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Gicquel and Chardy capture doubles title

10 January 2010, by Brisbane International Tennis

Frenchmen Marc Gicquel and Jeremy Chardy have captured the men’s doubles title at Brisbane International 2010.
It’s the second year in a row that Gicquel has been on the winning team – last year he partnered countryman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to the title.

Chardy and Gicquel triumphed over top seeds Lukas Dlouhy and Leander Paes, 6-3 7-6(5) in 77 minutes at Pat Rafter Arena.

“I’m very happy, two titles in a row, one time with Tsonga and one time with Jeremy, it was a great week for us together,” said Gicquel following the win.

It was a tough road to the final for the French pair, who came within a point of losing to Americans James Blake and Andy Roddick in the semifinals.

“We had a good week with Marc, because he’s my friend, but first match was very difficult because we don’t play together for a long time,” said Chardy.

“Today in the final it was not a good match, but we win, which is most important.”

The pair will now travel to Auckland to tune up for the Australian Open after which they will contest more events together in the United States together.