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All-time greats will next face Mirnyi/Oswald
The Bryans raised their level after dropping the first set. They didn’t face a break point in the second set, and in the Match Tie-break, they won all three second-serve return points. The Bryans will next meet Max Mirnyi/Philipp Oswald, who squeezed past Scott Lipsky/Tennys Sandgren 6-7(4), 7-6(1), 11-9.
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It will mark the 55th time the Bryans have faced Mirnyi, who turned 40 last July. The Bryans are 31-23 against the 6’5” right-hander, who has had 22 doubles partners against the American greats.
In other doubles action, Andre Begemann and Antonio Sancic beat 2017 Roland Garros doubles finalists Santiago Gonzalez/Donald Young 7-6(4), 6-2. Begemann/Sancic will next play 2017 Houston doubles finalists Dustin Brown and Frances Tiafoe, who dismissed Ivo Karlovic and Daniel Nestor 7-6(5), 6-3.
DID YOU KNOW?
Houston will be the 24th event where the Bryans and Mirnyi will have played.