Carreño conquers the doubles of Cincinnati with De Miñaur

It is the first for both in the doubles category. They debuted this week as a couple in New York.


The pair formed by the Spanish Pablo Carreño Busta and the Australian Alex De Minaur beat the British Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski by 6-2 and 7-5 this Saturday and were proclaimed new doubles champions of the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati.

After more than two hours of postponement due to the rain that fell on the Grandstand track in Flushing Meadows (New York), where this year the Masters 1000 tournament in Cincinnati was played, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Carreño and De Minaur They imposed their best tennis against Murray and Skupski in the unseeded tag team match. The triumph achieved by Carreño Busta and De Minaur, is the first for both in a Masters 1000 after they debuted this week as a couple in the ATP competition.

Again, Carreño's game from the back of the court and his Australian teammate's net coverage made the difference in the decisive goals of the second set, after the first was a walk for the new doubles champions from Cincinnati. Carreño and De Miñaur, trailing 0-4 in the second set, maintained their nerves to keep serve at the deciding point and claim their first ATP Tour doubles trophies after 83 minutes.

The Spanish tennis player contested his fourth tour-level doubles final, while De Miñaur made his debut in an ATP Tour doubles championship match. Carreño and De Minaur have impressed since their first match at the ATP Masters 1000 event. The Spanish-Australian team surprised defending champions Croatian Ivan Dodig and Slovakian Filip Polasek in the first round and also beat Dutchman Wesley Koolhof and also Croatian Nikola Mektic on the way to the championship match.

The victory allows Carreño and De Minaur to win a prize of $ 80,000 and 1,000 points for the world ranking, while Murray and Skupski, who also began playing together in March 2019, received a check for $ 68,000 and 600 points that they allow you to advance in the classification. Murray and Skupski had been in the first round the executioners of the great favorites, the pair formed by the Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, first seeds.

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