The Bryan Brothers advance into US Open 2012 doubles semis

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The Bryan Brothers enter 2012 US Open doubles semifinals, Qureshi and Rojer also through.

The final result would suggest that Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer remained largely untroubled by young American brothers Ryan and Christian Harrison. The Harrisons, however,  had a double break ball at 2-2 in the opener, but in the end it was ninth-seeded Pakistani-Dutch couple who broke the Americans twice at the end of the set. The Harrison brother had another two break opportunities in the opening game of the set two as well as at 3-3, yet they failed to convert any of their seven break ball opportunities during the quarterfinal. Their experienced opponents were more efficient as they grabbed a break in the eighth game and served out the match for a 6-2, 6-3 victory.

Second-seeded Bryan Brothers found a worthy opponent in a French team consisting of Julian Bennetau and Nicolas Mahmut. Bob and Mike broke the French early on to go 3-0 up, but the latter fought their way back into the set. The tie-break, however, was rather one-sided as the Bryans achieved two mini-breaks and won the opener. Although Bennetau and Mahmut had a set point at 5-4 in the second set, we ultimately witnessed another tiebreaker. The French were one mini-break up at 4-3, but they gave away two consecutive serve points. The Bryans showed no mercy and wrapped up the quarterfinal match straight away: 7-6 (2), 7-6 (4).

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