LONDON (Reuters) - World number one duo Bob and Mike Bryan reached the Wimbledon men's doubles final on Friday after winning a marathon match against Frenchman Michael Llodra and his Serbian partner Nenad Zimonjic 6-4 6-4 6-7 6-7 9-7.
The American twins, who won the title in 2006, will face last year's runners-up Robert Lindstedt of Sweden and Horia Tecau of Romania in the final.
Lindstedt and Tecau, the eighth seeds, had a much easier route to the final with a straight-sets victory over German/Austrian team Christopher Kas and Alexander Peya.
The Bryans, seeking their 11th grand slam title together, have had to reach their fifth Wimbledon final the hard way, winning a final set 16-14 in a third-round cliff-hanger against Simon Aspelin and Paul Hanley.
(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Ed Osmond)