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Clement, Llodra stun Bryan brothers in Wimbledon doubles final

7/8/2007 - Tennis

WIMBLEDON, England -- French pair Arnaud Clement and
Michael Llodra upset champions Bob and Mike Bryan of the United
States to become Wimbledon men's doubles champions on
Sunday.

The 10th seeds' 6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory in their maiden
Grand Slam final means they are the first all-French team to win
at Wimbledon in 74 years and their delight was evident on Court
One.

After throwing rackets and T-shirts into the crowd following
their surprise victory, Clement had to borrow a shirt from his
brother Bruno to ensure he did not accept his trophy bare
chested.

"Seriously, I have to play a tournament next week in
Newport. I have no more rackets now," his partner Llodra joked
afterward.

The top-seeded Bryan twins had been chasing a fifth Grand
Slam title in their 13th final and, having not dropped a set all
tournament, they remained on course winning the first set on a
tiebreak.

But Clement and Llodra, who were a match point away from
being eliminated in the second round, made decisive breaks in
the next three sets to cue their celebrations.

Twice an Australian Open doubles champion, Llodra claimed
his third Grand Slam championship while Clement, a former Australian
Open singles runner-up, took home his first Grand Slam title.