Can the Bryan twins bring back Davis Cup glory for United States?

9/13/12 in Tennis   |   SamuelWhale   |   587 respect

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Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan have carved their names into history, but will they be able to do so at the Davis Cup this year? We will have to wait and see.
 
The Bryan twins have spent more than 290 weeks as the World No. 1 doubles players. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan entered the professional tennis world in 1998. Since then they have established themselves as tennis legends.
 
This year Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan became the second men’s doubles team the career golden slam by winning gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
 
The Bryan twins will be up against Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopes at the Davis Cup World Group semifinal on Saturday in Gijon, Spain.
 
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan are favorites to win the game, but they Americans should be wary of some hard-hitting from the Spaniards.
 
Bob Bryan believes Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopes and are one of the best men’s teams in the world. Bob Bryan understands that he and his brother will have their “hands full” on Saturday, so it’s important to minimize mistakes against them.
 
“I am definitely expecting those two guys [Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez] to out there,” Bob Bryan said in his press conference on Thursday.
 
“They are one of the best teams in the world. They have won a Masters on clay, they have played us tough, a couple times. They had match point against us in Toronto. There is going to be no surprises, we know we have our hands full. We are practicing hard, we feel good, riding some confidence from a good summer, as are they. It is whoever plays better and executes on the day is going to win.”
 
Mike Bryan shared his twin brother’s enthusiasm over facing Spain in the doubles event. In the news conference Mike Bryan told reporters that he and his brother had a good record on the road, which means they won’t have problem playing against a massive crowd full of Spain supporters.
 
“We have a pretty good record on the road,” Mike Bryan said. “We treat all these road ties as Grand Slam finals. We played every road tie on clay and we are pretty comfortable on clay.”
 
“We have good game plans coming in playing a lot of clay court players and we are playing another really good clay court team. This could be our toughest away tie match, as it is against a top five team in the world.”
 
“As Bob said, we are going to have to execute, we will treat it just like we did the US Open final a week ago. Davis Cup matches are huge for us,” Mike Bryan added.
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