Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah Follow up Wimbledon Doubles Win with US Open Trophy
(September 6, 2019) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Top-seeds Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah followed up their Wimbledon title in July with a US Open trophy on Friday to become the first not only Colombian men’s team to win the doubles title, but the first South American team in Open Era, by beating Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos 6-4, 7-5 on Friday.
They are the sixth team in the Open Era to capture the Wimbledon-US Open double in the same year. Last year, the Colombians lost in New York to champions Mike Bryan and Jack Sock.
“Unreal,” said joyous Cabal. “It’s amazing. What a journey. If you tell us three months ago that this is going to happen, I probably will not believe you,
“But that’s the way, this life that we are pretty blessed. We thank God to give us that we are healthy. We have a great team behind us that let us play, be 100% every day to play.
“We just put the work. Every day we just believe in work, push every day to be better. Thank God we are here in this media with this trophy.”
“It was a tough match,” said Farah. “We knew we had to bring our A game today. We knew they are very good. They have been very good singles players, and they are very good doubles players. So that’s very tough combination to play against.
“To be able to come out the way we did with the energy we did and to come through it is very rewarding for us and very happy for it.”
“I think that back-to-back is quite an achievement, and, I mean, we just have to say, Thank you, Colombia, for all that support and that good vibe they always give us. We are very happy to represent our country the way that we are doing it.”
After winning Wimbledon, Farah talked about the reception they received at home.
“There was basically 20,000 people there in the airport. They receive him with a fire truck, ” Farah said. “They put him on top of the fire truck with the flags. I mean, people everywhere. There was a caravan going to the city.
“I arrived to Bogota, and I kept saying to the Colombian media I felt like Shakira felt for, like, two hours, because you come out and there is all these journalists, and everyone’s coming and they’re chanting “Colombia, Colombia,” and there is a bunch of flags in the airport. I wasn’t expecting that, and it was crazy. “
The Colombian team now have won five doubles titles this year and a total of 16 career titles.