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Injury forces top-ranked Bryan brothers to withdraw from Masters Cup

SHANGHAI, China -- American twins Bob and Mike Bryan pulled out of next week's Tennis Masters Cup doubles tournament because Mike has an elbow injury.

The Bryans, members of the U.S. Davis Cup team, are the world's No. 1-ranked doubles pair.

They'll be replaced in the field by Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.

"I am extremely disappointed that I won't be able to compete in the Tennis Masters Cup this year," Mike Bryan said. "Unfortunately I have had a problem with my elbow for the past couple of weeks and it hasn't recovered in time to be ready for the tournament."

The Bryans won the season-ending Tennis Masters Cup doubles title in 2003 and 2004.

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/news/story?id=3096485

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This is really bad for Davis Cup, an injured Bryan brother, a Roddick who's played one match in 2 months, and Blake who couldn't win a meaningful match if his opponent had a badminton racket.
 

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I'm sure it's precautionary, if it was that bad, one would assume he wouldn't have played Basel and Paris, etc., since he says it's been "a couple weeks"

DC is not for over 3 weeks and they've played more than enough tennis to be match fit.
 

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They've already clinched number one haven't they? If it wasn't for Davis Cup, they would be there.

Get well soon Mike.
 

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oups a shame for the TMC...
Any news about Andy Roddick withdrawing @ the TMC?
 

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I guess for the Americans, davis cup is always going to win over the TMC, I guess they felt sorry for Blake for being the odd one out, and a loser.
 

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Precaution?
I think this is a shame.. it's the masters cup for crying out loud.
Oh well, their decision :shrug:

Let's go Paul&Kev, Simon&Jul!
 

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Good idea, lets bring this DC home to where it belongs.
 

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Precaution?
I think this is a shame.. it's the masters cup for crying out loud.
Oh well, their decision :shrug:
They'd probably lose out in the end anyway like in the slams, where all the top doubles teams are motivated.

And in the end they have a bigger chance of winning the DC than TMC.
 

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Roddick will be next. Welcome to TMC, Nalby :p
 
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They've already clinched number one haven't they? If it wasn't for Davis Cup, they would be there.

Get well soon Mike.

I wonder... if you hate liars then you should hate this pair.. They are lying about the injury. Simple logic about your statment.
 

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bad for the TMC, but I hope they are fit and kick Russia hard :yeah:
 

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Too shame they withdrew but atleast Andyoni entered (Although I don't think they really deservs this this year but I like them)
 
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