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Wimbledon: Melo, Kubot clinch men's doubles title in five sets

It took four hours and 39 minutes of intense serve-dominated play on Sunday

IANS  |  London 

Poland's Lukasz Kubot (left) and Brazil's Marcelo Melo hold up their winners trophies after defeating Austria's Oliver Marach, and Croatia's Mate Pavic in Men's Doubles final on day 12 of Wimbledon in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. Photo: AP/PTI
Poland's Lukasz Kubot (left) and Brazil's Marcelo Melo hold up their winners trophies after defeating Austria's Oliver Marach, and Croatia's Mate Pavic in Men's Doubles final on day 12 of Wimbledon in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. Photo: AP/PTI

The Brazilian-Polish men's doubles pair of and took a marathon five sets to overcome Austrian-Croatian pair of Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic in the final of the Tennis Championships.

It took four hours and 39 minutes of intense serve-dominated play on Sunday for fourth seeds and to overcome the valiant No.16 seeded rivals 5-7, 7-5, 7-6(2), 3-6, 13-11.

The match saw seven points won from the eight played after the match resumed following a 10-minute suspension to allow the Centre Court roof to close after a drizzle, as and bagged their first Grand Slam title as a pair.

"I said to Lukasz before the match, 'Man, I did everything in my life to be here in this court. I want to enjoy as much as I can. I reached the final once before (with Ivan Dodig, losing to the Bryan brothers in 2013), but now I want to win, and I can do it'," told website.

"After they closed the roof it was perfect for us, especially to break him love-40. The energy was so high, the atmosphere on court unbelievable. No words to describe," he added.

With this win, will return to the No.1 ranking in men's doubles on Monday.

First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 19:24 IST
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