Doubles Team of the Year
Bob and Mike Bryan, the high-energy, chest-bumping twins from California, carved out a piece of tennis history in 2005.The brothers became just the second team in 50 years to reach the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments. After enduring defeats in the finals of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the Bryans reversed their fortune in their home country, winning the US Open to claim their 25th title as a tandem. The season saw the duo appear in a circuit-best 11 title matches, capture five crowns and reach the 300-win plateau, finishing at the No. 1 spot.Mired in a tightly contested battle for top team honors, the Bryans prevailed with a surge to end the season. The Americans hoisted the BNP Paribas Masters trophy in the final ATP Masters Series event of 2005 and finished the year with their third consecutive invitation to the Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai.
Fan Favorite Doubles:
StarsforStarsMiami.com visitors selected Bob and Mike Bryan as the Fans’ Favorite Doubles Team. The Bryans received 6,090 of the 12,750 votes cast, or 48 percent of all votes. Michael Llodra and Fabrice Santoro attracted 2,157 votes, followed by Jonas Bjorkman and Max Mirnyi with 1,953 votes and Leander Paes and Nenad Zimonjic with 819 votes.