and Venus who had the last say in the tie-break to wrap up the win in an hour and 35 minutes.
They will now go on to face Santiago Gonzalez and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the second round.