Idaho: The United States trail Serbia 2-1 in their Davis Cup quarter-final after the top-ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan lost to Serbia's Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac 7-6 (5), 7-6 (1), 5-7, 4-6, 15-13 on Saturday in a match that stretched to 4 hours and 23 minutes.
Zimonjic served three aces in the final game, closing out the victory with an ace on the second match point. It was a clutch performance by a multiple Grand Slam doubles champion. "For sure, it's the biggest win in the Davis Cup doubles for me," said the 36-year-old Zimonjic, who was instrumental in Serbia's only Davis Cup victory in 2010. "We were playing very good. This was definitely a great, great performance and great match from me."
Bozoljac is a 27-year-old journeyman who ranks 335 in singles and 1,150 in doubles. "Anybody who was supposed to play with Nenad was supposed to be the underdog against the Bryans," Bozoljac said. "We won and I just can't believe it happened. This is my best performance in Davis Cup so far. I knew if I give my 100 percent for one match, I could play on a really high level."
The Bryans have a 20-4 record together in Davis Cup doubles but have lost their past two Davis Cup matches in five sets this year - the only two times they've played five-set matches in Davis Cup action....more
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American twins Bob and Mike Bryan will end the tennis season on top of the world for a record eighth time, the sport's governing body said on Monday. The Olympic gold medallists are the only doubles team to win at least five titles for 10 consecutive years, and won a record-equalling 12th grand slam title at the US Open last month. "Finishing number one is always our ultimate goal when...
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