The go-to guys -- well, go-to twins -- came through for the United States again.
Brothers Mike and Bob Bryan, the premier doubles team of this generation, made sure that the final day of the U.S.-Spain Davis Cup semifinal will actually mean something.
The Bryans defeated the injury-riddled team of Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers , 6-3, 3-6, 7-5, 7-5, in 3 hours 38 minutes on Saturday in Gijon, Spain, outdoors on clay. This cut Spain's lead to 2-1 in the Davis Cup tie.
Granollers was hampered by an injured left calf and missed a couple of key volleys in the final game of the match. Lopez double-faulted on match point. The Bryans were six of 22 on break-point opportunities.