Bob and Mike Bryan have claimed a record 13th Grand Slam doubles title in Melbourne
Last Updated: January 26, 2013 3:04pm
The Bryan brothers celebrate a record 13th Grand Slam crown in Australia
Americans Bob and Mike Bryan became the most successful men's doubles pairing of all time, by claiming a 13th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
The 34-year-old twins secured their milestone with a comfortable 6-3 6-4 victory over Dutch duoRobin Haase and Igor Sijsling at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
The final lasted just 53 minutes, with the Bryans surpassing the previous record they held jointly with Aussies John Newcombe and Tony Roche.
Their first Grand Slam crown came in Paris in 2003, since when they have added four US Open titles, six in Australia, two at Wimbledon - although no more at Roland Garros.
The pair also claimed Olympic gold in London last summer and have amassed more than 80 titles worldwide in the past 12 years.
A delighted Mike Bryan said afterwards: "Obviously it feels really good to have that record and to be a part of history feels really special.
"We weren't thinking much about it on court but once we look back on our careers it will be fun to see what we have done. It's a big record."
Newcombe and Roche won their titles between 1965 and 1976, although the former also posted five more Slams with other partners.