Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan continued their record setting season on Sunday by capturing their 88th team title, their 6th doubles championship of 2013, and their 24th ATP Masters 1000 crown.
The top-seeded American twins defeated sixth-seeded Indians Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna 6-2, 6-3 to lift their third title at the Italian Open at Rome. The final lasted just 51 minutes.
"We knew we needed to play very well to win this match and I thought we put in a very strong performance," said Mike Bryan. "We're obviously very pleased with the way the last couple weeks have gone and are hoping to carry this momentum into Paris."
The Bryans received $200,000 in prize money and earned 1,000 ATP Rankings points.
"It's great to see Hesh and Bops playing together again, especially after their strong finish last season," said Bob Bryan. "They're great for doubles and we know we'll be playing the Indian Express again in big matches this year."
The Bryans lost a scant four service points in the 24-minute opening set, when they converted two of their four break point opportunities. They lost just five points on serve in the second set, breaking in the eighth game, to improve to a 34-6 record on the season. (Excerpted from the ATPWorldTour)