While most of the talk at the U.S. Open is about the early exit of Roger Federer, the incredible play of Rafael Nadal and the potential for a Serena Williams win, the real story here should be of two men playing doubles.
The Bryan brothers are attempting to become the first doubles team to win the calendar Grand Slam since 1951 with a win at this U.S. Open after taking titles at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, but were in a bit of trouble on Monday against Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray.
Facing a set point in the opening set, Bob and Mike Bryan played an incredible 21-shot rally that was about as exciting as it gets in this format, eventually winning the point, saving the set point and winning the set.
They went on to win 7-6 (7), 6-4 and are headed to the semifinals to play either Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek or Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer.
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