01-12-2010, 03:10 AM
Well, the guys did not get off to a good start.... they lost first round in Auckland to Wassen/Zeballos (???????????????????????????)
01-12-2010, 03:10 AM
Well, the guys did not get off to a good start.... they lost first round in Auckland to Wassen/Zeballos (???????????????????????????)
01-12-2010, 10:00 AM
Must have been celebrating New Year too much or what? :lol:
Hope they will do much better in Melbourne.
01-12-2010, 02:55 PM
I don't think they got there very early to prepare :o
01-12-2010, 07:48 PM
:lol: mte at the ????? i was watching the livescore and i couldn't believe how horrible it seemed they were doing and against this team. i wish i could've watched it (or maybe it's better that i wasn't able to).
01-22-2010, 12:39 PM
The twins have had some difficult early matches in Melbourne.
R1 def. Berrer/ Greul 6-4 7-5
R2 def. De Voest/ Lipsky 6-7 6-4 6-4
I think they are far from their best right now :o
01-22-2010, 04:36 PM
Well they only played one match beforehand and lost it :o I bet they will lose to Melzer/Petzchnet honestly. In the first round they were down an early break in each set, then Berrer/Greul also served for the 2nd set.
01-24-2010, 11:01 AM
They won in straights :D
It will be 12th straight Slam where they reach at least QF :worship:
01-26-2010, 04:43 PM
They won a very hard match vs other americans 7-5 4-6 7-6.
NEXT is sensational duo Kohlmann/Nieminen!
Anyone cares about it? :o
01-26-2010, 05:20 PM
I care... but considering they're barely winning their matches each round it's just a matter of time before they lose :o
01-28-2010, 05:49 AM
And they won semis pretty easily. :banana:
In the final they'll play Nestor/Zimonjic as expected.
Funny that both of pairs didn't have to play top teams during their route to the final.
Nestor and Zimonjic played Groth/Kubler, Montanes/Arguello, Marx/Zelenay, Clement/Erlich and finally Karlovic/Vemic! Simply no seeded pair! :lol:
As for Bryans they faced Berrer/Greul, De Voest/Lipsky, Melzer/Petzchner , Butorac/Ram and Kohlman/Nieminen.
Well, I wish good luck to Bob and Mike!
01-28-2010, 01:39 PM
come ON guys :fiery:
01-30-2010, 01:30 PM
Congrats 2010 Australian Open champions!:worship: Nice match today, 1st time I saw them since World Tour Finals :)
57th Career title, 8th GS title, 4th AO! Hopefully many more wins to come ;)
01-30-2010, 02:22 PM
01-30-2010, 02:33 PM
:woohoo: AO turning out to be by FAR their best slam. Great to see them beat Nestor/Zimonjic in a slam! I hope TTC repeats it sometime :awww:
01-30-2010, 04:53 PM
i was a little nervous when i saw them to be playing nestor/zimonjic, but i'm glad they pulled it out in the end! i wish i could've seen it, but i had already stayed up to watch the women's final live and i could barely keep my eyes open anymore.
01-30-2010, 09:29 PM
After the auspicious start in Auckland they pull it out over N+Z, who owned them last year. Great start to the year regardless of the fact that they drop with this win and hopefully they can keep it up. BTW, they didn't win any Masters last year for the first time since 2004 so there are tons of points to be gained there over the year.
02-10-2010, 05:18 PM
the guys easily won their first match in San Jose. Crazy that they've never won this little tourney in lots of attempts :lol:
02-11-2010, 01:23 AM
:haha: They just lost to Becker/L. Mayer in straight sets:haha: two ridiculous losses surrounding the AO win :haha:
02-11-2010, 07:12 AM
:haha: it is still better than if they won auckland and san jose but lost in AO R1 :lol:
02-11-2010, 03:25 PM
yes true :lol: laughable nonetheless :lol:
02-28-2010, 07:57 PM
Update! Bob and Mike won Delray Beach tournament!
So they achieved:
1) 58th ATP title
2) 600 career matches won
03-01-2010, 03:43 AM
meant to post earlier and kept forgetting :lol: I watched the match on TV, it was pretty good, but tougher than it needed it to be against people i've literally never heard of before :lol: Anyway, amazing what they keep accomplishing. 2nd most active # of titles only behind the legends that are the Woodies. Now they're off to Serbia to try to pull off a miracle there :lol:
03-15-2010, 04:12 AM
:help: :help: they just lost in the first round of Indian wells to Berdych/Kohlschreiber... they'd been up a break in the 2nd set too :help:
It's like they either win a title or lose in the first round :tape:
03-15-2010, 04:34 PM
Maybe Mike wasn't fully fit or was a bit rusty...
Forget the early rounds loses this year , you know what I really don't get? There are 13 major tournaments(4 Slams+ 9 MS), how the hell the only one of them they have never won is the one that is played in California? :haha::haha:
03-15-2010, 05:24 PM
:rolls: that's right, I always forget they are totally incapable of winning IW. Maybe they and Andy have problems with the slow surface combined with the fast dry desert air or something :rolls:
03-22-2010, 06:26 AM
There was a piece on them during 60 minutes today, though I forgot to catch it. :p
03-25-2010, 04:40 AM
Well, they probably won't be winning a match in Miami either :help:
04-01-2010, 11:27 AM
Lost in QF in Miami 2-6 2-6 to Poles top duo. :help:
04-08-2010, 03:53 AM
Well, they're defending champs in Houston and are in the Semis, won their first 2 matches in straights....
04-11-2010, 02:04 AM
Yes it's a mickey mouse event but the guys still won Houston, pretty good final over Huss/Moodie, who made it close at the end. 59th career title :rocker2: Just 2 from the Woodies :bowdown:
04-11-2010, 07:08 AM
Finally a win. :woohoo:
Hopefully great for the confidence. :rolleyes: Guess the next tournament will be 1st round loss? :tape:
04-11-2010, 09:37 AM
The only thing that bothers me about their game is their very very long(by their standards) Masters 1000 drought, other than that they're pretty much continuing to be legendary :bowdown:
04-11-2010, 06:25 PM
Well they've already won 3 titles this year and one was the AO, so if they can keep winning slams, who cares :lol:
04-11-2010, 07:04 PM
Well they've already won 3 titles this year and one was the AO, so if they can keep winning slams, who cares :lol:
Well to be honest I don't care either :lol: But the thing is that I don't like what Federer is doing(showing up only for the slams) and I always criticize it, so If I say that I like that the twins are doing the same thing that would make me a hypocrite :D
But yeah it really is a minor issue, they don't really need to be number 1 in the rankings, they only care about the slams record and the titles record and they always make it at least to the semis in the slams.
04-11-2010, 08:05 PM
:lol: gotcha. They've been inconsistent this year for sure, but they've won 2 mickey mouse titles so they're hardly just playing for the slams :angel: feel better now" :angel: :haha:
04-15-2010, 05:11 PM
Won their first match in Monte Carlo today 10-2 in the superTB against Hutchins/Murray
04-16-2010, 04:21 PM
They lost to a top team but it was a bad loss. After being a set up they had their chances but it went to a STB. They had match points at 9-8 but Mirnyi then served 2 first serves and at 9-10 Mike served(I think) and they couldn't save the match point.
One day they are going to win a masters 1000 again...MAYBE! :scratch:
04-16-2010, 04:33 PM
:o :help: it was not a god sign when they lost a set to murray/hutchins :lol:
04-16-2010, 04:39 PM
:o :help: it was not a god sign when they lost a set to murray/hutchins :lol:
Yeah it wasn't, Murray couldn't hit past the net in his singles match :lol:
04-23-2010, 03:48 PM
And they lost again to the Poles, this time in the Barcelona QFs :o :help:
04-23-2010, 04:10 PM
It was predictable and expected, they have a very bad record against those Poles if I recall correctly.
I hope that by some magic they will get in form in the French Open, but I really really doubt it.
It's been too long since they won one of the Europe Slams but I don't think it will happen this year either.
04-23-2010, 04:20 PM
They're really having quite a strange season :o At least they have the AO
04-29-2010, 03:28 PM
Happy Birthday Twins! :aparty:
04-29-2010, 04:31 PM
They're really having quite a strange season :o At least they have the AO
It is weird. They've defended every title they won last year, and have sucked everywhere else.
They're into the QFs in Rome, maybe they can take advantage of the fact that Nestor and Zimonjic lost early.
04-29-2010, 04:39 PM
Yes let's hope!
04-30-2010, 10:56 PM
They beat Granollers/Almagro 6-3, 3-6, 10-6, into the semis.
05-01-2010, 06:16 AM
Not very impressive, but still a win. :)
Kubot/Marach will be very tough. They were very solid this week. :help:
05-01-2010, 07:53 PM
Easy win over Kubot/Marach :eek:All-American final :lol: come on guys :bounce:
05-01-2010, 07:57 PM
And they won 6-1, 6-2! Nice! Now they're into the final against Querrey/Isner, hopefully they can win their first Masters since Cincy 08!
05-01-2010, 08:03 PM
Very convincing scoreline!
John and Sam will be tough, as they have been on fire this week!
Cheer for twins this time, just because they need confidence more. :)
05-01-2010, 08:12 PM
Now take the title twins! :devil:
05-02-2010, 01:36 PM
Congratulations on winning 60th ATP title! :eek: :worship:
Very convincing semis and finals! :D
Now fingers crossed Bob and Mike bring this form to Paris.
Don't really care about Madrid. :lol:
05-02-2010, 06:21 PM
05-02-2010, 09:49 PM
Masters drought has ended! :woohoo: :worship:
I watched the match today(it's becoming a rare ocassion unfortunately because they barely stream doubles) and I thought they played well, I think they played better in the Aussie open final but still they played well today. Couple of sloppy service games of Mike(which hasn't cost them a break) but other than that almost everything looked sharp: they returned much much better than I expected them to, they really dominated the net and they played the key points very well.
I assume they played the same way against Kubot/Marach which is strange because they haven't been playing well recently.
Their inconsistency is beyond me and I'm trying to find a pattern :D
Bob has been tweeting all week about how much fun they've had in Rome, playing beach tennis, eating in a favourite restaurant city and stuff like that... they always say how they love Melbourne and they always do great there, I know that Bob loves London and they always do well there too...
Which brings me to the question, isn't Paris like gourmet capital of the world? :rolls: And they should go to all the tourist attractions there, that way they'll have Roland Garros in the bag :lol:
05-03-2010, 09:01 PM
Apparently they have had a "traumatic"(LOL) experience in Munich or in Rome airport trying to get to Munich(I didn't understand really) so they withdrew from Munich. They play more than enough 250 events anyway, so it doesn't matter anyway.
Rough Monday. Camera bag stolen at airport, turbulence, ATM doesnt work, taxis don't take credit card: tired, hungry....scared. Hold me.
They forgot their laundry in Rome too :rolls:
05-03-2010, 11:47 PM
I'm glad they pulled out of Munich. No need to play there at all. They've been playing like every week since before Indian Wells.
05-04-2010, 07:51 PM
Great that they can have a week off.
Good luck in Madrid!
Hope Bob and Mike do their best in Paris.
05-04-2010, 08:11 PM
I was in Rome :) it was so great to see them winning there :hearts:
the match against Almagro was kind of exciting :awww: :lol: Almagro is such a prick :rolleyes:
05-14-2010, 04:25 PM
:eek: they finally beat the polish team this year :rolls: in madrid, easily:yeah:
05-14-2010, 07:33 PM
Yeah they finally got those poles :rolls:
I don't want to jinx them obviously but it looks like they found their form and in a crucial time too.
I'm looking forward to a potential final against Nestor/Zimonjic, it could have a significance.
In this boring clay season and with no Andy playing I watched their Aussie open final long HD highlights like 5 times and some other highlights of their best matches and it still amazes me, it's as good as tennis can be for me, but I do have a strange taste :D
05-15-2010, 04:17 PM
:haha::haha: That could have been one of the worst loses of their career :spit:
They lost a set which was so so so one-sided in their favour but things got back to normal in the STB.
Anyway, they reached the final, should be interesting to watch tomorrow.
05-16-2010, 01:55 PM
They won! 6-3, 6-4! This means that they take the number 1 ranking back as well.
05-16-2010, 02:28 PM
Congrats to the twinsies! They will be setting the record soon and I doubt it will be broken anytime soon.
05-16-2010, 02:30 PM
:woohoo: saw they had in online for free streaming but no way I could get up that early :lol: pretty surprised it was so easy but I'll take it!!!!! :banana:
05-16-2010, 03:09 PM
:woohoo: saw they had in online for free streaming but no way I could get up that early :lol: pretty surprised it was so easy but I'll take it!!!!! :banana:
It could be on youtube soon, I know their Rome final(the full match) was uploaded to youtube.
I saw the match anyway and they were very very solid, flawless on serve except for one game where Bob missed all of his 1st serves(and yet he saved 3 break points and held serve). And on return they just woke up for 1 game each set where they were amazing, hitting 2-3 outstanding return winners in a row. They switched sides again just like in AO and that's what enabled them to return so well when it really mattered.
If they win in Dusseldorf will it count as a title? 'cause I'm sure they would prefer to break the record in Paris :lol:
These guys are legendary by any standards, they are not just legendary doubles players, truly amazing.
05-16-2010, 05:27 PM
05-16-2010, 06:07 PM
Nah I dont think Dusseldorf would count as a title. actually I wish they wouldn't play there and just make sure they are rested and acclimated in Paris
05-22-2010, 05:27 AM
The Twins won their 2 doubles matches to help the USA get to the final of World Team Championship! :worship:
They will face Argentina!
I hope Bob and Mike keep this form until the final of RG! :D
05-22-2010, 06:22 PM
They are carrying an 11 match winning streak coming into Roland Garros, it's pretty much ideal.
05-22-2010, 06:52 PM
cmon guys :rocker2:
05-22-2010, 07:33 PM
A new, decent website: http://www.bryanbros.com/
05-25-2010, 03:52 PM
The draw: http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/draws/md/index.html
Looks OK to me, no?
They should start tomorrow I think.
05-27-2010, 08:33 PM
05-27-2010, 10:17 PM
Good decision not to play mixed dubs this time. Keep going!
05-29-2010, 11:41 AM
That's the best timing for a 12 wins streak to stop, isn't it? :o
I saw some of that horrible loss of them, they basically looked just like Andy.
They really couldn't return serve at all and had a lot of DFs.
Oh, and yes, they had 2 sets point in the 2nd set TB but they didn't really want to win... :o
05-29-2010, 03:36 PM
It sounds like they are exhausted, mentally or physically or both. They appaprently are even going to pull out of queens. Maybe next year they'll learn and not play every single damn week of the clay season. They never ever should have gone to dusseldorf.
06-11-2010, 09:24 PM
Bob answered like 300 questions(I'm not kidding) on his twitter account, I read parts of it, some interesting stuff, he basically said they were both mentally(especially) and physically exhausted at Paris so that's why they decided to head to Florida, freshen up and pratice on grass there. They will be heading to London on monday and won't play any tournament there. He said they were really pumped for Wimby, I hope so.
06-12-2010, 01:38 AM
i wanted so badly to ask them why they insisted upon playing every single week before RG. of course they were exhausted.
06-28-2010, 01:52 PM
Nice start of Wimby campaign!
6-1 6-4 6-4 over Chiudinelli/Reynolds
6-2 6-4 7-6 over Fleming/Skupski
Most of the most dangerous teams (Nestor/Zimonjic, Dlouhy/Paes, Kubot/Marach, Fish/Knowles, Melo/Soares, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Cermak/Mertinak and so on) are already out, so I hope the twins will use this opportunity to win the title!
06-29-2010, 05:09 AM
please guys :sobbing:
06-29-2010, 06:55 AM
Bhupathi/Mirnyi lost too. :eek:
So the only top 10 team left, other than the twins, is Moodie/Norman, whom they can face in QF! :bounce:
06-29-2010, 09:10 PM
I saw some of their first round match when I was at Wimbledon, they look very impressive.
The road is open for the title. I assume if they take it they will reclaim the no.1 ranking from N/Z?
06-30-2010, 05:13 PM
07-01-2010, 01:13 AM
08-01-2010, 05:00 AM
Well the guys are in their 100th final in LA tomorrow, going after breaking the woodies' record..... would be nice for them to do it at home, if it can't be at a slam :D
08-01-2010, 09:31 PM
They did it!!! can't wait to see it on tv later!
08-01-2010, 09:48 PM
Nice to see them make some more history :yeah:
I am planning to watch as well Deb!
08-01-2010, 10:37 PM
ESPN2 opened their singles final coverage with an interview with the guys :yeah:
08-01-2010, 11:00 PM
wished it was on TV :awww:
congrats twins :woohoo:
08-04-2010, 07:51 PM
Well done to Bob and Mike :bigclap:
08-05-2010, 08:40 PM
I have a huge crush on Bob :worship: (yeah, I know they are twins, but oh well ) so I'm always searching for stuff on them, but i was relaly upset to see this blogger (http://www.tennisnow.com/Blogs/Tennis-and-stuff-/August-2010/Bryan-Brothers%E2%80%99-Record-Setting-Doubles-Win--Who-Ca.aspx) saying the record isnt a big deal? Um yeah whatever, they were on every sports cast for 2 days. Dont let haters get you down boys, you ROCK!
08-15-2010, 05:18 AM
The guys are in the toronto final!
08-16-2010, 04:50 AM
they won and are now back to #1 in the world :yeah:
08-16-2010, 06:42 AM
Great win! Title #63 :worship:
USO should be the most important tournament of the year for Bob and Mike. Hope they don't overplay too much, like they did in clay court season, coming to RG exhausted. :o
08-16-2010, 06:58 AM
well done Bob & Mike :)
08-16-2010, 02:46 PM
Great win! Title #63 :worship:
USO should be the most important tournament of the year for Bob and Mike. Hope they don't overplay too much, like they did in clay court season, coming to RG exhausted. :oYes let's hope :o
08-22-2010, 03:50 AM
Well they're in the finals in cincy :D
08-22-2010, 03:24 PM
With them defending their points from last year and defending champions Nestor and Zimonjic losing early, they will surely return to the top of the team rankings.
Hopefully this won't be like the spring where they won Rome/Madrid and bombed out of Roland Garros.
I don't think it will be though. They'll have a week of rest before the Open whereas in May they played Dusseldorf after having won Rome and Madrid, which was a really bad idea.
08-22-2010, 05:38 PM
Yeah, exactly. They never should've played Dusseldorf. They should be ok with the week off, actually it'll end up being more than a week by the time they would start in NYC
08-22-2010, 09:16 PM
Well they won :worship: Great couple weeks :worship:
08-22-2010, 11:09 PM
08-22-2010, 11:12 PM
09-07-2010, 12:55 AM
Started USO with 3 straight set wins.
Keep going guys!
Next are Fyrstenberg/Matkowski.
09-08-2010, 02:45 AM
6-3 7-5 over poles! Granollers/Robredo next. Keep going! :bounce:
2 more wins!
09-08-2010, 03:03 AM
come on :rocker2:
09-08-2010, 03:05 AM
come on :rocker2:
only guys that can save american tennis :lol:
09-08-2010, 05:39 AM
Yep, and they were left off the freaking davis cup team :o
09-08-2010, 07:29 PM
Now win the final!
09-08-2010, 07:43 PM
Into the final without dropping a set, excellent.
Taking the title will make them the odds-on favorites for year-end no.1 for sure.
09-09-2010, 08:12 PM
Bob won mixed doubles with Huber! Congrats! 15th Slam! :worship:
09-10-2010, 01:26 AM
Kudos! Anyone see the recent Sixty Minutes with the twins? Funny funny funny. I think their Dad was way to obsessed however; :scared: Maybe youtube will have it on. And I don't know about living with their GF;s together in the same house;)
09-10-2010, 07:26 PM
US Open champs 2010
Bryans def. Bopanna/Qureshi 7-6 7-6 :woohoo:
09-10-2010, 11:26 PM
Amazing hard court season. Won 4 tournaments out of 5 including both 1000 and USO! :worship:
The guys just keep beating records! I think their no.1 place by the end of the year is almost certain. :rocker:
Have a good rest and enjoy the rest of the season! :bounce:
09-11-2010, 12:36 AM
:woohoo: :rocker2: :banana:
09-11-2010, 03:27 PM
Nice to see!
10-10-2010, 03:33 PM
The guys go to Asia and keep it rolling, winning Beijing :rocker2:
10-10-2010, 10:29 PM
What a season by the Twins! Did not see it coming after disappointing FO and Wimby. :)
Let's keep winning! :bounce:
10-11-2010, 02:48 AM
seriously! it's really like once they won LA that really did release a lot of pressure for them. Pretty amazing stuff!!
11-06-2010, 08:47 PM
They're in the Basel final and have clinched the year-end #1 :D They'll play Nestor-Zimonjic tomorrow
01-27-2011, 09:49 PM
USO final bitches! If they win, I believe they tie for the most slams by a team. Correct me if I am wrong but that is really the only milestone they have left to cross (other than maybe an Olympic Gold or winning Indian Wells).
01-29-2011, 01:13 PM
AO Champs 2011 :worship:
01-29-2011, 05:12 PM
01-29-2011, 08:21 PM
Yay, they played a near perfect match. They are only 2 off the record of the Woodie's slam record now.
With 68 titles, and the pace they are winning them at, I wouldn't be shocked if they won 100 titles before they retired.
01-30-2011, 05:08 AM
bummed i forgot to set the dvr and it doesnt look like ttc is re-airing it :( glad to hear they played SO well though!
02-03-2011, 06:12 AM
They just withdrew from their next event and they will be out for a month. Bob injured his left shoulder during Mixed. I did think something was off them all tournament because Bob wasn't holding as easy as usual and they had a lot of tight sets. They really didn't play well at all until the final, IMO. I guess it just shows how amazing they were to win.
04-11-2011, 01:26 AM
They just won their 4th (and 3rd straight) Houston title! I can't believe they have 69 titles and will be getting #70 together very soon.
04-17-2011, 09:10 PM
Congrats on their 70th title together in Monte Carlo :bounce:
04-24-2011, 07:54 PM
They lost the final in barcelona :hug:
They are now 70-40 together in finals
04-26-2011, 12:40 AM
always up and down for them :lol:
05-08-2011, 09:28 PM
just an amazing career for these guys!
05-09-2011, 03:10 AM
Title #71 together in Madrid :woohoo:
06-01-2011, 05:33 PM
SFs of the French :) Defeated the Indo-Pak express in a 3rd set tiebreak. They need to pick it up if they want to win. Although they've managed to win a lot this year I still don't think they're a fraction of the form they were in during the last Summer HC season.
06-05-2011, 12:21 AM
They sadly lost in the SF's :sad:
Hope they can play some good tennis on the grass!
06-13-2011, 07:25 PM
They won thier 72nd title together at the Queen's Club!
11-10-2011, 06:31 PM
Since I last updated, they won Wimbledon!(11th major)
then recently Vienna and Valencia :woohoo:
They are now at 75 together! :)
01-22-2012, 01:52 AM
Can someone change the title to 2012?
They won their 76th title together in Sydney last week :)
And are currently in the QF's of the AO :bounce:
01-25-2012, 05:01 AM
They're in the semis now, ended up like 2am or so today :rolls: must be strange, if they make the final Bob could potentially miss his baby's birth. But they are still in it :yeah:
01-26-2012, 02:44 AM
Into the finals after winning 76(5) in the third after saving a MP :D
02-11-2012, 04:23 PM
Great win by Mike (w/Mardy Fish) to clinch the tie for the USA. Still undefeated on clay in the Davis Cup :worship:.
02-11-2012, 07:34 PM
More pictures here (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=196738).
04-21-2012, 07:27 PM
The twins are in the final of Monte Carlo (http://www.atpworldtour.com/posting/2012/410/mdd.pdf) and will try to defend their title against Mirnyi/Nestor. Good luck.
04-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Congrats to the Bryans for successfully defending their title with a 62 63 victory.
04-22-2012, 06:18 PM
Congrats guys! :yeah:
77th title together :worship:
05-27-2012, 03:30 AM
Won the title in Nice this week for title #78 :bounce:
06-08-2012, 09:40 PM
Will be playing for their 12th slam title tomorrow. Good luck guys, let's make history :cheerleader:.
06-10-2012, 12:52 AM
:sad: will they ever break the record?
08-03-2012, 11:46 PM
Good luck :)
Bob and Mike Bryan are relishing the opportunity to win their first Olympic gold medal. The 34-year-old twins won the bronze in Beijing four years ago and on Friday beat the French team of Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals. The Bryans own a team-record 78 titles and have won a career Grand Slam.
"It's all sinking in," Bob said. "We're enjoying that victory. We played good grass-court doubles and tomorrow's going to be pretty insane. Like Mike said this could be our last shot at Olympic glory. I'm very happy that we do have a medal as semifinals is no guarantee of hardware. We're going to enjoy it for a little while and once we have opponents we will get a game plan ready and go to war."
The Bryans will play the winner of the match between France’s Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Spain’s David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez.
"Every sports fan in the world knows what an Olympic medal is," Mike Bryan said. "They don't necessarily know what a Wimbledon title is. I think that would be at the front of the trophy case for sure." Link (http://tennis.com/articles/templates/ticker.aspx?articleid=19051&zoneid=6#comments)
08-04-2012, 06:10 PM
Career Golden Slam completed :yeah:.
08-04-2012, 06:18 PM
Matchpoint video: http://deadspin.com/5931844/bob-and-mike-bryan-complete-the-golden-slam-thanks-to-bobs-ridiculous-match-point-over+the+shoulder-lob
08-04-2012, 07:22 PM
08-04-2012, 07:33 PM
So happy for them :sobbing:
08-05-2012, 03:06 AM
08-06-2012, 03:52 AM
Mike came back today to win the bronze medal with Lisa Raymond :bowdown:
08-13-2012, 01:11 AM
I have no idea how, but the guys somehow came back and won Toronto today for their 80th title. Crazy!!
09-07-2012, 10:08 PM
Congrats on the 12th Slam title :cheerleader:
Bryan Bros. clinch record-breaking 12th Slam (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/match_reports/2012-09-07/201209071347041493562.html?promo=home)
09-09-2012, 05:56 AM
Congrats on major #12 guys :D
09-09-2012, 05:34 PM
81st doubles title as a team too :bounce:
10-07-2012, 05:44 PM
Mike and Bob defeated Carlos Berlocq and Denis Istomin 63 62 today to win their third China Open title in four years. The win is the Bros' 7th title of the year and marks Mike's record breaking 84th career doubles title!
Bob Bryan @Bryanbros
Congrats to my big bro, @Bryanbrothers, who won a record breaking 84th title today. Punk has 2 more than me & I hear a… http://say.ly/gGQ4kaP
11-11-2012, 11:45 PM
Mike and Bob are now 1-1 in Group A after a 75 64 win over Qureshi/Rojer today at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. After the match, the Bros received two ATP awards for the 2012 season: the ATP World Tour No. 1 Doubles Team award and the ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favorite award! Congrats on a fantastic 2012 season!
12-14-2012, 08:59 PM
So they are planning to retire at the next Olympics...
Rick Limpert @RickRoswell
From their press conference at @AussieWildCard - Bryan Brothers say they plan on making the 2016 Olympics in Brazil their last event #tennis
12-15-2012, 04:00 AM
Bryan Brothers exhibition @ AOWP- http://livestre.am/4g59o
12-19-2012, 12:12 AM
Congrats to Bob & Mike!
Bob and Mike Bryan have been named Men’s Doubles World Champions for the ninth time in 10 years after a campaign in which they captured their first Olympic gold medal at the London Games. The brothers equaled the all-time record for Grand Slam doubles titles by capturing their 12th title at the US Open and were also runners-up at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. They won five other events in 2012 and now own 82 career titles.
"Mike and I are very grateful for receiving this honor, and we'd like to thank the ITF for this prestigious award," Bob Bryan said. "This is one of our achievements that we are most proud of."
01-06-2013, 01:05 AM
Tennis In LA: March 4th – Bryan Brothers, Mardy Fish and Novak Djokovic
After having lost the LA Open from the UCLA campus. There has been frantic calls for tennis to come and stay in Los Angeles. Well someone has heard the calls and has made an exhibition for March 4th before the US Open. Big names are starting to sign up to the event. If you are a tennis fan and in the LA region do not forget to book the day and make sure to get your tickets.
Below is the video of the Bryan Brothers Inviting all the tennis fans to the new LA Tennis Exhibition March 4th :
Click Here To See The Bryan Brothers Invitation:Bryan Brother’s Invitation To The LA Event or The Bryan Brother’s Invitation
01-06-2013, 04:31 PM
opportunity to ask some questions if you can afford to stay up late
Mike Bryan @Bryanbrothers
We're taking over the @SydneyTennis account Monday at noon! Tweet questions using #AskBryanBros hash tag and stay tuned for our responses
01-12-2013, 05:21 PM
Micaela Bryan @MicaelaBryan
My daddy (@Bryanbros) and the guy that looks like my daddy (@Bryanbrothers) did it again! @sydneytennis pic.twitter.com/o4uKN8bA
:lol::awww: Micaela, you're the best!
01-13-2013, 02:36 AM
83rd title together :)
01-20-2013, 04:23 AM
Into the quarterfinal of AO. Saw only the 3rd set, but solid from them :yeah:
01-24-2013, 01:51 AM
64 46 61 over Bolelli/Fognini in the semis, another grand slam final :cheerleader:
01-24-2013, 02:08 AM
So 9th Australian Open final.... going for 6th AO, 13th GS, and 84th overall title. Let's do it!
01-24-2013, 02:13 AM
Mike and Bob Bryan have one more Olympic Games left in them at Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and then they plan to finally stop playing. And maybe relax.
The Bryan brothers have little left to accomplish on the tennis court. They’ve won 12 Grand Slam titles, finished No. 1 for eight of the past 10 years, and competed in three Olympic Games, winning gold last year in London.
But the chance to defend that gold will keep them in the sport for three more years.
‘’I think that’s where we see the finish line. We’ll be 38. We’d like to maybe go out at that spot,’’ Mike Bryan said. ‘’And then we’ll sail off into the sunset.’’
‘’Maybe just stay in Rio for the rest of our lives,’’ Bob chimed in. ‘’Check into a motel on the beach and drink some margaritas.’’
The Bryans stayed on track for a possible 13th Grand Slam doubles title by beating Daniele Bracciali and Lukas Dlouhy 6-3, 7-5 on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
They next face the Italian team of Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini for a chance to reach their fifth straight Australian Open final.
‘’It’s still fun. We create goals and new challenges each time we step out of the house in January,’’ Mike Bryan says. ‘’The goal is to finish No. 1. That’s it. That’s really what we play for.’’
01-24-2013, 12:45 PM
They defeated Bolelli/Fognini :D I hope they get the win in the Final!
01-26-2013, 02:09 PM
Bob and Mike Bryan win their 13th Slam title, 6th in Australia, beating Haase/Sijsling 6-3, 6-4. Congrats :cheerleader:
01-26-2013, 02:44 PM
Justin Gimelstob @justingimelstob
The only thing better than @Bryanbros winning Grand Slam #13,celebrating w/ @MicaelaBryan and wifey! http://yfrog.com/h3wpywtj
01-26-2013, 02:53 PM
Micaela Bryan @MicaelaBryan
My Daddy thinks it's cute to wake me up. I'll get my revenge at the French. @australianopen #ausopen pic.twitter.com/C7uljZKS
01-27-2013, 03:10 AM
02-02-2013, 06:01 PM
Great Q&A :D
02-14-2013, 11:47 PM
02-25-2013, 02:03 AM
85th career title today after a 61 62 win over James Blake and Jack Sock in the Memphis Tennis final.
03-15-2013, 06:29 AM
They just beat Lipsky/González 6-4, 4-6, 11-9 in the Indian Wells SF. They were down most of the supertiebreak and even were down a match point but were able to win the last 3 points in a row to take the match.
So one more match until they get their first elusive IW title. After winning the Gold medal, it's the only significant title they've yet to win. GO TWINS!
03-17-2013, 02:03 AM
At Indian Wells, Crowds Prove Must-See Match Is Doubles (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/sports/tennis/at-indian-wells-crowds-prove-must-see-match-is-doubles.html?ref=tennis)
Would love to see Micaela with the trophy
03-17-2013, 03:50 AM
Their match is starting now. Hope they can pull it off.
If they can keep up the winning rate, I would think they would be on pace for 100 doubles titles (together) by the end of next year.
03-17-2013, 05:09 AM
Congrats on the 86th title :cheerleader: 63 36 10-6 victory over Huey/Janowicz
03-17-2013, 05:18 AM
Mike Bryan: "We've been coming here since we were 8 y.o. Bob served for the match in 2003 and we had to wait 10 years to have another shot."
03-17-2013, 03:01 PM
Well, Mike and I are happy to say that we have finally cured our desert curse! We couldn't be more excited to win Indian Wells in front of all our friends and family. I want to thank everyone for the incredible support during these 2 weeks. There is no way we could have gotten through some of these matches without the amazing positive energy we received from all of you! We are jetting off to Tuscon for an exo this morning and then it's on to Miami for the Sony. Talk to you soon! Bob
05-11-2013, 04:21 PM
Darren Cahill @darren_cahill 37m
The Bryan Bro's will compete in another doubles final tomorrow in Madrid. It'll be shown live on ESPN3 at 4.50am ET. Singles final 10am ET.
Go get that 87th title!
05-12-2013, 02:54 PM
Bryans Capture Fifth Madrid Title; 87th Crown Overall: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/05/19/Madrid-Sunday-Doubles-Final-Bryans-Peya-Soares.aspx
Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won their fifth Mutua Madrid Open doubles title on Sunday. It was their 87th career trophy and fifth crown of the 2013 ATP World Tour season.
The top seeds added to their 2006-07, 2010-11 trophy haul with a 6-2, 6-3 victory over seventh seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in 58 minutes. They lost just six of their first service points and converted four of their 10 break point opportunities for their 30th match win of the year.
"It feels great to get another title here in Madrid," said Bob Bryan. "It's been a nice clay-court season so far and we're looking forward to two more big events on the dirt."
The American twins, who improved to a 23-17 record in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 finals, shared €197,730 in prize money and earned 1,000 Emirates ATP Rankings points. The only ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title they have not won is the Shanghai Rolex Masters.
"Hats off to Bruno and Alex on a great tournament and a strong start to the year," said Mike Bryan. "We had to play really sharp to beat this team and hopefully we can all square off in many more big matches."
Peya and Soares split € 96,800 and 600 points after losing their seventh team final (5-2 overall). The 32-year-old Peya drops to a 7-9 mark in title matches, while 31-year-old Soares is now 13-10 in finals. Soares also lost to the Bryans at the 2011 Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, when he partnered Juan Ignacio Chela.
05-13-2013, 02:53 AM
Congrats on #87 guys! :D
05-19-2013, 03:36 PM
62 63 over Bhupathi/Bopanna in Rome Masters, congrats on #88 :D
05-20-2013, 05:05 AM
Good win :D
06-06-2013, 09:56 PM
Going for #89 and 14th Grand Slam, GL
Seeking Melbourne-Paris Doubles Double: http://blogs.wsj.com/dailyfix/2013/06/06/seeking-melbourne-paris-doubles-double/
Bryan Brothers Excited to Be in Another French Final: http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/bryan-brothers-excited-to-be-in-another-french-final/?smid=tw-NYTStraightSets&seid=auto
Bryans reach doubles final: http://espn.go.com/tennis/french13/story/_/id/9348691/2013-french-open-bryan-brothers-reach-doubles-final
06-08-2013, 07:14 PM
64 46 76(4) over Llodra/Mahut, congrats on the 14th slam. Wish both teams could win :awww:
06-08-2013, 07:43 PM
Hoping for pictures of Micaela w/ the trophy :D The Bryans now have more doubles slams than the Williams sisters (13).
Some of the tweets :facepalm:
Thriding @Thriding 4m
I hope the @Bryanbrothers feel thoroughly ashamed of themselves, beating a sweetie like Nicolas Mahut #cruelworld
06-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Congrats guys! :D
06-08-2013, 08:57 PM
Ten years ago, Bob and Mike Bryan were still establishing themselves as a rising doubles pair when they shockingly ran to the title at Roland Garros, their very first major title together. For a pair of brothers from Southern California who had groomed their doubles games on the hard and slick courts of the Pacific Coast, overcoming Paul Haarhuis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov on the red dirt of Paris was an unlikely feat.
A decade later however, the brothers returned to Philippe Chatrier Court for the men's doubles final as the most successful team of all time: They own 13 majors, have won all four Grand Slams and 88 tournament crowns. They were made to work hard for their 14th major (and 89th title) by a pair of crowd-adored Frenchman in Nicolas Mahut and Michael Llodra, the Americans squeaking through as twilight began to blanket the stadium court, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4).
The achievement was a marked one for the Bryans, whose trophy cases are brimming, as they captured their first Roland Garros since that June day in 2003, with 12 majors between their two Paris triumphs. In 2005, 2006 and 2012, they fell just a match short, losing in the final here.
But today it was their match to win from the start. The top seeds and world No.1-ranked team came into Saturday's final with a convincing nine straight sets won and none lost in Paris, having been pushed to a tiebreak just once, in the second round. They had won 13 straight matches in total, coming off victories in Madrid and Rome prior to Paris.
After capturing their first service game by holding to love, the brothers were challenged gallantly by the pair of French veterans, who were spurred on by an encouraging home crowd. At 3-all in the second, with the brothers pressing, Mahut scrambled for an overhead into the sideline flowers on Chatrier, lobbing the ball up and falling over in the process. But his lob was in, and the French eventually won the point and the game, helping to fire them up and propel them to the second set, 6-4. It was the Bryans' first lost set of the tournament.
In the third and deciding set, Llodra/Mahut played toe-to-toe with the Bryans, doubles mastery in full flight. The four men traded jabs at the net, slicing and kissing the ball off their racquets to try and throw their opponents off. Mahut hit another lob that ducked into the baseline at 4-3 up, giving the French a slim chance to break and serve for the match, but Bob the lefty took care of his service, eventually forcing a third-set breaker.
The Frenchman dashed into a 4-2 mini-break lead, switching sides and bringing the crowd to its feet. But the Bryan brothers haven't become the most storied team in doubles for no reason. They reeled off five straight points, Mike finishing one with a poached drop volley that died when it hit the dirt.
"These guys are two of the greatest guys on tour," Bob told the crowd after the win. "You played unbelievable today, we were lucky. It could have gone either way today. Today we were pretty fortunate."
Mahut, teary-eyed, was playing in his first-ever Grand Slam final. "We will be back together next year and will try to bring the trophy back home," he said through sniffles as he stood alongside his partner Llodra, who was the last Frenchman to win here back in 2004 with the now-retired Fabrice Santoro.
06-08-2013, 09:18 PM
Matt Cronin @TennisReporters 28m
Bryans win 14th Slam. In 03 when won RG were sleeping on floor, paying 100. Mike: 'Now Bob paying 700 a night with extra room 4 baby'
06-09-2013, 03:41 PM
Bob Bryan @Bryanbros 7h
A lot has happened since we last held this cup 10 yrs ago, but I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for your messages! pic.twitter.com/ojfKOuu24o
06-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Ten years and 14 Slams later, the Bryans have come a long way
PARIS – When Bob and Mike Bryan won their first Grand Slam title together, in 2003, they pulled an all-nighter partying. A decade later, when they won their 14th major crown in Paris, they were planning on ordering room service with their wives and putting Bob and his spouse Michelle’s toddler daughter Micaela to bed.
"I remember we went straight to Buddha Bar and partied hard there," Mike said of a popular Paris spot. "Had a great dinner. We were all just grooving, eating our food and just rocking to the beat. We went to VIP, a big place on the Champs Élysées and we were there until probably 6 in the morning. What time was our photo shoot? [Probably] 7, 8 in the morning? We're all just has haggard. Our eyes are bloodshot. We went to the [hotel], got the trophies and went straight to the Arc and took some just horrible pictures in front of the Arc.
"That was 10 years ago. Probably tonight's going to be a little different. We can't absorb those hard nights anymore."
The twins, who have played a busy schedule this season, are headed to the tournament in Queen’s and then onto Wimbledon, where they’ll continue their pursuit of the calendar-year Grand Slam. (The Bryans also won the Australian Open in January.)
They have a home base in London now, where they took a two-week break in between the tournaments at Monte Carlo and Madrid. Mike’s wife, Lucille, is British and they all have settled nicely into European life as they have been on the continent for nearly two months now.
Perhaps that is the reason why they have become such standout clay-court performers: They know the ropes of living and succeeding during the European clay-court swing, where they also won titles in Madrid and Rome.
In the French Open final, they overcame France’s Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut in a Davis Cup-style atmosphere, where the home fans were screaming in an attempt to pull their team through. But the Bryans have won plenty of away Davis Cup ties before, and when the match came down to a third-set tie-break, they came up huge – just when it looked like they might have to walk away without the title for the 10th straight year.
"This is the first one we won back in the day and [it] kind of launched our career," Mike said after their 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(4) victory, where they rallied from 4-2 down in the tie-break. "This is the toughest Slam to win, I think. Clay is an equalizer and makes a lot of teams better. You have got to be mentally strong for a couple of weeks. And it was tough [in the final], just to grind it out being down 4 2 in the breaker."
Back in 2003, when the Bryan were still trying to make their mark as an elite team, they were still counting Euros, even though they already had a few Masters Series titles in their pockets. They even slept on the floor at of the hotel where the junior players stayed....read more (http://www.usta.com/Pro-Tennis/ten_years_and_14_slams_later_the_bryans_have_come_ a_long_way/)
06-16-2013, 01:23 AM
Going for #90 and 5th Aegon Title :D
British Tennis @BritishTennis 4h
Bob & Mike Bryan will contest the #AegonChampionships doubles final v Peya & Soares after beating Bhupathi & Bopanna 6-4, 6-2 on Court 2.
06-16-2013, 07:50 PM
Congrats on #90
Mike and I are excited to win our 90th title today at the Queen's Club. It was a great week and we're looking forward to Wimby.
Happy Father's Day to our amazing dad, who instilled in us the passion for this game and who has supported us every step of the way.
I'm proud to announce that I will become a father of a baby boy later this year. Michelle's pregnancy is going smoothly and she is feeling great.
Thanks as always for everyone's support! Couldn't do it without ya!
06-16-2013, 08:02 PM
Forgot to congratulate Micaela on becoming a big sis :D
06-17-2013, 03:41 AM
06-28-2013, 09:36 PM
Plenty on the line for record-setting Bryan brothers
WIMBLEDON, England — For identical twins Bob and Mike Bryan, synchronicity seems to know no bounds.
Not on the tennis court, where they have become the most successful doubles duo in history. Nor when it comes to the more mundane.
Like furniture shopping.
Fresh off their opening-round victory against Brazil's Marcelo Demoliner and Andre Sa at Wimbledon, the top-seeded Americans described a recent, freaky phone call when they discovered they had purchased the exact same sectional couch — brand, color, price — from opposite coasts.
"I'm like, shut up!" recalled Bob, who was in Miami. "I'm in a couch store, too."
"We didn't even talk about going shopping for furniture," said Mike, who was phoning from California. "It was like Twilight Zone. That's once in a lifetime."
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At 35 and playing the best tennis of their careers, the Bryans have positioned themselves for perhaps more never-to-be-repeated moments.
A third championship at Wimbledon would mean a so-called "Golden Bryans Slam" — a chance to hold all four major titles consecutively along with the Olympic gold they picked up last summer.
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It would also keep them on target for a traditional calendar year Grand Slam, which has been accomplished just once. Australians Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman did it in 1951.
"We've had a lot of these amazing-type records that we've had the opportunity to achieve over the last few years," said right-hander Mike, emphasizing that capturing Wimbledon remains their current focus.
But yes, he admitted, more is on the line.
"There's a couple extra things that go with it this time which would make it pretty awesome," he said.
Few firsts remain for the Camarillo, Calif.-born brothers.
They have ticked off just about every meaningful mark in men's doubles — among them, most Grand Slam titles (14), most overall titles (90), and most years finishing No. 1 (8).
Since losing a year ago in the Wimbledon semifinals to unseeded and eventual champions Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen, the Bryans have been on a tear.
They won Olympic gold, the U.S. Open, the Australian Open and this month captured their second French Open — a decade after winning their first. The twins are the first team to win all four majors at least twice.
They are also the first duo to show up in London with two legs of the Grand Slam in 46 years.
"I think we're hitting our peak right now," Mike said. "Never had these kind of results. Never been this dominant. We're just closing down the holes. Not a lot of things teams can pick on. Confidence is high. Bodies feel great."
While increased physicality is one reason so few young players are making an impact men's singles, Bob said the movement, communication and mental side of doubles takes longer to ripen.
"It takes a long time to mature," the lefty said. "I think it's a more complex game in a lot of ways."
"We're going to shut down when we're mentally tired," chimed in Mike. "Our bodies are going to last us for a long time."
The Bryans attribute some of their top form to finally nabbing the gold medal here last year.
"We started playing happier," Mike said. "You play great when you play happy. That translated to a great summer."
They rode that "high" until the fall, where the emotionally depleted pair finally felt the effects and failed to win a title after October. But they picked it up again in January, snagging their record-breaking 13th major at the Australian Open.
Their eight titles in 2013 are the most to this stage of the season and they are on a 19-match winning streak following titles in Madrid, Rome, Roland Garros and Queen's Club.
Only twice have they won more: in 2007 and 2010, when they won 11 titles.
While grass rewards the 6-4 players' big serves, that works both ways. And it may explain why they have triumphed at Wimbledon only twice, even failing to take the crown in years when they didn't drop serve.
"I feel like grass is a little bit of an equalizer because a caveman can come out there and serve bombs," Bob said. "You have to get ready to play the big points well on grass because a lot of times you're going to be in tiebreakers."
Their personal lives have parted some from the days the Stanford standouts imagined they might marry and live together in one big house.
Bob resides in Miami with his wife, Michelle, and daughter, the Twitter sensation Micaela. They are expecting a second child. Mike remains based in Camarillo and is married a Lucille, a Brit.
Clearly the telepathy is intact. Whether furniture or forehands, it's hard to break the Bryans' lines of communication.
07-02-2013, 09:46 PM
R1 - Bob Bryan (USA) /Mike Bryan (USA)  d. Marcelo Demoliner (BRA)/Andre Sa (BRA) 6-4 6-4 6-1
R2 - Bob Bryan (USA) /Mike Bryan (USA)  d. David Marrero (ESP)/Andreas Seppi (ITA) 6-3 7-5 6-4
R3 - Bob Bryan (USA) /Mike Bryan (USA)  d. Treat Huey (PHI) /Dominic Inglot (GBR)  7-5 6-3 7-6(3)
QF - Bob Bryan (USA) /Mike Bryan (USA)  d. Mahesh Bhupathi (IND) /Julian Knowle (AUT)  7-6(5) 7-6(3) 7-6(4)
SF - Bob Bryan (USA) /Mike Bryan (USA)  vs Rohan Bopanna (IND) /Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA) 
07-02-2013, 09:58 PM
Ben Rothenberg @BenRothenberg 14m
Good chat just now with Bob and Mike Bryan. Perhaps most newsworthily, they both said they're done with playing mixed for good. #Wimbledon..
07-04-2013, 04:00 PM
67 64 63 57 63, another final :cheerleader:
07-05-2013, 03:33 AM
Bryans Strike Blow for Doubles and American Tennis
All this talk about no Americans left at Wimbledon strikes Mike and Bob Bryan as sort of odd.
After their semifinal victory — on the Fourth of July, no less — these 35-year-old identical twins from California are one win away from becoming the first team in the history of Open-era tennis to hold all four major titles at the same time.
"The Bryan Slam," they'll call it, but don't look for that news to knock baseball, hot-dog-eating contests or Andy Murray out of the headlines in either the United States or Britain.
The Bryan brothers play doubles, and despite their history making success, they live in a world where their games aren't fully appreciated and fame is hard to come by.
"The hardcore tennis fan loves doubles, but the casual sports fan doesn't know enough about it," Mike Bryan said. "They love stars. Doubles players aren't stars."
If their list of accomplishments belonged to a singles player, they'd be considered among the best of all time.
—Their 14 Grand Slam tournament titles would tie them for second with Pete Sampras.
—Their 310 weeks at No. 1 would be eight more than Roger Federer's record.
—Their 90 tournament titles would rank third behind Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl.
Instead, they must "settle" for holding the record for doubles in all those categories. They've raked in more than $20 million in prize money over their 15 years as pros and have gone 21-3 in Davis Cup matches — a near sure thing for a country that, for the first time in 101 years, didn't have a male singles player in the third round of Wimbledon and also saw its last woman go out Wednesday.
Quite a resume. Place them outside a tennis tournament, however, and usually, they can walk down the street in peace.
"It's the names and the stars," said Jack Nicklaus, the 18-time major golf champion, who was at Wimbledon this week and watched the Bryans play. "The singles players are really good, no question about that. If the doubles players were good enough, they'd be playing singles. To a large degree, I think that's the way most people look at it."
Though it struggles for air time, doubles can be plenty entertaining — the last bastion of 21st-century tennis where a net game, teamwork and a couple of reflex volleys can still carry the day. Nearly two-thirds of frequent recreational players in the U.S. play doubles, according to the most recent study by the U.S. Tennis Association. At the pro level, it can be quite an entertaining show, as was the brothers' 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3 victory Thursday over the newly formed team of India's Rohan Bopanna and France's Edouard Roger-Vasselin....more (http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/bryans-move-wimbledon-final-19578936#.UdYukW1nDWY)
Mike Bryan has been left with brother Bob’s “beat up” gold medal from the London 2012 Olympics after his twin pulled off the switch.
“He was carrying it around for four months and it got scratched; he dropped it a few times,” Mike shared in an interview with Live @ Wimbledon on their return to the All England Club. “It’s not even a circle anymore. And then he switched them on me. So he’s got the immaculate one, with the pristine gold, and I got his beat up one. I’m going to switch them back.”
For now, Bob has his medal proudly on display in his trophy case, while Mike has his locked away in a safe.
“That’s probably the best thing we’ve done in this game, is pull the gold medal out of here,” said Bob. “We had a smile on our face for three or four months after that win. I actually had the gold medal in my racquet bag for four months. I was showing it to a million people.
“That seems to be the trophy that everyone wants to see when they come over to our house. They usually go past the Slams and go right for that shiny piece of gold.”
The top-seeded Bryan brothers are looking to win Wimbledon for a third time following their triumphs in 2006 and ’11.
07-06-2013, 06:21 PM
36 63 64 64 congrats to Bob and Mike for holding all 4 slams and Olympic Gold at the same time :worship:
07-06-2013, 06:35 PM
This is their 15th Slam and 9th title of the year, the trophy seems big enough for Micaela.
07-06-2013, 06:47 PM
Steve Tignor @SteveTignor 2m
Turned on the Bryan Bros. champion's presser, and they're talking about smashing each other's guitars. Love it. #bros
Can't wait to read the presser :lol:
07-06-2013, 06:53 PM
Going for the calendar Grand Slam next :rocker2:
LONDON -- The Bryan Slam is complete. Twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan captured their fourth straight major Saturday at Wimbledon with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.
The Americans won their 15th Grand Slam tournament and became the first men's team in Open-era tennis to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time.
They're also the first to hold all the slams and an Olympic gold medal.
If they win the U.S. Open, they'll join Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman as the second men's team to complete a calendar Grand Slam. The Aussie duo did it in 1951, 17 years before the Open era began.
The Bryans fell behind 5-0 in dropping the first set but rallied for their 24th straight victory.
07-06-2013, 11:07 PM
ATP World Tour @ATPWorldTour 26m
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07-07-2013, 03:28 PM
Bob and Mike Bryan speak to the media following their victory in the Wimbledon gentlemen's doubles final
Q. How do you explain this?
BOB BRYAN: I don't know. It's been a really good run for us. But we've just taken it one point at a time. It's added up over this amazing two and a half months.
I can't explain it. We've been working hard and taking care of our bodies. We've put the game in the right perspective in our life. When we lose, it's not the end of the world.
He's married; I have a family; I have a kid. We're just playing for fun. We've done it all in the sport, and now we're just out there taking swings and not living and dying with every win and loss.
Q. Talk about the Bryan Slam and what that means, adding the gold medal to this...
MIKE BRYAN: It's hard to even dream that we'd have the Slam, all four at one time. It all started back after we won the gold. It just felt like a huge pressure was released. Went on to win the Open and had a great summer.
This year we've been on an amazing tear. Never had a streak like this. Especially at 35, I feel like we're hitting our peak.
Yeah, I mean, when we got out there ‑‑ I thought we were pretty loose before the match. Once we got out there, it kind of was sinking in, like, this is weird. We're going to go for the slam here, you know. Not the calendar slam, but...
I started off a little tight. I never whiffed a volley before.
BOB BRYAN: Yeah, I knew we were in trouble when you whiffed that volley.
Yeah, it was a very rough start. Those guys played hot. You know, our legs were a little Jello‑y. It helps to have a three‑out‑of‑five‑set match. You have time.
We found or rhythm, got a hold, and then started stacking hold after hold and added pressure on them until we got the breaks.
Q. After the first set, what are you thinking? What are you talking about? How does this one feel? You have so many records and accomplishments. Does this feel any different?
MIKE BRYAN: On the changeover after the first set, we said, That's why we're playing three‑out‑of‑five. We have time. We finished the first set pretty strong. We broke once. So it felt like we had a little momentum going into the second.
As Bob said, we just kept our energy high and didn't get down. Then, you know, this one, in the context of our career, is probably up there at the top. I didn't think anything could feel as sweet as the gold medal, but this one just feels like there's a cap, a lid, or a ribbon around our career.
It's pretty cool. It's something we never dreamed of, to try to win four in a row. It's too hard to dominate in doubles. Maybe we had a little luck involved along the way. We just took one at a time. It just added up.
Now we got to try to suit back up for the calendar slam. I don't even want to think about that.
BOB BRYAN: It also feels better knowing we're probably going home tomorrow. We really ended this trip with a bang. We get to enjoy it, and we'll fly back to our families and celebrate with them.
You know, not always do you get to do that with Davis Cup. When we won the Australian Open, we were on a flight four hours later back into the heat of battle. When you win the French Open, you're over to Queen's back in the soup again.
This is going to be a great one to kind of just celebrate and enjoy and really let sink in what we've done.
Q. How has it been for you being in this sort of tying‑a‑ribbon‑on‑things stage of your career?
BOB BRYAN: I think that's the reason why we've been playing so well, is because we have everything. Everything now feels like a bonus. It just feels like we're adding nuts and whipped cream and cherries to our great career.
We said that a few years ago: if we retire today, we feel like we've done it all. Let's go have some fun and add to whatever this is.
Q. People came mostly for the women's final. You had it nearly full by the end. Can you talk about how much the entertainment factor matters to you?
MIKE BRYAN: That's always big for us, is to realize it's not just tennis, it's entertainment for the fans. Looking around and seeing a full house is really special, especially at Wimbledon on Centre Court. It's just a really good feeling to play a match that means a lot to us and to see a lot of faces in the crowd.
To have it life on TV back in the States where our families could watch it just makes it that much more special. But, yeah, you realize it's entertainment.
BOB BRYAN: Yeah, I mean, it feels good to play in front of the English fans. They really appreciate the history of doubles and the great history here at Wimbledon. So you're playing in front of knowledgeable fans that you feel like they're enjoying the tennis. That usually brings out better tennis in the players.
Q. Did it feel like you may have gotten a little more air on your chest bump? On a more serious note, do you recall when that became a thing for you?
MIKE BRYAN: That was definitely one of our highest chest bumps. A lot of adrenaline in the legs.
BOB BRYAN: In the calves.
MIKE BRYAN: I think Bob got higher. I remember looking at your chest. My head was under your yours. He always lifts his legs. Looks like he's way higher than me, but he's not.
Yeah, we started that back in college. It's kind of been our thing. We got it from the Jensen brothers. We did it one of our first matches at Stanford. The fraternity guys were calling out for it. I think it was on the cover of the Stanford Daily News. They called it the Bryan bump. We kept doing it.
Q. You mentioned before everything feels like a ribbon, a bonus at this point. You don't want to talk about the calendar slam. Are there other bonuses you have your eyes on? I think you've never played Djokovic. Would you like to beat him? Is there somebody you would like to level the head‑to‑head with?
BOB BRYAN: When we start out at the beginning of the year, the goal is to finish No. 1. We're always looking at the team rankings. That's really the biggest goal, to be at that ITF dinner holding up that trophy in Paris on stage wearing our suits.
In order to do that, you have to play well at the slams and the big ones. Those are the tournaments that are really important to us.
MIKE BRYAN: Probably like to hit 100 titles. I think today was 91. Then maybe try to finish No. 1 ten times. This year would be nine, if we did it. We got a pretty good lead. Then try to get to Rio and get another medal.
Q. What do you think about Dodig and Melo as doubles players, and what could they do to improve to be as successful as yourselves?
BOB BRYAN: Obviously they're both great players. Melo, he knows the doubles court really well. He's beaten us before. He has quick hands. He's a tall guy. He clogs the middle.
Dodig is a good player. He's a good singles player. He sees the ball well on the returns and he has a big serve.
They're tough players and they make it uncomfortable on any team they're facing. You know, they just got to play more and get more experience and be in more moments like this.
MIKE BRYAN: They played well today, though. It was their first Grand Slam final. They didn't come out nervous. They started hot. I felt like we had to play some of our best tennis to win.
You know, Melo played great against us in Davis Cup. We'll have many more good tournaments in the future.
Q. What do you think your best Wimbledon story is?
MIKE BRYAN: There's been a lot of good stories here. You've told that story where we got in a fistfight in the car after the first round a million time. Good story.
Yeah, there are a ton. Our first Wimbledon we made the Round of 16. We played a three‑day match against Alex O'Brien and Sebastien Lareau. We were chest bumping. We were young. Showing no respect for the older guys.
There were about 20 rain delays where we came back to the locker room. We were sitting right next to them. There were words said. They wanted to kill us basically.
Q. What did they say?
MIKE BRYAN: Cocky punks.
BOB BRYAN: Punks. Going to kill you. It was just the veterans giving the younger guys some heat. We deserved it. We were bouncing around and doing our thing. We were only 20 years old at the time.
Those rain delays, it just made for really heated moments in a small locker room over at the old Court 2. They have a small locker room in there. Just kept going, collecting there, and hearing OB give us shit.
Q. That was the same year that you got in a fight?
MIKE BRYAN: No, that was '99. Our fight was '06.
Q. That was after Delic and Kerr? Break that down. 11‑9 in the fifth, and then you start punching each other?
MIKE BRYAN: It was weird because we won the match. Usually you're really happy after winning the match.
We were in the car. I said, You should have served a little better, Bob. He took it personal and said something about my forehand. Then I said something. It just got worse and worse.
I just said, I hate you, or something. Then he just gives me a little hit there, then I go there, and it just erupts into a full‑blown brawl.
BOB BRYAN: We got our bags and you mule kicked me in the stomach.
MIKE BRYAN: We're walking up the stairs to our house and Bob is behind me. I give him one of these mule kicks and kick him up the stairs.
BOB BRYAN: I ran up the stairs and then he slammed the bathroom door right in my face and locked it. I tried to kick it down but I couldn't get through. I saw his shiny guitar. I picked it up and just splintered it. That felt good, and that was the end of it.
MIKE BRYAN: Then I hear everything is quiet. I go downstairs and he's eating. I pull up a chair and start eating dinner.
Q. Where were your parents?
MIKE BRYAN: They actually don't come over to Europe.
BOB BRYAN: They're back home watching every match on the Internet. We're on our own. We behave a little better in front of our parents.
Q. Have you talked to your dad yet?
MIKE BRYAN: Haven't talked to my dad yet. After every match we get a long email. He's our biggest supporter. He watches back at home. He's just as excited as us.
I'm going to get home in a couple days, and he'll pick me up at the airport and he'll talk about the match all the way up to Camarillo.
BOB BRYAN: If we win, he watches it four times.
MIKE BRYAN: Then we'll see him at breakfast the next day at Camarillo. He'll talk about the match. The next day at lunch. It's tennis, tennis, tennis.
It's awesome. He's really enthusiastic.
BOB BRYAN: He definitely helps us when we lose, too. When we lose, we get 12 emails of every record we've ever accomplished, you know, every match we ever won for the year, recaps of what we're doing well. We kind of read it, say, Okay, it's not that bad, and we bounce back.
Q. You're flying during the final?
MIKE BRYAN: We have flights for tomorrow, but we're thinking about staying for the Wimbledon ball tomorrow night.
Q. How do you see the final going?
MIKE BRYAN: The final? I think it's Murray's destiny to win here. You know, he's doing everything pretty well. His game is just perfect for the grass.
He rose to the occasion at the Olympics. I think he's got another good match in him.
But Djokovic is ridiculous. He looked like a drone yesterday.
BOB BRYAN: If Murray wins I win my little pool, draw pool. We have a little in‑house draw pool.
Q. Your thoughts on the tournament in L.A. being gone after 80 plus years.
BOB BRYAN: I mean, it's a shame. With the L.A. Tennis Club and Kramer, Stan Smith, all the great champions that came out of L.A. and the immense history there, it's hard to believe there's not a tournament.
Hopefully that L.A. Tennis Challenge becomes a premiere event and fans keep getting to come and see great tennis at least once a year, kids get to see exhibitions. That's what inspired us, going down to the Volvo at the time, watching guys like Mack and Agassi.
07-07-2013, 09:09 PM
Get that USO too!
08-18-2013, 10:55 PM
Won their 93rd title together at Cincy this week :yeah:
09-05-2013, 01:48 AM
An interview with: BOB & MIKE BRYAN: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2013-09-01/201309011378070416423.html
09-05-2013, 02:01 AM
Bryans two wins away from history
WHAT HAPPENED: Bob and Mike Bryan’s quest for a calendar year Grand Slam is now only two wins away, as the world No. 1 team took a 7-6, 6-4 win over Colin Fleming and Jonathan Marray to advance to the semifinals.
The British No. 12 seeds proved to be formidable opponents, pushing the Bryans all the way to a tiebreak in the opening set, which surpassed the one-hour mark. After Fleming and Marray reached set point at 6-5 in the tiebreak, the Bryans won a 21-shot rally to tie it up, prompting a celebratory chest bump. The Americans erased another set point to keep it at 7-7, then took the next two points to close the set.
A 15-40 break of Marray’s serve midway through the second set put the Bryans up 4-3, allowing strong server Bob Bryan the chance to seal the win on the Americans’ fourth match point.
WHAT IT MEANS: The win puts the Bryan brothers one step closer to making history as the first team to win a calendar-year Grand Slam and Olympic gold. They'll next face the winner between Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek and Jean-Julien Rojer/Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi.
THE QUESTION: Can the Bryans storm their way into history and win their 93rd title together?
‘In a New York Minute’ with… Bob Bryan: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2013-09-04/201309041378311893801.html?promo=relatedcontent
By Sandra Harwitt
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Bob Bryan is one half of the most successful doubles team in the history of tennis, teaming with twin brother Mike to have won a record 15 Grand Slam doubles titles, including four at the US Open, and claiming 92 career titles overall. Now the brothers are just two steps away from another major milestone – capturing the calendar year Grand Slam. Having already won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon this year, the Bryans could become the first doubles team in the Open era to win all four majors in the same year. They have advanced to the semifinals at this year’s US Open and will next take on the No. 4-seeded team of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek for a spot in the final.
Bob recently answered questions for USOpen.org in the latest installment of “In a New York Minute.” He reveals his top spots to hang out in the Big Apple, his favorite room-service treat, the places he has gone sightseeing in New York and much more.
USOpen.org: So what type of things do you like to do in New York?
Bob Bryan: We like to go to Central Park and walk the park. Obviously, we’ll be looking for a good playground for (daughter) Micaela. We took her to the zoo there last year.
USOpen.org: Do you have any favorite restaurants?
Bob Bryan: We go to Nobu a lot, which is right around the corner from our hotel. And there’s a French restaurant called L’Aile (L’Aile ou la Cuisse), where the owner hooks up all the players.
USOpen.org: Chinatown or Little Italy?
Bob Bryan: Little Italy.
USOpen.org: What’s your favorite room-service treat?
Bob Bryan: I’m a chocolate guy, so I usually indulge in a chocolate souffle with a little bit of vanilla ice cream on the side.
USOpen.org: Are you subway riders?
Bob Bryan: No, no. Don’t use the subway at all anymore. Haven’t used the subway in 15 years, since we were juniors.
USOpen.org: Who is your favorite celebrity that you’ve seen or met while in New York for the Open?
Bob Bryan: I have to say talking to Will Ferrell last year was pretty cool. I love his movies, and he always cracks us up. Talking to him, even though he wasn’t telling jokes – it was tough to keep a straight face.
USOpen.org: You’re a sports fan. Do you have any favorite New York teams or athletes?
Bob Bryan: Well, throwing out the first pitch at a Yankee game awhile back was probably our biggest thrill, probably in a sports-related moment outside of tennis. And we’re going to be playing at Madison Square Garden next year, which we’re really looking forward to. I’ve never been to the Garden, and I hear it’s an incredible place. Every artist and athlete always says they’ve made it once they’ve made it to the Garden, so we’ll feel like we finally made it.
USOpen.org: Have you done any New York touristy things?
Bob Bryan: We’ve gone to the Museum of Modern Art and the Met. We went to the Empire State Building last year and took some pictures. We haven’t gone to the Statue of Liberty yet, and we want to do that. We are always doing tourist things.
USOpen.org: Do you like to shop in New York?
Bob Bryan: We do like to shop. The Apple store is one of my favorite places. It’s right down the street from our hotel, and it’s a huge see-through store. I’m a techie guy, so that’s my thing. But my wife will be at Chanel and Vuitton.
USOpen.org: Have you bought (wife) Michelle any special presents when you’ve been in New York?
Bob Bryan: I bought her a Cartier watch right before we got engaged. It was right before we won the tournament, but it was good luck because we won it and it was right before we got engaged a couple of weeks later.
USOpen.org: How is New York different, having a child with you?
Bob Bryan: You have to be a little more careful because the streets are busy and you have to keep an eye on the kids. But it’s fun because you have the horse-and-carriage rides, which little kids like, and we are steps away from Central Park, where she can just run free on the grass and the lawns and have a lot of fun.
USOpen.org: Which player would you want to buy a hotdog from off a street cart in the city?
Bob Bryan: Which player would I want to buy a hotdog from? Ummm... I like German hotdogs, so I’d probably like Tommy Haas to be behind that cart.
09-05-2013, 10:10 PM
The quest for a calendar slam has come to an end.
Semifinal - Leander Paes (IND)  / Radek Stepanek (CZE)  d. Bob Bryan (USA)  /Mike Bryan (USA)  3-6 6-3 6-4
11-03-2013, 06:03 PM
The Bryans won their 11th title of the year at Paris :yeah:
Title #93 overall :worship: