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Bryan brothers win 5th US Open title, 16th major

tennis Updated: Sep 08, 2014 00:41 IST
Bob Bryan

Bob and Mike Bryan won a record-tying fifth US Open doubles championship Sunday for their 100th tournament title.

The top-ranked twins beat 11th-seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-4.

The Bryans matched Richard Sears and James Dwight, who won the men's doubles five times way back in the 1880s. They now own the Open-era mark, moving ahead of Bob Lutz and Stan Smith.

It's the Bryan brothers' 16th Grand Slam title, extending their record.

"We're not stopping anytime soon," Mike Bryan said in an on-court interview.

But it's their first since 2013 Wimbledon. They were in danger of finishing a year without a major championship for the first time since 2004.

Back at their home Grand Slam event, the 36-year-old Americans ended the drought. They were so excited they botched their signature chest bump, with Mike leaping into Bob's arms.

"We had home-court advantage," Bob Bryan said.

After tough three-set victories in their past two matches, they controlled play against Granollers and Lopez, who beat them in the French Open quarterfinals en route to their first Grand Slam final.