Latin Americans Marcelo “Chelo” Arévalo, Robert Farah and Juan Sebastián Cabal meet in the semifinals

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The Salvadoran Marcelo “Chelo” Arévalo and the Colombians Robert Farah, Juan Sebastián Cabal qualified for the semifinals of the US Open to leave Latin American tennis very high to make history since it is the first time that three South American tennis players, in the doubles modality masculine, access this phase of the last Grand Slam of the year.

Arévalo and his partner in doubles, the Dutchman Jean-Julien Rojer, eliminated the Croats in the quarterfinals Nikola Mektic Y Matt Pavic 6-3 and 6-4 to obtain their place in the semifinals.

Meanwhile, the Colombians Farah and Cabal did the same when accounting for the double made up of the British Lloyd Glasspool and finn Harri Heliovaara by 7-6 and 6-2. Both games played indoors this Tuesday at Louis Armstrong Stadium, in the middle of a rainy day in New York City.

The ambitions of Arévalo and Rojer

“Chelo” Arévalo, 31 years old, born in the department of Sonsonate and No. 8 in the ATP doubles ranking stated that he is seeking to advance to the US Open final in order to qualify for a spot at the Nitto ATP Finals to be played in Turin, Italy from November 13-20.

For his part, Jean-Julien Rojer, 41 years old and No. 5 in the ATP ranking, anticipated that he seeks to close the season with another Grand Slam title. Last June they came out champions of Roland Garros.

During the match with the Croatians Mektic and Pavic, the double Salvadoran-Dutch dominated with a high percentage of points won on the first serve, and from the first set, they won three games in a row. The same trend was applied in the second set where the Europeans, no matter how hard they pressed, could not figure out the game and ended up losing 6-4.

In the semifinal that will be played this Thursday, September 8, Arévalo and Rojer will face Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof, British and Dutch, respectively.

Present the “Colombian Power”

Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah continue to triumph at the US Open. DINO GARCIA

The Colombian couple, originally from Calihas a long history of achievements, and the greatest, being number 1 in the world after consecrating himself in Wimbledon and get his first Grand Slam in 2019.

This year they want to continue along the same path, and they reached the Wimbledon semifinals, and they do not hide their desire to repeat the title of US Open champions that they also achieved in 2019, a year that touched the sky.

The Colombian couple is very solid, they get along a lot in each game. Farah’s strong serve and Cabal’s great mobility in net arrivals stand out.

In the quarterfinal match against the British Lloyd Glasspool and finn Harri Heliovaarathe first set was intensely disputed and was resolved by the Colombians 7-5.

In the second set, the duel was approached in an almost similar way and they remained tied until 2-2, but Farah and Cabal quickly went 4-2 and from there they put the victory on track, adding games in a row with Farah’s powerful service, leaving the final score at 6-2.

Farah and Cabal will meet this Thursday in the semifinals at twice the Rajeev Ram Y Joe Salisburythe current World No.1s, who beat Jan Zieliński Y Hugo Nys with partials of 6-4, 6-7 and 6-4.