Britain's wait for a men's doubles champion at Wimbledon has come to an end.
Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen upset fifth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 6-3 to become the first men’s wild card pair to win the Wimbledon doubles title.
“Every kind of sportsperson has injuries I'm sure at a time in their career. When you're not really doing so well, those moments you kind of second guess yourself whether you want to carry on or not,” commented Marray. “But I felt like I had a bit of unfinished business and things like that, so I'm more than happy to have made the decision to carry on.”
Marray was the first Brit to win the doubles title here since 1936, when British duo Pat Hughes and and Raymond Tuckey won the title.
Nielsen also creates history by becoming the first Danish man to win a Grand Slam singles or doubles title.
“It means more because it's Wimbledon. Maybe because of my family history, I have a different relationship with Wimbledon. That's possible,” commented Nielsen. “But I don't think the fact that my granddad used to do well is going to make it even more special. I think the fact that it is just Wimbledon, it carries its name by itself pretty well.”