Bryans Book Barcelona Final Berth
Second seeds Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan reached the Barcelona Open BancSabadell final for the fourth time, ousting Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi 6-4, 3-6, 10-7 on Saturday.
The Bryans advanced to their 164th tour-level doubles final and second in three weeks, after lifting their first trophy of the year in Houston. They previously prevailed in Barcelona in 2003 and '08, while finishing runner-up in 2011.
The American twins carry a 25-16 record in clay finals into Sunday's title match, where they will face wild cards Pablo Cuevas and Marcel Granollers. The Uruguyan/Spanish duo overcame a two-hour rain delay to defeat Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 2-6, 6-4, 10-3.
Bidding to become the first home grown doubles champion at the Real Club de Tenis Barcelona since 1997, when Alberto Berasategui and Jordi Burillo triumphed, Granollers is appearing in his 26th final (10-15 record) on the ATP World Tour and fifth with Cuevas (2-2). Cuevas, meanwhile is vying for his sixth title in 12 finals.