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By Chris Oddo | Friday September 8, 2017

Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau claimed their second major title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez in Friday’s U.S. Open men’s doubles final.

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The 2015 Wimbledon champions combined for 41 winners against just seven unforced errors and broke serve three times on five opportunities to clinch victory in 86 minutes.

“It feels amazing right now,” Tecau told reporters after the final. “We love coming here. We love playing in New York. I never got to be on Ashe Stadium before.”

The No.12 seeds won 33 of 46 first serve points and improved to 2-1 lifetime against the Spanish duo and 2016 Roland Garros champions.

After the final Rojer was asked about the unique kit he wore throughout the tournament. He wore shirts adorned with the Statue of Liberty and shorts emblazoned with the peace sign, in the final and throughout the fortnight. The clothes are a collaborative effort between himself and a friend, who is a designer. The 36-year-old Rojer said he wore the kit to send a positive message.

“I have Lady Liberty on the front of the shirt and a jacket that I wear with the Statue of Liberty on the front and a peace symbol on the back,” he said. “And, again, it's for the stuff that goes on, especially in the U.S. I have been here since I'm 12 years. It's where I started playing tennis and gave me my opportunity to play. So on the political side of things—I don't know how much the tennis world gets into it, but I just wanted to, you know, have the conversation going and promoting again, just freedom and justice, liberty for everybody on gender issues, on racial issues which we deal a lot with in this country.”

 

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