Huey, Mirnyi lose to Bryan brothers

Grand Slam champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of US halted Filipino Treat Huey and Belarusian Max Mirnyi, 6-4, 7-6 (5), in the quarterfinals of the Western and Southern Open held at the Deco Turf in Cincinnati, USA.

The second-seeded Bryan brothers, however, were beaten by fifth seeds Horia Tecau of Romania and Jean-Julien Rojer of the Netherlands in the semifinals, 3-6, 6-7 (5).

Tecau and Rojer then lost to eventual champions Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Marcelo Melo of Brazil in the finals, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (5), 6-10.

Huey and Mirnyi settled for the $32,580 consolation prize in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour.

They also got 180 ATP ranking points.

Dodig and Melo bagged the $258,500 top purse and 1,000 ATP points while Tecau and Rojer received $126,550 and 600 ATP points, and Bryan siblings pocketed $63,470 and 360 ATP points.

Huey and Mirnyi are now revving up for the last Grand Slam event of the year- the prestigious US Open scheduled on August 29 to September 11 at the US Tennis Association Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York City.

They are aiming to surpass their Round-of-16 finish in the 2015 edition.