After winning the US Open, Joe Salisbury reveals why he didn’t celebrate.

Joe Salisbury of Great Britain didn’t want to make a big deal out of his victory at the US Open doubles tournament because he thought it would be “inappropriate” in light of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, which occurred on Thursday.

Salisbury and his American partner Rajeev Ram won the US Open men’s doubles title by defeating Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski 7-6 (4) 7-5. The Queen passed away on Thursday, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace. She was 96 years old.

Salisbury added, “We felt like we just wanted to offer a showing of respect for that. I believe we felt like we should just show a sign of respect and just awareness of the circumstance because it’s a major event in our history.

Obviously, we are really thrilled with the success that we have had, but, yeah, it’s a sad time at the same time. I think it didn’t feel appropriate to be too celebrating or at least exhibiting that too much. Everyone is back home and across the world is in grief at the moment.

Salisbury and Skupski honored the Queen.

Skupski said it was “weird playing” while his entire country was in a state of extreme melancholy after losing the US Open final, which featured two British players.

She was a fantastic servant, and we will remember her as an incredible woman, but competing while the nation is in mourning is a little weird, said Skupski. Meanwhile, Salisbury and Ram now have three Grand Slam championships as a pair.

Salisbury and Ram have successfully defended their US Open championship, giving them two US Open wins in total. Salisbury and Ram earned their first Grand Slam victory at the Australian Open in 2019 and their second Grand Slam title at the US Open a year ago.