John Peers and Henri Kontinen stunned the Bryan brothers to win the men's doubles title at the Australian Open.
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea pair eased past Lukas Dlouhy and Jiri Vesely to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Australian Open.
The eighth seeded pair of Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea overcame Mike and Bob Bryan in just an hour to start their World Tour Finals on a high.
Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea were the eighth and last pair to qualify for the $7 million indoor hard court tournament, to be played at The O2 Arena. Only the top-8 men's players/pairs qualify to play the year-ending event.
Rohan Bopanna-Florin Mergea shocked the Bryan Brothers, the three-time champions, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6(9), 7-6(5) in the quarterfinals that lasted two hours and 34 minutes.
Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan beat Polish-Australian pair of Marcin Matkowski and Juergen Melzer 7-6 (7/5), 5-7, 10-6.
The Bryans won $520,000 in prize money and earned 2,000 ATP Rankings points from the victory.
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan earned their shot at their 100th doubles title with a 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 victory Thursday over Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram in an all-American semifinal in the first match of the day at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Marin Cilic beat sixth-seeded Tomas Berdych, 6-2, 6-4, 7-6 (4), in the U.S. Open quarterfinals on Thursday, launching himself into the semifinals of a major for the first time since he was a 21-year-old wonder at the 2010 Australian Open.
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek will have a chance to win their first Slam title of the season, having finished semifinalists at the Wimbledon.
The US siblings won Olympic gold last year and are already the first men's doubles team in the Open era to hold all four Grand Slam doubles titles at once after winning last year's US Open and this year's Australian and French Open and Wimbledon crowns.
Bopanna is behind world's most formidable players, American twins Mike and Bob Bryan. In the singles, Somdev Devvarman continued to be highest ranked player at 128, followed by Saketh Myneni (263).
The top seeds beat Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo of Brazil 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. The brothers had also won the Olympics in 2012.
Sabine Lisicki and Marion Bartoli clash for the Wimbledon title on Saturday having conquered a series of personal demons both on and off the court.
Bopanna was playing his second match of the day, after having lost the men's doubles semifinals to top seeds Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan.
Sania Mirza, who had crashed out of the women's doubles on Monday, progressed to the third round of the mixed doubles event.
The Bryans still remember from a decade ago when they could afford to stay in Paris in what was practically only a hole in a wall. When they won the Australian Open this year, they broke a tie for most doubles majors with Australian greats John Newcombe and Tony Roche.
The sixth seeded Indian duo lost 2-6 3-6 in the summit clash to the top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan.