8 Sep 2012

Bryans win 12th Grand Slam doubles tennis title

5:27 pm on 8 September 2012

The second-seeded American twins Bob and Mike Bryan collected a record-equalling 12th Grand Slam men's doubles title when they defeated Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek 6-3 6-4 in the US Open final.

The Bryans go level with Australia's John Newcombe and Tony Roche as the most successful partnership of all time.

The win was the Bryans' fourth at the US Open, following triumphs in 2005, 2008 and 2010.

They also won the 2003 French Open, the 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Australian Open titles as well as Wimbledon in 2006 and 2011, a record that also means they are the most successful in the Open era.