Top-seeded Bob & Mike Bryan were upset on Thursday by Paul Hanley & Jonathan Marray in Paris at the 2012 BNP Paribas Masters The Australian/British duo fired 17 aces and converted one of their four break points to edge the Bryans 6-4, 6-7(2), 10-5 to advance to the quarterfinals. Marray teamed with Denmark’s Frederik Nielsen to win the men's doubles finals in June at Wimbledon. The 31-year-old Marray is partnering Hanley for the first time this week. Hanley, 34, is a former champion in Paris, lifting the trophy with Wayne Arthurs in 2003.
Just last week, the Bryans clinched the year-end number one ranking in doubles for a record eighth time. It was the fourth consecutive year they finished in the top spot.
Also in Paris, Merrick, N.Y.'s Scott Lipsky & partner Santiago Gonzalez fell to the number eight-seeded team of Alexander Peya & Bruno Soares, 4-6, 6-3, 5-10.