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Last Updated: Sunday, 4 July, 2004, 15:52 GMT 16:52 UK
Top seeds win men's doubles
Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman
Woodbridge and Bjorkman celebrate their victory
Top seeds Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman defended their men's doubles title with a 6-1 6-4 4-6 6-4 triumph over Julian Knowles and Nenad Zimonjic.

The victory saw Australian Woodbridge claim a record-breaking ninth men's doubles title at Wimbledon.

"I'm really pleased because to me this is the greatest tennis event that we play," said the 33-year-old.

"To be able to say I have more men's doubles titles here than anyone else in history is great."

Woodbridge swept to six doubles crowns at the All England club as one half of "The Woodies" partnership with fellow Australian Mark Woodforde.

The 33-year-old has now won the last three with Swede Bjorkman.

He hand-picked the 32-year-old to carry on his quest for more Grand Slams four years ago.

Woodbridge, who quit the singles game at the end of 2002, has only lost one Wimbledon men's doubles final in 1993.

And shrugged off suggestions that he would call time on his career.

"Jonas says no," Woodbridge said. "You've got to give him a lot of credit for keeping me out here.

"A lot of times I've thought about hanging my racquet up but he says no.

"My game is good enough to keep playing and I'm certainly not retiring right now."




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04 Jul 04  |  Tennis



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