For the Men’s Doubles Champs, One Constant Holds: ‘A Grand Slam Is a Grand Slam’

The United States Open men’s doubles final lacked drama, but the victors’ celebrations were enthusiastic: Mate Pavic collapsed to the ground on his back as Bruno Soares screamed his name. When Pavic rose, the two hugged enthusiastically before embracing each other and shaking hands with their opponents across the net.

Without facing a single break point, Soares and Pavic beat Nikola Mektic and Wesley Koolhof, 7-5, 6-3, to win their first Grand Slam title together.

The fraternizing looked…

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