Bryans Qualify For Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
Popular Americans book their spot in London
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 13-20 November, as a result of reaching the US Open quarter-finals on Sunday. The American twins, who have captured the prestigious season finale crown on four occasions, join Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut as the second team to book their spot.
The five-time former US Open titlists moved a step closer to their 17th Grand Slam championship by beating Spaniards Fernando Verdasco and David Marrero 2-6, 6-3, 7-5. They won the US Open in 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Now into their 11th US Open quarter-final, the third-seeded Bryans will compete against eighth-seeded Spaniards Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez or Brazilians Thomaz Bellucci and Marcelo Demonliner.
Aussie Chris Guccione and Brazilian Andre Sa also moved into the last eight on Sunday in New York. Guccione/Sa prevailed against Spaniard Nicolas Almagro and Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos 7-6(2), 6-2.
Spaniards Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez knocked out Americans Nicholas Monroe and Donald Young 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3. The Spaniards will face No. 12 seeds Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Alexander Peya of Austria in the quarter-finals. Kubot/Peya received a walkover when Brit Daniel Evans and Aussie Nick Kyrgios withdrew.