ATP WORLD TOUR 2013 - WEEK 8
Bryans Capture Third Season Title In Memphis
by ATP Staff|
The top seeds converted two breaks in each set to seal the victory over the wild card duo in just 43 minutes. It was the first all-American final at the event since 2001, when the Bryans claimed their first ATP World Tour title against Alex O'Brien and Jonathan Stark. The American twins improved to a 24-5 event record, having also captured the crown in 2004.
“We played great tennis all week and were even better in the final, which is nice,” said Bob Bryan. “We got out of a couple sticky moments early in the match and the momentum shifted our way. We haven't put up scores like this in a while. It was nice to get it done and not sweat through a match tie-break. It was fun playing against two of our friends, too.”
The Bryans lifted their 85th team trophy and third this season. They began the year with a 10-0 record, triumphing at the Apia International Sydney (d. Mirnyi/Tecau) before winning an all-time record 13th major team title at the Australian Open (d. Haase/Sijsling).
“It's incredible there hasn't been an all-American final here since 2001, but it was great to be back where we won our first title,” Mike Bryan said. “Bob and I couldn't have played any better. We love coming back here. To have three titles in four tournaments so far this season is amazing.”
Blake and Sock were making their team debut this week. Blake dropped to 6-3 in tour-level doubles finals, while Sock was contesting his first ATP World Tour final.
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