The Bryan twins become grandest of doubles teams

  • Updated: January 26, 2013 - 8:18 PM

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - Moving with deliberate speed, Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling, 6-3, 6-4, to win the Australian Open men's doubles title on Saturday.

The victory was their 13th at one of the four major international championships and made the Bryans the most successful men's doubles team in tennis history.

The Bryans, 34-year-old twins had been tied with the Australians John Newcombe and Tony Roche, who won 12 major doubles championships beginning in the 1960s.

"It feels real good to have that record," Mike Bryan told reporters. "To be a part of history is pretty special."

Asked how they had managed to be so successful, Bob Bryan said: "Just sticking together forever. You know, when we lose, we go back to the same place and work on what we need to do together to get better."

In an on-court ceremony, the Bryans thanked their parents, their wives and their coaches as they held aloft the winners' cup.

Bob Bryan said he planned to wake his daughter, Micaela, who turns 1 on Thursday, "and put her in the trophy."

One reason for the Australian Open triumph was the Bryans' stinginess with unforced errors. They missed only eight shots over the two sets, which lasted 64 minutes.



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