BNP PARIBAS MASTERS 2013
Bryans Win Paris Title
by ATP Staff|
"It was great week for us," said Bob Bryan. "We're very happy with our performance against a team that has had a fantastic year and who is playing with a lot of confidence at the moment. Hopefully this bodes well for the last tournament of the season.
"This city has been good to us during our careers. We appreciate the support from the Parisian crowd and today's atmosphere was fantastic for doubles. We'll travel onto London tonight and we look forward to playing at The O2, another venue where the spotlight shines brightly on our sport."
The Bryans captured their first title since August, when they lifted the trophy at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati (d. Granollers/Lopez). It is their fifth ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown of the season, following victories in Indian Wells, Madrid, Rome and Cincinnati.
The 35-year-old Bryans won the title at the Palais Omnisports for the third time, having previously triumphed in 2005 (d. Knowles/Nestor) and 2007 (d. Nestor/Zimonjic).
The Bryans avenged their loss in last week’s Valencia final to Peya and Soares as they broke serve five times and won 74 per cent of their service points, prevailing in 61 minutes.
Both the Bryans and Peya and Soares will now travel to London for the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. They Bryans will make their 11th appearance at the season finale, while Peya and Soares, winners of five titles this year, will make their debut in the eight-team event.