French Open

Bryan twins win French Open

2013-06-08 20:47
Bob & Mike Bryans (AP Photo)
Paris - Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States won a record 14th major doubles title together by defeating Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) in the French Open men's doubles final on Saturday.

In the tiebreaker, the Bryans rallied from 4-2 down to clinch the victory when Mahut sent a forehand wide.

The Bryans won their only other French Open in 2003.

When they won the Australian Open this year, they broke a tie for most doubles majors with Australian greats John Newcombe and Tony Roche.

Last year at Roland Garros, the Bryans lost the final to Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor.

Llodra and Mahut were bidding to become the first Frenchmen to win the doubles since Yannick Noah and Henri Leconte in 1984.

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