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Ram/Salisbury Secure First Team Nitto ATP Finals Berth

Dubai & Vienna champs are the seventh team to qualify

Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury have clinched their spot at the Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 10-17 November, for the first time as a team.

The American/British team have won two ATP Tour titles — at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (d. McLachlan/Struff) and last week’s Erste Bank Open in Vienna (d. Kubot/Melo) — from five finals in 2019. They finished as runners-up at the Brisbane International presented by Suncorp (l. to Daniell/Koolhof), the Fever-Tree Championships in London (l. to Lopez/A. Murray) and also at the recent European Open in Antwerp (l. to Krawietz/Mies).

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Ram, 35, previously competed at the Nitto ATP Finals with Raven Klaasen in 2016 and 2017. On their team debut, Ram and Klaasen reached the final (l. to Kontinen/Peers).

With Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau also qualifying on Monday, there is only one spot remaining in the doubles field at The O2. The ATP Doubles Race To London comes to an end this week at the Rolex Paris Masters.