Bryans reach fifth French Open final

The world No. 1 tandem of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan secured a spot in their fifth French Open men's doubles final on Thursday.

The top seeds handled a seventh-seeded tandem of Austrian Alexander Peya and Brazilian Bruno Soares 6-1, 6-4 in a rain-interrupted semifinal at Roland Garros.

The other finalists are a French duo of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut, who topped a South American team of Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas and Argentine Horacio Zeballos 7-6 (7-4), 6-2. Zeballos stunned the great Rafael Nadal in a singles final in Chile back in February.

The 35-year-old twin Bryan brothers are 1-3 in French Open finals, with their lone victory coming 10 years ago. They were last year's runners-up to Belarusian Max Mirnyi and Canadian Daniel Nestor, who was a mixed doubles runner-up in Paris on Thursday.

The mighty Bryans lifted their 13th major title at the Australian Open back in January.

Meanwhile, Llodra and Mahut are one win away from becoming the first French men's doubles champions at Roland Garros since Henri Leconte and Yannick Noah in 1984.

The 33-year-old Llodra is bidding to win his fourth Grand Slam doubles title, while the 31-year-old Mahut is through to his first major title tilt.

Saturday's winning team will split $470,000.