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The "On their way to being the best US DC doubles team ever" 2008 DC Thread!

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 02:47 PM
So here's our 2008 Davis Cup thread :banana: :banana: I'll update the first post with the twins matches during the year. :cool:

Bob&Mike def. Knowle/Melzer 61 64 62
Koubek def. Mike 75 10 ret. :sad:
Bob def. Eschauer 60 36 76
Llodra/Clement def. Bob&Mike 67 76 63 64 :sad:

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 02:55 PM
:)

ataptc
02-09-2008, 03:03 PM
Never in doubt :banana: :banana:

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 03:08 PM
I edited my previous post with two more pictures. :D

Deboogle!.
02-09-2008, 03:09 PM
Amazing :banana: Thought this one might've been tough but once again the twins rise to the occasion and totally kick ass :banana: :dance:

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 03:11 PM
Of course. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-09-2008, 03:48 PM
;)

thanks for the pics :banana:

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 03:50 PM
editing more... :p

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 03:57 PM
Pictures Part One (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=6551454&postcount=150) :p

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 04:02 PM
Part 2 :D

Deboogle!.
02-09-2008, 04:11 PM
:banana: :hearts:

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 04:22 PM
:inlove:

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 04:34 PM
Part 3 :D

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 06:42 PM
Looks like both Bob and Mike might get to play tomorrow. :aplot:

Deboogle!.
02-09-2008, 06:59 PM
:worship: that'd be awesome :D

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 07:06 PM
I know right :D

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 07:57 PM
:woohoo: :D

Deboogle!.
02-09-2008, 08:00 PM
Woot!

cobalt60
02-09-2008, 08:42 PM
the guaranteed point again;)

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 08:59 PM
Always.

Tytta!.
02-09-2008, 11:04 PM
High quality pictures :D

http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj153/renatinhah/Bob%20and%20Mike/picsrvustacom1.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj153/renatinhah/Bob%20and%20Mike/picsrvustacom.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj153/renatinhah/Bob%20and%20Mike/30.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj153/renatinhah/Bob%20and%20Mike/29.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj153/renatinhah/Bob%20and%20Mike/28.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj153/renatinhah/Bob%20and%20Mike/27.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj153/renatinhah/Bob%20and%20Mike/26.jpg
http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj153/renatinhah/Bob%20and%20Mike/25.jpg

Deboogle!.
02-10-2008, 12:42 AM
Press Conference :D
======================
DAVIS CUP FIRST ROUND: AUSTRIA v USA

February 9, 2008

Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Patrick McEnroe

VIENNA, AUSTRIA

THE MODERATOR: Questions.

Q. Was it nice and short?
MIKE BRYAN: Yeah, I mean, it came pretty easy. We broke I think first game of each set so we were never really under the gun and bigtime pressure.
We came out and we knew this team was going to be tough, and we sustained the energy and the aggressive mentality the whole way through, which was good. And I thought Bob played extra good.
BOB BRYAN: Extra well.
MIKE BRYAN: Okay. Fine. Yeah, Bob played really well. I was proud of his effort today, especially after what happened in Australia.

Q. Bob, we used to see Andy clinching a lot of Davis Cup ties. You guys are certainly on a roll now.
BOB BRYAN: Yeah, I mean, we come to play no matter what the score is. Doesn't really make a big difference for us, it's still a sleepless night for us.
It's always great to be up 2-0 because it kind of changes the atmosphere of the whole tie. They're probably not as fired up being down 0-2. Kind of takes the wind out of their sails a little bit.
But, yeah, we expected for them to bring their best stuff today, and it came easy. It was a low-stress match for us, and that's the way we like it.
CAPTAIN McENROE: That's the way I like it.

Q. You won the title last year. I guess it's quite a boost with these circumstances here to...
CAPTAIN McENROE: Yeah, I think it was -- to come here we knew it was going to be a tough match to play a good team in their home environment on a tough surface. I think just mentally we're a much stronger team. We're more confident and don't get rattled at all. That's obviously more the singles guys. These guys I've never seen them get rattled every.
But as Bob said, being up 2-0, it's hard enough to play the Bryans, but when you have to play them when you're down 2-0 with the intensity that they bring, it's difficult. No, we feel good.

Q. Would you have expected to sit here on Saturday already celebrating your win?
CAPTAIN McENROE: To be honest, I never really think about how it's going to unfold, because there are always surprises in Davis Cup. It's like when the draw comes out, Are you happy Andy plays first, or plays second?
I mean, both matches yesterday were extremely difficult. As I said yesterday, it's one of my sort of most satisfying just one day as a captain because of the way the guys fought and stayed in there mentally and physically through tough conditions for their entire matches.
So for me as a captain, it was a very satisfying day to see that happen, and then we carried that momentum into today.

Q. What was the inspiration between the black sock and shoe look today.
MIKE BRYAN: Just what adidas came out with. And black socks looks good with black shoes. I kind of like it though.
CAPTAIN McENROE: It's good for clay, too.
MIKE BRYAN: It's good for clay because you don't have to throw your socks away after.

Q. First of all, you guys have won four Grand Slams at least once. How high does this Davis Cup rank against the individual titles?
BOB BRYAN: I think just as high as a Grand Slam, Grand Slam final. I think we're more nervous for this one. This one has the highest anxiety, even more than a Grand Slam final, which is weird.
But we just want to do it so bad for our teammates and our country. We don't want to let anyone down. Those guys came out and played so well yesterday. We didn't want to send them back out in the court in a live rubber.

Q. You're talking about the final. It's bigger than that?
BOB BRYAN: I get more nervous for this stuff.

Q. The other question was about the Aussie Open on the singles side, and you guys didn't manage to defend successfully. Is there a feeling that you can do U.S. tennis good here by doing another great run in Davis Cup?
BOB BRYAN: I think U.S. tennis has been pretty darn strong. We haven't had a Grand Slam champion since 2003. Federer has won 99% of every slam. For Andy and James to be consistently in the top 10 and for us to -- you know, we're doing pretty well, and the Davis Cup team is doing well.
What else do you need to measure a successful country? That's it right there.

Q. Will Blake play tomorrow?
CAPTAIN McENROE: We haven't talked about that yet. We'll regroup tonight and figure that out.

Q. Maybe both Bryans this time.
CAPTAIN McENROE: Maybe. Now there's an idea.

Q. You're talking about having a slight right knee injury, is it enough to stop him from playing?
CAPTAIN McENROE: It could be, yeah. Yeah, he twinged it pretty good. The last thing you want to do is put him out there in a dead rubber with him tweaked a little bit.
He put a lot work in yesterday and he's put a lot work in over the years for us. If he's not feeling 100% and I can give him a break, that's certainly what I'll do.

Q. Guys, your tied now for first all-time with U.S. wins, doubles pair. What does that mean to you?
MIKE BRYAN: It's a great honor to have one of the best records in Davis Cup just because we value Davis Cup a lot and we put a hell of a lot of energy into it.
We just pull our hat down and put our best stuff on the court. Luckily we're 14-1 and had some good fortune.
Yeah, I think we've played some of our best tennis in Davis Cup, which we're really proud of. Who knows, we might end up 14 and 13.
CAPTAIN McENROE: I doubt it. No way.

Q. I don't understand why guys miss it. I'm a Briton and we didn't even have Andy Murray out for us. Why would they do that?
BOB BRYAN: I don't know. I can't relate to guys that don't put their heart and soul into the Davis Cup. We really fortunate that Pat put us on the team in '03, and we've played 15 times in a row and would never skip one of them, or even think of skipping one of them.
That's tough to play a Grand Slam with Davis Cup right on the horizon, right over the hill, because this is -- these are the only real moments that get my juices flowing anymore.

Q. Patrick, your early thoughts on hosting quarterfinals, Winston-Salem, a potential matchup with France.
CAPTAIN McENROE: I think that it would be a tremendously exciting match, because France has a great team and sort of great young players, obviously Tsonga with a great Australian Open. They have an excellent doubles team.
So I think not only do they have a great team, but great individual players and a lot of flair in their team. Playing Winston-Salem, which is where we played Spain last year was an incredible environment. We're hoping for the same kind of scene there this year.

Q. You see some similarities between your teams to establish singles guys and really steady doubles players?
CAPTAIN McENROE: Yeah, we've got a little more experience than they do. I think there are some similarities. Llodra and Clement are one of the best teams in the world in doubles, and we've got the best team. Makes it like every match could almost be like a Grand Slam semi or final.

Q. Patrick, Saturday sat afternoon and the thing's over with.
CAPTAIN McENROE: Well, I'm pleasantly surprised. I thought coming here was going to be a very difficult match, which is was on Friday with two very tough singles matches. Our guys were able to sneak both of them out, and we had the Bryans coming out.
No matter what the score is, you always feel very confident that they're going to play great tennis and normally get the win. I think for the other team, the Austrian team, to be down 2-0 and have to face the Bryans is a pretty daunting task.
We got a good start. The Bryans really did jump out early and sort of keep that lead throughout the whole match.

Q. The way they came out and played today it didn't seem they even needed to take a shower at the end.
CAPTAIN McENROE: They played well. Obviously Melzer was probably a little bit tired from his match yesterday. We tried to capitalize on that as quickly as we could.
The Bryans are awfully good at sort of jumping on an opponent's weakness, whatever that may be. We were able to do that and not let the crowd get into match in any way. As the boys said, they sort of save their best tennis for Davis Cup, and they kept their intensity up throughout the whole match.

Q. And obviously they didn't have any problem with the clay surface.
CAPTAIN McENROE: They actually love playing on clay. They actually joke to me about playing some home matches on clay and they would like that. But they understand that that doesn't work well for our other guys at home.
But, no, they really adapt well to the surface, and the way they play they can put a lot of pressure on their opponents because they just make so many returns.

Q. Do you know who you're going to put out there tomorrow?
CAPTAIN McENROE: I do not know. I'm going to talk to my guys and see how everybody is feeling and hopefully get a few more wins tomorrow.

Q. Seemed like a pretty subdued celebration today. Sort of been there, done that, or still a lot of work to be done?
CAPTAIN McENROE: I think there's a lot of work to be done. I think you never want to sort of overly celebrate on your opponent's home court, and I think our guys are always respectful of that.
Yesterday I think winning those two matches gave us a lot of momentum going into today. When you win three straight sets pretty easily, the writing was pretty much on the wall I think.
We won it this past year and we've taken our first step this year. So like last year in the Czech Republic we won a tough match away on clay, and we've done it again this year. Hopefully we can keep that momentum going.

Q. You're you'll continue to keep tabs on the team over the spring hard court season, Indian Wells, Miami?
CAPTAIN McENROE: Yeah. I think the key is obviously for Andy and James to play well in the big tournaments, and hopefully to stay healthy and take care of themselves, which they do, and sort of gear up for Winston-Salem after Miami in early April.

Q. Do you expect the same boisterous crowd you had last year at Winston-Salem?
CAPTAIN McENROE: We're hoping to have the same kind of crowd. Like when we played Spain, it was one of the best crowds we've ever had in the U.S. we hope to fill it again and make it nice and loud and noisy for the French.

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 12:58 AM
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 12:24 PM
Mike against Koubek: 1st set *5-5
next match will be Bob vs Eschauer
:rocker2:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 12:33 PM
57 :sad:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 12:35 PM
...and 0-1*:crying2:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 12:43 PM
Why did he RETIRE????????????? :tape: :sad:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 12:43 PM
and now Mike retired:eek:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 12:44 PM
You don't have it on TV do you? :awww:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 12:50 PM
Holly mentioned something about his back. or was it Bob's?!:scratch:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 12:51 PM
no, they don't show it now that they lost:lol:(ironically they finally won a match)

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 12:56 PM
It was James not Mike :tape:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 12:56 PM
Oh, okay :awww:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 12:59 PM
Mike also poked his back as he was waiting around at the end and he was wincing in pain from it. :/
:unsure:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 01:03 PM
Oh I swear it was James. :tape: Mike please get well soon :awww:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 01:06 PM
James, too:rolleyes:

get well boys!and Bob, be careful please:awww:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 01:06 PM
Yes, all of them :awww:

ataptc
02-10-2008, 01:08 PM
Poor boys :hug:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 01:10 PM
:hug:boys:hug:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 01:37 PM
Bob won the first set! 6-0:woohoo::lol:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 01:51 PM
Bobbbbbbbbbbbb :inlove: :worship: :inlove: :hearts: :dance:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:01 PM
Bob:hearts:but he's down a break now:rolleyes:although he'll come back. just beacause he's Bob:p

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 02:06 PM
Of course :D

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:12 PM
he lost the second set. but he only gives Eschauer hope.A little bit:D

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 02:13 PM
Come on Bob :D

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:17 PM
break him Bob:p

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 02:19 PM
Mike pictures :D :D :D

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:23 PM
why is he lying there?:(

I think(hope) that he retired cause he was already a set and a break down and it was only a meaningless dead rubber.:angel:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 02:24 PM
Hahahaha, yeah, but I doubt it. :sobbing:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:26 PM
nooo:sad:hopefully not.:)

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 02:27 PM
Let we know if you find something out about that. :awww:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:34 PM
sure:)

(the Austrian txt is now in delirium cause they WON A POINT!)
well they write that Mike gave up because he had spasms.:scratch:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:34 PM
Break him Bob!

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 02:35 PM
Oh, man. :sobbing:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:40 PM
:awww:

3-3* Bob, do it for the 4-1(and for Mike)!

Kate87
02-10-2008, 02:45 PM
*3-4 Come On!

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 02:55 PM
That match's so tight :tape:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 03:04 PM
Tb

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 03:09 PM
:sobbing: he served for it :sobbing:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 03:10 PM
*4-1 hold dear, hold :)

Kate87
02-10-2008, 03:10 PM
:sobbing: he served for it :sobbing:
really?:awww:I didn't see it

Kate87
02-10-2008, 03:11 PM
6-2* MPs :D

Kate87
02-10-2008, 03:13 PM
Bob:bowdown:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 03:14 PM
Booooooooooooooooob :worship: :inlove:

Deboogle!.
02-10-2008, 03:37 PM
Bob you are such a freaking stud :worship:

ataptc
02-10-2008, 03:38 PM
Bob :D :D

cobalt60
02-10-2008, 03:46 PM
Bob you are such a freaking stud :worship:

really? ;):p

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 03:52 PM
Bob pictures :D :D

Deboogle!.
02-10-2008, 03:56 PM
really? ;):pyes :p

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 04:27 PM
Edited my previous post with one more pic. :p

Kate87
02-10-2008, 05:34 PM
Thanks Renata:kiss:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 05:37 PM
Sure :kiss:

Deboogle!.
02-10-2008, 06:16 PM
Grade 1 hamstring strain for Mike, doesn't sound serious but certainly not worth continuing in a dead rubber:)

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 06:23 PM
Get well soon, Mike. :awww: :awww: :awww: :awww: :awww:

Kate87
02-10-2008, 06:45 PM
Speedy recovery boy:hug:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 07:24 PM
... and another. :p

tangerine_dream
02-10-2008, 09:39 PM
Bob wins a singles match :woohoo: Bagel Bob :drool:

"It's tough to play a Grand Slam with Davis Cup right on the horizon, but these are the only real moments that get my juices flowing anymore," said Bob Bryan.

:eek: I guess it's hard to get excited about winning when you've pretty much won everything in sight. :hug:

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 09:42 PM
:awww: :awww: :awww:

It must feel good to be Bob and/or Mike. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-10-2008, 09:49 PM
I bet they'll be pretty amped up for the Olympics ;)

Tytta!.
02-10-2008, 09:55 PM
Olympics! :dance:

snaillyyy
02-11-2008, 03:12 AM
I can't wait for the Olympics :dance:
and Deb, I am going to drool every time I see your av :hearts: :lol: ;)

Deboogle!.
02-11-2008, 03:14 AM
Good ;)

snaillyyy
02-11-2008, 03:29 AM
:drool:

ataptc
02-11-2008, 08:02 AM
Good to hear the injury isn't that serious. Mike :hug:

Tytta!.
02-11-2008, 12:22 PM
Deb's av is debtastic. :D Deb ama churrasco. :D ;) :p

Neely
02-11-2008, 04:28 PM
I haven't seen them for a long time, and if then only a few games or even points, the little normal TV is covering from doubles.

And I don't remember I found them THAT good and so funny the last time I saw them a bit. This weekend I saw their complete match and I think they are incredibly entertaining and skilful. What a show this doubles is!!!! :D :D :rocker2:

But I still couldn't keep them apart at the end of the match if I only looked at their faces :lol: They are a bit different and you probably should be able to, but I know that I suck in such things.

Tytta!.
02-11-2008, 04:34 PM
Neely :hug: They are a bit different but if they aren't wearing their watches or something that you can tell them apart isn't that easy :lol: :hug:

I'm glad you enjoyed watching them! :cool:

Jimnik
02-11-2008, 05:49 PM
Still, and always will be, the guaranteed point. :rocker2:

And Bob Bagels in singles. :haha: :yeah:
I'd love to see some highlights.

Tytta!.
02-11-2008, 05:51 PM
Of course. :smoke:

snaillyyy
02-11-2008, 06:14 PM
Bob looked so freaking tired by the end of the match yesterday :lol: talk about TONS of rallies.

Tytta!.
02-11-2008, 06:15 PM
:awww: Poor thing.

kaylee
02-11-2008, 06:22 PM
Bob always wears the beads and Mike's face isn't as chubby that is how I tell them apart.

Tytta!.
02-11-2008, 06:33 PM
That too :p

Deboogle!.
02-12-2008, 02:14 AM
I haven't seen them for a long time, and if then only a few games or even points, the little normal TV is covering from doubles.

And I don't remember I found them THAT good and so funny the last time I saw them a bit. This weekend I saw their complete match and I think they are incredibly entertaining and skilful. What a show this doubles is!!!! :D :D :rocker2:

But I still couldn't keep them apart at the end of the match if I only looked at their faces :lol: They are a bit different and you probably should be able to, but I know that I suck in such things.Well I must say, they played better in this match than even they usually do, it was really quite amazing. But they are always this entertaining and funny, that's for sure! :D:D:D Also they are really nice guys on top of it :yeah:

Bob looked so freaking tired by the end of the match yesterday :lol: talk about TONS of rallies.Aw I know :lol: I think he said after that if it had gone on even 10 more minutes he wasn't sure he'd make it? :haha:

Tytta!.
02-12-2008, 12:01 PM
Poor Bob :awww: :lol: But he did it, that's what matters. :inlove:

ataptc
02-12-2008, 02:54 PM
Aw I know :lol: I think he said after that if it had gone on even 10 more minutes he wasn't sure he'd make it? :haha:
:awww:
Poor Bob :awww: :lol: But he did it, that's what matters. :inlove:
Yep :rocker2:

Kate87
02-12-2008, 06:01 PM
Well I must say, they played better in this match than even they usually do, it was really quite amazing.
they were simply awesome:rocker2:(I know they are always awesome but they never show doubles here:o)

Deboogle!.
04-08-2008, 02:26 AM
From a clinic thingy on Sunday :)

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 02:32 AM
Hot stuff, eh? :inlove:

Deboogle!.
04-08-2008, 02:32 AM
Thanks captain. :)

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 02:33 AM
My pleasure. :hatoff:

snaillyyy
04-08-2008, 02:37 AM
Yummy :hearts: ;)

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 02:44 AM
Pffffffffff, take your eyes off them :p

ataptc
04-08-2008, 04:39 PM
They blinked in the picture ;)

Kate87
04-08-2008, 07:01 PM
twins:hearts:

Bob:D

see Re, Mike looks good, too? don't you think?:p

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:05 PM
Of course he does, but you know my opinion about this so, shhhh. :ras: :p

Kate87
04-08-2008, 07:06 PM
:rolls::p

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:19 PM
:p

Kate87
04-08-2008, 07:21 PM
just to remind myself...you take Mike, right?:p

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:28 PM
No. :p

Deboogle!.
04-08-2008, 07:29 PM
:haha:

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:31 PM
Fine, I take both.

Kate87
04-08-2008, 07:32 PM
no, you don't:p

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:34 PM
Your loss, you didn't want to take poor Mike so I have them both no problem. :p

Kate87
04-08-2008, 07:36 PM
since you are talking about Mike again, I think you are obsessed with him and because of that I can console Bob:p

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:39 PM
Not really, dear. :)

Kate87
04-08-2008, 07:42 PM
:rolleyes:
okay, I take Mike and we switch sometimes:pdeal or no deal?:lol:

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:44 PM
Sometimes = 1 hour per month, ok. :)

Kate87
04-08-2008, 07:47 PM
:rolleyes:
5 hours per week;)

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:48 PM
One hour per week or nothing? :p

Kate87
04-08-2008, 07:52 PM
don't be selfish:bigcry:

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 07:56 PM
Selfish? Who? :confused:

Kate87
04-08-2008, 08:00 PM
:sobbing:

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 08:01 PM
:smooch:

Kate87
04-08-2008, 08:05 PM
:awww:

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 08:14 PM
:awww:

Kate87
04-08-2008, 08:21 PM
4?

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 08:25 PM
4 what?

Kate87
04-08-2008, 08:29 PM
4hours:awww:

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 08:38 PM
No, 4 hours each month is pretty good.

Deboogle!.
04-08-2008, 08:41 PM
:haha: :haha:

Tytta!.
04-08-2008, 08:43 PM
:confused:

Deboogle!.
04-08-2008, 08:50 PM
:smooch:

Kate87
04-08-2008, 09:04 PM
;)

per week:awww:

Tytta!.
04-09-2008, 01:06 AM
No. :awww:

Kate87
04-09-2008, 02:22 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/emoticons7/29.gif

Tytta!.
04-09-2008, 02:44 PM
:spit:

Kate87
04-09-2008, 02:53 PM
:p

Deboogle!.
04-09-2008, 03:05 PM
:haha:

Kate87
04-09-2008, 03:09 PM
agreed;)

Deboogle!.
04-10-2008, 09:02 PM
So if the Boys win on Saturday, they're the best ever :worship:
=========================
Davis Cup competition brings out very best in Bryan brothers
By Bonnie D. Ford
ESPN.com

Bob and Mike Bryan are as intense as it gets about Davis Cup, and one of the hallmarks of that intensity is their near-photographic recall of certain point sequences and head-to-head records. Yet they're trying not to fixate too much when it comes to the statistical milestone looming in front of them.

Should the twins win their match against the French duo of Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra this Saturday in Winston-Salem, N.C., they'll have achieved a terrific double themselves. The world's top-ranked duo would push its career Davis Cup record to 15-1, which represents both the most victories and the best winning percentage in U.S. team history -- a ledger that goes back 108 years.:worship:

"If we stop, we have the best record,'' Mike Bryan said. "We're going to keep playing and we're going to put that record out there every time we step out there. If we get two losses …"

"Well, we're probably going to get two losses,'' Bob Bryan said, finishing the thought. "If we're going to be playing for the next whatever, as long as Pat [McEnroe]'s around, he's probably going to choose us to play doubles.

"Can we stay unblemished? We're 14-and-1 right now, and it would be great to say let's just put that in a time capsule, and leave it, but we're going to put this on the line for the next five years. We really can't think about 15-and-1, because we're not going to stop. It could be 15-and-2, it could be 20-and-3.

"Maybe we can be the best team of all time for a few weeks.''

The brothers, who will turn 30 later this month, made their debut for the U.S. in late 2003 when captain Patrick McEnroe overcame his reluctance to select them and thereby leave himself without a true singles replacement.

They've more than vindicated his decision since then, giving the team its first solid pairing since Ken Flach and Robert Seguso's run in the late 1980s and early '90s, and have made the doubles point in the best-of-five competitions almost automatic.

The Bryans have won at home and away, indoors and outdoors, on clay, grass and hard courts, and they're good at closing things out: They're 5-0 in clinching situations. The Bryans' lone loss came at home in 2006 against the Croatian duo of Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic.

A successful title defense in Miami gave the Bryans a boost going into this weekend. It was their first championship of 2008 after reaching the finals of four of their six previous tournaments. That wouldn't have been termed a slump for most teams, but the Bryans spoiled their fans last year with 11 titles, including five Masters Series events and the Australian Open.

The Sony Ericsson win "was huge for us,'' Bob Bryan told reporters in Winston-Salem last Sunday. "I thought we played our best tennis in a long time.

"We beat three top teams pretty handily, so, you know, right now [we] told Pat we're peaking at the right time, and we feel really good, really healthy and playing well.''

Flach and Seguso, who starred for the U.S. more than a decade before the Bryans' arrival, have a special appreciation for what the brothers have accomplished.

Olympic gold medalists, two-time Wimbledon winners and 1985 U.S. Open champions, Flach and Seguso went undefeated in Davis Cup play from March 1985 to April 1989, winning 10 straight before losing their last two matches, both on the road, to France and Germany.

The American pair met the Bryans when the latter were wide-eyed youngsters. "I knew when they were coming up that they'd be a great doubles team, but I never thought they'd be this good,'' Seguso said. "They play physical. So many teams don't play physical now, and they're all over you, at the net, in your face.''

Seguso called the Bryans' record so far "a great feat,'' especially since it includes seven road wins against no losses. The brothers have won in Slovakia, Spain, Belgium, Russia, the Czech Republic and Austria on clay and in Sweden on hard court.

"It's a whole different atmosphere playing against 12,000 people rooting against you,'' said Seguso, who recalled facing exceptionally hostile crowds in Mexico and South America. "People threw things at us. We had to have extra security. Your nerves get involved. It's not an easy situation to handle.''

Flach agreed.

"You could throw the rankings away,'' he said. "I saw some amazing performances by lower-ranked players who seemed to be able to rise to the occasion and play at superhuman levels when it was for their country. I always enjoyed the competition and pressure and the spotlight and the fact that the doubles were highlighted on Saturday, and I think the Bryans feel the same way.

"I couldn't think of a better pair of players to represent our country. They're ambassadors. I'm proud of them and happy for them, and I hope they [break the record]. Gosh, they could play for another 10 years if they wanted to.''

Tytta!.
04-10-2008, 09:09 PM
:bowdown:

Kate87
04-10-2008, 10:31 PM
:worship:

ataptc
04-11-2008, 07:10 AM
:banana:

Björki
04-11-2008, 12:15 PM
http://www.smileyworld.com/dictionary/images/smileys/Flags/U.S.A.gif

Deboogle!.
04-11-2008, 03:05 PM
omg that's so cute :lol:

ataptc
04-11-2008, 05:44 PM
very! kudos to peggy for finding it :yeah:

Björki
04-11-2008, 11:19 PM
it was not really me. Someone posted a different one in TT thread so I went there :)

Deboogle!.
04-12-2008, 09:21 PM
Looks like history will have to wait til another time :sobbing: the guys are just not themselves out there. So many points they have failed to put the ball away and lost the point, so bizarre and so unlike them.

Tytta!.
04-12-2008, 09:34 PM
:retard:

Kate87
04-12-2008, 11:27 PM
:awww:

Björki
04-13-2008, 04:03 PM
:sad:

I hope Andy does his job today.

Tytta!.
04-13-2008, 04:07 PM
He better.

ataptc
04-13-2008, 06:19 PM
:awww:

Björki
04-13-2008, 07:13 PM
He better.

he will 6-2, 6-3 :cool:

I want to go to Spain :D

Tytta!.
04-13-2008, 07:23 PM
:zzz:

Hopefully you get to go. :D

kai.
04-13-2008, 10:56 PM
:p

Deboogle!.
03-07-2009, 09:38 PM
The twins have now won the most matches in US DC history at 15-2..... barely scraped through today against the Swiss but they won that's all that matters:D

Deboogle!.
03-07-2009, 11:21 PM
:)

Deboogle!.
03-08-2009, 01:28 AM
:banana:

Deboogle!.
03-08-2009, 01:32 AM
:)

schorsch
03-08-2009, 12:06 PM
No idea where your videos thread is, but well... I'll just post it here:

ATP.Doubles.2009.DavisCup.R1.SUI.vs.USA.Wawrinka&Allegro.vs.B&M.Bryan.GER.mkv
http://t3nnis.tv/details.php?id=2458

http://t3nnis.tv/torrents/images/2458.png

Kudz
03-08-2009, 02:19 PM
Thanks for all the pics!

Tytta!.
03-08-2009, 02:35 PM
Thanks for the pictures and the video :D