Saturday, April 09, 2011

Bryan Brothers Win 4th U.S. Men's Clay Court Doubles Title

(Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loco Photography, Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved)

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2011 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (April 9, 2011) The doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan added another title to their impressive resume by winning the 2011 US Men’s Clay Court Championships at River Oaks Country Club in Houston.

The Bryan brothers came from behind in defeating the team of John Isner and Sam Querrey 6-7 (4), 6-2, 10-5.

After loosing the first set and winning the second 6-2 the Bryan's rallied back to down their opponents in the third set 10-5 in the third set super tie-breaker.

The Bryan’s also claimed their 10th career major title earlier this year by winning the Australian Open.

The victory was their fourth in the tournament in Houston and their 69th in the ATP.

Their win netted them $ 24,500 and 250 ATP ranking points.

The number one doubles team in the world has a following in Houston, winning their fourth title in the Bayou City before of a sold-out crowd.

The brothers, who have won 16 straight games in Houston, got to the championship match by downing in the semifinals of the couple formed by Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Pablo Cuevas in the semifinals, 7-5, 6-1.

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