Follow Us

Colombians Cabalk and Farah win doubles at Wimbledon

Colombians Cabalk and Farah win doubles at Wimbledon

Juan-Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah became the first Colombians to win a men’s doubles title in a Grand Slam, defeating Frenchmen Nicolás Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5) , 7-6 (6), 6-7 (5), 6-3 in a match that lasted just under five hours.

The retractable roof of Center Court was closed after the fourth set, which ended at 8pm.

The match went on so long that the women’s doubles final was postponed until Sunday.

Mahut was examined by a doctor after being hit in the face by a ball at the start. He was also hit by a ball to the body in the fifth set.

You can also read:  Kuznetsova eliminates Puig and reaches the semifinals

Mahut is no rookie in long matches: He played the longest match in tennis history _ an 11-hour, 3-minute loss to John Isner in the 2010 Wimbledon first round that spanned three days, lasted three days, and finished 70 -68 in the fifth set.

Wimbledon introduced tiebreakers in the deciding set this year.

Mahut and Roger-Vasselin were trying to win their first Grand Slam together. Mahut has won four doubles majors with Pierre-Hugues Herbert, who this time played with Andy Murray. AP

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

22 − = 15