Kubot and Melo win men's doubles title at Wimbledon

Poland's Lukasz Kubot, right, and Brazil's Marcelo Melo who lies on the floor celebrate after defeating Austria's Oliver Marach, and Croatia's Mate Pa

Poland's Lukasz Kubot, bottom left, and Brazil's Marcelo Melo, bottom right, celebrate after defeating Austria's Oliver Marach,top left, and Croatia's

Poland's Lukasz Kubot, right, and Brazil's Marcelo Melo, hug as they celebrate after defeating Austria's Oliver Marach, and Croatia's Mate Pavic in th

Poland's Lukasz Kubot, left, and Brazil's Marcelo Melo hold up their winners trophies and pose for the media after defeating Austria's Oliver Marach,

Poland's Lukasz Kubot, left, and Brazil's Marcelo Melo hold up their winners trophies after defeating Austria's Oliver Marach, and Croatia's Mate Pavi

LONDON (AP) — Playing under a closed roof for the final 20 minutes because of darkness, Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo won the men's doubles title at Wimbledon on Saturday by beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 13-11.

The match lasted 4 hours, 40 minutes, only 21 minutes shorter than the longest men's doubles final in history.

The roof over Centre Court, which was closed for the women's final earlier in the day, was open at the start of the men's doubles match. But at 8:40 p.m., the roof was closed again because of darkness.

With the win, Melo will return to the No. 1 ranking in men's doubles.

For both players, it is their second Grand Slam title. Melo won the 2015 French Open with Ivan Dodig. Kubot won the 2014 Australian Open with Robert Lindstedt.

The longest men's doubles final in Wimbledon history was in 1992, when John McEnroe and Michael Stich beat Jim Grabb and Richey Reneberg 5-7, 7-6 (5), 3-6, 7-6 (5), 19-17. That match lasted 5:01 and was also the final with the most games played at 83.

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