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US Open Day 12 | Men’s doubles title decided

US Open Day 12 | Men’s doubles title decided

Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands and Romania’s Horia Tecau defeated Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4 6-3 in the men’s doubles final at Flushing Meadows for their second Grand Slam title at the US Open.

It came down to a few points and it was a very close match Jean-Julien Rojer

It is the climax of a 10-match winning run for the pair, who came into Flushing Meadows on the back of their 15th team at the Winston-Salem Open. And even more remarkably they have only dropped two sets in that time.

“The key to the whole thing is you need to communicate and be out there and fight together,” said Rojer during the pairs post-match interview. “These are pressure-packed situations. We’ve had a great two weeks. We played well in all the matches and we did so again today.”

“Congratulations to Marc and Feliciano, they are very good friends of ours. They had a great week and they were very deserving. It came down to a few points and it was a very close match,” added the Dutchman, who won his first major trophy at Wimbledon two years ago with Tecau.

Their final against Feliciano and Marc was closer than the scoreline suggested. Tecau was broken in the seventh game of the first set, but the Spaniards couldn’t maintain their advantage as Rojer and Tecau hit back to win three successive games and close out the opener.

A break of the Marc serve in the fourth game gave Rojer and Tecau a 3-1 lead in the second set. After that, Rojer and Tecau had the match under control and never looked back.

“We were just focussing on trying to get one more point, don’t focus on the title and see what happens,” said Tecau.


About The Author

Henry Wancke

Henry Wancke is one of the most respected Tennis writers in the UK. Henry is the Editor of both Tennis Threads Magazine and tennisthreads.net. He previously worked as Editor of Tennis World, Serve & Volley as well as Tennis Today magazines and been stringer for The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian and Press Association. He also co-authored the Ultimate Encyclopaedia of Tennis with John Parsons published by Carlton, and the Federation Cup – the first 32 years, published by the ITF. Currently he is the Secretary of the Lawn Tennis Writers’ Association and Hon Vice President of the Tennis Industry Association UK.

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