Seven years and a journey through the 17 titles of Cabal-Farah


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Seven years and a journey through the 17 titles of Cabal-Farah

With the triumph of Robert Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal against Croatians Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in the Dubai ATP 500 final, the Colombians raised a new title after a year and a half, the 17th of his career. A review for each one.

The first final they played together was in 2013, in Nice, but they had to wait until 2014 to raise their first glass: that champion’s cry was given at the beginning of the year in Rio de Janeiro, and then in Winston-Salem, they reached their second consecration.

In what was beginning to be the beginning of a successful path, in 2015 were also crowned twice: first in Saint Paul, where they beat Diego Schwartzman and Paolo Lorenzi by 6-4 and 6-2, and later in Geneva.

The 2016 meant four more titles for the duo. The first occurred in the ATP 250 from Buenos Aires, they repeated in Rio de Janeiro, then they won in Nice (Pavic played that final) and finally in Moscow.

The following year they began defending the crown in the ATP 250 from Buenos Aires and they traveled to Munich and they also won (Chardy was one of the rivals in the final). With those two glasses they closed the 2017 and received a 2018 in which they achieved only one title, although the most important so far: the Masters 1000 of Rome, where they beat Pablo Carreño and Joao Sousa.

And finally the 2019, undoubtedly the most successful year for Cabal and Farah. Not only because they achieved five trophies, but because two were in Grand Slam. They started with the title in Barcelona, reaffirmed the obtained in Rome the previous year and made a stopover in Eastbourne (They won the final against Máximo González and Horacio Zeballos). In Wimbledon, they wore top-notch tennis and beat Roger Vasselin and Nicolas Mahut to win his first big. Later, at US Open, surpassed Zeballos and Marcel Granollers and closed at the top.

From that moment until the recent title, the one achieved in Dubai, 561 days passed. Thus, the Colombians cut an incredible negative streak and Colombia is celebrating.


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