The Bryan Brothers will bring some sort of neckwear back to the United States after a 6-4, 6-4 victory over the French pairing of Julian Benneteau and Richard Gasquet, giving the No. 1 seeded doubles squad a chance to bring home gold for America.
For the second straight day, the duo advanced without losing a game on service: however, today, their dominance was more complete, as the Bryans didn't face a single break point and also broke serve twice, which they could not do the day before against Israel's Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich, when they needed two tiebreakers to win. They won a ridiculous 29 of 32 points on first serve and quickly moved on in straight sets.
The Bryans will face the winner of a match featuring another French pairing of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra, who played David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez. Meanwhile, on the women's side of the bracket, the United States has a chance at taking two medals: Serena and Venus Williams will take on Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia later in one semifinal, while Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond will play the loser in a bronze medal match after falling to Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka 6-1 7-6 (7-2) in the other semifinal.
Roger Federer is playing for a spot in the singles gold medal match after beating Juan Martin Del Potro in a second-set tiebreaker. The third set is currently underway on Bravo.
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