Wimbledon 2019: Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah win men's doubles
Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah were the first Colombians to win the double competition in a Grand Slam tournament. They defeated the two Frenchmen Nicolas Mahut and Édouard Roger-Vasselin at the Center Court of Wimbledon 6: 7, 7: 6, 7: 6, 6: 7 and 6: 3. The match lasted four hours and 56 minutes.
Only after more than three and a half hours, the spectators saw on the Center Court the first break of the encounter. The first four sets lasted over four hours and were all decided in the tiebreak. Then the roof of the Center Court was closed and the lights turned on. For the 33-year-old Cabal it was the second Grand Slam title - in 2017 he had won with Abigail Spears the mixed competition of the Australian Open.
For Mahut, it was not the first disappointment after a marathon match at Wimbledon. In 2010, he was involved in the longest tennis match in history when he lost in eleven hours and three minutes against John Isner. At that time, the fifth set 70:68 for the Americans ended.
In the doubles, however, Mahut has won all four Grand Slam titles before - with his longtime partner Pierre-Hugues Herbert. The played this time in Wimbledon with Andy Murray - and failed already in the second round.