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Egberink and Jeremiasz Won the Gentlemen's Wimbledon Wheelchair Doubles Title

July 09, 2012
A new pair of champions were crowned on the last day of the Wimbledon Wheelchair Doubles Event, part of the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Tour as reigning Doubles Masters champions Tom Egberink of the Netherlands and Michael Jeremiasz of France won the men's title.

'The Boom Boom Boys' stay unbeaten for first Grand Slam victory

Egberink and Jeremiasz, who arrived in London with t-shirts announcing themselves in fluorescent pink writing as 'The Boom Boom Boys', lived up to their light-hearted nickname as they took their unbeaten winning streak as a partnership to ten matches across three tournaments.

In their first tournament and just their second match together this season, Egberink and Jeremiasz made the first crucial breakthrough of the men's final as they took a 5-3 lead against top seeds and two-time Wimbledon champions Robin Ammerlaan and Ronald Vink of the Netherlands.

Egberink and Jeremiasz then led the second set 2-1, but were 40-0 down in the fourth game when a heavy rain shower caused play to be suspended and kept the players off court for an hour.

Egberink a Jeremiasz won the first point after the resumption, but Ammerlaan and Vink then got the point they needed to draw level. However, that was to be the 2007 and 2008 champions' last major success and some tremendous court coverage and solid shot making brought a regular flow of winners for Egberink and Jeremiasz, while forcing their opponents into a series of errors

With the Dutch-French duo 5-2 up and a game away from victory Jeremiasz hit a forehand winner to give them their first and only match point and with Ammerlaan subsequently unable to control an overhead forehand the ball flew wide of the court to complete a 64 62 victory for Egberink and Jeremiasz. Victory brought them their first Grand Slam title, ended Ammerlaan and Vink's bid for a third Wimbledon title and saw Egberink and Jeremiasz ended the tournament having beaten both seeded partnerships.

"We were solid today for and for me it shows what you can achieve when you play like brothers. I look at Tom as a 19-year-old and I feel like his big brother and when I can tell him what to do and he does it, then that makes us a successful partnership as we both know what the other is doing. We were not slow to start today, we made sure we imposed ourselves on them and didn't let them impose themselves on us. The Boom Boom Boys are still unbeaten."

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