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Photo of the Day: Bryan Brothers Bow and Pray

Thursday, November 07, 2013 /by

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan topped Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer in the ATP World Tour Finals yesterday—but not before some consternation. Witness this image from a pivotal moment in this doubles match: 


Bob and Mike had three match points in the Match Tie-break to take the contest, only to see each squashed by the Pakistani-Dutch pair. Then Qureshi and Rojer wasted a match point of their own with a wide shot, before the Bryans rattled off three straight points to win the tense denouement, 7-6 (3), 1-6, 14-12.

As with the men's singles play at this #FinalShowdown, the doubles draw is round-robin in nature. (Here are the latest standings.) Needless to say, the Bryans pulled a Houdini-esque escape act to avoid the extinguishing of their title hopes.

What do you think of the Bryans' chances to take this season-ending championship? It's not like they need it to salvage their season—save their U.S. Open shortcoming, they've won everything in sight that matters most this year.

Got a thought, a tip, or a point to make? Hit me on Twitter @jonscott9.


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