Jun 8, 2008

Luis Horna and Pablo Cuevas win men's French doubles

Peruvian Luis Horna and Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas are the first all-South American duo to become Grand Slam champions in the 40-year Open era.

They beat Serbian Nenad Zimonjic and Canadian Daniel Nestor 6-2, 6-3 in the men's doubles final of the French Open. Neither of them have won any major tournament before.

“Winning a Grand Slam in doubles is a wonderful experience,” Horna said. “The French Open for us South American players is the most important tournament of the year.”

“We were not expecting to go that far,” Cuevas said.

They upset the favourite and top-seeded team, American twins Bob and Mike Bryan, in the quarterfinals.

Honestly I'm not a men's doubles fan. The only thing that interest me is Horna's tattoos!

(Images by AP Photo/Michel Spingler/Laurent Baheux)

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