Sunday, March 30, 2014

Bryans take title in 'hostile environment' in Miami

   It might be the first time anyone called playing in his home country "a hostile environment."
   Top-ranked Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States beat unseeded Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 7-6 (8), 6-4 on Saturday to win their first Miami title since 2008.
   "This is incredible for us, especially to win in such a hostile environment," Bob Bryan told on atpworldtour.com. "There were a lot of Colombians out there. They were bringing the noise. Juan and Robert should play Davis Cup here because the Colombian fans are loud. They had the flags out."
   The 35-year-old Bryan twins grew up in Camarillo in the Los Angeles area but live in South Florida. Unlike California, Florida has no state income tax. The Bryans each earned $1,632,854 in prize money last year.
   The Bryans, who starred at Stanford, won their third title in five weeks and notched their first Indian Wells-Miami double. They captured their second straight title in the BNP Paribas Open earlier this month.
   The Bryans have won 96 career titles, 28 at the Masters 1000 level (the highest after the Grand Slams) and three in Miami. 
   Cabal and Farah became the first South American team to reach the Miami final.
   Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will face No. 2 Novak Djokovic for the singles title today (ESPN at 11:30 a.m. California time). Nadal seeks his first Miami title and Djokovic his fourth. 
   Nadal leads the head-to-head series 22-17, but Djokovic has won the last two meetings.
COLLEGE RESULTS
Women
   Sacramento State 7, Northern Colorado 0: http://www.hornetsports.com/sports/wten/2013-14/releases/20140329kdr766
   Pacific 4, Portland 2: http://www.pacifictigers.com/sports/w-tennis/2013-14/releases/20140329k255n0
   No. 19 Arizona State at No. 5 Stanford, ppd., rain: http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=209447942
   No. 29 Arizona at No. 13 Cal, ppd., rain: www.calbears.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30100&ATCLID=209447933
   Gonzaga at Saint Mary's, ppd., rain: http://www.smcgaels.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=101598&SPID=12531&DB_LANG=C&ATCLID=209447939&DB_OEM_ID=21400
   Men
   Portland 5, Pacific 2: http://www.pacifictigers.com/sports/m-tennis/2013-14/releases/20140329vj8f57

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