NEW YORK – Bob and Mike Bryan won a record-tying fifth U.S. Open doubles championship Sunday for their 100th tournament title.
The top-ranked twins beat 11th-seeded Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-4.
The Bryans matched Richard Sears and James Dwight, who won the men's doubles five times way back in the 1880s. They now own the Open-era mark, moving ahead of Bob Lutz and Stan Smith.
It's the Bryan brothers' 16th Grand Slam title, extending their record. But it's their first since 2013 Wimbledon. They were in danger of finishing a year without a major championship for the first time since 2004. Back at their home Grand Slam event, the 36-year-old Americans ended the drought. After tough three-set victories in their past two matches, they controlled play against Granollers and Lopez, who beat them in the French Open quarterfinals.