Flushing Meadows, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Twin brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan secured a berth in their sixth U.S. Open doubles final.
Thursday’s first semifinal at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center saw the 36-year-old siblings outlast an unseeded tandem of fellow Americans Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram, 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.
The Bryans owns a record 15 Grand Slam doubles titles in a record 24 previous major finals, including four U.S. Open wins. Their last championship in New York came two years ago.
They are trying to nail down at least one Grand Slam doubles title for a record 10th year in a row. They already hold the record.
The Wimbledon runner-up Bryans’ opponent on Sunday will be an 11th-seeded Spanish tandem of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez, who handled a fourth-seeded pairing of Croat Ivan Dodig and Brazilian Marcel Melo 6-4, 6-4. Granollers and Lopez were the French Open runners-up in June.
The winning doubles team this weekend will split $520,000.