MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS 2013
Bryans To Play Benneteau/Zimonjic In Monte-Carlo Final
by ATP Staff|
Two-time defending champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan advanced to their sixth Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters final on Saturday, defeating Milos Raonic and Bernard Tomic 6-3, 6-3. The Bryans capitalised on four of their six break points to claim victory in 53 minutes.
With the win, Bob surpassed $10m* in career earnings. The American twins are through to their sixth final of the season, highlighted by four trophies, which includes a record-breaking 13th major team title at the Australian Open (d. Haase/Sijsling) and first crown at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells (d. Huey/Janowicz).
On Sunday, the top seeds will face Julien Benneteau and Nenad Zimonjic. The first-time pairing continued their run by beating Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco 6-4, 6-3 in 65 minutes. Zimonjic is seeking his 10th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and fifth in Monte-Carlo (2004, 2005, 2009, 2010), while Benneteau is bidding to lift his second Masters 1000 trophy.
*Earnings reflect prize money from singles and doubles (excludes mixed doubles).