Ram, Salisbury win US Open men's doubles

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American Rajeev Ram and Briton Joe Salisbury have battled back to beat Bruno Soares and Jamie Murray 3-6 6-2 6-2 in the US Open men's doubles final.

Ram and Salisbury, who lifted the Australian Open title together last year, demonstrated again on Friday what an effective partnership they have become by lifting their second grand slam title in resilient fashion.

As the pair initially struggled with their serving in the opening set, dishing up four double faults between them, Scot Murray and Brazilian Soares took advantage with only one unforced error.

But fourth seeded Salisbury and Ram improved virtually every aspect of their game as the contest wore on, winning all but two first-serve points in the second set after immediately breaking Murray's serve.

Murray and Soares, who triumphed at Flushing Meadows and the Australian Open in 2016, saved three break points in the opening game of the third set before Ram and Salisbury converted at the fourth attempt and broke again in the seventh game.

Salisbury and Ram fired down five aces and 22 winners in the third set as they wrapped up the victory in an hour and three-quarters.

"To have won this with Rajeev is amazing, it's a dream come true," said Salisbury, after playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium for the first time in his career.

"He's been, the last three years, an incredible partner."

It was the third time that the pair have reached the final of a grand slam together.

"I can't ask for a better partner," said Ram, who also has two grand slam mixed doubles titles to his name.

"It's been just the most unbelievable ride... and we're not going to stop now."

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