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BNP Paribas Open, March 12 Wrap-Up

Match of the Day:

No. 1 Bob Bryan/ Mike Bryan (USA) def. Marcel Granollers/ Feliciano Lopez (ESP) 6-7(2), 7-6(5), 17-15

The fact that this thrilling matchup went to tiebreakers in both sets and then went to 32 points in the deciding 10-point tiebreak is a testament to how evenly matched these two great teams were.

The No. 1 Bryan Brothers lost in the first round in 2010 and in the second in 2011. This year, they are looking to avenge those early losses and capture their first title at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Despite being the most successful doubles team in tennis history, the BNP Paribas Open title has eluded the twins from Southern California.

Tonight, the Bryan Brothers proved their drive to win the biggest title they have yet to capture by fighting off four match points and closing out the crafty Spaniards in just over two hours.

Quote of the Day:

6’9” American John Isner on if he could not be a professional football tight end:

“No. One hit across the middle and my ribs would shatter. So I’d need to put on about 60 pounds, then maybe.”

Photo of the Day:

Australian Matthew Ebden after taking out world No. 8 Mardy Fish in the third round.

Photo by Cynthia Lum

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