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Bryans Clinch 600th Match Win

ATP World Tour 2010 - Week Eight

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Top seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan became the first team in the Open era to win 600 matches when they survived a tense semi-final with fellow Americans Taylor Dent and Ryan Harrison on a chilly Saturday night in Delray Beach. Harrison had shown maturity far beyond his 17 years as he won four decisive points on his serve in the first two sets before Mike Bryan clipped a scorching return winner on set point to force a match tie-break. From 1-1 the Bryans won seven straight points to race to an 8-1 lead to blow open the match, eventually winning 6-7(6), 7-5, 10-4.

In Sunday’s final the Bryans face the unheralded team of German Philipp Marx and Slovak Igor Zelenay.

But there was still time Saturday night to quickly celebrate the 600-match team milestone.

"It's a special milestone for us," Mike Bryan said. "To play this long together and still be doing it with 600 wins is quite an accomplishment. It's good to do it in Delray, a place we like coming to, and where American fans can support us."

The Bryans are chasing their 58th team title and the second of the year to back up their Australian Open triumph in January.

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