By Rick Limpert/Special to BB&T Atlanta Open
Bob and Mike Bryan may be the regarded as the greatest doubles team of all-time, but there is one title missing from their résumé- the BB&T Atlanta Open.
The Bryans have summed a record 106 career titles and have finished No. 1 in the ATP World Rankings, 10 of the last 12 years. On Saturday, they took a giant step towards claiming their first title in Atlanta by beating the Atlanta-based team of Christopher Eubanks and Donald Young 6-2 6-4.
The 19-year Eubanks had quite a week at Atlantic Station in reaching this ATP World Tour 250 semifinal. The rising sophomore was granted a wildcard into the main draw of both singles and doubles.
The No. 1 doubles team in the world is looking for their fourth title in 2015. The victors didn’t face a break point in the match and converted on three of six chances to pull away in each set. The California natives pounded out five aces and a dozen more service winners against the Atlantans.
Mike Bryan said he was satisfied with their performance.
“It was great. It’s great to have four Americans on the court with these two young guys and a couple of veterans like us.”