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Australian Open 2019: Bryan brothers register win in doubles opener

AP
Published Jan 16, 2019, 12:57 pm IST
Updated Jan 16, 2019, 12:58 pm IST
The twins returned for the ASB Classic earlier this month and reached the semifinals before heading to Melbourne for the Australian Open.
The Bryan brothers, who have won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together, will meet Adrian Mannarino and Andreas Mies in the second round at Melbourne Park. (Photo: AP)
 The Bryan brothers, who have won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together, will meet Adrian Mannarino and Andreas Mies in the second round at Melbourne Park. (Photo: AP)

Melbourne: The Bryan brothers have reunited as a doubles combination at a Grand Slam tournament and have opened with a 7-6 (4), 7-6 (1) win over Alex Bolt and Marc Polmans at the Australian Open.

Bob Bryan was sidelined last year after injuring his hip in the lead-up to the French Open, and Mike paired with fellow American Jack Sock to win the Wimbledon and U.S. Open titles and the ATP Finals, taking the world No. 1 ranking on his own.

 

With Bob back to full fitness, the 40-year-old twins returned for the ASB Classic in Auckland earlier this month and reached the semifinals before heading to Melbourne for the Australian Open.

The Bryan brothers, who have won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles together, will meet Adrian Mannarino and Andreas Mies in the second round at Melbourne Park.

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