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By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Saturday July 13, 2019


Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal outlasted Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in a doubles final for the ages on Centre Court.

The duo became Colombia’s first major doubles champions with a 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 7-6(6) 6-7(5) 6-3 triumph that lasted four hours and 57 minutes, just four minutes shy of the longest men’s doubles final on record at the Championships.

They will also become the No.1 doubles team in Monday's ATP rankings.

"The moment we're living right now is just crazy," said Cabal. "We never actually won three matches here in a row. No two matches in a regular tournament ATP on grass. Now we won two tournaments in a row and we're No. 1 in the world. What I can say?"

Cabal and Farah, who played the final of the 2018 Australian Open, were appearing in their 31st Grand Slam together.

They have played together since they were young and even lived in a house together when they were developing their games in their pre-teen years.

"I know Sebas has the touch, has the magic in his hands," said Farah. "I have the power. I feel like that's a very good duo. It's great to live this with your brother, your brother like from another mother. It's like a cliché, but it's really what it is."

It was a difficult day at the office for Mahut, who was hit in the head early in the match and had to seek treatment.


He was knocked down two more times in the fifth set, but kept on battling, hoping to win his first title alongside Roger-Vasselin. The Frenchmen have both won major titles with other partners—Mahut has won all four Slams with Pierre-Hugues Herbert, while Roger-Vasselin won Roland Garros with Julien Benneteau in 2014.

 

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