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Bryans claim fourth ATP World Tour title

American twins Bob and Mike Bryan underlined their status as the best doubles pair in the world as they claimed the ATP Tour Finals title for the fourth time late on Sunday. The 36-year-olds came from a set down to beat seventh seeds Ivan Dodig (Croatia) and Marcelo Melo (Brazil) 6-7(5), 6-2, 10-7, to lift their 103rd title together.

The Bryans recovered from a near knockout blow in the first set when Bob slammed a first serve into the back of his brother’s head, going on to dominate after dropping the opener. ‘Looking back at the year, we’re very proud of the way it went,’ Mike told reporters, adding that winning a 100th career title together at the US Open had been the highlight.

‘This is considered the fifth slam, with the top eight teams in the world. To lose our first match and bounce back, barely qualify for the semifinals, win on Monday, was great feeling,’ he said.
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