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By Chris Oddo | Friday June 9, 2017

Donald Young

Donald Young and Santiago Gonzalez will face Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus for the Roland Garros men's doubles title.

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There will be a first-time winner in men’s doubles at Roland Garros, and an American as well. And four Grand Slam final debuts.

Ryan Harrison and Michael Venus moved into their first Grand Slam final Friday in Paris by defeating No.16-seeds Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

The American-Kiwi duo will take on the Mexican-American pairing of Santiago Gonzalez and Donald Young, who defeated Fernando Verdasco and Nenad Zimonjic in the semifinals on Thursday. They also knocked off fifth-seeded Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares in the quarterfinals, saving a match point to get it done.

Harrison has won three ATP doubles titles and Venus has won six, but they’ve all been at the ATP-250 level. Harrison and Venus knocked out fourth-seeded Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo and seventh-seeded Ivan Dodig and Marcel Granollers en route to their second final of the spring (they won Estoril).

Gonzalez owns 11 doubles titles, including one ATP-500, while Young lost his only previous ATP doubles title match in Memphis in 2015.

According to Van Sias of, Young is just the fourth American Male to reach a Grand Slam final.

The men’s doubles final will take place on Saturday after the women’s final in Paris.


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