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Next on the list of goals: the Davis Cup match against Spain.

Paes, from India, and Stepanek, from the Czech Republic, were seeded fifth. They were under pressure on their serves the entire match and saved 10 of 12 break points, but one break in each set was plenty for the Bryans. The brothers combined to get in 79 percent of their first serves, and even when they didn’t, they won 73 percent of points on their second serves.

Mike isn’t the sentimental type, insisting he hasn’t cried since high school — he thought the Olympic medal ceremony might bring the tears but even that failed to work. So he and Bob weren’t going to offer too many deep thoughts about this latest milestone.

At least one member of the family is relishing it, though.

“My dad gets a real kick out of the records,” Bob said. “He has a spreadsheet on his computer. I’m sure he’s updating it right now.”