Roland Garros II - Men's Doubles
GRAND SLAM - Saturday (Day Fourteen) - Paris, France - Clay (Red)
- For the second time, American duo Hugh James and Ralph Robinson met Jojo Mustard and Heath Davis of West CWLand in a Grand Slam final with the top seeded Americans looking to defend their title. With Davis and Mustard holding the wood over their opponents in recent times, the American pairing came out fiery early to break immediately to lead 1-0. Davis and Mustard, though, operate as if they are one person at times, and and quickly clawed back to be level at 1-1. The set continued in much the same fashion as the Americans at one point had the chance to serve for the set after breaking in the ninth game but were again thwarted by a fantastic smash from Davis as he reached back from over his head to secure the break. The high pressure set would be decided in a tiebreaker, and it was the Westerners who shot to an early lead of 4-2. But the defending champions kept coming, and a backhand lob into the doubles court from the smaller man James brought up two set points. They needed just one as Robinson hooked a serve straight down the "tee" to secure the first set tiebreaker 7-5
Serving first in the second set, the second seeds were in a great deal of trouble early as Davis was broken after leading 40-15. The Americans began to play inspired tennis and drew a number of errors from the two-time Grand Slam champions and opened up a 5-1 lead. At 5-2 they served for the match, but were broken to keep the West CWLanders in with a sniff. But a sniff is all they got - a weak second serve was put away deep by Robinson to secure a second straight Roland Garros title for the Americans 7-6(5), 6-3.
- Seeded players out: Heath Davis & Jojo Mustard.