Frenchmen Benneteau and Roger-Vasselin win Paris doubles title

PARIS Sun Jun 8, 2014 9:47am IST

Julien Benneteau (R) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (2ndR) of France pose with the trophy and former French tennis player Henri Leconte (C) during the ceremony after winning their men's doubles final match against Marcel Granollers (L) and Marc Lopez (2ndL) of Spain at the French Open Tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

Julien Benneteau (R) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin (2ndR) of France pose with the trophy and former French tennis player Henri Leconte (C) during the ceremony after winning their men's doubles final match against Marcel Granollers (L) and Marc Lopez (2ndL) of Spain at the French Open Tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris June 7, 2014.

Credit: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

PARIS (Reuters) - Frenchmen Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat the Spanish pair of Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers 6-3 7-6(1) to win the men's doubles title at the French Open on Saturday.

They are the first Frenchmen to win the men's doubles title since Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte prevailed in 1984.

The Spaniards, seeded 12th, held until 3-3 but the 11th-seeded Frenchmen had too much variety in their shots and pulled away on Philippe Chatrier Court.

"This is the best moment of my career. The match point and (hearing our anthem) La Marseillaise, was unbelievable," Roger-Vasselin told reporters.

His partner added: "Since I was 10, 11 ... I would dream about playing on this court. Now I have one of the best feelings ever."

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Pritha Sarkar)

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Formula One

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Davis Cup Title

Davis Cup Title

Vintage Federer seals first Davis Cup for Switzerland.  Full Article 

Taking Charge

Taking Charge

Team mates will determine success of my captaincy - Kohli.  Full Article 

Title Hopes

Title Hopes

Palace fight back to win as Liverpool collapse again.  Full Article 

Money List

Money List

McIlroy eyes green jacket after stellar 2014.  Full Article 

DP World Tour

DP World Tour

Ice man Stenson overcomes nerves to retain Dubai title.  Full Article 

Racism Row

Racism Row

Wigan chairman Whelan threatens to quit over racism row.  Full Article 

Serie A

Serie A

Unsung Di Natale scores 200th Serie A goal.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device  Full Coverage