Britain's Salisbury, USA's Ram win US Open men's doubles crown

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American Rajeev Ram, left, and Britain's Joe Salisbury, right, won the US Open men's doubles title on Friday, defeating Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares (AFP/AL BELLO)

Britain's Joe Salisbury and American Rajeev Ram won the US Open men's doubles title on Friday by defeating Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares 3-6, 6-2, 6-2.

Ram and Salisbury, the fourth seeds, captured their second Grand Slam title after last year's Australian Open. They were Australian Open runners-up this year in their only other Slam final.

"To have won this with Rajeev is amazing," Salisbury said. "It's a dream come true.

"The last three years, he has been an incredible partner. I couldn't ask for anyone better to be on the court beside me. We look forward to hopefully getting some more titles together."

The winning duo, semi-finalists at Wimbledon in July, shared a $660,000 (558,492 euros) top prize.

"I can't ask for a better partner," Ram said. "It has just been the most unbelievable ride and we're not going to stop now."

Murray and Soares, seeded seventh, missed a chance for their third Slam crown after the 2016 US and Australian Opens.

Soares won last year's US Open double crown alongside Mate Pavic.

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