LONDON (AP) — American Jack Sock and Canadian Vasek Pospisil made their first tournament together a championship-winning one by defeating Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (5), 6-7 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in the Wimbledon doubles final on Saturday.
Sock and Pospisil broke the top-seeded Bryan brothers’ service in the final game on their fifth match point.
The 21-year-old Sock became the third-youngest player to win both a Grand Slam men’s doubles title and a Grand Slam mixed doubles championship in the Open era, adding to the mixed title he won with American Melanie Oudin at the U.S. Open in 2011.
Todd Woodbridge and John McEnroe, both 20, were the only men to win both titles at a younger age, with McEnroe being the youngest.
The Bryan brothers’ Grand Slam championship slump continued.
The Americans, who have won a record 15 Grand Slam doubles titles, including three at Wimbledon, had not reached the final at any of the last three Grand Slam tournaments – after winning four major titles in a row before that.
It was the first Wimbledon men’s doubles final to feature four players from North America since 1983 when Peter Fleming and McEnroe defeated fellow Americans Tim and Tom Gullikson.