World no 1 in doubles Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan gave some reason to the Americans to cheer as they lifted their second Wimbledon doubles trophy on Saturday.
The Bryan brothers with their second Wimbledon victory, first in 2006, have equaled the Open Era record of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde of winning 11 Grand Slam team titles.
In Wimbledon 2011, all American hopes shattered with the early ouster of Williams sisters and 8th seed Andy Roddick who bowed down to ace-master Spaniard Feliciano Lopez in the third round.
Lopez hit 28 aces in the three set match witch witnessed two tie-breaks. Lopez defeated the 29-year-old American in straight sets 7-6, 7-6, 6-4.
In Ladies' doubles Williams sisters didn't participate, but still there were four American pairs on the court, out of which the pair of 3rd seed Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond could compete till a decent level and got defeated by Maria ErakovicNew Zealand and Tamarine Tanasugarn of Thailand in their quarterfinal encounter.
The Bryan brothers cruised into final after defeating 5th seed Jurgen Melzer and Philipp Petzchern and 6th seed Michael Llodra and Nehad Zimonjic in quarterfinal and semifinal respectively.
The brothers to claim their 73rd career title out played Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau in straight sets 6-3, 6-4, 7-6. Bob and Mike did the finishing job very smoothly unlike semi final which lasted for whole five sets with two tie-breaks.
The Australian Open winners after winning their second major title of the year dedicated the Grass Court Major victory at the Centre Court to their hospitalized grandfather.
This is as special as it gets. I always thought we'd play our best at Wimbledon, and we've lost three heartbreaking finals. To get on that board again, to have two Wimbledon titles, is really special. And then to equal the Woodies, a team that we idolized, the greatest team in our mind, is unbelievable. We'd love to try to get to 12 and do that at the US Open, Mike Bryan told ATP Staff.
It's an honor. We just got to let it seep in a little bit. Every slam we give a hundred per cent. We're happy with what we've done. We're not content or satisfied. But we have smiles on our faces when we walk by our trophy case in the morning. How this career has gone has been a storybook for us, Bob Bryan added.