Lukasz Kubot, Marcelo Melo win men's doubles title at Wimbledon

Lukasz Kubot, Marcelo Melo win men's doubles title at Wimbledon

Lukasz Kubot, Marcelo Melo win men's doubles title at Wimbledon

The match did not start until around 2130 local time, and with the roof on Centre Court, after a four-hour, 40-minute epic men's doubles final eventually won by Marcelo Melo and Lukasz Kubot.

The No.2 seeded Russian pair produced a dominant performance, needing only 55 minutes to secure victory in one of the most prestigious Grand Slam events, giving their less experienced opponents from Taiwan and Romania no chance for a comeback.

The longest men's doubles final in Wimbledon history was in 1992, when John McEnroe and Michael Stich beat Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg 5-7, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17.

With the win, Melo will return to the No. 1 ranking in men's doubles.

"We were sitting and waiting. We knew it was going to be something", Vesnina said.

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It was Makarova and Vesnina's third Grand Slam title together.

It soon became clear that would not be the scenario playing out however, as Russians Makarova and Vesnina tore through the first set.

"When we finished the match, I told Elena, 'It's 6-0, 6-0, but it doesn't seem like that.' It was very close match, especially second set".

They also won the 2013 French Open and 2014 US Open women's doubles crowns.

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