Updated: Sunday, 08 June 2014 05:00 | By Agence France-Presse

French pair take doubles after 30-year wait

Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin on Saturday became the first home pair in 30 years to win the French Open men's doubles at Roland Garros.


French pair take doubles after 30-year wait

French Julien Benneteau (L) and Edouard Roger-Vasselin speak between two points against Spain's Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez during the French Open men's double final match at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on June 7, 2014 - by Miguel Medina

The 11th seeds defeated Spain's 12th-seeded Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 7-6 (7/1).

Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte were the last French pair to win their home title in 1984.

"When I was 10, 11, we went to the federation for some practice with all the other kids, and we slept here," said Benneteau.

"Some nights I would sit on the Chatrier alone and dream about just playing on this court.

"Now I have one of the best feelings."

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