Record 62nd doubles title for Bryan twins

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The Independent Online

Bob and Mike Bryan became the most successful men's doubles partnership of all time when they beat Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer in Los Angeles to claim the 62nd ATP title of their career. The victory took the 32-year-old American twins past the previous record held by the Australians Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde.

The Bryans, who had been stuck on 61 titles since May and finally overhauled "the Woodies" in their 100th final, have won seven Grand Slam and 15 Masters Series titles. The Californians have been playing together professionally for 12 years, won their first ATP doubles title in Memphis in 2001 and have now won the tournament in Los Angeles six times.

"Sixty-two brings a smile to our face," Bob Bryan said. "It's been an emotional ride, talking about it every day for the past couple of months."