Bryan brothers lose in semis at ATP finals
Friday, November 25, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- The Bryan brothers have been eliminated from the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals, losing 7-6 (6), 6-4 their doubles semifinal to Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor.
The top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan were looking for the fourth title at the tournament, but the American twins never earned a break point Saturday and lost serve once in the second set.
The brothers are assured of finishing with the No. 1 ranking for the seventh time in nine years.
Mirnyi and Nestor reached the final for the first time as a doubles pair. Both have won the title before with different partners.
In the second semifinal, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes of India face Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland.