Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal started their participation in the Washington Open on the right foot, the first of the North American tour ahead of what will be the USOpen. The Colombian duo won in the round of 16 6-4, 3-6 and 10-8 the number two seed of the tournament, the Dutch Wesley Koolhof and the British Neal Skupski.
The quality of the rivals that the pair of the Team Colsanitas It gave one to think that it would not be an easy task to be able to advance to the next round of the tournament and the forecast was fulfilled.
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The first set, like the whole game, was close. Nevertheless, they were able to get the break on the end of it and keep the advantage. In the second round the Colombians loosened up and were broken twice, so everything was defined in the third.
The definition lasted until a supertiebreak and the coffee duo experienced a moment of anguish after reaching 6-8, two points from defeat. However, they recovered and They stayed with the victory by 10-8.
In the quarterfinals, Farah and Cabal will face the Dutchman Matwé Middelkoop and the Indian Rohan Bopanna.