06-01-2008, 11:09 AM
An interesting stat about the Bryan brothers from the new Bud Collins History of Tennis book as I watch them on The Tennis Channel. The Bryans hold the all-time record in tennis as the doubles team to lose the most major doubles finals. The Bryans have lost 7 finals - 2 Aussie, 2 French, 2 Wimby, 1 US. In second place is Daniel Nestor and Mark Knowles with 6 final-round losses - 2Aussie, 2 French, 1 Wimby, 1 US. In third place with 5 losses is Stan Smith and Bob Lutz, Henri Cochet and Jacques Brugnon, Don Candy and Merv Rose and John Alexander and Phil Dent.
06-01-2008, 11:25 AM
doubles players are chokers , no surprise there , but an interesting fact nonetheless.
06-01-2008, 12:26 PM
Is there a comparison, in terms of percentage of finals won, or number of finals played? It does look horrible, but then I wonder how much better they've done than the other teams.
Good thread, the title is exciting looking for the pro-Bryans, and the content is great for those against them. Win-win.
06-01-2008, 03:35 PM
THe twins won 5 GS-titles together. So their record in GS-Finals is 5-7.
Another interesting fact about the Bryans:
They are both tools.
06-01-2008, 06:48 PM
only one word comes to mind when I think of the bryan brothers: creepy
I've seen a couple of things on tv about them and I always come away thinking "theres close and then theres too close"
06-01-2008, 08:03 PM
meh, at least they're getting to GS finals.
What are the rules for how GS doubles finals are played, by the way? Do the super-tiebreaks rear their ugly heads in the championship matches also?
06-01-2008, 08:05 PM
no. GS are ITF-events. SuperTB is ATP rule