rediff.com

NewsApp (Free)

Read news as it happens
Download NewsApp

Available on  

Rediff News  All News 
Rediff.com  » Sports » Bryan brothers beat Paes-Stepanek to win US Open

Bryan brothers beat Paes-Stepanek to win US Open

Last updated on: September 08, 2012 02:34 IST

American twin brothers Bob and Mike Bryan won the U.S. Open men's doubles title on Friday to capture a record-setting 12th Grand Slam doubles championship.

The duo beat India's Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-4 to capture their fourth U.S. Open title.

The second-seeded Bryans had entered the U.S. Open tied with Australia's Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde for 11 grand slam doubles titles.

"We looked up to the Woodies, and to steal all their records is unbelievable, because we idolise those guys," said Mike Bryan.

"They're one of the reasons we play doubles. Just to be mentioned with those guys is pretty special," he added.

The 34-year-old Bryans, who will take home $420,000, also won the US Open in 2005, 2008 and 2010, and were the runners-up in 2003.

The 39-year-old Paes has seven major doubles titles, including US Open in 2006 and 2009, while the 33-year-old Stepanek failed in his attempt to capture his second.

AGENCIES