Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of USA have qualified for ATP World Tour Finals/Year Ending Championships, previously called Masters Cup by winning Rogers Cup Tennis Tournament in Toronto.
Bryans saved a match point in the match tie-break and won in a thriller against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez of Spain. This was Bryan Brother's 21st ATP Master Series title.
Most successfuly pair in history of the game took set very easily 6-1 but Spanish pair made a comeback in second set and took it 6-4 to enforce the match into a third set match tiebreak.
Spanish player were 9-8 up in the match tiebreak and were just one point away from winning their second ATP Master Series title of the year but Olympic Champions who had completed their Career Golden Grand Slam last week made a comeback and took the title home.
“It came down to the wire there at the end. We were down match point; could have gone either way,” said Mike Bryan. “Maybe we're still riding high from the Olympics and we feel good. We always play better when we're happy. Right now we feel like even though it gets sticky and tough, we've been winning all the big points for the last couple weeks; we did the same today.”
American twins became only the second pair to qualify for this year's ATP World Tour finals, as Mirnyi/Nestor had become first pair to book their spot earlier this week. Bryans were very happy to achieve the feat.
“That's a big goal for all the teams when they start the year to make it to the O2. It’s an incredible venue,” said Bob Bryan. “It’s a great stage for the doubles, probably the biggest stage of the year, and to qualify means a lot to us.”
They also praised their opponents who played such a close match by fighting till last point.
“We had to switch up our strategy a little bit towards the end, but I thought we played a pretty good match,” Bob Bryan said. “We had the momentum big time at the beginning of the match. Could have been a 40 minute match but they got back in it. You've got to give them a lot of credit for fighting and making that such an entertaining match.”