Tennis: `Woodies' add world title to their portfolio

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The Independent Online
Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge encountered few problems before winning their 12th doubles title of the year on Sunday. The Australian pair captured their second Phoenix/ ATP World Cup Doubles Championship in Hartford by defeating Texan Alex O'Brien and Canadian Sebastien Lareau 6-4, 5-7, 6- 2, 7-6.

In addition to a prize of pounds 100,000, they have also won an unprecedented sweep of the US Open, Wimbledon, world and Olympic titles in the same year.

The defending champion, Boris Becker, was given a tough draw for today's ATP World Championship in Hanover when he was put in the same round-robin group as world No 1 Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.

They were joined by French Open champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the red group. Michael Chang, Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Muster and Richard Krajicek are in the white group.