Launceston international coach David Macpherson has been able to mastermind yet another grand slam title.
Macpherson continued to work his magic in helping to secure American Mike Bryan his 18th doubles grand slam.
The US Open victory with partner Jack Sock ensured Bryan has broken the all-time record, surpassing Australian icon John Newcombe.
Bryan and Sock, playing in only their third tournament together, easily overpowered No.7 seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-3, 6-1.
A humble Macpherson was amazed how well Bryan and Sock have combined on the court in such a short time.
The pair only teamed up just days prior to Wimbledon since twin and Mike’s regular partner, Bob Bryan, has been recovering from hip surgery.
“To win the Wimbledon and US Open titles in a matter of a few months is such a terrific achievement,” Macpherson said in New York.
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16 Bob Bryan 🇺🇸 (40)
8 Daniel Nestor 🇨🇦 (46)
8 Leander Paes 🇮🇳 (45)
6 Max Mirnyi 🇧🇾 (41)
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3 Nicolas Mahut 🇫🇷 (36)
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Macpherson had devised a specific strategy with Sock’s coach Mark Knowles to win.
That was to counter the effective use of Kubot and Melo’s serve using the eye formation behind the net.
The net player indicated behind their back with their hands which side of the court they moved to as the return of serve is hit.
The Polish and Brazilian opponents had no answers to the deception.
Bryan and Sock won a high 34 receiving points to 15 and prevented the 2.03m tall Melo serving up any aces too.
“[They] executed the plan perfectly, winning more than 50 per cent of return serve points, which is pretty rare the way players serve today,” Macpherson said.
The newest combination are the first pair to win the Wimbledon and US Open doubles titles in the one year since Swede Jonas Bjorkman and Australian Todd Woodbridge did so in 2008.
Bryan put down the latest success back on to Macpherson rejuvenating his game amid setting all range of new marks on the world circuit.
“Those things don’t enter your mind when you’re playing out there,” Bryan said.
“You’re only just thinking about your routine and the great advice you get from your coaches.”
Macpherson had capped off a satisfying fortnight at Flushing Meadow.
The 51-year-old, who first started out playing on the cold morning courts at Westbury, also coached the host nation’s No.1 ranked player John Isner deep into the US Open singles draw.
The renowned big-serving Isner had gone on to reach the quarter-finals before he bowed out to Argentinean Juan del Potro in four sets.