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Last Updated: Saturday, 2 July, 2005, 13:35 GMT 14:35 UK
Huss and Moodie win men's doubles
Stephen Huss (left) and Wesley Moodie
Stephen Huss and Wesley Moodie became the first qualifiers to win the men's doubles title at Wimbledon with victory over American twins Bob and Mike Bryan.

Australian Huss and South African Moodie won 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 6-7 (2-7) 6-3.

The Bryan brothers had hoped to put their final defeats at the Australian and French Opens earlier this year behind them in Saturday's showdown.

But the second seeds suffered more heartache against unseeded qualifiers Huss and Moodie.

Huss and Moodie had upset top seeds Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi 2-6 6-2, 6-4 7-6 (7-4) at the semi-final stage.

And the duo were again in impressive form on an overcast Court One.

We went into each match saying 'How far can we go in this tournament?' I guess we can go pretty far
Wesley Moodie

After edging ahead in the first-set tie-break, they broke at the first opportunity in the second set to move closer to victory.

The third set proved a tight affair as each game went with serve.

The Bryans threatened a comeback when they dominated the inevitable tie-break but Huss and Moodie hit straight back with an early break in the fourth set and they never looked back.

"It's not a dream it's real," said Australian Huss. "It definitely surprised me to be Wimbledon champion but we just tried to win each match."

"We served pretty solid from the first match," agreed South African Moodie.

"We went into each match saying 'How far can we go in this tournament?' I guess we can go pretty far."




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