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LONDON – Enjoying underneath a closed roof for the ultimate 20 minutes due to darkness, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo gained the lads’s doubles title at Wimbledon on Saturday by beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (2), three-6, thirteen-eleven.

The match lasted four hours, forty minutes, solely 21 minutes shorter than the longest males’s doubles remaining in historical past.

The roof over Centre Courtroom, which was closed for the ladies’s ultimate earlier within the day, was open initially of the lads’s doubles match. However at eight:forty p.m., the roof was closed once more due to darkness.

With the win, Melo will return to the No. 1 rating in males’s doubles.

For each gamers, it’s their second Grand Slam title. Melo gained the 2015 French Open with Ivan Dodig. Kubot gained the 2014 Australian Open with Robert Lindstedt.

The longest males’s doubles last in Wimbledon historical past was in 1992, when John McEnroe and Michael Stich beat Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg 5-7, 7-6 (5), three-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17. That match lasted 5:01 and was additionally the ultimate with probably the most video games performed at eighty three.