Cabal, Farah win marathon Wimbledon doubles title

Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal (right) and Colombia’s Robert Farah celebrate after beating France’s Nicolas Mahut and France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin during their men’s doubles final at Wimbledon, July 13, 2019. — AFP pic
Colombia’s Juan Sebastian Cabal (right) and Colombia’s Robert Farah celebrate after beating France’s Nicolas Mahut and France’s Edouard Roger-Vasselin during their men’s doubles final at Wimbledon, July 13, 2019. — AFP pic

LONDON, July 14 — Colombia’s Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah won their first Grand Slam men’s doubles title yesterday with an almost five-hour triumph at Wimbledon.

The second seeds became the first pair from their country to celebrate a major title thanks to their 6-7 (5/7), 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-3 win over 11th-seeded French pair Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

Cabal and Farah will also become the world number one team for the first time after their four-hour 56-minute victory. — AFP

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