Monday, January 27, 2020

Bryans bow out of their last Australian Open

No. 13 seeds Bob Bryan, left, and Mike Bryan lost to No. 4
seeds Ivan Dodig and Filip Polasek 6-3, 6-4 in the third
round of the Australian Open. File photo by Paul Bauman
   Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan are out of the Australian Open.
   For good.
   The 13th-seeded Bryans (Stanford, 1997-98) lost to fourth-seeded Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Filip Polasek of Slovakia 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday night (California time) in the third round in Melbourne.
   The Bryan twins, who will turn 42 in April, announced last November that they will retire after this year's U.S. Open.
   The Bryans have collected a record 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles, including six in the Australian Open. They won their last Slam in the 2014 U.S. Open and their last Melbourne crown in 2013. Bob Bryan underwent right hip surgery in August 2018 and returned at the beginning of 2019.
   Dodig, 35, seeks his second Grand Slam men's doubles title and Polasek, 34, his first. Dodig won the 2015 French Open with Marcelo Melo of Brazil. Polasek retired in 2013 because of back, spine and left leg injuries. After hitting with Mike Bryan in May 2018, Polasek returned the following month.
   In the first round of Australian Open junior doubles:
   –Top-seeded Arthur Cazaux and Harold Mayot beat Lorenzo Claverie of Venezuela and Aidan Mayo, who grew up in Roseville in the Sacramento area, 6-3, 6-2.
   –Savannah Broadus of Carrollton, Texas, and Elizabeth Coleman of Midland, Mich., edged India Houghton, a Stanford commit from Belvedere Tiburon in the San Francisco Bay Area, and Celia Belle Mohr of France 6-4, 6-7 (11) [10-8].

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