Juan Farah Cabal and Robert Farah became the first Columbian duo to win the US Open men’s doubles title, following up on their Wimbledon triumph earlier this summer by beating eighth-seeds Marcel Granollers of Spain and Argentina’s Horacia Zeballos 6-4, 7-5 under the Arthur Ashe Stadium roof on Friday afternoon.
The top-seeded duo becomes only the third men’s doubles team since 2003 to win both the Wimbledon and US Open titles in the same year.
The Columbian pair dropped just one set all-tournament long, and afterwards dedicated their win to one of their longtime supporters back in Columbia, Roberto Cocheteux, who passed away just before the tournament began.
“We’re living a dream. It was really difficult times two weeks ago. We made a decision to fight for it, to play for him and we honor him right now,” said Cabal. “We’re happy we can do this for him, and hopefully he is in the sky watching us.”