Doubles specialist Joe Salisbury will change into solely the third British tennis participant to be ranked world No 1 in tennis following one other profitable run on the Miami Open.
The 29-year-old Londoner is assured to ascend to the highest of the rankings subsequent week, following within the footsteps of Andy and Jamie Murray.
Jamie turned the primary British participant to change into primary because the rankings have been launched within the Nineteen Seventies when he climbed to the highest of the doubles standings in 2016, with Andy emulating his brother in singles later the identical 12 months.
After reaching the quarter-finals of the Miami Open with American accomplice Rajeev Ram, Salisbury mentioned on atptour.com: “It appears a bit loopy, to be trustworthy. However yeah, so pleased. This week, we’re specializing in doing in addition to we are able to, making an attempt to win this match in Miami.
“However clearly very happy. What we’ve finished as a staff, with Rajeev, to be primary within the staff rankings as properly now, it’s fairly particular.”
Affirmation of Salisbury’s new standing got here after he and Ram defeated Feliciano Lopez and Stefanos Tsitsipas, whereas present incumbent Mate Pavic was overwhelmed along with his accomplice Nikola Mektic.
Salisbury and Ram have established themselves as among the best doubles pairings over the previous three seasons, profitable six titles, together with the 2020 Australian Open and the US Open final summer time.
Final season was their most profitable but, with runner-up finishes on the Australian Open and the ATP Finals in addition to a primary Masters title in Canada, whereas Salisbury additionally received combined doubles titles on the French Open and US Open.