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French win doubles after 30-year wait

AAP
Sunday, June 08, 2014

Update: 9:16AM Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Saturday became the first home pair in 30 years to win the French Open men's doubles at Roland Garros

.The 11th seeds defeated Spain's 12th-seeded Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3 7-6 (7-1).

Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte were the last French pair to win their home title in 1984.

"When I was 10 11, we went to the federation for some practice with all the other kids, and we slept here," said Benneteau.

"Some nights I would sit on the Chatrier alone and dream about just playing on this court.

"Now I have one of the best feelings."





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