Kafelnikov doubts French Open double will happen in near future

by: Matt Cronin | May 02, 2013

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Former No. 1 Yevgeny Kafelnikov, who won the 1996 singles and doubles titles at Roland Garros (the latter with Daniel Vacek) says he doubts the accomplishment will occur anytime soon. Kafelnikov is the last male player to do it.

“I don’t see anybody repeating that in quite a while, whether it’s Roland Garros, Wimbledon or the other Slams,” Kafelnikov told ATPWorldTour.com. “The top guys don’t play doubles during the Grand Slams. Playing doubles really helped develop my game and you get to work on volleys and how to return serve.”

Kafelnikov is the last player and eighth in the Open era to win at least 25 titles in both singles (26) and doubles (27).

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