The Bryan’s advance to the finals in doubles at the 2011 US Men’s Clay Court Championships

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Bryans advance to the finals in doubles at the 2011 US Men’s Clay Court Championships
Top seeded Americans, twin brothers Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan trashed the pair of Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas and Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez on Friday. They recorded a 7-5, 6-1 win over them to advance to the finals at the River
Oaks Country Club at Houston.
The Bryans sailed to the final spot without losing a single set in any match at the event so far. They overpowered American Canadian pair of James Cerretani and Adil Shamasdin, and Mexican Brazilian pair of Santiago Gonzalez and
Ricardo Mello to reach the main spot.
The Bryans completely dominated the game without letting their opponent to bounce back. The contest was a one-sided affair with Bryans dominion in almost all areas of the match. The Bryans being very dynamic throughout the match
gave no opportunity to their opponents to break back. The American duo used their tremendous tennis skills to end their opponents run towards the finals at Houston.
The Americans supported each other very well to take down Cuevas and Garcia –Lopez in the both sets. The Bryans kept their first serve conversion rate to 74 percent, conceding three double faults and striking four aces in the match.
Their agility and coordination was outstanding in converting 86 percent of breakpoint opportunities as compared to their opponents meager 43 percent. The Bryans activeness and alertness helped them taking down their opponents in one hour.
The Bryans raised their first serve accuracy to an acceptable 65 percent and 86 percent of breakpoints in the first set to lead it with a 7-5 score. The Uruguayan/Spaniard pair double faulted twice and converted a meager 50 percent
of breakpoints opportunities. They couldn’t bounce back and lost the first set.
In the final set, the Bryans exerted immense pressure upon their opponents to take the better of them with a breadstick. Cuevas and Garcia-Lopez skipped a lot of opportunities and double faulted twice to let their rivals outplay
them very easily. The Bryans hit two aces, 68 percent of first serves and won 87 percent of points on them. They didn’t face any breakpoint opportunity but banking on their overall performance they clinched the final set with 6-1 score.
The Bryans will be facing the other American pair of John Isner and Sam Querrey in the finals. Isner and Querrey outplayed Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer in the semifinals to reach the finals of the Houston tournament.



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