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Sunday, Dec 15, 2019

Bryan twins claim men's doubles title

American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan win their seventh Grand Slam men's doubles crown, defeating India's Leander Paes and Czech Lukas Dlouhy to take the US Open title.

sports Updated: Sep 06, 2008 01:17 IST


American twins Bob and Mike Bryan won the US Open men's doubles crown for the second time when they squeezed past Indian-Czech duo Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy 7-6 7-6 in the final on Friday.

The 30-year-old brothers clawed back from an early break in the opening set to snatch it in a tiebreaker 7-5.

The teams also traded breaks in the second set but again headed for another tiebreak, which the Bryans clinched 12-10 when Dlouhy smacked a backhand service return wide.

The second seeds won their sixth overall men's grand slam doubles title. They have also triumphed at Wimbledon, Roland Garros and also own a pair of Australian Open trophies.