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Bryans Lift Third Monte-Carlo Trophy

Doubles 2012

Bryans© Getty ImagesThe Bryans celebrated their 20th Masters 1000 title with Bob's daughter Micaela.

Defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan captured their third Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters trophy on Sunday, defeating second seeds Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor 6-2, 6-3. The victory marked their 20th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 team title.

The American twins won 79 per cent of their first serve points and capitalised on three of their five break point opportunities to secure the win in just 57 minutes.

"It feels nice to win again in Monte-Carlo especially against two legends, Danny and Max," said Bob Bryan. "They've been playing great the last 15 months and hopefully we'll all get to play in many more big matches. It wasn't the easiest of conditions with the swirling wind, but I thought we handled it well."

The top-ranked Bryans did not drop a set en route to their second triumph of the year, having won their season-opening tournament at the Apia International Sydney (d. Ebden/Nieminen). They improved to a 77-42 final record.

"It's been a great couple weeks in Monaco with the Davis Cup and now the Monte-Carlo Masters 1000 event," Mike Bryan said. "It's always a pleasure to see Prince Albert II and the beautiful scenery. We couldn't ask for a better place to win our 20th Masters 1000 title."

Mirnyi and Nestor were looking to lift their third trophy of the season, after winning titles at the Brisbane International (d. Melzer/Petzschner) and Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis (d. Dodig/Melo).

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