MUTUA MADRID OPEN 2013
Bryans Capture Fifth Madrid Title; 87th Crown Overall
by ATP Staff|
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their fifth Mutua Madrid Open doubles title on Sunday. It was their 87th career trophy and fifth crown of the 2013 ATP World Tour season.
The top seeds added to their 2006-07, 2010-11 trophy haul with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over seventh seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in 58 minutes. They lost just six of their first service points and converted four of their 10 break point opportunities for their 30th match win of the year.
"It feels great to get another title here in Madrid," said Bob Bryan. "It's been a nice clay-court season so far and we're looking forward to two more big events on the dirt."
The American twins, who improved to a 23-17 record in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals, shared €197,730 in prize money and earned 1,000 Emirates ATP Rankings points. The only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title they have not won is the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
"Hats off to Bruno and Alex on a great tournament and a strong start to the year," said Mike Bryan. "We had to play really sharp to beat this team and hopefully we can all square off in many more big matches."
Peya and Soares split € 96,800 and 600 points after losing their seventh team final (5-2 overall). The 32-year-old Peya drops to a 7-9 mark in title matches, while 31-year-old Soares is now 13-10 in finals. Soares also lost to the Bryans at the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, when he partnered Juan Ignacio Chela.
"The motivation is to do more of it," said Bob Bryan. "We love working hard and getting the pay-off. It still hurts to lose and we hate losing more than we love winning. We're 35 and we're having fun. We have great jobs, we're always playing in the sun and we want to do it as long as our bodies hold up."
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