SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States won the doubles title with a 6-1, 7-6 (3) victory over Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.
The Bryan twins reversed the result of the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup doubles final, where Nestor and Zimonjic won in straight sets.
"It felt good to be the underdogs for once," Mike Bryan said. "When we lost that match last year, it really gave us extra motivation to work hard in the offseason. We worked on a few things and it paid off."
“It definitely feels good to always avenge any loss," said Bob Bryan. "But this is a really tough team, and we're looking forward to many finals in the future. They're going to be tough on any surface. We all know each other so well that just little tweaks are going to make the difference every time.”
“When we lost that match last year, it really gave us extra motivation to work hard in the off-season," said Mike Bryan. "We came here pretty excited, and we played every match this week with a lot of energy. We worked on a few things and it paid off today. We're really happy and excited. It's a great preparation for the Aussie Open.
“Ten years playing down here and to get it (the title) when we're 30 years old, it feels good. When we're dead and gone we'll be up on that board and be remembered with some of the greats. It's good to be on the Sydney champions' board with some of our idols: Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde.”
The victory puts the twins within seven titles of tying John McEnroe/Peter Fleming and Bob Hewitt/Frew McMillan for second place on the all-time doubles title list. Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge have 61 titles.
The twins also have a friendly competition with Roger Federer for titles. Federer has 57.