Bryan brothers reach Australian Open doubles final

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Bob and Mike Bryan earned a shot at a seventh Australian Open doubles title after a rain-interrupted 7-6 (7-1), 6-3 semifinal win Friday over Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez.

The third-seeded American twins celebrated with their traditional chest-bump leap after closing out the match, their 10th semifinal appearance at Melbourne Park.

Mike Bryan dropped serve in the first game, but the brothers were quickly back on track in what became a tight set decided in a tiebreaker.

The Bryans' variety of shots came to the fore on the critical points as they reeled off the first six points in the tiebreaker.

After a 25-minute rain delay to start the second set, the match resumed under the closed roof on Rod Laver Arena.

At 2-2, Garcia-Lopez found himself under attack on serve, and he double-faulted to hand the Bryans the vital service break.

He dropped serve again in the ninth game when Carreno Busta sent a reflex volley over the baseline to give the Bryans the straight-sets warm-up for another Australian final.

The Bryans will meet Australia's John Peers and Finland's Henri Kontinen, who combined to beat local wild-card entries Marc Polmans and Andrew Whittington 6-4, 6-4.

In the women's doubles final Friday, second-seeded Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova will play 12th-seeded Andrea Hlavackova and Peng Shuai.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.