Joe Salisbury claims his second title at this year’s US Open after winning the mixed doubles trophy with his partner Desirae Krawczyk – just days after he also won the men’s doubles in New York
- Joe Salisbury won the US Open mixed doubles with partner Desirae Krawczyk
- The Anglo-American duo defeated Marcelo Arevalo and Giuliana Olmos in straight sets
- Salisbury has added the new trophy to the men’s doubles title he won on Friday
- He becomes the first man since Bob Bryan ten years ago to win them both
Joe Salisbury will be able to claim something beyond even Emma Raducanu – he won two titles at the 2021 US Open.
The 29-year-old from Putney has added the mixed doubles trophy to the men’s doubles he won on Friday, this time with another American partner, Desirae Krawczyk. He is the first man since Bob Bryan ten years ago to win both.
The British-American couple defeated Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Giuliana Olmos of Mexico 7-5 and 6-2 in a 73-minute game that later served as a warm-up for the main event.
Joe Salisbury claimed his second US Open title after winning the mixed doubles trophy
“It’s been an incredible few weeks to be back here with the fans, it’s been so much fun. To get away with two titles, I couldn’t even dream of that,” said Salisbury.
This was the conclusion of an extremely lucrative fortnight’s work for the UK number one, who has established himself as one of the world’s leading doubles practitioners. He will take home a combined prize pool of £296,000, plus £58,000 from the mixed.
They came three hours before Raducanu to set the tone, breaking at 5-5 in the first set and then at the start of the second.
Salisbury, alongside Desirae Krawczyk, triumphed over Marcelo Arevalo and Giuliana Olmos
Great Britain’s Salisbury shared a hug with Krawczyk after they won in straight sets
The match – which featured four players who all made it through the American college system – was put beyond doubt when Salisbury’s poaching at the net secured a second break of the set for 5-2 and Krawczyk served.
He has now won four Grand Slam titles, the last being mixed at the French Open. Jamie Murray, whom he defeated in the men’s final, may see his tally of seven come under pressure.
Salisbury, one of nine GB top 100 men’s doubles players, ranks fourth in the world and would be higher if mixed.