New York: For as many doubles titles as twins Bob and Mike Bryan have won together, they find themselves wishing just a little harder for the next one. That is because the next will be their 100th career victory, and the idea of it coming at the U.S. Open is particularly tantalizing.
They earned their shot at it with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory Thursday over Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram in an all-American semifinal in the first match of the day at Arthur Ashe Stadium. The final Sunday, when they will play Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez of Spain, will also be their chance to win their first Grand Slam title of the year, continuing their 10-year streak of winning at least one major. Granollers and Lopez defeated the Bryans in the quarterfinals of the French Open this year.
"We're not feeling the pressure to do it in any way," Bob Bryan said. "Because it's going to happen eventually. It's not like, Oh, my God. We're going to be stuck on 99 forever. We're both confident we'll knock down the title at some point. It would be cool to do it here."