Mirnyi and Nestor Deny Bryans

  • Last Updated: June 10 2012, 9:36 BST

Defending champions Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor overcame Bob and Mike Bryan in straight sets to retain their men's doubles title at the French Open and deny their opponents an historic crown.

Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor celebrate their triumph

The American twins were bidding to claim their 12th Grand Slam title and join John Newcombe and Tony Roche as the most successful doubles team of all-time but the top-seeded Mirnyi and Nestor triumphed 6-4 6-4 on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Victory would have also given the Bryans sole ownership of the record for the most Grand Slam doubles titles in the Open era so they still remain level with Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde heading to Wimbledon.

Bob Bryan said: "Today just wasn't our day. They came out aggressive and hit some good shots. I was a little bit cold and heavy at the beginning and maybe it caught us a little bit off guard.

"It's disappointing because we had been playing some really good ball. But they hit some great serves when they needed it."

Mirnyi, of Belarus, now has six major titles to his name, including four Roland Garros crowns, while his Canadian partner has eight - although this success was just their second together.

Nestor said: "It's a great feeling. It might have been not the best match by some of us on the court today, including myself and definitely them. But Max was very solid from start to finish. He played great. He carried us. That was important today.

"Regardless of the fact, a slam is a slam and to beat the best team probably of all time in the finals is a good feeling."