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Bob, left, and Mike Bryan react while playing Radek Stepanek of the India's Leander Paes and Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek  during the men's doubles final of the 2012 US Open tennis tournament,  Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Photo by: Mike Groll
Bob, left, and Mike Bryan react while playing Radek Stepanek of the India's Leander Paes and Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek during the men's doubles final of the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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