Fourth in Madrid: Bryan Brothers Claim Victory at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court
Make it four for the Bryans in the Spanish Capital.
Oakley’s long-time tennis duo smashed their way to yet another resounding victory at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Clay-Court Tournament in Madrid – topping Michael Llodra of France and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic in an intense, yet brief final.
The win handed Bob and Mike their 71st tour-level team title and their 19th at ATP World Tour Masters 1000 level: the second highest of all time.
Although never easy, the dynamic duo snatched the win in a mere 56 minutes, dominating the court and saving the one break point they did face – as well as capitalizing on all three break point opportunities.
The triumph was a far cry from the ultra intense semi-final a day before – where the Bryans battled fellow Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey to come out with their 10th straight win over Isner and the sixth time beating the overall tandem.
“We’re really happy,” Mike said, rocking his Oakley Gearbox watch. “We were fortunate to squeak through yesterday’s match against Querrey and Isner, when we had a crazy match point. We felt like we had no pressure today and I thought we played one of our best matches of the tournament.”
Bob was just as pumped for the team’s relaxed play during the final match.
“We got through a tight one yesterday and today we felt like we were playing with the house chips,” Bob said, also rockin’ his own Oakley Gearbox watch. “We played very aggressive today. We love Madrid; the conditions are very fast and it suits our game well.”
The victory in Spain tallies the duo’s fourth tour-level title this season – and their third on a clay court.
Congrats to Mike and Bob for another awesome performance together!