Bryan Brothers win sixth Australian Open title

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Bob and Mike Bryan grab their sixth Australian Open title after seeing off Dutch pair Sijsling/Haase in men’s doubles final.

Top-seeded Bryan twins were aiming at their thirteenth Grand Slam title after seeing off Italians Bolleli and Fognini in a three-set semifinal match. They progressed with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 end result and could fully focus on their last obstacle, unseeded Dutch pair Igor Sijsling and Robin Haase. They reached Melbourne final by eliminating Spaniards Granollers-Pujol and Lopez in straight sets: 7-5, 6-4.

In the final the Bryans conceded a break in the opening game at Rod Laver Arena, but responded in style by claiming two of their opponent’s service games by 3-1. They consolidated the second break with a hold to love and marched on self-confidently after that. They served the opener out with the set ball number one.

Bob and Mike maintained the level of their first-set tennis and clinched an early break in the following set. Sijsling and Haase kept grinding and almost cancelled out the American’ advantage at 4-3. The break ball was averted though and there was no way for the Dutch to make the match a contest again. The Bryans missed out on an opportunity to wrap the match up on their rivals’ serve, but produced a triple match ball next and served the championship out after no more than 54 minutes of play. The result: 6-3, 6-4.

In the post-match interview Bryan brothers confirmed that they are not about to quit winning Grand Slams and that they are setting their sights on Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, too.

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