Photo: Sean Bradley
Top seeded twins Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their fourth US Men's Clay Court Championship and 69th career team title after a fabulous win over fellow Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey in Houston on Saturday night, 6-7(4), 6-2, 10-5 . It was their 5th straight win over Isner and Querrey and the 9th time they had beaten Isner. The Bryans did not face a single break point throughout the entire match.
Initially struggling through the first set, they continued to dominate the second set and, after trailing 0-3 in the match’s super tie-break, the Bryans won 10 of the final 12 points of the match to secure their first title since winning the Australian Open in late January. It was the Bryans’ fifth final at the US Clay Courts, having previously won the title in 2007, 2009, and 2010 and finishing as runner-ups in 1999’s Orlando tournament. They have won 16 straight matches in Houston with this win.
The Bryan Brothers have a 69-39 record in doubles finals and last year won 11 doubles championships and finished as the No. 1 team in the world for a record sixth time.
Bob Bryan said, "Houston has always been great to us and we always have a fun time here. Our results show that and we’ve had an amazing streak here. Today was a battle. We’ve played them many times now and it’s always a big-serving battle."
Mike Bryan said, "It feels good to win here in Houston and we kind of needed this. It’s been a sparse last month and this will do wonders for our confidence. We love it here in Houston. We know all the hot spots, the best restaurants; I don’t even need to use navigation on my car anymore.”