France's Julien Benneteau returns to Switzerland's Roger Federer in their men's singles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympics Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
Tennis: France's Benneteau, Gasquet claim doubles bronze
Posted : Saturday, 04 August 2012 11:30AM
LONDON (Reuters) - France's Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet won the Olympic tennis men's doubles bronze on Saturday with a 7-6 6-2 win over Spaniards David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez.
The pairs were evenly matched in the first set, with each holding serve to force a tiebreak which the Frenchmen won by three points.
The duo then broke their Spanish opponents twice in a row to take a comfortable lead in the second, wrapping up the win in 79 minutes.
Later their fellow Frenchmen Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra will take on top seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan in the final.
(Reporting by Kylie MacLellan)
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