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Bryan Twins Win Record-Breaking 62nd Doubles Tennis Title

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Aug. 2 (Bloomberg) -- Bob and Mike Bryan won a record 62nd doubles tennis title by beating Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer in the final of the Farmers Classic in Los Angeles.

Playing in their 100th Tour final, the Californian twins won 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 10-7 yesterday.

The Bryans had tied the professional men’s record for doubles titles with retired Australians Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge in May when they won their 61st title at the Madrid Masters.

“Sixty-two brings a smile to our face,” Bob Bryan said on the website of the ATP World Tour. “It was a flood of emotion. I never thought we’d be this consistent, this healthy our whole career. Sixty-one looked like it was on the other side of the moon. If you stay consistent, and never give up on each other -- even in dry spells -- anything can happen.”

The Bryan brothers, 32, finished last year as the top-ranked doubles team after winning seven titles, including the Australian Open and the season-ending ATP World Tour finals, and were unbeaten for the U.S. in Davis Cup play. They’ve won six tournaments this year, including the Australian Open at the start of the season.

Woodforde and Woodbridge, known as “the Woodies,” also won a men’s record 11 Grand Slam doubles titles. The Bryans, who have won eight doubles majors, said in an interview in Monte Carlo in April that mark is within their reach because doubles players tend to peak in their mid-30s.

To contact the reporter responsible for this story: Danielle Rossingh at the London sports desk at drossingh@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Elser at celser@bloomberg.net

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