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Bryan brothers win doubles title

Bob and Mike Bryan
Bob and Mike Bryan have now won six Grand Slam titles

Americans Bob and Mike Bryan came through a dramatic second-set tie-break to win the men's doubles title at the US Open for the second time.

Seeded second, the Bryan brothers beat Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic and Leander Paes 7-6 (7-5) 7-6 (12-10) to claim their sixth Grand Slam title.

The 30-year-old brothers clawed back from an early break in the opening set to snatch it in a tie-break.

And after trading breaks in the second set the Bryans edged another tie-break.

The Bryan brothers have also triumphed at Wimbledon, Roland Garros and twice at the Australian Open, and this latest victory sees them return to the number one ranking.

"This is unreal. Words can't describe it. This feels as good as any win we have ever won. We love playing in New York," said Bob Bryan.

Mike Bryan added: "Just a few points (made the difference). I have a lot of respect for Leander, Leander is a legend. And Lukas is an unbelievable player, he is going to win Grand Slams coming up."



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