Bob and Mike Bryan won the U.S. Open men’s doubles title Friday for a record 12th Grand Slam championship. The American twins had been tied with Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde for the most in the Open era, which started in 1968.
The second-seeded Bryans beat Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek 6-3, 6-4. That team had defeated them in this year’s Australian Open final as they chased the record. The brothers had been stuck on 11 since 2011 Wimbledon. The last year they failed to win at least one major title was 2004.
The Bryans also tied the Open-era record with their fourth U.S. Open championship, matching Bob Lutz and Stan Smith.