Bryan brothers lose in semifinals

The Bryan brothers have been eliminated from the season-ending

ATP World Tour Finals, losing 7-6 (6), 6-4 their doubles semifinal

to Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor.

The top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan were looking for the fourth

title at the tournament, but the American twins never earned a

break point Saturday and lost serve once in the second set.

The brothers are assured of finishing with the No. 1 ranking for

the seventh time in nine years.

Mirnyi and Nestor reached the final for the first time as a

doubles pair. Both have won the title before with different

partners.

In the second semifinal, Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes of

India face Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski of Poland.