The Wimbledon men’s doubles final had fans in awe of Colombian duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah after a four hours and 46 minutes epic on Centre Court.
The Colombian pair defeated French duo Nicolas Mahut and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-7 (7-5), 7-6 (7-5), 7-6 (8-6), 6-7 (5-7), 6-3 in a Wimbledon classic which left all four players on the floor in exhaustion.
The contest left commentators speechless, but the match was overshadowed following the heartbreaking scenes of Roger-Vasselin crying following the loss.
Many fans took to social media to congratulate all four athletes for their incredible effort.
A moment to treasure…— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 13, 2019
Colombian duo Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah are #Wimbledon men’s doubles champions for the first time after being Mahut/Roger-Vasselin on Centre Court 🇨🇴 pic.twitter.com/i2rMHreMVb
Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah get their long-awaited first Grand Slam title, beating Mahut/Roger-Vasselin 6-3 in the fifth after four hours, 57 minutes. #Wimbledon— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) July 13, 2019
Poor Vasselin crying so much.— José Morgado (@josemorgado) July 13, 2019
Fantastic match, so thrilled for Cabal & Ferah, but gutted for the losers, poor Roger-Vasselin was devastated 😢😢😢— Red_Tabby 😻🐴🎾 (@karenwr75084451) July 13, 2019
Ouch. What a painful loss for Mahut & Roger-Vasselin in every possible way.— Rain Delays Play (@raindelaysplay) July 13, 2019
Farah left speechless
“I mean, I'm speechless,” Farah said after the match.
“Really, I kept watching the watch through the first and second set. I'm like, we finished the second set and it's been two hours and 15 minutes play. This is ridiculous.
“How long is this? From there on, we just kept battling, kept battling, just focus on the game.
“To do this for Colombia … it's just crazy. I mean, to be part of it is just amazing."
On top of the heartbreak, the Frenchman would have been feeling the pain from being hit in the face with a powerful volley.
His partner Mahut was struck three times throughout the match with one incident causing concern from the players when he was hit in the face.