WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN 2013
Bryans Oust Granollers/Lopez For 25th Masters Title
by ATP Staff|
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan added yet another trophy to their collection with a 6-4, 4-6, 10-4 victory over the Spanish duo of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez on Sunday, claiming their fourth Western & Southern Open title (2003, ‘08 and ‘11). The win gives them 10 titles in 2013 and a total of 92 as a team.
The Bryans improved to 28-1 since early May, when they won consecutive titles in Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros, Queen’s Club and Wimbledon, before falling in the quarter-finals last week in Montreal. Their 25-match winning streak during the span was the longest of their careers.
“It feels amazing to win our 4th Cincinnati Masters," Mike said. "We had great support from the crowds all week and our games improved with every match. Today was a battle against a very tough team and we feel fortunate that our shots fell on the big points.”
Owners of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles at nine different events and 25 overall, the World No. 1 tandem will take home $180,800 and 1000 Emirates ATP Ranking points with the victory.
The Americans will be vying for the calendar Grand Slam at the upcoming US Open, where they are the defending champions.
Granollers and Lopez, meanwhile, earn $88,500 and 600 points for their run to the final. The Spaniards are 3-7 in ATP World Tour finals together, most recently winning the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London.