Wimbledon: Kubot, Melo win marathon men's doubles final

Postado Julho 17, 2017

Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7 7-5 7-6 (7-2) 3-6 13-11 to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title.

The final lasted a marathon 4 hours 41 minutes and was only the fourth Wimbledon men's doubles final to go to five sets in the last 20 years.

Melo won his only other Slam in 2015 at Roland Garros with Ivan Dodig.

Olympic champions Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russian Federation won their first Wimbledon women's doubles title on Saturday with a 6-0, 6-0 rout of Hao-Ching Chan and Monica Niculescu.

Those that hung around to watch the women were not delayed long as the second seeds thrashed their Chinese Taipei/Romanian opponents inside an hour to record their third grand slam crown.

This victory was the first for Russian tennis players at Wimbledon, while Vesnina made her way to the Wimbledon final in pairs for the third time in her career, Makarova did it for the second, reports Tass news agency.

Before that, they won together the French Open in 2013, the US Open in 2014 and gold medals at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.