Joe Salisbury; The only British participant at the ATP World Tour Finals! So where is his Davis Cup nomination?

No Andy, No Jamie and No Kyle in London.

Who is the only British participant at the World Tour Finals in London this year?

Joe Salisbury.

Joe has had a big breakthrough in the last 12 months reaching a career high of 19 on the doubles and is currently just inside the top 30 having been outside top 100 at the beginning of 2018.

He isn’t British number one but is the only Brit involved at the World Tour Finals.

Since September last year he has been paired up with Rajeev Ram and have created a successful partnership.

The American/British duo are set to play in the tour finals together for the first time in a year that saw them reach four finals and a Roland Garros quarter final.

They won the ATP500 event in Dubai earlier this year but lost in Brisbane, Antwerp and Queens Club losing the latter to Feliciano Lopez and Andy Murray. A place in London was sealed with their title win at the ATP500 event in Vienna. 

Last year Joe was a wildcard entrant into Wimbledon with Frederik Nielsen and the pair orchestrated past some tricky opponents including current world number one team Cabal and Farah. In the semi-finals their run came to an end losing against Klaasen and Venus in four sets.

A first Masters 1000 semi-final for Joe and Rajeev as a pair came in Rogers Cup a few months back and followed it up with a quarter final in Shanghai. 

As the only Brit in London you’d have expected him to be in contention for a spot in the Davis Cup side but has been overlooked. Is this the correct decision?

Leon Smith, British Davis Cup captain has chosen doubles pairing of Jamie Murray and Neal Skupski who teamed up earlier this year. 

Jamie and Neal have become a good pairing going deep in tournaments and sadly have fallen in the semi-finals of five events since Roger Cup defeat to Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram.

Should Joe be in the Davis Cup squad? He is the in-form player right now…

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