Bryans Break All-Time Record For Team Titles Won
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Bob and Mike Bryan won their fourth Rogers Cup and 80th team title on Sunday surpassing Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova as the team with the most titles won, male or female. The Bryans also became the second team to qualify for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals with the win.
The American twins saved a match point against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez to win their 21st ATP World Tour Masters 1000 crown 6-1, 4-6, 12-10 in Toronto.
The Bryans have won nine straight matches, following victory at the London 2012 Olympics where they completed a career Golden Slam. The two also lifted trophies at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, Sydney and Nice.
Needing to pull double duty after rain postponed the semi-finals on Saturday, the Bryans first defeated No. 5 seeds Jurgen Melzer and Leander Paes to move through to the final, winning 87 per cent of their service points to wrap up victory in just 49 minutes.
In the final, the Bryans relinquished a set-and-a-break lead and a 7-4 advantage in the Match Tie-break to Granollers and Lopez. The Spaniards held match point at 9-8 and saved one of their own at 9-10 before losing the final two points.