Record-breaking win for Bryans

  • Last Updated: January 26 2013, 18:52 GMT

Bob and Mike Bryan became the most successful doubles pairing of all time by winning their 13th grand slam title at the Australian Open.

Bryans: Another grand slam victory
Bryans: Another grand slam victory

The American twins surpassed the previous record they held jointly with Australians John Newcombe and Tony Roche with a 6-3 6-4 defeat of Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling.

The Dutchmen started well with an early break but the Bryans then rattled off four consecutive games to take the initiative.

They closed out the opening set and then cruised through the second to win their sixth Melbourne crown.

Mike Bryan said: "Obviously, it feels real good to have that record. To be a part of history is pretty special.

"We weren't thinking about it much out there, but now that we have it, it's going to be fun to look back on our career and say we have the most Grand Slams. It's a big record, so we're pretty excited about it."

Bob Bryan added they would look to extend the record much further.

He said: "We're competitors. We hate to lose. We want to finish (world) number one.

"We set goals to get better, to improve, and to play well at these big tournaments. That's why we'll be out here for the next few, three, four more years."


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