Wimbledon: Nicolas Mahut & Eduard Roger-Vasselin book final spot


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Wimbledon: Nicolas Mahut & Eduard Roger-Vasselin book final spot

France's Nicolas Mahut and Eduard Roger-Vasselin will battle against Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah of Colombia for the Wimbledon men's doubles title. No. 11 seeds Mahut and Roger-Vasselin handed a straight-set defeat to Croatian Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek of Slovakia 6-2 7-6 (7) 7-6 (2) to progress into the final.

Dodig and Polasek saved two consecutive break points in the fifth game to avoid what would have been a likely first set bagel. Dodig and Polasek paid the price for not converting a set point in the 12th game and one more in the tie-break as the Frenchmen realized their second set point to go up by two sets.

Mahut and Roger-Vasselin lost the first two points of the third set tie-break but kept their focus as they won seven points in a row to clinch a straight-set win. Meanwhile, No. 2 seeds Cabal and Farah overcame third-seeded Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus in four sets 6-4 6-7 (4) 7-6 (2) 6-4.

Klaasen and Venus saved a total of nine break points before Cabal and Farah converted their 10th set point to claim the crucial break of the opener in the ninth game. Klaasen and Venus came from a break down in the second set to avoid going down by two sets.

The key moment of the match came at the end of the third set and beginning of the fourth set when Cabal and Farah won the third set tie-break before they claimed an early break in the fourth set. There was no way back for Klaasen and Venus as the Colombians held on to their serve to earn the win.