Bryans Capture Eighth Title Of The Year


Bryans Capture Eighth Title Of The Year

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Reigning ATP World Tour Doubles ChampionsBob Bryanand Mike Bryancontinued their devastating run of form as they won their eighth tour-level title of the season with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Mahesh Bhupathi and Max Mirnyi in the final of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati on Sunday.

The Americans, who are 8-0 in finals this season, received 1000 ATP World Tour ranking points by virtue of winning the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title.  They are currently #1 in the world in the Double Race and also in theDoubles Rankings.

Going into the US Open, which begins on Monday, August 30, the Bryans are on an eight-match winning streak, having also won the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title in Toronto (d. Benneteau-Llodra) last week.  Three weeks ago in Los Angeles, they set the Open Era record for the most team titles (62), surpassing recent Hall-of-Fame inductees Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (61).  They opened their 2010 title haul at the Australian Open and have also been victorious in Delray Beach, Houston, Rome and Madrid.

“You never want to be satisfied; you always want to keep focused on how you can get better,” said Bob. “Right now we’re focusing on a big summer and it felt great breaking the titles record in Los Angeles, people have been talking about it for a couple of years.”

Added Mike: “I think a weight’s been lifted since we broke the record.  It was playing on our minds, we wanted to do it at Wimbledon, but we’re really happy that the pressure’s released and it’s shown in our play in the past few weeks.  We walked into this match and we kind of had nothing to lose.  Our place in history is set and now we’re just trying to put icing on the cake.”

The second seeds found themselves down 0-2 in the opening stages of Sunday’s final against fourth-seeded Bhupathi and Mirnyi, but fought back strongly to win the next five games before securing a one-set lead.  They then broke the second-set deadlock in the seventh game with a break of Bhupathi’s serve and went on to claim victory in just under an hour.  Excerpted from ATP Staff report.

Stats:

***  The Bros. are now 47-9 on the year.

***  They have won8 titles in 2010.
 
***  Mike 'n Bob have captured64 doubles championshipsoverall.
 
***  The twins have now won Cincy 3 times. 
 
***  They have been in the CincyFinals 6 times and 5 years in a row.
 
***  The guys have now won 3 of the last 4 tournaments!
 
***  Since Wimbledon they are on a torid 16-2 run.
 
Fast Facts:
 
***  The Bros. and Coach MacPherson will now stay at Koch Mansionin the Hamptons and rest and practice for the US Open.
 
***  Mike 'n Bob will stay at the Ritz during their time at the US Openand they are looking forward to appearing at the Arthurs Ashe Kids Day and doing two songs with the Bryan Bros. Band, featuring David Baron on vocals and Jim Bogios of the Counting Crows on drums.  They will perform Let It Rip and Autograph from their hot selling CD,Let It Rip which is available on ITunes.
 
***  Coach Bryan is emceeing the ATP/WTA Tournament in New Haventhis week and he headed up a big junior clinic at the Yale Indoor Courts, with James Blake and Taylor Dent and lots of local coaches helping out.  The Pilot Pen is headed up by the dynamic and winningAnne Worcester.  Wayne will also journey to New York for theOpen and write his column from the beautiful Intercontinental.  He will do some clinics and apperances, including one for NBA execs next Tuesday.
 
***  CBS has announced that the 60 Minutes piece on Mike and Bobwill be rerun during the Sunday of the US Open.
 
***   Official WEB Site:  www.bryanbros.com

***   Fan WEB Site www.bobandmike.com

***   Bryan Bros. Twitter:   http://twitter.com/Bryanbros

***   Bryan Bros. Band WEB Site www.bryanbrosband.com

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