Bryan brothers reach year-end final in style

Bob and Mike Bryan thrashed French duo Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-0 6-3 to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday.

Reuters| Updated: Nov 16, 2014, 09:23 AM IST
Bryan brothers reach year-end final in style

London: Bob and Mike Bryan thrashed French duo Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-0 6-3 to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals on Saturday.

The American twins will be going for their fourth title at the season-ender on Sunday against Brazil`s Marcelo Melo and Croatia`s Ivan Dodig, although they have not triumphed since 2009 when the event first switched to London.

Melo and Dodig, who lost to the Bryans in last year`s Wimbledon final, beat Pole Lukasz Kubot and Sweden`s Robert Lindstedt in a deciding set tiebreak.

The Bryans dropped only seven points in a one-sided opening set, an unusual occurrence this week when the doubles matches have been fiercely contested, but they had to work a bit harder in the second set against the fourth seeds.

"We sort of red-lined it all day," Mike said. "To be beat a quality team like that 0 and 3 that`s got to be one of our best performances of the season."

"It`s going to be a tough team in the final. We`ve played them a bunch asnd we`re going to have to bring it like we did tonight. It should be a hard, fun match."

The 16-times grand slam champions have already guaranteed the year-end top ranking for the 10th time in the last 12 years and can cap another great year with victory on Sunday.