World #1 duo Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won the Sydney title for the third time as they beat new pairing Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau 6-4, 6-4.
"It's nice to start the year with a title especially in a tournament with such a tough field," said Bob Bryan. "Australia has been good to us over the years and we hope this win can give us momentum going into Melbourne."
The Americans added to titles in 2009 and 2012 as they beat the fourth seeds in 67 minutes. The Bryans broke serve once in each set and won 75 percent of their service points.
"Today's match was very close," said Bob Bryan. "Horia and Max showed this week that they will be a very formidable team. We hope to have the opportunity to play them in many more big matches during the coming years."
"It feels great to start the year strong," said Mike Bryan. "We love playing here. We've been coming down under since 2000 and to win here against eight of the Top 10 teams feels great. We played some great tennis. We just snuck out the first round; we were playing with the house chips in that game. But we pulled some clutch tennis out."
The Bryan Brothers are looking strong heading into the Australian Open. Last year the Bryans came so close to taking the title, but were denied finals match against Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek.
Posted: 1/13/2013 1:15:38 PM