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Last Updated: Saturday, 9 September 2006, 23:49 GMT 00:49 UK
Damm & Paes win US doubles crown
Leander Paes and Martin Damm
Sixth seeds Martin Damm and Leander Paes took the US Open men's doubles title with a shock win over top seeds Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi.

Damm, of the Czech Republic, and Paes, of India, came back from a set down to win 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 6-3 in a match lasting two hours 35 minutes.

Paes won his fourth Grand Slam doubles title and Damm his first.

The victory was especially sweet as both men had previously finished runners-up in the US Open doubles.

Paes made the final in 1999 and 2004, while Damm made it back in 1993.

"I don't think there are enough words to express how much fun and how much learning I've actually had playing with Martin, because we're actually opposites on the court," said Paes.

"Martin is strong and plays more solid. I'm more flashy and a bit more quick. We really complement each other.

"It's been a fantastic year playing with him. I've really enjoyed it. I'd like to thank him for a wonderful year."

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