After six days of competition, the Nitto ATP Finals doubles field has been cut in half, with the four remaining couples scheduled to compete in semifinal matches on Saturday in Turin.
Top seeds Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski take on Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in a replay of the US Open final, which Ram and Salisbury won, in an afternoon session match between the top two teams in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Teams Rankings. Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic of Croatia will face off against Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliovaara to kick off the evening session at the Pala Alpitour.
With a 2-1 record, Koolhof/Skupski, who were recognised as the 2022 ATP Doubles No. 1 presented by Pepperstone on Thursday, came in second place in the Green Group. They advanced to the semifinals with a victory against Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek on Friday after defeating Thanasi Kokkinakis and Nick Kyrgios in their opening match. The Dutch-British team aims to win its eighth ATP Tour championship in 2022.
Ram/Salisbury, who briefly held the title of World No. 1 doubles pair this season before being passed by their opponents in the semi-finals, finished the Red Group with a perfect 3-0 record. To guarantee advancement to the knockout stages, the American-British team still needed to win a set in their final round-robin encounter.