Bryan Brothers Reach London Final Four
The Bryans’ straight-sets win over Huey/Mirnyi means that Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares will also qualify from the Group Edberg/Jarryd if they win seven games (or eight if one set goes to a tie-break) against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo tonight. Final positions within the group will be determined by the match score tonight.
Four-time season-finale champions Bryan/Bryan held a 2-0 record in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series against Huey/Mirnyi and got off to the perfect start at The O2 arena. Mike Bryan deflected a piercing backhand return winner to launch a break to love for 2-1 on Mirnyi’s serve.
The Californian twins, who have clinched three ATP World Tour titles in 2016, maintained that advantage and dropped just two points on serve to close out the emphatic opener.
Huey/Mirnyi put up stern resistance in the second set but the World No. 3 duo saved a trio of break points to halt any comeback. At 3-3 a series of acute volleys from Bob Bryan earned the telling break as the siblings closed out their 37th win in Barclays ATP World Tour Finals action.
The straight-sets scoreline sends the Bryans to 48-21 for the 2016 campaign as they target a stellar end to the season in London by going for a 113th ATP World Tour title.