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WIMBLEDON, England — Doubles specialist Todd Woodbridge was 0-for-2.

The top-seeded men's doubles team of Woodbridge and Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden was upset Monday in the third round, losing to American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan.

The Bryan brothers are seeded No. 15 and won 7-6 (1) 7-6 (4) 6-3.

Woodbridge and former partner Mark Woodforde won the Wimbledon doubles title six times, including last year. They won 11 Grand Slam titles, the Davis Cup and Olympic gold. Woodforde retired last year.

A few hours after losing with Bjorkman, Woodbridge and mixed-doubles partner Rennae Stubbs — also seeded No. 1 — were beaten by Leos Friedl of the Czech Republic and Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia, 1-6, 6-3, 6-4.

TEMPERED ROGER: Pete Sampras said Roger Federer reminded him of himself: calm on court and showing little emotion.

That's the new Roger Federer — the one who defeated Sampras 7-6 (7), 5-7, 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5 in the fourth round on Monday. The younger Roger Federer was different.

"I used to throw around my racket like you wouldn't imagine," he said. "Helicopters were flying all over. I was getting kicked out of practice sessions nonstop when I was 16.

"I don't know if I grew up a little bit. I realized that the racket-throwing wasn't helping my game."

NO TV: Britain's Greg Rusedski is going on vacation on Tuesday and won't be watching any tennis from Wimbledon.

"I don't want to watch the tennis anymore," said Rusedski, a 7-6 (5), 6-4, 6-4 loser to Goran Ivanisevic. The loss left Britain with only Tim Henman in the tournament.

BETTING RAFTER: Lleyton Hewitt, bounced out Monday by Nicolas Escude, is picking fellow Australian Pat Rafter to win his first Wimbledon title.

"I think Pat's got a big chance," Hewitt said. "He hasn't been playing his best tennis so far, but I actually think that's better for him. . . . He hasn't wasted a lot of energy getting there, either."

SEED RECORD: Wimbledon set a record Monday with nine seeded men having reached the round of 16, a record in the open era. The previous record was eight in 1975.

But with 32 seeds instead of 16 this year, fewer upsets were likely in the opening rounds.

SECOND SERVES: Pete Sampras will have to wait for his 100th win on grass. His loss in Monday's fourth round to Roger Federer left him stuck at 99. . . . Marat Safin reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal since winning the U.S. Open last year. At 31, Andre Agassi is the oldest player remaining in the men's draw.