Salisbury & Ram through to quarter-finals in Paris

Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury touch fists
Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury have reached the doubles quarter-finals at the French open on three previous occasions [Getty Images]

Britain's Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram are through to the quarter-finals of the men's doubles at the French Open.

Salisbury and Ram sealed a routine 6-3 6-3 win against French pair Lucas Pouille and Gregoire Barrere.

The pair, who have never gone beyond the quarter-final stage in Paris, will face Italian duo Andrea Vavassori and Simone Bolelli next.

But later on Monday, Salisbury and Briton Heather Watson lost in the mixed doubles round of 16 to British-American duo Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk 6-1 5-7 10-7.

Salisbury won the French and US Open mixed doubles titles in 2021 with Krawczyk, as well as winning four men's major doubles titles with Ram.