Tecau, Rojer win first US Open men's doubles title


September 09, 2017
Jean-Julien Rojer, of Holland (left), and Horia Tecau, of Romania, hold up the championship trophy after beating Marc Lopez and Feliciano Lopez, both of Spain, in the doubles final of the US Open tennis tournament, yesterday in New York. (AP Photo)

The 12th-seeded team of Horia Tecau of Romania and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands won their first US Open men's doubles championship. Tecau and Rojer defeated the 11th-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-4, 6-3 in the final at Flushing Meadows yesterday.

This is the second Grand Slam title for Tecau and Rojer, who won Wimbledon in 2015. Tecau and Rojer eliminated top-seeded Henri Kontinen and John Peers in the semi-finals. The two Lopezes, who are not related, won the 2016 French Open.

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