The doubles final is set for Sunday at the Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship after two rounds of action on Saturday.
Max Purcell will look to defend his US Clay doubles title when he and Jordan Thompson face No. 3 seeds Julian Cash & Henry Patten in the final.
Purcell is the first player to reach consecutive US Clay doubles finals since Bob and Mike Bryan did so in 2013-14, and would be the first to repeat as champion since the Bryans won three in a row from 2009-2011.
Purcell won his first career ATP doubles title last year at River Oaks with Matt Ebden. The duo would later add the Wimbledon title.
Thompson is seeking his second career doubles title and first since 2017.
Cash and Patten on through to their first career ATP Tour final.
The Australian duo of Purcell & Thompson defeated Andrey Golubev & Aleksandr Nedovyesov 7-6(6) 7-6(5) in Saturday’s semifinals.
The British duo of Cash & Patten reached the final with a 6-7(6), 7-6(4) 10-5 win over Robert Galloway & Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela.
Purcell and Thompson reached the semifinals with a 6-4 7-6(7) upset win over No. 2 seeds Nathaniel Lammons & Jackson Withrow while Golubev and Nedovyesov upset the No. 4 seeds Andre Goransson and Ben McLachlan 6-4 6-4 in the first of Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Cash & Patten advanced to the semifinals by walkover when the team of Facundo Bagnis & Tomas Martin Etcheverry withdrew due to a left groin injury for Bagnis while Galloway & Reyes-Varela advanced by walkover when Rinky Hijikata & Jason Kubler withdrew due to a shoulder injury for Kubler.
Sunday’s final will take place at 4:30 p.m.
Stadium Court matches will be available to watch live on the ESPN App.