American pair Bob and Mike Bryan saved five match points on their way to knocking out Jamie Murray and John Peers and progressing to the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour Finals after a thrilling three-set win in the doubles competition at the O2 Arena in London. The Bryan brothers prevailed 6-7 7-6 16-14 to set-up a last four clash with Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.
Both teams exchanged tiebreaks in the opening two sets before an extraordinary champions tiebreak saw Murray and Peers, in their final match as a partnership, lead 9-5 to put themselves on course for the last four. But the French Open and Wimbledon runners-up failed to convert their dominance as John Peers sent an open court forehand long.
The 16-time grand slam winning Bryans themselves missed four match points before at the fifth time of asking Peers butchered a forehand to complete the most remarkable of comebacks. The US Davis Cup pair had trailed by a set and 5-3 in the second set tiebreak before four points in a row levelled the match prior to the remarkable events of the final set.