(July 2nd, 2013) -- With no American men or women left in singles at this year's Wimbledon, it will be up to the Bryan Brothers
to wave the red, white and blue as July 4th approaches.
The No. 1 seeds in the men's doubles event find themselves in the semifinals once again in their 14th appearance at the tournament having beaten the No. 8 seeds of Mahesh Bhupathi
and Julien Knowle
7-6(5), 7-6(3), 7-6(4).
Having won in 2006 and 2011, Bob and Mike Bryan will be looking to go deeper than last year when they were upset by the surprise team of Johnny Marray and Frederik Nielsen who went on to claim the title.
Not only are the Bryans seeking a third Wimbledon trophy, but they are also hoping to get a step closer to a rare calendar Grand Slam having earlier this year won in Melbourne and in Paris.
The last team to win a calendar Slam were Australians Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman back in 1951.
If the Bryans do win Wimbledon, they will then be the holders of all four current majors and the Olympic gold medal from last year's Summer Games making it a "Golden Slam".
The Bryans recently won their 90th career title at Queen's Club extending their record as having won the most titles ever by any men's doubles team.
Waiting for the Bryans in the semis will be the No. 14 seeds of Rohan Bopanna
and Edouard Roger-Vasselin
. The Bryans have yet to drop a set during the fortnight and are again favorites to advance.
The Bryans recently stopped by the Live@Wimbledon desk to chat about their recent success and experiences at Wimbledon.