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US Open 2015: Day 3 Doubles preview

Abhishek Jain
SENIOR ANALYST
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02 Sep 2015, 16:03 IST

  This year’s last and 4th Grand Slam, the US Open, is currently underway the city of New York, USA. The 2-week tournament is being hosted at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, New York City.The American Bryan brothers are the reigning doubles champions at the court, and will be looking to defend their title. If they do, they will win their 6th US Open men’s double title overall. They have also finished the ATP year-end number 1 doubles team a record 10 times. Between 2005 and 2006, they set an Open Era record by competing in seven consecutive men's doubles Grand Slam finals.To compliment their performance in the last calendar year, the Bryan brothers are seeded 1st in the men’s double ranking at the 2015 US Open while the Croatian-Brazilian pair of Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo are seeded 2nd. Indian maestro Leander Paes is paired up with doubles World No. 1 Martina Hingis,  and they will face off against the American pair of Claire Lu and Taylor Harry Fritz in their 1st round mixed doubles clash.Let us look at some of the important day 1 doubles matches: 

#1 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (1) vs Steve Johnson/Sam Querray

The Bryan brothers won their career 100th title at last year’s US Open

The top seeded Bryan brothers will start their 2015 US Open men’s doubles campaign in an All-American clash against the pair of Steve Johnson and Sam Querray. 

The 37-year old identical twins are the most successful doubles pairing of all time and will be hoping to win their 17th Grand Slam in their professional tennis career. The Bryans have won more professional games, matches, tournaments and Grand Slams than any other men's pairing. They have also held the World number 1 doubles ranking jointly for 430 weeks, which is longer than anyone else in doubles history. 

They have met their opponents on 2 previous occasions and have won both the ties comfortably with the last win coming in the 2nd round at the 2015 Wimbledon Tennis Tournament.

Prediction: The Bryan brothers to go through round 2 with a comfortable straight sets win.

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