Spain's Lopez duo crowned at French Open, beat Bryan twins

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Paris, June 5: Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez became the first Spanish tennis pair to win at the French Open in 26 years after beating American Bob and Mike Bryan.

(Garbine Muguruza conquers Serena Williams to clinch French Open crown)

The 15th seeded duo on Saturday beat the Bryan twins 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3, denying the fifth seeds' 17th major trophy, reports Xinhua.

Spanish pair Feliciano Lopez, second left,, and Marc Lopez, left, hold their trophy after winning the men's doubles final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Bob, right, and Mike Bryan, of the U.S, at the Roland Garros stadium, Saturday, June 4, 2016 in Paris.

With another Spaniard Garbine Muguruza upsetting defending champion Serena Williams to lift her maiden Grand Slam title on the same court earlier in the afternoon, the day was stubbed 'Spain Special'.

Feliciano and Marc, who're not related to each other, broke their opponents in the first game before wrapping up the first set.

The Bryans, seeking a third title of the clay-court major following victories in 2003 and 2013, forced a tiebreaker in the second set before Feliciano sealed the win with an ace.

In contrary of the Bryan brothers, the most successful pairing of all time, the Spanish duo just teamed up with Olympics in mind since the Australian Open in January.

"You can't imagine what it means to win a Grand Slam for the first time, against the best players in the sport," Feliciano Lopez said.

"Winning a Grand Slam is something amazing, and I didn't have a Grand Slam victory on my resume," said Marc.


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