Bryan brothers fail to reach semis at ATP finals

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Bob Bryan of U.S., right, talks to his partner Mike Bryan of U.S. during their ATP World Tour Finals doubles tennis match against Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic at the O2 Arena in London, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Sang Tan)


LONDON (AP) — Bob and Mike Bryan failed to reach the semifinals of the season-ending ATP finals for the first time in five years after losing their final group-stage match on Saturday.

The top-seeded American twins lost to Leander Paes of India and Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic 6-4, 6-7 (6), 10-7 after a Champions tiebreaker to finish round-robin play with a 1-2 record.

Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez then beat Aisam Qureshi and Jean-Julien Rojer to secure a spot in the semifinals from Group A, along with Paes and Stepanek.

The Bryan brothers are three-time champions at the season-ending event, but have not won the title since 2009.