One year, six months, and fourteen days. Neither more nor less, that’s how long they were Robert Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal without lifting a title. With the triumph in the final of the ATP 500 in Dubai against Croatians Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in straight sets 7-6 (0) and 7-6 (4), they cut with an incredible negative streak and Colombia is celebrating.
In this way, the successful Colombian duo celebrated their 17th title and ended what could not be given: since the US Open 2019 they didn’t raise a glass, at which point they beat Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Granollers.
The consecration in the United States had been the second Grand Slam playing together. It should be remembered that the first was at Wimbledon, also in 2019.
From September 6, 2019, Cabal and Farah disputed final three, which, logically, they lost: in 2020, in Acapulco and in Sardinia; this year in Melbourne. Thus, this second final not only meant another title for numbers 1 and 2 of the doubles circuit, but also a key moment for the future of the next tournaments.