Bryan brothers a win away from 14th Grand Slam title
PARIS -- Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States will aim for a record 14th major doubles title after beating Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals of the French Open on Thursday.
"We've never played a French team in the final," Bob said. "I'm sure it's going to be a very enthusiastic support for the French. Probably feel a little bit like a Davis Cup match. We've been in those situations before. We kind of strive in those types of atmospheres."
The Bryan brothers broke for a 4-3 lead in the second set and clinched the victory when Soares hit a service return wide.
The Bryans won their only French Open title in 2003. By clinching a record 13th major title at the Australian Open this year, they passed Australian greats John Newcombe and Tony Roche on the all-time doubles list.
"It is cool to look at it and have the record," Bob said. "We do say: `Just go out there on the court and play like we have nothing really to prove or play like we have nothing to lose' because we've done a lot in the sport."