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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 July, 2003, 20:11 GMT 21:11 UK
Woodbridge claims record title
Todd Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman celebrate victory
Woodbridge (right) has now won 76 doubles titles
Australia's Todd Woodbridge clinched a record-equalling eighth Wimbledon men's doubles title as he teamed up with Sweden's Jonas Bjorkman to beat Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi.

The fourth-seeded pair fought back from the loss of the first set to beat the top seeds 3-6 6-3 7-6 6-3.

Woodbridge, who won six of his titles with Mark Woodforde and one with Bjorkman last year, matched the record set by brothers Hugh and Reggie Doherty between 1897 and 1905.

The final turned on a pivotal third set tiebreak, which Woodbridge and Bjorkman won 7-4.

"It's beyond belief that I could do anything like this," said Woodbridge, who now has 14 grand slam men's doubles titles to his name.

"I need a good partner to do it, but when I started out on my career I never thought I could achieve this."

Woodbridge is third on the all-time list of men's doubles titles in the open era with 76, just one behind American John McEnroe and two behind Dutchman Tom Okker.

McEnroe, who won four Wimbledon men's doubles titles with Peter Fleming and one with Michael Stich, has even suggested that if Woodbridge matches his mark of 77, the two should pair up to equal Okker's record.

"He is always joking about it, but knowing how competitive Mac is he is probably serious," said Woodbridge.





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