BNP PARIBAS OPEN 2014
Bryans Retain Indian Wells Title
Indian Wells, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan needed to wait until their 15th visit to win their first BNP Paribas Open title. Now the 35-year-old American twins have a pair to their names after successfully defending their crown on Saturday in Indian Wells.
The top seeds extended their Indian Wells winning streak to 10 straight matches as they dismissed No. 2 seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-4, 6-3. They clinched the first set with a break, and needed just one more break in the second set.
They improved to a 7-1 mark against the Austrian-Brazilian duo, who had knocked out Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the semi-finals.
"It was a great couple weeks for us and for the sport of doubles," said Bob. "We're excited to win our hometown ATP [World Tour] Masters 1000 and play so well against Bruno and Alex, who continue to put up great results."
Mike added, "The atmosphere tonight was fantastic as it has been all week for the doubles matches. Bruno and Alex have again proven why they deserve to be at the top of the game and tonight we had another high quality match."
The Bryans continued to add to their team’s record haul of doubles titles, now at 95 following this season’s triumphs in Delray Beach and Indian Wells, and also collected their 27th at an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. They defeated Peya and Soares last November at the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris to finish the 2013 season with five Masters 1000 titles.
Peya and Soares finished as runners-up for a third time this season, following their losses in the Doha and Auckland finals this past January. They were looking to win their team’s ninth title.