ATP Doubles: Bryan brothers make it back-to-back in Delray Beach



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ATP Doubles: Bryan brothers make it back-to-back in Delray Beach

USA's Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their sixth Delray Beach Open title in their last professional season after recovering from a set down to beat No. 4 seed Luke Bambridge and Ben McLachlan 3-6 7-5 10-5 in the final. After dropping their serve twice in the first set, the Bryan brothers managed to hold on to their serve in the second set and also claimed the lone break of the set in the 11th game to force a decider.

The Bryans, who will retire after the US Open, then dominated the match tie-break to complete a comeback win, successfuly defend their title at the event and delight the local fans. Interestingly, Bambridge and McLachlan won two more points than the Bryan brothers but still lost the match as they won 62 points while the Bryans won 60 points in an hour and 22 minutes of action.

Elsewhere, home favorite Nicolas Mahut and Canada's Vasek Pospisil won it all in Marseille after defeating second-seeded Wesley Koolhof and Nikola Mektic 6-3 6-4 in an hour and 12 minutes of final action. Mahut and Pospisil, who teamed up this week for the first time since claiming the 2016 Rotterdam doubles title, claimed one break in each set to win their second team title.

Mahut and Pospisil put up a great serving display as they fired 10 aces, won 85 percent of their first serve points and
saved the two break points they faced en route to finishing the week in Marseille without a set dropped.

At the Rio Open, third-seeded Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos edged out Italy's Salvatore Caruso and Federico Gaio in a tight final 6-4 5-7 10-7 to lift their team title. Granollers and Zeballos lost their serve two times in the first set but still won the opener after breaking the Italians three times in the first set.

After a first set full of breaks, the teams served much better in the second set as Caruso and Gaio claimed the lone break of the set in the 11th game to force a decider. The Italians then appeared to be heading towards a surprise comeback win in the final but Granollers and Zeballos won six points in a row to recover from a 7-4 match tie-break deficit and earn the title.