Melzer-Petzschner win first Slam

Updated: July 3, 2010, 3:36 PM ET
Associated Press

WIMBLEDON, England -- The unseeded pair of Jurgen Melzer of Austria and Philipp Petzschner of Germany have won the Wimbledon men's doubles title for their first Grand Slam championship.

They beat 16th-seeded Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Romania's Horia Tecau 6-1, 7-5, 7-5 Saturday.

This is the first season Melzer and Petzschner have teamed up in doubles. They are the first unseeded team to win the title since qualifiers Stephen Huss and Wesley Moodie did it in 2005.

Tecau lost both of his service games in the opening set, and Lindstedt was then broken for the set. The second set went with serve until 6-5, when Tecau was broken at love.

Melzer and Petzschner broke Tecau at love at 6-5 in the third set to finish the match.


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