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Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin lift doubles title in Newport

Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin lift doubles title in Newport

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by Vishal Gajaria

French duo of Edouard Roger-Vasselin and Nicolas Mahut clinch the doubles title at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championship in Newport, after defeating American pair Tim Smyczek and Rhyne Williams 7-6 (4), 2-6, 10-5, in the summit clash.

The first set was quite tensed, with both the teams breaking each other's serve once, as a result of which the match was thrown into the tie-breaker. The Frenchmen held their nerves, to bag the breaker 7-4. In the second set, the Americans bounced back, as they held their serves and converted two break points, which help them to take the second set 6-2, and eventually the match was to be decided through the super-tie-breaker of 10 points.

Mahut and Vasselin won 67% of the pointsto grab the breaker 10-5, and ultimately walked away with the title. .

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