Bryan brothers reach French Open semis in doubles




PARIS (AP) — Americans Bob and Mike Bryan remember their 2003 French Open doubles title as if it was yesterday.

They stayed on course to win a record 12th Grand Slam championship together by defeating Oliver Marach of Austria and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 to advance to the semifinals at Roland Garros on Tuesday.

Recalling their only French Open title, Mike Bryan believes he and his twin brother “are playing just as good as (they) were back then. Probably better.”

The second-seeded Bryans will next play either Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer or the third-seeded pairing of Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic.