Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah will return for the second consecutive year to the Nitto ATP Finals this November, held at The O2 in London from 10-17 November. The Colombians are the first to qualify for the eight-team field, clinching their berth with a 7-6(3), 6-7(5), 10-8 win over Rohan Bopanna and Denis Shapovalov on Thursday at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Cabal/Farah made history this season at Wimbledon by becoming the first Colombians to win a Grand Slam men’s doubles championship title. They have excelled on all surface this season, also prevailing on grass at the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne (d. Gonzalez/Zeballos); on clay at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome (d. Klaasen/Venus) and the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell. The pair also finished runner-up on hard courts at the Sydney International (l. to Murray/Soares).
This is the third trip to The O2 for Cabal and Farah. They were non-playing alternates in 2016 and reached the semi-finals last year.
Colombian History: Cabal/Farah Triumph In Wimbledon Final Thriller
Cabal, 32, and Farah, 31, first joined forces at the ITF Futures level in 2004 and made their tour-level main draw debut in 2011 at Wimbledon. They have won 15 ATP Tour doubles titles together from 34 finals and prevailed in their past four championship clashes.