Olympics-Tennis-France's Benneteau, Gasquet claim doubles bronze

LONDON Sat Aug 4, 2012 4:23pm BST

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LONDON Aug 4 (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)