Robert Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal eliminated from the 2022 Australian Open doubles tournament

Cabal and Farah added their eighth victory in the first rounds of the Australian Open. Photo: courtesy Fedecoltenis

Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah fell in the second round of Australlian Open, first Grand Slam of the season. The Colombians were overcome in three sets by the locals Max Purcell y Matthew Ebden.

The game was lived with intensity in the stands by the fans of both parties on the field 1573 del Melbourne Park. During the first set this was favorable for the Colombians who found the break of their rivals’ service by octavo game and dragged their lead to the end of it to win it 3-6.

However, the Australian duo found enough motivation in their fans to at start of second set get the break and maintain this advantage until the end of it to claim it for 6-3. This forced the winners to meet in the final third set. There were Purcell and Ebden the best and they defeated with a score 7-5 to Farah and Cabal.

The last time Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal they advanced to Australian Open Round of 16 It was in 2018. In that edition, manage to reach the final of the first Grand Slam it’s from the season. The fourth seeds of the men’s doubles tournament say goodbye to the tournament in Asia after being eliminated in the mixed doubles.

Cabal fell along with Camila Osorio in the first round against Arina Rodionova and Marc Polmans by partials 4-6, 6-3 and 10-7. While Robert made a pair with the American Nicole Melichar and lost by double 6-4 before the Dutch Matwé Middelkoop y la australiana Ellen Perez.

The USTA announced the venue where the next March 4 and 5 the United States will receive Colombia for the round of Davis Cup Qualifiers 2022. The highest body of American tennis revealed that Reno, in the State of Nevada, will be the city that will host this confrontation, exactly in the Reno Events Center.

The hosts will use an indoor fast court in this scenario, almost the same conditions in which these two countries met last time in the Davis Cup Finals, where Colombia took the win 2-1.

The Reno Events Center has hosted sporting events in its history such as the olympic trials United States boxing tournament and the men’s basketball tournament of the NCAA, so it already has experience in this type of event.

The winner of the confrontation will qualify for the Davis Cup Finals 2022, a tournament that will be played at the end of the year in four different cities, for the round robin phase, and then in a fifth neutral city for the knockout series. While the loser will have to play in September the World Group I.


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