BRYAN BROTHERS WIN DOUBLES TITLE
Sunday Men’s Doubles Finals at the 2013 U.S. National Indoor Championships would be an All-American dual between Bob and Mike Bryan and wildcard Americans James Blake and Jack Sock. It would be the Bryan Brothers’ 129th appearance at an ATP World title final. For Blake and Sock, their first.
Both teams took different routes on their way to the finals. The Bryan Brothers, who hold 83 ATP World Tour doubles titles together, played meticulous matches with an uncanny ability to anticipate each other in well-orchestrated play. They advanced to Sunday in quick play taking all of their matches in straight sets.
Blake and Sock found themselves in a battle from the beginning. On their way, they faced the #2 seed of Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecau, Marin Cilic and Andre Sa, and the defending 2012 Memphis champion Daniel Nestor with partner Lukasz Kubot. Each of their matches went the distance being decided in tiebreaks.
The first set would be over in 20 minutes as the Bryan Brothers would dominate on court allowing Blake and Sock to hold only a single serve. The second set would also last a mere 20 minutes and the Bryan’s would take the championship 61 62.
This is the Bryan Brothers 85th ATP World tour title and their third here in Memphis.
Mike Bryan, Micaela Bryan, Bob Bryan