The world order may be changing at the top of the men’s game in singles, but in doubles the domination of Bob and Mike Bryan shows no sign of ending. The American twins today became the first doubles pair to win 100 titles together when they beat Spain’s Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-4 here in the US Open final.
It was the Bryans’ first Grand Slam title of the year and means that the 36-year-olds have now won at least one of the big four together for the last 10 years in a row.
“We’re not going to rest on our laurels,” Mike said. “We’re having a lot of fun playing together. We’re going to keep pushing and we’re not stopping any time yet.”
The Bryans won their fifth US Open title and their 16th at Grand Slam level with one break of serve in both sets. “To win it here in front of this crowd makes it all the more special but we had to play our best match of the tournament to win today,” Mike said.
Martina Hingis’s attempt to win her first US Open title for 16 years ended in disappointment. Hingis and Flavia Pennetta were beaten 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the women’s doubles final by Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina. Hingis, who won her last Grand Slam title in mixed doubles alongside Mahesh Bhupathi at the 2006 Australian Open, won the 1998 doubles title at Flushing Meadows in partnership with Jana Novotna.
Jordanne Whiley became the first British player to win a calendar-year Grand Slam in wheelchair tennis when she partnered Japan’s Yui Kamiji to victory in the women’s doubles event. Whiley and Kamiji added the New York title to those they won in Melbourne, Paris and Wimbledon by beating the Dutch pair, Jiske Griffioen and Aniek van Koot, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3.