Bjorkman/Mirnyi Take No.1 Spot in Stanford ATP Doubles Race
Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi Fresh off the successful defense of their Roland Garros title, the doubles team of Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi has moved into the No. 1 position in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race.
Bjorkman and Mirnyi replaced Bob and Mike Bryan in top spot after the Bryans fell in the semifinals of the Stella Artois Championships and Bjorkman/Mirnyi advanced to the final.
“It’s a long way to go,” Bjorkman said. “We’ve been closing the gap since the start of the year. It’s probably going to be the same tight race like it was last year.”
By reaching the final, Bjorkman/Mirnyi hold a four-point lead over the Bryans, 654-650.
“It certainly feels good to be the leader of the Race, but at the same time, it’s important to keep improving your game and just work week to week,” Mirnyi said. “The more successful matches we have, the better for us.”