Camarillo’s Mike and Bob Bryan won their third Australian Open crown and seventh Grand Slam championship today with a win over third-seeded Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles 2-6, 7-5, 6-0 on Saturday night in Melbourne.
The Tennis Channel’s coverage of the match airs tonight at 7 p.m.
The 30-year-old twins are second, tied with Peter Fleming and John McEnroe, as well as John Newcombe and Tony Roche, for most Grand Slam doubles titles by one team. The record is 11 by Australians Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde.
“It’s fun to see all the hard work we put in at the Spanish Hills Country Club in late December and early January pay off. It’s still a long year and we’ve got to keep it going for 52 weeks,” Mike Bryan said.
The Bryans are back at No. 1 on the ATP Doubles Team rankings.
According to their father, Wayne, the Bryans get back to L.A. Monday morning at 11 a.m. and head over to the Santa Barbara Municipal Tennis Courts for a clinic.
Other events ahead on the Bryan’s schedule:
== Saturday, Feb. 7: An exhibition at the Avila Bay Tennis Club near San Luis Obispo (1 to 3 p.m.) (site linked here)
== Feb. 9-15: In San Jose for the SAP Open.
== Feb. 23-March 1: Delray Beach International Championships
== March 6-8: Davis Cup: In Birmingham, Ala., with Andy Roddick, James Blake and captain Patrick McEnroe, against Switzerland (official website linked here)
== March 12-21: An exhibition at Indian Wells.
== March 23-25: In Miami for the First Serve Pro Am gala.
== March 26-April 4: Masters Series at Key Biscayne, Fla.
== April 6-12: U.S. Clay Court Championships in Houston (website linked here)