Granollers and Zeballos enter their tenth final together

Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos, seeds number two, achieved this Saturday a new success in their careers as a doubles pair by qualifying for the Cincinnati final by winning 6-3 and 6-4 the Salvadoran Marcelo Arévalo and the Italian Fabio Fognini. On Sunday they will play their tenth final together in which they will face the Americans Steve Johnson and Austin Krajicek, which surprised the Colombians, third favorites, Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah in a very tough and disputed match (7-6 (5), 2-7 (8) and 10-3).

Granollers and Zeballos will fight to win their sixth title as a team, after having raised trophies in the 1,000 Masters in Canada (2019), Rome (2020) and Madrid (2021) and in the ATP 250 in Rio de Janeiro (2020) and Buenos Aires (2020). In addition, they were runners-up at the US Open (2019) and Wimbledon (2021), in addition to Kitzbuhel (2020) and Acapulco (2021).

In their three years of collaboration, things have been going very well for them. Zeballos is number six in the world and Granollers, 10. But the Western & Southern Open will come out as 4 and 7 or 5, respectively, depending on whether they are champions or not. If they win, they will place third in the race to the ATP Finals. In Cincinnati they have alighted, in addition to Arevalo and Fognini, De Miñaur and Norrie, and Khachanov and Rublev.

Results of the doubles table.

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