Bryan twins take U.S. doubles title
By Simon Cambers
NEW YORK (Reuters) – American twins Bob and Mike Bryan
ended a run of three consecutive grand slam final defeats at
the U.S. Open on Friday as they beat top seeds Jonas Bjorkman
of Sweden and Belarussian Max Mirnyi 6-1 6-4.
The second seeds cruised to their second grand slam title
in just under an hour, gaining revenge over Bjorkman and Mirnyi
for their defeat in the final of the French Open in June.
“We didn’t want to go down as one of the only teams to lose
all four slams,” said Mike Bryan.
The Bryan brothers won their first grand slam title at the
French Open in 2003, but had lost all five of their subsequent
grand slam finals until Friday’s win.
“To do it at the U.S. Open, it’s worth giving up five in a
row,” Bob Bryan said.