New York – Bob and Mike Bryan's hopes of becoming the first men's doubles team since 1951 to claim a calendar year Grand Slam were shattered by Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek at the US Open on Thursday.
The India-Czech fourth seeds downed the top-seeded Americans 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the semi-finals, ending the American brothers' hopes of sweeping the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in the same year.
Paes, 40, and 34-year-old Stepanek, who claimed the 2012
Australian Open, will face either Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo or Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in the final.
The Bryans, who were defending champions, had already become the first pair to hold all four majors at the same time when they captured a third Wimbledon title in July. – Sapa-AFP