Battle-tested Bryans a step closer

Brothers continue most dominant run in modern history of the sport

Updated: July 4, 2013, 2:09 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

LONDON -- Maybe it was just a coincidence, but Thursday was a good day for the American doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan at Wimbledon.

On the Fourth of July, the No. 1 seed advanced to the final of this tournament with a 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 victory over the No. 14 team of Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

They converted their fifth match point when Bopanna couldn't handle Bob's into-the-body serve. The packed house on Court No. 1 rose to its feet after the sun finally ...

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