Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, London
Round Robin, Day 2: [TR1] Bob and Mike Bryan (USA) vs. [TR8] Lukasz Kubot (POL) and Robert Lindstedt (SWE)
The Bryan brothers came up short today against Kubot/Lindstedt and it was not a surprise. They started out flat while Kubot/Lindstedt were more alert and opportunistic. Although the Bryan brothers held serve easily, their return game was lacking in the first set. They had break chances, but did not convert on any and the first set went to a tiebreak, which they lost.
The momentum went to Kubot/Lindstedt after the first set, while the Bryan brothers appeared stymied by the tactics and energy of Kubot/Lindstedt. Kubot/Lindstedt went up a break in the second set and never hesitated. Growing in confidence, Kubot/Lindstedt served out the set/match and upset the Bryan brothers 7-6(3), 6-3.