Bob and Mike Bryan are the 2014 US Open men’s doubles champions following a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez on Sunday in New York. The Bryan Brothers picked up their 16th Major as a pair but they did not have it all their own way at Flushing Meadows.
The Americans won 79% of first serve points compared to the 68% of the Spanish duo. It was the points won on the second serve that really hurt that Spaniards, who could only win 33% of those points whereas the identical twins took 74% The home team were also better when it came to capitalising when receiving as they captured 41% of the points which was almost double the 23% of Granollers and Lopez.
The Europeans actually hit more winners than the Bryans (31-25) but were criminal with their unforced errors which totalled 17. The Americans committed just five in the one hour and 19 minutes at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.