Wimbledon 2017: Lukasz Kubot, Marcelo Melo win men's doubles title after marathon final

London: Fourth seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo clinched the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday with a 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 13-11 win over Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic.

Poland's Lukasz Kubot, left, and Brazil's Marcelo Melo hold up their winners trophies and pose for the media after defeating Austria's Oliver Marach, and Croatia's Mate Pavic in the Men's Doubles final match on day twelve at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Saturday, July 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Lukasz Kubot (L) and Marcelo Melo (R) hold up their winners trophies after defeating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic in the men's doubles final at Wimbledon. AP

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.

The final set was the longest since 1992 when John McEnroe and Michael Stich defeated Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg 19-17 in the decider.

That final was also the longest men's doubles championship match at Wimbledon lasting 5 hours 1 minute.

For Poland's Kubot, it was a second Grand Slam doubles title to add to his 2014 Australian Open victory with Robert Lindstedt.

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


Published Date: Jul 16, 2017 04:15 pm | Updated Date: Jul 16, 2017 04:15 pm

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