Bob and Mike Bryan move into 2012 US Open men’s doubles final in two straight sets. They will play Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek for the title, who advanced after their Spanish rivals retired.
London Olympics gold medalists Bryans have made yet another step towards conquering the 2012 US Open doubles tournament for the fourth time after winning here 2005, 2008 and 2010. Their semifinal opponents Aisam-Ul-Haq and Jean-Julien Rojer paid a price to giving away an early serve in each of the two sets. The ninth-seeded Pakistani-Dutch pair did not have any re-break opportunities in the opener which allowed second-seeded Bryan twins to serve out the set with a game to love. Qureshi and Rojer managed to threaten the Bryans’ serve on few occasions in the second set, but failed to convert any of their three break balls. The final game of the match, however, was all about the Bryans who served themselves to a 40-0 advantage and booked their final spot after converting their first match point to take the match with a 6-3, 6-4 scoreline.
The second semifinal between fifth-seeded Paes/Stepanek and Granollers/Lopez pairs was tied until 6-6 in the first set when sixth seeds Spaniards were forced to retire due to Lopez’s calf injury.