Agence France-PresseFebruary 2, 2013 23:15
Top doubles duo Bob and Mike Bryan lost on Saturday for only the third time in 11 years of Davis Cup play as Brazil trimmed the US lead in their World Group first-round tie to 2-1.
Brazil's Bruno Soares and Marcelo Melo outlasted the American twins 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, the first time the Bryans had been pushed to a fifth set in Davis Cup play.
"To be able to come here and beat the No. 1 team in the world, it doesn't get much better than that," Soares said. "More importantly than that, we're still alive."