BNP PARIBAS OPEN 2013
Bryans Reach Indian Wells Final For Third Time
Indian Wells, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan reached the BNP Paribas Open doubles final for the third time on Thursday night.
The American twins saved one match point at 8-9 in the Match Tie-break to beat Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 in 74 minutes.
Lipsky hit an overhead long at 8-9, which gave the Bryans impetus to go on and record their 27th match win in Indian Wells (27-13 overall).
The Bryans are 21-16 lifetime in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals. They finished Indian Wells runners up in 2003 and 2006.
So far this season, the duo has captured three titles at the Apia International Sydney, Australian Open and the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis. They have won a record 85 team titles.
The Bryans will play either Treat Huey and Jerzy Janowicz or Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in the final.