French Open: Marcelo Arevalo, Jean-Julien Rojer save 3 MPs in thriller doubles final

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French Open: Marcelo Arevalo, Jean-Julien Rojer save 3 MPs in thriller doubles final

12th-seeded Marcelo Arevalo and Jean-Julien Rojer have won the French Open doubles title after saving three match points in the final versus Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek. 12th-seeded Arevalo and Rojer were on the brink of suffering a straight-set defeat but impressively recovered to win 6-7 (4) 7-6 (5) 6-3.

In the 12th game of the second set, Arevalo and Rojer saved three match points to force a tie-break, in which they realized their first set point to send the match into a decider. After saving three match points and forcing a third set, Arevalo and Rojer claimed the lone break of the decider in the sixth game and served out for the title in the ninth game.

Arevalo and Rojer, who were playing their fourth final of the year, now have won three titles in 2022.

Arevalo, Rojer on winning the French Open

“I am really proud,” Rojer said during the trophy ceremony. “I know I am getting older and it makes these moments much more special because you don’t know how many more times you have left to play on such beautiful courts.

I am extremely, extremely grateful”. Arevalo and Rojer are playing their first season as a pair. “I really want to thank my partner," Rojer added. "We spent a lot of time living and training in Miami. We decided to play together.

I know this kid has a big heart. He showed it today and I thank him. I am glad he trusts me and I am so happy and proud of this moment here”. After clinching a big comeback win in the French Open final, Arevalo paid respect to Dodig and Krajicek.

“I want to congratulate Ivan and Austin, this was an amazing battle,” Arevalo said. “You guys are amazing opponents. I feel we are super lucky to win the title today. I want to thank everyone inside the stadium, it was amazing. You guys made our moment precious. Thank you Roland Garros and Paris for this”.