Doubles world number ones Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah will look to defend their Men’s Doubles title at the US Open this year, with the Colombian duo set to be the top seeds in the draw when the tournament starts at the end of this month.
Cabal and Farah won their second Grand Slam title at the event last summer and will be amongst the favourites to do so, with the draw featuring just 32 pairs due to restrictions in place in New York due to the coronavirus pandemic. Grand Slam champions Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo will be seeded second, with Australian Open champions Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram set to be the third seeds at Flushing Meadows.
2019 runners-up Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos are also entered into the draw, as are last year’s losing semifinalist pairs, Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski and Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz. Other notable pairings include Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek, Jean-Julian Rojer and Horia Tecau, and Mate Pavic and Bruno Soares.
However, one of the biggest talking points is the absence of the Bryan Brothers. Bob and Mike Bryan were set to call time on the legendary career at the US Open this year but the pandemic has well and truly scuppered those plans, and it now seems the duo may delay their retirement to next season. The top American pair at the event will be Jack Sock and Jackson Withrow.