In a sport were doubles teams are hard to find and even harder to maintain, Mike and Bob Bryan have managed to win a historic 100 titles as a pair on the professional tour.
The twins achieved the remarkable victory following a straight sets victory over No. 11 seeds Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, 6-3, 6-4. The win also marked their fifth doubles title at the US Open, which ties them for first place with Richard Sears and James Dwight.
“It’s always sweet winning a Grand Slam,” said Mike. “This just adds some extra whip cream and cherries and nuts on top. To win a slam for the 10th consecutive year, that was kind of in the back of our heads, too. I mean, it was just great. We went out there and played a good match. We do get nervous. I think it was something like our 27th Grand Slam final.”
The win also served as revenge for their earlier loss to the Spaniards in the quarter-final round of the French Open. They now lead the head-to-head series 6-2.
“I thought it was kind of our best match of the tournament against a really tough team that posed a lot of challenges. I think it helped having two days off to practice for that specific team, because they play like no other team out there. They are so close to the net. They have great groundstrokes. We had some good strategies to counteract that. Yeah, as Bob said, it was kind of like ecstasy. Right when the match finished it was a relief. So much emotions. I don’t think we have ever done this kind of dirty dancing swan dive. That was a first.”
The pair pocketed $520,000 and earned 2,000 Emirates ATP Rankings points.