The Almost Guaranteed Point - Bob and Mike's DC Thread! [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

The Almost Guaranteed Point - Bob and Mike's DC Thread!

Deboogle!.
09-23-2006, 02:39 PM
The Boys need a thread for Davis Cup - they keep the US alive, put the US ahead, clinch the tie, etc. They're now 9-1 in DC play and just kept the US alive in Russia.

Here are some pics :D

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9991/xmj1030923091024x768rf6.th.jpg (http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xmj1030923091024x768rf6.jpg) http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7403/xmj1040923091024x768ct0.th.jpg (http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xmj1040923091024x768ct0.jpg) http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/5263/xmj1060923091024x768is0.th.jpg (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xmj1060923091024x768is0.jpg) http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1661/xmj1010923081024x768xn6.th.jpg (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xmj1010923081024x768xn6.jpg) http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1883/xmj1020923081024x768ng8.th.jpg (http://img135.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xmj1020923081024x768ng8.jpg)

Kudz
09-23-2006, 04:57 PM
Woo Hoo! Go Bryans.

Thanks for the pics Deb.

Mashik
09-23-2006, 05:29 PM
Hey, people! :wavey:
We were at the match today - it was great! :D No chances for Misha/Dima at all :bounce: They were playing great, but not at 100% as I think :scratch: Anyway, it was a wonderful match! :D And we met them after the match. I read that they are very sweet off-court, but the reality is much-much better :) They promised to come to Kremlin Cup next year :lol: And we scared them that we were waiting for them for 3 years (though we wanted to say "3 months", but it doesn't matter) :lol:
http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3200/fullgettytennisdaviscuprususa80940amaj0.jpg
Other pics are very soon ;)

ataptc
09-24-2006, 03:05 PM
great thread :rocker2: I agree that they deserve this thread cos we can always count on them :D

thanks for the report and pic Mashik. Looking forward to your other pics :)

Mashik
09-25-2006, 07:39 AM
Some pics from the match and press-conference. Still not mine :rolleyes:

http://img243.imageshack.us/img243/365/picture114nz2.jpg
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/2849/picture051xv9.jpg
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5161/picture205cy5.jpg
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/9426/picture213mp0.jpg
http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5488/picture212kz3.jpg
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/8296/picture211cf8.jpg

Kudz
09-25-2006, 08:34 AM
Thanks for posting the pics!

Mashik
09-25-2006, 08:40 AM
You're welcome :D
Now we need some time to sort our own pics and then we'll post a lot of it ;)

Mashik
09-25-2006, 03:38 PM
Personally my favorite picture :)
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/8685/06agrussiatraining3ks7.jpg

Tinne
09-25-2006, 07:43 PM
:lol: That is a great picture. They look so cute all squished together on the bench ;)

Mashik
09-29-2006, 05:12 PM
More pics from the DC.:cool:
http://www.ljplus.ru/img/o/z/ozzy_down/USA.JPG
http://www.ljplus.ru/img/o/z/ozzy_down/Mike_02.JPG
http://www.ljplus.ru/img/o/z/ozzy_down/Mike_01.JPG
http://www.ljplus.ru/img/o/z/ozzy_down/Bob_01.JPG
:lol:
http://www.ljplus.ru/img/o/z/ozzy_down/Bob_02.JPG

Kudz
09-29-2006, 07:09 PM
^ Great pics again. Thanks!

Deboogle!.
02-06-2007, 04:15 AM
2007 Davis Cup starts out in Ostrava, Czech Republic this weekend :)

Mashik
02-06-2007, 07:22 PM
Thanks Deb! :)
I've got only one question: where's Mike's hairs again??? :confused:
It's cold in Ostrava! :lol:

Enja
02-08-2007, 09:22 AM
Thanks Deb! :)
I've got only one question: where's Mike's hairs again??? :confused:
It's cold in Ostrava! :lol:

No, not cold.
Here is 6°C now.;)

Hello to all from Ostrava

P.S. Sorry for my English

aisylou
02-08-2007, 09:46 AM
not cold for us russians... here in moscow it's about -20)))) lol

so what's about Mike and Bob??? have you seen them???

p/s/ what's with your mobile phone?

Deboogle!.
02-08-2007, 03:36 PM
oh wow Enja you're there, have fun! :)

This is going to be a tough match. Pavel/Vizner are a really good team. But I think the guys are ready :)

Mashik
02-08-2007, 04:32 PM
Wow! Aisylou :eek: Finally you write smth here :p
Enja :wavey: Say hello to the guys from cold Russia ;)

Deb, is there interview or smth about them in the US press? Or at least in Czech's? (I can understand a little bit as Russian and Czech have the same root :))

Of course we don't have any information about this match in Russian Press :( We even don't have much about our own team :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
02-09-2007, 01:25 AM
There's a lot in the Czech press...I cannot understand a word of it :lol:
http://sport.idnes.cz/tenis.asp?klic=29001
http://www.ahaonline.cz/cz/sport/tenis
http://aktualne.centrum.cz/sport/tenis/clanek.phtml?id=352188
http://www.sport.cz/tenis/

have fun :lol:

Mashik
02-09-2007, 11:43 AM
have fun
:lol: Thank you! I have :p
For real I can understand smth, but it's definitely not enough to understand the articles :o I was too optimistic about our common roots :rolleyes: :lol:
At least I can look at pictures :D

Golfnduck
02-10-2007, 04:04 PM
Bryans won 6-4 6-4 6-4 :bigclap:

Deboogle!.
02-10-2007, 04:15 PM
6-4 6-4 6-4 over Dlouhy and Vizner http://img2.menstennisforums.com/745/bump.gif !!!!!

Björki
02-10-2007, 04:16 PM
easy win :) well done guys.

cobalt60
02-10-2007, 04:20 PM
Thankfully the twins are so steady. And the chest bump smiley is out and about I see.

Deboogle!.
02-10-2007, 04:31 PM
of course! :)

Deboogle!.
02-10-2007, 04:38 PM
:)

Jimnik
02-10-2007, 04:53 PM
YES!!! Thank-you Bob and Mike. :bigclap:

2-1 up, and Andy has never...

I shouldn't start jinxing. :tape:

Mashik
02-10-2007, 05:36 PM
:banana:
I'm happy! 3 equal sets! :lol:

Deb, thanks for the pic! Are there any pics of the fans? 'Cos American fans took Enja's banner with "Russian hearts are always with you, We're waiting for you in Moscow" and were waving it :haha: It was funny I guess :p

aisylou
02-10-2007, 05:45 PM
http://img483.imageshack.us/img483/7445/56260189pb3.jpg

I and Maria sent huge box of presents to the Bryans and Andy! It's part of it!!!))))

Jimnik
02-10-2007, 07:51 PM
Maybe Russia will have to come to USA this December. ;)

Mashik
02-10-2007, 07:57 PM
Maybe Russia will have to come to USA this December. ;)
For real we hope they will have to! ;)

J. Corwin
02-10-2007, 10:19 PM
Twincest is legal everywhere. :banana:

tennis lover
02-10-2007, 10:26 PM
:woohoo: yay for the twins! :cool: I don't have coverage but it seems to have been a straightforward match for them! :banana: now they can sit back and relax! :scared:

Deboogle!.
02-10-2007, 10:45 PM
actually it was pretty tight. Just that at 5-4 in each set, they were able to lift their games a bit and break Dlouhy's serve. Mike had to save a bunch of BPs against his serve throughout, and he was able to do it. And it was return winners from mike that won them the 1st and 3rd sets! :banana:

tennis lover
02-11-2007, 12:11 AM
ok, they did well to win it in straight sets then! :yeah:

Deboogle!.
02-11-2007, 01:11 AM
:lol: indeed!

jeahhh!
02-11-2007, 02:05 AM
:woohoo: for the brothers

Deboogle!.
02-11-2007, 03:23 AM
:banana:
I'm happy! 3 equal sets! :lol:

Deb, thanks for the pic! Are there any pics of the fans? 'Cos American fans took Enja's banner with "Russian hearts are always with you, We're waiting for you in Moscow" and were waving it :haha: It was funny I guess :pI saw this sign on TV :D

Deboogle!.
02-11-2007, 04:50 AM
DAVIS CUP FIRST ROUND: USA v CZECH REPUBLIC
February 10, 2007

Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Patrick McEnroe

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC

THE MODERATOR: Bob and Mike, congratulations on getting the second point today. We'll start with questions.

Q. Seems like the nine games you played something similar to what our guys played, but then in the 10th game, you always put it a little higher. Is it what you really did or coincidence?
BOB BRYAN: Yeah, I definitely thought they played great tennis those nine games. It was a dogfight. They had breakpoints. It was really close. They served well, volleyed well.
The 5-4 games, we definitely upped our level a little bit and got a little lucky. Who knows what that comes down to. It was a little bit of skill and luck.

Q. You got your 10th career win, broke Dlouhy on the 10th game in all three sets. Pretty weird.
MIKE BRYAN: Pretty spooky. I was telling Bob, I wanted to keep the scoreboard, we call it four sailboats:rolls: - we've been playing a lot of poker (laughter) - keep it 4-4-4. At the 5-4 game, we took our level up, got the break on Dlouhy every time.

Q. Patrick, what is Andy's mindset for tomorrow? How is he preparing for Berdych?
CAPTAIN McENROE: I think his mindset is good. I think he looks forward to these big matches. He knows that Tomas is playing very well, so I think he knows he has to play probably even better than he played in his first match.
I think he will. I think it will be a great match. Obviously, Tomas is playing with a lot of confidence, as well. But he feels good. He always puts in a great effort in Davis Cup. I'm expecting that he'll do the same tomorrow.

Q. Is James back to normal after his defeat; no more anger?
CAPTAIN McENROE: I think James gets over his losses pretty quickly. I think that's part of why he's improved so much in the last couple years. He realizes that he may have another chance. We hope he doesn't. We hope Andy can win the first match. But I'm not worried about James' mindset. I think he'll be just fine.

Q. Were you surprised by the atmosphere at the beginning of the game today, to be more like a hockey game, not tennis? What was the real reason of what happened on court?
BOB BRYAN: It was a little confusing. I had a serve, the ball went past Mike, he swung and missed. I kind of hit kind of a shank to the open court.
I mean, maybe for the casual fans it looks weird. But, you know, it happens a lot, so... There was no cheating or anything.

Q. Are you starting to think about your place in doubles history? You're quickly getting up to the top of the ladder.
BOB BRYAN: Yeah, it's obviously an honor for us to be considered in the same sentence as great teams. It's happened pretty fast. Patrick just picked us three years ago. We've really been excited to play each Davis Cup match. We've prepared really well for each one. Every time we go out there, we've really brought the energy and our games.
If he keeps picking us, we'll keep piling 'em up and we'll see what happens.

Q. How close are you to winning this tie in percentage now?
CAPTAIN McENROE: One match closer than the Czechs (laughter). We realize that can change quickly.
I think we're all looking forward to the match between Andy and Tomas. We think it will be a great match. We feel good about our chances in both matches tomorrow.
Both guys realize after what happened yesterday they have to play their best, play well. We're expecting a tough match, but we're happy to be up 2-1.

Q. People read somewhere that you have the same house, car, bank account.
BOB BRYAN: Girlfriend (laughter). :haha:

Q. Do you live so close together or are these rumors?
MIKE BRYAN: I mean, it's all true. :rolls:
BOB BRYAN: There's a rumor around we share the same toothbrush. But it's not true. So far, we're living together. We're together all the time. We have the same interests. Eventually once one of us gets married, we'll have to split apart.
MIKE BRYAN: Share the same money.

Q. Concerning the tactics for today's doubles, have you since the very beginning got ready for playing Vizner and Dlouhy? Were you considering the possibility of playing Tomas, as well, or were you ready for this team?
MIKE BRYAN: We were ready the whole time to play Vizner/Dlouhy. They had a great year last year. They're a team. They're (indiscernible) in the world. We played them a few times in tough matches. The whole time I thought they were coming after us, you know, they were probably going to save Berdych for tomorrow. So, yeah, we were expecting them.

Q. Patrick, do you see an overall improvement from your team on clay, even from where they were at last September in Moscow?
CAPTAIN McENROE: Yeah, I think obviously every match is different. But there is definitely some improvement I think the way we're moving, constructing points.
You know, it's very small the difference between winning and losing some of these matches, particularly best-of-five sets when the level is so high.
Yeah, I think there is improvement. But the boys realize it's no secret, it's still not our favorite surface. But I still think both of our singles players are very capable of playing well on clay.

Q. Do you think you can dominate in doubles like Federer does in singles?
BOB BRYAN: I think it's a lot harder to dominate in doubles. You have two players, I can't control if Mike is injured, what he's doing. There's just more variables. You know, doubles is very tight, the margins, with big serving.
You know, it's really hard to dominate like Federer. I don't think we'll see anyone dominate like Federer again.
I think we're playing our best tennis right now. If we are going to do anything like Federer, it's going to be in the next couple years.

jeahhh!
02-11-2007, 03:20 PM
I know it's a dead rubber but Go Bob:bounce:

ataptc
02-11-2007, 04:21 PM
:banana: :banana:

Deb, are you gonna make a torrent/video of the match? :)


I know it's a dead rubber but Go Bob:bounce:
Ditto!

ataptc
02-11-2007, 04:28 PM
.. and he did it! Good practice match for him in singles :)

Jimnik
02-11-2007, 04:52 PM
Bob :yeah:

So even if Andy had lost to Berdman, there wouldn't have been a problem. :haha:

Bob and Mike will always be USA's #1 clay players. ;)

Deboogle!.
02-11-2007, 04:54 PM
Deb, are you gonna make a torrent/video of the match? :)Of which? I have the doubles on my recorder. I can try to make a torrent... I think they'll show the dead rubber, if they do I can try to make one of that too. Can't promise, b/c my dvd recorder is :cuckoo: sometimes... but i'll try :)Bob and Mike will always be USA's #1 clay players. ;)They sure will :haha:

Bob :rocker2:

Jimnik
02-11-2007, 04:54 PM
Just out of curiosity, was there a reason they chose to play Bob instead of Mike? Or was it just random?

Björki
02-11-2007, 05:00 PM
Bob :yeah:

Deboogle!.
02-11-2007, 05:01 PM
Bob is a much better singles player, his serve is awesome.... he has played dead rubbers before and seems to get injured less than Mike, who has had problems with his hips before.

Tytta!.
02-11-2007, 06:12 PM
Bob is a much better singles player, his serve is awesome.... he has played dead rubbers before and seems to get injured less than Mike, who has had problems with his hips before.

:inlove: :banana:

tennis lover
02-12-2007, 01:33 AM
Bob! :yeah: :banana:

Deboogle!.
02-12-2007, 01:36 AM
That was Bob's first career singles win on clay :lol: He had been 0-5 :lol: And he didn't even want to play :lol:


DAVIS CUP FIRST ROUND: USA v CZECH REPUBLIC

February 11, 2007

Bob Bryan
Patrick McEnroe

OSTRAVA, CZECH REPUBLIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
......

Q. Bob, wasn't your brother supposed to play the last game?
BOB BRYAN: No one knew who was going to play. We were in the locker room. He just asked me if I wanted to play. He thought I was the best chance.
CAPTAIN McENROE: I told them it was up to those two. I said, One of you guys is playing, so you decide. I know how these guys operate, so...
BOB BRYAN: I didn't really want to play, but Mike didn't want to play more than I didn't, so I went.

Q. After a match like today, don't you sometimes think it might be good for you to try even more singles in the regular tournaments?
BOB BRYAN: Yeah, I mean, I think it would be a year-and-a-half or two-year investment. It's too late in my career to really do that. We have so many doubles goals that I'd have to stop playing doubles, go to small tournaments, work my way up, get in better shape.
I don't have the time for that. I have too many goals in doubles.

.......

Jlee
02-12-2007, 01:37 AM
:lol:

Yay Bob!!

16681
02-12-2007, 03:00 AM
The Bryans are great at DC play :D And a special congrats to Bob for winning his first DC Singles Match on clay :)

ataptc
02-12-2007, 03:53 AM
Of which? I have the doubles on my recorder. I can try to make a torrent... I think they'll show the dead rubber, if they do I can try to make one of that too. Can't promise, b/c my dvd recorder is :cuckoo: sometimes... but i'll try :)They sure will :haha:
I hope your recorder cooperates :D

ataptc
02-12-2007, 03:55 AM
That was Bob's first career singles win on clay :lol: He had been 0-5 :lol: And he didn't even want to play :lol:

:lol:

:banana:

Mashik
02-12-2007, 08:54 AM
That was Bob's first career singles win on clay :lol: He had been 0-5 :lol: And he didn't even want to play :lol:
:lol: Now he has wins on all surfaces? :p

BOB BRYAN: I didn't really want to play, but Mike didn't want to play more than I didn't, so I went.
:lol:

tangerine_dream
02-12-2007, 06:41 PM
woo hoo, another DC win for the wonder twins. :banana: Bob and Mike have much succaaassss in DC, is niiiiiiice. :yeah:

Deboogle!.
02-13-2007, 01:54 AM
Bob and Mike have much succaaassss in DC, is niiiiiiice. :yeah::spit: :haha: :rolls:

Deboogle!.
02-18-2007, 03:23 PM
I made a torrent of Bob's match :banana:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4893152&postcount=6647

thegreenkat
02-18-2007, 05:24 PM
Oh no .. I can't download torrents ... *weep* ... It was pretty good match .. I remember one situation ...:


Bob fell and our moderators said:

"it is not serious, yes, he's fine .. well he's smiling; I think the rest of US team will make jokes on this in the locker room .."

.. It's not definitely the way they've said it, but I can't translate it properly .. It made me laugh so hard .. LOL


(btw any chance anyone can upload the match on some upl-server like rapidshare or else? .. pretty please ..)

Deboogle!.
02-18-2007, 05:39 PM
haha that's funny.

i'm sorry, but the file is simply too big to put up on one of those sites, it's almost 900 MB. There's no way you can download torrents? :awww:

Welcome, by the way :)

thegreenkat
02-18-2007, 07:01 PM
Thanks for welcome .. well, I do not have my own comp right now (dead :) ) and on my father's one I can't install my BitComet ... :) .. ok, let's hope I'll get a chance as soon as possible .. hm, maybe I can ask my friends .. And I know it's almost 900MB, I saw the info :)

And btw, you can split the file in HJSplit or by WinRar then there're more smaller files which you upload separatedly, but I do some stuff like that and it's too much work, I know, so it's not necessary I'll just simply ask my friends to download it for me from torrents. You're great you recorded and made a torrent, that's amazing! Thanks for that!! :)

--

and not to be too much OT, something to DC:

I was pretty angry I couldn't go to Ostrava to see the match. I had some exams last week so I had to stay home and study, *weep* .. my friend was there and she said it was amazing and BIG, it was sold out, which is not very usual, but yeah, it was Davis Cup, right? LOL And in addition match with USA and not just with USA but with USA's strongest team, I'd say ... people here couldn't believe that McEnroe decided to bring single specialists and a best double risking any injury which will (maybe) cause slight problems to US .. you know, Bryans are not so good in singles and Roddick and Blake are definitely better as singles than in doubles ... but you did well .. It was pleasure to watch (at least in tv) ..


muhehe, I hope my "explanaitions" make sense .. I'm not very good in expressing my opinions in English, which is funny because I can understand when somebody is talking to me but when it's my turn, I'm like a 5 year old baby .. LOL

Deboogle!.
02-18-2007, 07:23 PM
aw, well I hope you can get it soon. I'm really busy right now and making the torrents took a lot of time so thanks for understanding that I can't also take the time to figure out how to split the files and stuff.

It's not OT to talk about DC in the DC thread! :p

but I'm sorry you couldn't go to the tie, that sucks :( That's interesting that people there thought that was a risk. I guess so but when you have a team of all top 10 people and the #1 doubles team in the world McEnroe would be crazy to do anything else!

Oh and you make perfect sense, your English is fine, no worries! :)

thegreenkat
02-19-2007, 05:38 AM
^ agree

yippee!! my friend is downloading it for me ... and he has already about 12% ... today is a beautiful day!! :)

Mashik
02-19-2007, 02:28 PM
I made a torrent of Bob's match :banana:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=4893152&postcount=6647
Thanks Deb, you're brilliant as always :kiss:
I'll be home in 2 days and will be able to download it :banana:
Do you have the doubles match? I really want to see Enja with her banner.
She said Andy and Mike were laughing looking at that banner during Bob's match :lol:

thegreenkat
Welcome :wavey:

thegreenkat
02-19-2007, 08:07 PM
thegreenkat
Welcome :wavey:

Thank you :) .. you are so great, guys! *kiss kiss*

thegreenkat
02-21-2007, 11:26 AM
finallllllllllllllly!!!!! I got that match (from torrent, bryan-dlouhy match)! .. and yeah, it really was a boring match, muhehe .. it was boring for the first time and it was boring now as well .. I thought that I found it so "bad" because I was studiyng during a match and I didn't pay too much attention but no, it wasn't that problem, really LOL .. but I'm very happy I could have seen it again (thanks God those US moderators were pretty funny sometimes :D )

:worship:

Deboogle!.
02-21-2007, 02:15 PM
:haha:!!!!!!!!!!

well I'm glad you got to download it :)

mamasue
03-29-2007, 06:39 PM
Unfortunately I no longer will be able to attend DC. :sad:

So I have 2 excellent lower level corner section 2nd row tickets available. You can see people sitting in corner section 2nd row $290 seats in this 2001 DC picture, just above the black divider -- http://www.daviscupwinston-salem.com/DesktopModules/Gallery/Viewer.aspx?tabid=82&mid=405&path=2001%20Davis%20Cup&currentitem=4&mode=&zoomindex=-1&rotate=0&flipx=0&flipy=0&color=0

They are priced just to cover my costs. PM me for more details if you are interested. :)

Deboogle!.
04-07-2007, 03:22 PM
The guys play today to wrap it up for the US :banana:

jeahhh!
04-07-2007, 03:28 PM
:banana:

Deboogle!.
04-07-2007, 09:23 PM
What an amazing match :sobbing:

off to Sweden in September!

tennis lover
04-07-2007, 11:12 PM
:banana:

Kudz
04-08-2007, 09:45 AM
Congrats to all the boys in the Davis Cup team.

And thanks for those pics Deb!

ataptc
04-08-2007, 11:31 AM
Good Job guys! :banana: :banana:

Time to watch the match which I taped :D

Deboogle!.
04-09-2007, 03:15 PM
Well Bob lost to Robredo in the dead singles rubber, but he gave it a nice go anyway :lol:

tennis lover
04-09-2007, 06:59 PM
Thanks Deb! :kiss: I love Mike's face in the pic of him cheering Bob on, it's like "I'm so glad it's not me out there!"

Deboogle!.
04-10-2007, 12:24 AM
Actually!! That's allegedly Bob later, cheering for James. (at least that's what the caption said:lol: )

haha!

tennis lover
04-10-2007, 12:31 AM
dammit! :sobbing: but in my world, I was right! ;) :lol: :cuckoo:

J. Corwin
04-10-2007, 12:43 AM
It's ok Jo, I can never tell the difference between them either. :lol::hug:

Those pics are :cool:

ataptc
04-10-2007, 04:39 AM
That's definitely Bob! He has a rounder chin than Mike ;)

tangerine_dream
04-12-2007, 05:23 PM
Do you have the doubles match? I really want to see Enja with her banner. She said Andy and Mike were laughing looking at that banner during Bob's match :lol:
Ooh, which banner was this? I had a favorite sign that I saw: "Finish the Job, Mike and Bob". Great play on the words. :yeah:

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/columns/story?columnist=desimone_bonnie&id=2825650
America's dynamic duo of Davis Cup

By Bonnie DeSimone
Special to ESPN.com

Bob and Mike Bryan were made for Davis Cup, and vice versa.

Gregarious, relentlessly upbeat, professional yet passionate, the telepathic twins bound around the court as if they had springs built into their shoes and celebrate victories by executing a flying chest bump. So it's admirable, but not entirely surprising, that the world's No. 1 doubles team is well on its way to becoming the most successful U.S. tandem ever in Davis Cup's boisterous, high-energy atmosphere.

"We haven't really played a bad match in Davis Cup," Bob Bryan said last week. "It's fun to practice for seven days for one match. You can really leave it all out there. You can wake up sore, stiff, it doesn't matter."

Mike: "You die. You die."

Bob: "And you've got three months before the next one."

One of three teams in the Open era to win a career Grand Slam, the Bryans have amassed 36 ATP titles for the trophy case they share in their Tampa-area home, the most recent last week at the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, Fla.

But it was Davis Cup that "really kind of put us on the map," Mike said. The championship the U.S. team has been chasing since 1995 is also one of the Bryans' few unconquered summits, along with an Olympic medal, and they want it badly.

Doubles gets its own dedicated day in the middle of Davis Cup weekend and often tips the balance. Saturday afternoon, the Bryans will play a Spanish team -- most likely Fernando Verdasco and Feliciano Lopez -- before 14,500 at sold-out Joel Coliseum in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The Bryans, 10-1 in Davis Cup play since their debut in 2003, are closing in on the previous U.S. doubles standard set by Peter Fleming and John McEnroe, who were 14-1 from 1979-84. Six of the Bryans' wins have come with the U.S. team tied 1-1 after splitting singles matches on Friday; the U.S. has gone on to win each of those meetings.

"People just sort of assume we're going to win the doubles point," U.S. captain Patrick McEnroe said recently. "The nice thing is that [the Bryans] don't assume it.

"They're not at all afraid of the pressure that's on them. They seem to relish it. They love the responsibility. A lot of tennis players sort of try to downplay the pressure of a match, that it's like any other match. They play it up. And then they go out and play well, every time."

The Bryans "never get up in a bad mood," said their regular coach, Australian David MacPherson. They have a lethal lefty (Bob)/righty (Mike) combination punch, an image wholesome enough to attract sponsorship from a giant mortgage company (Countrywide Financial), and a regimented, no-fuss approach to practice.

They've done the same concentrated drills since they were kids, and exploit their mystical sense of how to share space. As the twins' friend and WTA veteran Corina Morariu said recently, "If you'd been playing doubles together since you were born, Bob and Mike would still have nine months on you."

Their parents forbid them to compete against each other as juniors, a ban they regard as wise.

"I always thought I was better, he always thought he was better, we kept pushing each other," Bob said. "No one could say anything because there wasn't any actual result. You don't want twins to play against each other until they're really developed and mature enough to take losses."

The twins have never faced one another in singles on the ATP level. Mike won two of their three meetings on the Challenger circuit, but Bob owns the better career-high ranking, No. 116 in 2000.

In Davis Cup play, the Bryans usually face a cut-and-paste pair -- skilled individuals who are untried as a unit -- rather than a true doubles duo. The brothers' game is so imposing that some countries have thrown in the towel and thrown two lesser players to the lions, virtually conceding the doubles match. That doesn't take the fizz out of the bubbly when it's over, the brothers said.

The twins, who will turn 29 later this month, have had their sights trained on Davis Cup ever since they saw their first one at age 11 in Carlsbad, Calif., but destiny was deferred a little longer than they would have liked.

They led Stanford University to NCAA championships in 1997 and 1998 and elected to concentrate on doubles soon after they turned pro, winning their first ATP event in 2001.

But McEnroe waited until September 2003, the year the twins captured their first Masters Series and Grand Slam titles, to tap them for an away tie against the Slovak Republic. The announcement was made the same week the Bryans achieved their first world No. 1 ranking.

Having a strong, inseparable Davis Cup doubles team is a luxury in one way and a strategic risk in another, because a doubles specialist would have to step in if a singles player were injured on the first day. McEnroe admitted he was conservative. "It took me a while to build that trust," he said.

In the interim, the twins were frustrated. "It was a lot of pressure there for a couple years," Bob Bryan said. "Every time you miss a return you're like, 'He's watching that, he's not gonna pick us now.' Then he picked us and then we were like, 'OK we have to win, it's our last shot.'"

It wasn't an easy initiation. The U.S. team had fallen to Croatia in the first round earlier that year, putting McEnroe and crew in danger of dropping out of the world's top 16 for the first time since 1988.

The captain allayed the Bryans' anxiety with a phone call the night before. "He said, 'Win or lose tomorrow, I'm picking you guys, you guys are gonna be our boys in the future,'" Mike recalled. "It freed us up to go out there and just go for it."

They did, although Mike was so jacked up that he cramped on match point. They've learned to pace themselves, but their intensity level is still high. McEnroe vividly remembers keeping the Bryans company in the locker room at the Delray Beach (Fla.) Tennis Center before their 2004 quarterfinal match against Sweden.

"We must have sat there for half an hour in total silence," McEnroe said. "Then they both got up at the same exact moment, and said, together, 'Let's go put this away,' or something like that. And they did."

The Bryans say the two-way loyalty between them and McEnroe is cemented now. "It's really helped us, knowing that he has confidence in us," Mike said. "Since we played our first Davis Cup tie, we've gone on a little roll. We've been No. 1 three out of the last four years." Solidarity with the rest of the team is a given; the Bryans count Roddick and James Blake among their best friends.

The Bryans are seldom idle. Their short offseason is filled with charity work and frequent appearances in their alter ego roles as The Bryan Brothers Band, rock musicians. They say they intend to play tennis for at least several more years.

"We know it's a lucky lifestyle to be able to travel with your brother and share these moments, these victories, losses, whatever they are," Mike said. "There's nothing else I'd rather be doing."

Deboogle!.
04-13-2007, 12:36 AM
Ooh, which banner was this? I had a favorite sign that I saw: "Finish the Job, Mike and Bob". Great play on the words. :yeah:
Mashik's post was from February talking about the 1st round tie ;):p

Mashik
04-13-2007, 08:18 AM
Mashik's post was from February talking about the 1st round tie ;):p
Yeah, right :)
But my friends promiced to take this banner to Sweden too, so I guess you'll see it again :lol:

Deboogle!.
04-19-2007, 04:32 AM
:banana:

http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=5214751&postcount=7320

Tytta!.
04-19-2007, 11:51 AM
Thaaanks Debbb. :kiss:

tennis lover
04-20-2007, 12:17 AM
Much love Deb! :kiss:

thegreenkat
04-29-2007, 07:03 AM
thanks much Deb. *love love love undying love!!* :) xxx

Deboogle!.
09-19-2007, 10:59 AM
:dance: the guys are in Sweden this week for the semis :D
============================
Bryans looking to fill out trophy case at Davis Cup swapContent('firstHeader','applyHeader');By Douglas Robson, Special for USA TODAY


It's less than 24 hours before Bob and Mike Bryan are due to take off for the Davis Cup semifinal against Sweden this weekend, but the world's top doubles duo are on another mission: crisscrossing the state of Florida to catch their second Dave Matthews Band concert in two days.

Shortly after wrapping up another drenching workout to prepare for the matches in the port city of Gothenburg, the Bryans are road tripping from their home near Tampa to West Palm Beach to see Matthews perform.

"We're going to see them four times in two weeks," boasts Bob, who, along with Mike and Davis Cup teammate Andy Roddick, have forged a mutual-affection friendship with the group's tennis-nut violinist, Boyd Tinsley.

Backstage access?

"We could pretty much walk out there and play the instruments if we wanted to," Bob says.

Few at the top of their profession manage to dovetail business and pleasure so seamlessly. And tennis players, much less doubles players, rarely are accorded that kind of entrée.

But by virtue of their winning ways and infectious personalities, the Bryans have become not only the go-to point for the U.S. Davis Cup team but important torchbearers for the sport, on and off the court. In typical Bryan carpe diem fashion, the inseparable twins are having a blast along the way and, of course, doing it together.

"It's a lot more fun to have someone to do it with — someone to play Scrabble with at night, joke with, battle with," explains Mike, who has spent most of his 29 years sharing space with Bob in one form or another, whether it be on the tennis court, as roommates at Stanford or hanging out in the three homes they own together today. "I think we're going to play as long as possible. It's a good gig, and we love it."

Just a few trophies missing

Since breaking onto the ATP Tour in 1998, the towering twosome from Camarillo, Calif., have developed into the best pair of genetically linked partners in doubles history. They have 41 career titles, long ago smashing Tim and Tom Gullikson's record of 10 ATP Tour victories, and are one of only three teams to have completed a career Grand Slam in the post-1968 Open era.

In 2007, the Bryans have enjoyed their most productive season, despite winning only one major at the Australian Open. The five-time Grand Slam champs have amassed a career-high eight titles and reached the final in 12 of 18 tournaments, compiling a 63-9 overall record. Following their quarterfinal finish at the U.S. Open, they sewed up the year-end No. 1 ranking for the fourth time in the last five years — with nearly three months of the season left.

The only other pair to finish No. 1 three consecutive seasons were Australians Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde, who did so from 1995-97. The Woodies also hold Open era records for year-end No. 1 finishes (five) and titles (61). The Bryans are quickly closing in on their marks.

The only things missing from the trophy case they share are an Olympic medal and a Davis Cup title.

"Every Grand Slam's taken care of, and No. 1's taken care of," says righty Mike, who was born 2 minutes earlier than southpaw, Bob. "That's probably the last feather in the cap. All the great players have won Davis Cups. That would probably cement a great career, and we know that, and that's why we go hard every time we play, we put everything we have into that match."

Becoming the backbone for Cup team

It's no surprise that they have been outstanding in the nation-vs.-nation competition. The team format and wildly partisan crowds are the perfect fit for this energetic, upbeat duo that thrive when the stakes, and the volume, are highest.

"We usually play our best tennis because we like to play with a lot of energy," says Mike, "and we play our best tennis in Davis Cup because we jump around, we come out hot."

Since their Davis Cup debut in 2003, the Bryans have dropped one match in 12 ties, which puts them on pace to equal or better the modern doubles standard set by John McEnroe and Peter Fleming, who went 14-1 from 1979-84. Six of the Bryans' wins came with the USA tied 1-1 after the first day of singles matches, and in each one of those cases the Americans went on to win.

"They have been the rock for us," says U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe, who hopes the Bryans and singles players Roddick and James Blake can snap the USA's 12-year title drought, its longest since the Davis Cup was founded in 1900.

In the best-of-five Davis Cup format, doubles gets its own dedicated day — the middle Saturday — and counts for 20% of the final result. But often it is the fulcrum on which Davis Cup success hinges.

Consider also that since the World Group format was introduced in 1981, only two of 26 teams have managed to clinch the final after losing the doubles point: France, which defeated Russia in 2002; and Spain, which beat the USA in 2004 when the Bryans nabbed the sole U.S. point in Seville on clay.

Whereas many countries must cobble together makeshift teams, the USA can rely on a formidable twosome that can win on any surface, even clay, which has been America's Achilles' heel.

"We can almost always count on them getting one on the board in Davis Cup," says No. 1 singles player Roddick. "They're the best team in the world without question, and that's nice to have on your side."

Efforts aren't limited to on-court skills

It's not just their on-court prowess, however, that has transformed the Bryans into the face of doubles.

Their high-fives, barks of encouragement and midair torso collisions — so-called "Bryan Bumps" — have made them hugely popular around the world. If doubles has currency on the public's consciousness, they deserve a big share of the credit.

"What's not to like about those guys?" Mary Cariilo, the TV commentator, has said. "They act like they're at their own 8th birthday party."

Rarely idle with their toe-hopping, chest-clanging on-court personas, the Bryans, who have each won more than $4 million in prize money, lead an equally hectic off-court existence.

They do tons of charity work, showing up at events such as Andre Agassi's annual gala in Las Vegas and brushing up against the likes of Elton John and Carlos Santana. In the short offseason, they barnstorm around the country playing exhibitions.

The Bryan Brothers Band — Mike on drums, Bob on keyboard and father, Wayne, playing lead guitar — is a frequent performer at charity gigs and tour stops. They have appeared on talk shows, show up at ESPY and MTV awards ceremonies and this year were featured in People Magazine's annual "Sexiest Bachelor" issue.

Bob dated Joanna Garcia from the WB show Reba for about 11/2 years in 2005-2006 and the Bryans are regulars at movie premiers in Los Angeles, not far from their $2 million, six-bedroom home complete with sand volleyball court and built-in music studio where they can hone their skills.

"We're trying to spread (doubles)" says Bob, who like Mike, is among the sport's most media-friendly ambassadors. "I think definitely, us winning Grand Slams has helped doubles. Now we have a little bit of a voice."

Their peers agree. "They do a great job of promoting doubles," says Swedish veteran and nine-time Grand Slam doubles winner Jonas Bjorkman, who will team with either 2007 U.S. Open doubles champ Simon Aspelin or Thomas Johansson for this weekend's Davis Cup contest.

Tennis fans, who often play more doubles than singles, are equally enthusiastic.

For instance, on a sizzling Monday afternoon last March at the Pacific Life Open at Indian Wells, Calif., a long line of people laced around an outside court to catch a glimpse of the Bryans' first round match. The desert heat — it was at least 95 degrees — and already packed stands proved no deterrent.

"I arrived five hours earlier to make sure I got a seat," said Patti Irish, a 50-something year-old fan from Wenatchee, Wash.

Record books are within twins' sights

The Bryans grew up in sun-baked Southern California, the offspring of tennis nuts Wayne and Kathy Bryan. The twins inherited their animated nature directly from their equally kinetic father, a former teaching pro. Kathy was a highly ranked player in the USA and reached the Wimbledon quarterfinals in doubles. So avid a player is she that well into her pregnancy she continued to hit the courts. Wayne has often quipped that his boys were practicing before they were born.

In reality, the boys picked up rackets at age 6, pestering their father to play while he taught lessons. Soon they were dominating the junior circuit, success that bled into college, where Mike and Bob helped Stanford to several NCAA titles.

Even today, they seem fused, sharing nearly everything from homes to e-mail accounts to hotel rooms to the top ranking, which they have held for most of the last three years.
Girlfriends? Those are different. Bob has been dating a woman from Southern California the past few months, and Mike has a serious girlfriend, Jennifer Manna, he's dated for about three years.

"It's crunchtime," Bob says with a sly grin at his brother.

At 6-4 (Bob) and 6-3 (Mike), the net-hugging Americans are an imposing presence at the net. Their quick hands, size and athleticism allow them to take over matches from most opponents. But a key to their hegemony has been hard work, which has shored up Mike's serve and Bob's return.

That, along with a kind of tennis telepathy that comes from playing together since they were tots (they own more than 100 junior doubles titles), has put them on a collision course with the record books.

"As they've gotten better they've learned the game of doubles to cover the right spots, to enhance their talent," says four-time Grand Slam doubles champ Leander Paes of India.

That education will come in handy if they intend to fill the one gaping hole in their résumé on the lightning fast, indoor carpet chosen by Sweden for the Friday-Sunday tie at Gothenburg's Scandinavium arena. Should the Bryans & Co. prevail, as on paper they should, the Americans will play the winner of the other semifinal between Russia and Germany.

Either way, they'll find a way to mix work and fun, and have a good time doing it.

"They enjoy the pressure of it," McEnroe says. "They enjoy sort of putting that pressure on themselves. I mean, they just come out and they are just so focused and play so well, and obviously take a lot of pressure off of our singles guys in that they know come Saturday, we've got their best possible team we can have out there."

Jimnik
09-22-2007, 01:59 AM
Come on guys. Don't screw this up PLEASE!!!

With Blake on this kind of form, this will be the most important rubber they've ever played. And with two good doubles players on the other side this will test whether they can rise to the occasion.

Deboogle!.
09-22-2007, 02:15 AM
yeah, seriously. :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
09-22-2007, 04:26 PM
7-6(11) 6-2 6-3 :worship: These guys are amazing.

Tytta!.
09-22-2007, 04:32 PM
That first set scared the crap out of me.

Well done, boys. You rule. :worship:

tangerine_dream
09-22-2007, 07:39 PM
I'm really not enjoying any of these matches. There's just too much pressure for USA to win and get to the final. :lol:

That first set was sooo intense you could tell that both teams knew just how crucial it was for them to win the first set. Luckily Mob pulled it out and then it was routine from there on. They are the DC Kings. :rocker2:

Jimnik
09-23-2007, 10:41 AM
That was the most nervous first set of doubles I've ever watched.

After that you could just feel exactly what they must have been feeling - so much more relaxed. I think I felt more relieved at the end of the 1st set than the end of the match.

Deboogle!.
09-23-2007, 02:16 PM
I know I did! :lol:

ataptc
09-24-2007, 01:54 PM
:banana:

Tytta!.
09-24-2007, 02:33 PM
:smoke:.

Tytta!.
11-26-2007, 08:34 PM
Davis Cup: Title Everything to Bryan Twins

By Matthew Cronin

Ten years from now, the Bryan twins might walk off court in their last match and be lauded as the best tandem ever. :worship:

The 29-year-old Camarillo, California natives are 17 titles behind all-time leaders Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde (the “Woodies”), who own 61 crowns, and in Davis Cup, the Bryans own 12 wins, just one behind the No. 3 team of Stan Smith/Bob Lutz, and two behind co-leaders Wilmer Allison/John Van Ryn and John McEnroe/Peter Fleming. :yeah:

But as Bob Bryan told USTA.com, thinking about he and his brother Mike's history is something best reserved for a quiet day during the off-season.

Now, the only thing that matters is helping lead the US to its first Davis Cup crown since 1995 when America faces Russia in the final, Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 in Portland.

“It's everything,” Bob said. “There's no other tennis achievement on the planet that we'd rather have, not a Grand Slam in doubles, not the Olympic gold. It's ahead of everything that's out there and if we accomplish it, we could die forever happy. :worship: :awww:
The Bryans Davis Cup lore stretches back to 1990, when their father and then coach Wayne (a former pro who is now one of the sport's most enthusiastic promoters), took the boys to a first round US-Mexico Davis Cup in Carlsbad, CA.

Just before they walked on court and clinched the tie over Leonardo Lavalle/Jorge Lozano 6-4, 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-1, then US doubles duo of Rick Leach and Jim Pugh stopped to talk to twins.

“Ricky is such a class guy,” Bob said. “Even though he had a big match coming up, he came up to us and asked us how we had done in a tournament the week before. We had known his family for a long time, but he didn't have to do that. He's just like Roger Federer - no pretension off court.”

Already top junior players, the Bryans were already hooked on pro tennis and had their room adorned with posters of the worlds' greatest players, especially US Davis Cup warrior Andre Agassi. But that performance by Leach and Pugh hooked them on the competition.

“It’s definitely inspired us to love Davis Cup,” Bob said. :awww:

The Bryans not only love playing for their country, they excel at it, owning a remarkable 12-1 record, their sole loss coming to Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic back in 2004 at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA. :sad:

They have become the anchor for US Captain Patrick McEnroe and their good buddies, singles players Andy Roddick and James Blake. Since McEnroe made the decision in the fall of 2003 to go with a strictly doubles pairing rather than having a third singles player team with a doubles specialist (neither of the Bryans compete in singles on tour), the Bryans have made him look like a genius.
Unlike some other top singles players from other countries, Roddick and Blake never have to worry about being called to duty on Saturday. They've repeatedly said that they feel like the twins are a lock to win their matches, so they can merely sit back and enjoy the proceedings.:lol:

Bob says that the last time the brothers became really nervous was in their first match in 2003, which was played away on clay against the Slovak Republic's Karol Beck and Dominik Hrbaty. :awww:

“We had fought hard to get on the team and we wanted to show Patrick that he made the right choice, so we didn't want to blow it by losing,” Bob said. “But he took all the pressure off us because he called us in and said, 'Don't worry about it, you are my team for the next 10 years.'” :lol:

The Bryans whipped the Slovaks in straight sets and since then, have beaten a slew of good teams on every surface in every type of condition. :bowdown:

This year, the world's top ranked team took out the Czech team of Lukas Dlouhy and Pavel Vizner 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 in the US's 4-1 victory in the first round in Ostrava on indoor clay, a notable win considering that Dlouhy and Vizner won 2006 Roland Garros, upsetting the Bryans in the quarters. :yeah:

In the US's 4-1 quarterfinal victory over Spain in Winston-Salem, N.C., on an indoor hard court, the Bryans cooled off the hot serving of Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco, 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5).

In the American’s 4-1 semifinal win over Sweden in Gothenburg on indoor carpet, Bob and Mike downed veteran doubles standout Jonas Bjorkman and Simon Aspelin (who had just won the US Open with Julian Knowle) 7-6(11), 6-2, 6-3.

“In your late 20s and early 30s you begin to pay a lot smarter,” Bob said. “We've literally played thousands of matches together and are picking up on the little things -- movement wise, how to play the percentages, what types of returns to hit, where to go on the volley. Doubles is a different game than singles and something you have to learn. I'm sure Federer could become the best doubles player in the world, but it would take at least a year because doubles demands a different type of shot-making.” :worship:

One of the reasons why the Bryans are putting together a Hall of Fame career is because their parents, Wayne and Kathy (who was also a former pro) emphasized the competition from early on. Bob remembers doing doubles drills from the time he was six-years-old.
“My parents always seemed to get more out of our doubles wins than singles because if we went to a tournament in singles, one of us would always come home disappointed,” Bob said.

“It really affected me if Mike lost. I remember back when Mike lost in the NCAA singles to Vince Allegre of UCLA (in 1998) and I was crushed. I couldn't believe it. So when I suited up, I had a fire inside me because I wasn't getting to let the whole family go down.”

Bob maintained the family pride and became first Stanford player since Alex O'Brien in 1992 to win NCAA Triple Crown: the NCAA team , singles and doubles, with Mike, of course. Bob says that since they were kids, he and Mike have always been seen as a package deal.

That package is tightly wrapped and when it's opened the wrong way, another team can let out a Pandora's box. In 2006, the Bryans were shocked in the third round of the US Open by Russia's Mikhail Youzhny and Czech Leo Freidl.

A couple of weeks later in the Davis Cup semis in Moscow after watching Roddick and Blake go down in singles, they walked on court and mauled Youzhny and Dmitry Tursunov 6-3, 6-4, 6-2. The US lost the tie, but the Bryans salvaged some pride.

“We wanted to shut the crowd up,” Bob said. “Plus, we wanted revenge on Youzhny. We gave them a beat down.” :lol: :lol:

The Bryans will likely get a chance to face that pairing again in Portland, unless Russian Captain Shamil Tarpischev pulls a rabbit out of his hat and decides to sub in singles specialists Nikolay Davydenko or Igor Andreev.

But Bob isn't concerned who Russia trots to face he and his brother, because they'll be fresh and roaring to go.

“This is a huge match for us and for US tennis,” Bob said. “We already have out juices going. Hopefully, we'll have a chance to clinch it. That would be a dream come true.” :banana:

Tytta!.
11-27-2007, 02:20 PM
http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/bryans.asp

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Hi everyone,

It's great to be back blogging for ATPtennis.com. Mike and I will take turns each day this week as we get set for one of the biggest weeks of our career - the Davis Cup final against Russia in Portland, Oregon.

Here's a photo we took Monday night at the Portland Trailblazers' game. Along with James and Andy we got floor seats to the game and did a little promotion at halftime hitting balls into the crowd. The rest of the team had to watch the game a little higher up in one of the suites. Hope it wasn't too rough for you guys :)

After enjoying Thanksgiving with our extended family of about 25 we flew into Portland on Saturday night. On Sunday we practiced at the University of Portland and then the whole team went to the Portland Convention Center, where we met up with about 500 kids. We played some mini-tennis with the kids and Mike and I played James and Andy in an exhibition.

For dinner we were guests of former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula at his steakhouse. That was a great dinner! Mike and I also went to Whole Foods and loaded up on groceries for the hotel room. The hotel has a beautiful spread for breakfast each morning but Mike is so picky that he can't eat much of it. He probably spends 25 grand at Whole Foods... he should look into a sponsorship deal. :haha:

On Monday we had a practice set with Mardy and Donald Young. We're really impressed with how much Donald has improved in the past six months. He's a totally different player to the guy we saw in Winston Salem. We're also impressed with how much Robby Ginepri is working after a disappointing year and he's committed to getting back into the Top 20.

We still haven't seen John Isner yet but we're all looking out for him - we have some major pranks in the planning stage. He played some pranks on the whole team in Sweden and rookies just can't do that. I can't divulge too much as it was pretty gross, but it something to do with defacing my room - he messed it up pretty good. :haha:

Also Monday James and Patrick went to Nike Town for a book signing for James' book, and we all were fitted for new Hugo Boss suits - a nice little perk!

Look out for Mike's post tomorrow.

Bob

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/bryans_blog1.jpg

snaillyyy
11-27-2007, 11:09 PM
:kiss: Thanks for both of those Re :hug:
The article is so sweet :awww: I am so happy they are doing the blog, :lol: it will make for some great laughs ;)

We still haven't seen John Isner yet but we're all looking out for him - we have some major pranks in the planning stage. He played some pranks on the whole team in Sweden and rookies just can't do that. I can't divulge too much as it was pretty gross, but it something to do with defacing my room - he messed it up pretty good.

I would be very nervous John :haha::haha::haha:

Tytta!.
11-27-2007, 11:11 PM
I wish we knew what he did to their room :rolls:

snaillyyy
11-27-2007, 11:14 PM
So do I :haha::haha:and you just know they are going to get him back in a big way:p

Tytta!.
11-27-2007, 11:15 PM
I'd die to see that :haha:

snaillyyy
11-27-2007, 11:17 PM
:lol: Absolutely! I would love to be a fly on the wall ;)

Tytta!.
11-27-2007, 11:20 PM
I know right :rolls:

Tytta!.
11-28-2007, 03:17 PM
Hey everyone, it's Mike here today.

Let me start by saying that if you haven't hit Bob and me up for tickets yet, I'm sorry but you'll have to watch the Davis Cup final on TV. We've given out 101 tickets to family and friends and we're at our limit. We got 40 comped tickets and we bought another 61. I didn't know we had so many long-lost cousins, but all the tickets have been spoken for. Pat Mac got 50 and Andy has a similar amount, so we're all bringing the whole crew!

This photo was taken Tuesday night after a great seafood dinner at Jake's Famous Crawfish restaurant. We had shrimp appetizers and then everyone had scallops. I'm pleased to report that it didn't take too long for the team to pull a huge prank on John Isner. We got him back good for Sweden. I can't go into too many specifics other than to say that his room looks like a crime scene. While he was at practice in the morning we got an extra key to his room and James and Andy snuck in, put a 'do not disturb' sign on the door, turned up the heat in his room and then did the dirty work.

This isn't the sort of stuff for which you can call the maid to tidy up. He's been in there cleaning his room all day and, knowing that there could be more in store, I'm sure he'll be trying to change the locks. I can say, however, that Donald is probably safe. He's pretty low key and hasn't popped off.

My dad arrived Tuesday and he helped Bob, me and Mardy with an adidas clinic with about 450 kids. We also did a lot of media after that in addition to the press conference we did with the two teams at the pre-draw ceremony. Earlier in the day we practiced at the University of Portland. Bob and I played some doubles with Young and Isner for an hour and a half.

There was some talk about whether Marat Safin may make a surprise appearance in Portland and be rushed into the team to play doubles. But there's no room reservation in his name and our friends at Adidas don't think he's coming. So my guess is he won't show up, which is just fine with Bob and me because he's one of Russia's better doubles players. We believe Tursunov and Safin are their best team. They won the doubles rubber in straight sets over Calleri and Nalbandian in last year's final. But the other guys can play good doubles, too, and if we happen to play Tursunov and Youzhny then they will also be a tough team.

Thanks for reading. I'll turn it back over to Bob for the next post.
Mike

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/bryans_blog2.jpg

http://www.atptennis.com/1/en/blog/bryans.asp

Deboogle!.
11-28-2007, 04:23 PM
Mike :haha: :hearts: these guys are awesome but I DO NOT WANT TO KNOW what Andy and James did...

Tytta!.
11-28-2007, 04:25 PM
Deb's back. :D

kaylee
11-28-2007, 07:05 PM
Hmmmm I don't want to know either but I can imagine, poor John!

Björki
11-29-2007, 06:49 AM
I love their blogs :) :p

next one:

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 9 p.m.

It could go down as an all-time low in the world of officiating. Fortunately, there were no genuine line judges involved. But Mike Bryan and Mardy Fish, hang your heads in shame!

At practice today, Robby played a couple of sets against James and unfortunately I have to say that a bad call probably cost Robby a set. Mike and Mardy were both calling James' baseline but screwed up an 'out' call because they were text messaging at the time. Robby hit a ball that was just a little long and James played it. The rally continued for another 10-15 shots and Robby eventually won it. But then Mike and Mardy suggested to James that the earlier ball had indeed been out. James, who didn't get a good look at the ball, ran with the idea and that gave him the break. I don't think either Mardy or Mike would get hired to call lines at Challenger level after that performance. Two of them were calling the line and they both missed it!

But Robby took it like a man. I would have broken a couple of racquets. But after calling the lines we were all ready to give credit to the real line judges. The balls really going whizzing fast out there and it's tough to make right calls all the time - even when you're not text messaging :)

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/bryans_blog5.jpg

Oh, in the photo above, that's Mike practicing to lift a giant version of the Davis Cup. If we win the Cup he'll carry it all the way back to Camarillo!

John Isner's been pretty quiet and obedient today, playing water boy and towel boy. But you've got to feel a little sorry for the big man because no-one wants to hit with him. As Andy says: "The Russians don't have any 6' 10'' goofy guys on their team, so why would we want to hit with you?" It's all said in good humor, of course.

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/bryans_blog3.jpg

You see the photo of Mike, Mardy and me with all the Christmas shopping bags? Well, after the Nike guys went to the Nike store yesterday and came back bragging about all the stuff they got, we called Andrea Swick from adidas and she was nice enough to hook us up with a nice-size budget at the adidas store, where we did some serious damage. We spent about an hour Christmas shopping for family and friends and also picked up a few goodies for ourselves.

Here's another photo that shows just how large our Davis Cup team is for the final. We're standing in the lobby of the hotel next to the Christmas tree.

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/bryans_blog4.jpg

We have a masseuse, a stringer, trainer, body guard and three coaches - Jay Berger, Brian Barker and John Roddick - assisting captain Patrick McEnroe. There are two doctors - David Dines and his son Josh - three administrative people taking care of all the logistics, four practice partners and four team members.

Our huge squad pretty much takes up two whole floors of the hotel. We have a room for training, a room for massage, a huge suite for a team room with a poker table, flat screen tv and a big eating room, which always has a well-stocked buffet. And the Russians? They have a McDonald's across the street.

Today we practiced early after leaving the hotel at 8.30 am. On the way to the courts we drove past a huge mural of the Davis Cup team on a 30-story building. To see yourself that size is amazing. Everyone here in Portland seems to recognize the team. They are pretty low-key people and it's not a busy-city atmosphere. There's lots mountain, trees and running water. It's more like a running town. But this week we've turned it into a tennis town.

Tomorrow we have the official draw ceremony at noon and then after that we'll be going into lockdown. Patrick wants us to start focusing fully on the start of play on Friday. But we'll still get word out to you through the blog. Just don't tell Patrick.

Mike will check in with you tomorrow.

Bob.

ataptc
11-29-2007, 10:04 AM
Hilarious blog entries :lol:

Can't wait :bounce:

Tytta!.
11-29-2007, 11:43 AM
At practice today, Robby played a couple of sets against James and unfortunately I have to say that a bad call probably cost Robby a set. Mike and Mardy were both calling James' baseline but screwed up an 'out' call because they were text messaging at the time. Robby hit a ball that was just a little long and James played it. The rally continued for another 10-15 shots and Robby eventually won it. But then Mike and Mardy suggested to James that the earlier ball had indeed been out. James, who didn't get a good look at the ball, ran with the idea and that gave him the break. I don't think either Mardy or Mike would get hired to call lines at Challenger level after that performance. Two of them were calling the line and they both missed it!

But Robby took it like a man. I would have broken a couple of racquets. But after calling the lines we were all ready to give credit to the real line judges. The balls really going whizzing fast out there and it's tough to make right calls all the time - even when you're not text messaging :)

:haha: :spit: :haha: :rolls:

Our huge squad pretty much takes up two whole floors of the hotel. We have a room for training, a room for massage, a huge suite for a team room with a poker table, flat screen tv and a big eating room, which always has a well-stocked buffet. And the Russians? They have a McDonald's across the street.

:haha: :haha: :haha:

Tomorrow we have the official draw ceremony at noon and then after that we'll be going into lockdown. Patrick wants us to start focusing fully on the start of play on Friday. But we'll still get word out to you through the blog. Just don't tell Patrick.

:rolls: :rolls: :cuckoo: :spit:

Thanks Peggy :kiss: The guys are so funny :haha:

Björki
11-30-2007, 05:17 AM
next one :p

Hey everyone, Mike here.

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/bryans_blog7.jpg

After a late night of poker, and knowing that the draw ceremony was not until noon, the team enjoyed a sleep in this morning. Things went pretty late the night before and I'm pleased to report that Bob was the big winner at the poker table, which is great for me because we share everything.
I'd like to tell you he won through skill or because he had a great poker face but in reality it was pure luck: He had two pocket aces and then got two more out of the flop to make four aces. It was a big hand: John Isner had two kings and went 'all in', and Robby Ginepri thought he was in good shape with a straight. So Bob came out the big winner. I think Andy and James ended up about even on the night.

I think it was a good draw for us to see Andy scheduled to play first tomorrow. He's just the guy to come out firing and take us to a 1-0 lead and put us on a roll. Today he and James just practiced for about 40 minutes to keep fresh. And they were goofing off for most of the session.

It was a closed practice but my dad brought a lot of kids from a high school to watch. You may find this interesting given that we passed out 100 tickets to friends and family, but neither my dad or mom will be in the stadium Saturday when we play one of the biggest matches of our lives. Mom is just too nervous and will be watching with her family in San Diego. Dad also gets nervous watching and is flying out of Portland Saturday to emcee a Pete Sampras-Todd Martin exhibition in Chicago. He'll fly back Saturday night to watch the singles on the final day.

Also, I think dad may be a little worried about jinxing us. The only Davis Cup match he's watched us play was in Carson, when we took our only loss at Davis Cup level to Ancic and Ljubicic. It's funny he won't watch because he's so fanatical. When we played in Europe during the indoor season he'd be up at 3 a.m. watching point by point on live scores on the ATP web site, checking out all the stats. When we got home we all had jet lag trying to adjust back to normal time again.

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/bryans_blog8.jpg

Today we also did some rehearsing with the latest member of the Bryan Brothers Band, Mardy Fish. His strength is country and we worked on a few songs today. Mardy will make some cameos with the band next year. Tonight we'll have a low-key dinner, just with the team members. We'll shut it down pretty early.

Tomorrow you'll probably only spot Bob and I cheering from the bench for the first set or so. Our normal routine is to support whomever is playing the first match for an hour and then head back to the hotel. Don't think for a minute that we don't want to cheer on Andy and James. But they know that sitting court side for six or seven hours of tennis can be tiring and make you stiff. And we want our legs fresh for the doubles on Saturday. The guys understand that and know that on Sunday we'll be there at the side of the court cheering every point.

We're all excited about Day 1 on Friday. We can't wait for it to begin.

Bob will post tomorrow night. Wish the team luck.

Mike

Björki
12-01-2007, 08:47 AM
Friday, November 30, 2007 - 4 p.m. PT

http://www.atptennis.com/5/photos/2007/other/bryans_blog9.jpg

Hey everyone, it's Bob.

After all the practice and anticipation, Friday has arrived and it's time to play ball.

During breakfast, the whole team seemed very relaxed and we all told jokes and talked football. Very seldom do we talk about tennis or the matches at hand. Everybody knows the job that they have to do and there isn't anyone on this team that has ever given less than 110% in a Davis Cup match.

Two hours before the matches this morning the stadium was already electric. It was pretty cool that people showed up early to see us warmup. During the introductions, we were greeted by a drum line and fireworks. It was impossible not to get goose bumps when our names were called and the Portland crowd roared out their support. I saw a ton of familiar faces in the crowd as I walked to the bench to join our team. From Stan Smith and his son Ramsey, to Ricky Leach, our childhood idol, the stands at Memorial Coliseum are littered with family, friends, former Davis Cup players, and legends.

Mike and I watched one set of Andy's match from the sidelines and just finished watching Andy put the first point in the books from here at the hotel. We are T-minus 20 hours until the doubles match and our feet are up and we are conserving every bit of energy so we can explode on Saturday.

Well, let's hope Jimmy B can get us up 2-0. He's been absolutely torching the ball in practice and is capable of playing some insane tennis.

Alright guys, that's all for today. I'm about to go grab a massage from our man, Cicero.

It's our turn tomorrow.

Talk to you soon, Bob

Tytta!.
12-01-2007, 10:31 AM
Thanks Peggy :smooch:
Let's finish the job today, guys. :cool:

ataptc
12-01-2007, 12:36 PM
:dance:

Björki
12-01-2007, 12:50 PM
which time (CET) starts the doubles?
same time the singles started yesterday?

Tytta!.
12-01-2007, 12:52 PM
Half an hour before yesterday's matches, Peggy.

snaillyyy
12-01-2007, 02:12 PM
Let's go guys!~:dance::bigclap::dance::bigclap::dance:

Deboogle!.
12-01-2007, 04:24 PM
9:30pm CET

BOB AND MIKE :bounce:

here are a few pics from the week :)

Björki
12-01-2007, 05:05 PM
lets go twins :rocker2:

Björki
12-01-2007, 07:37 PM
mms://a1729.l2168647534.c21686.g.lm.akamaistream.net/D/1729/21686/v0001/reflector:54953

watch it here :D :D

ataptc
12-01-2007, 07:44 PM
:bounce:

Björki
12-01-2007, 08:34 PM
7-6, 2-0*

:cool:

ataptc
12-01-2007, 09:45 PM
:yippee: :yippee:

Björki
12-01-2007, 09:50 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:

I am so happy for the twins :D

Björki
12-01-2007, 09:53 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/f6/fullj.d38cb47e1411125771ce3fc6bd685cbf/d38cb47e1411125771ce3fc6bd685cbf-getty-tennis-davis_cup-usa-rus.jpg

Tytta!.
12-01-2007, 10:18 PM
AAAHHHH :banana:

Björki
12-01-2007, 10:49 PM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/sp/getty/d0/fullj.d5bc516710aea0a833aaab6ad596f644/d5bc516710aea0a833aaab6ad596f644-getty-tennis-davis_cup-usa-rus.jpg

:inlove:

Tytta!.
12-01-2007, 11:01 PM
aww the love :inlove:

Deboogle!.
12-01-2007, 11:21 PM
gonna post all the pics i can find just gotta gather them :banana:

Deboogle!.
12-01-2007, 11:27 PM
k here we gooooo

Deboogle!.
12-01-2007, 11:33 PM
:)

Golfnduck
12-02-2007, 12:17 AM
GREAT WIN BRYANS!!!! :worship: GO USA!!!!! :bounce:

tennis lover
12-02-2007, 01:16 AM
:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Deboogle!.
12-02-2007, 02:08 AM
k, more!

Deboogle!.
12-02-2007, 02:11 AM
and more!

Deboogle!.
12-02-2007, 02:12 AM
aaaaaaaand more!

Deboogle!.
12-02-2007, 02:14 AM
and the last ones

Björki
12-02-2007, 08:18 AM
http://d.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20071202/capt.4642066a4cdb425082b31505e7670223.davis_cup_te nnis__orrb111.jpg

ataptc
12-02-2007, 08:19 AM
Awesome awesome :D

Thanks Deb and also Bjorki!

Tytta!.
12-02-2007, 11:03 AM
Thanks for the pictures everyone :D:D:D:D

Björki
12-02-2007, 11:11 AM
Deb :worship:

Cat123
12-07-2007, 11:33 AM
Fab pictures, thanks for charing :D Can I just ask why Bob played the singles rubber and not Mike??

Tytta!.
12-07-2007, 11:34 AM
As they said in their blog, they fought about it for around an hour till Bob gave up :lol: But Mike's playing next time according to Bob :rolls:

They're so cute :lol:

Cat123
12-07-2007, 11:39 AM
Hehe, unlucky!! I would have picked more beer and dancing over almost certain defeat in a match that doesn't count personally ;)

Tytta!.
12-07-2007, 11:41 AM
They deserved to celebrate it all night long :p

Cat123
12-07-2007, 12:06 PM
They should allow hitting partners to play dead rubbers!

Tytta!.
12-07-2007, 12:15 PM
I agree!

Deboogle!.
09-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Bob's had trouble with his shoulder for a while, it sounds like he has pulled out of the match against Spain coming up :sobbing:
http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/sports.PrintView.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-13-0146.html

Get better soon Bob :awww:

Tytta!.
09-13-2008, 05:22 PM
Bob's had trouble with his shoulder for a while, it sounds like he has pulled out of the match against Spain coming up :sobbing:
http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/sports.PrintView.-content-articles-RTD-2008-09-13-0146.html

Get better soon Bob :awww:

I hope he gets better soon :sobbing:

Deboogle!.
09-13-2008, 05:30 PM
:sobbing::sobbing:

Tytta!.
09-13-2008, 05:36 PM
:bigcry:

Kate87
09-16-2008, 11:39 AM
:awww::awww::awww:

Bob Bryan will miss Davis Cup
Aggravated shoulder injury sidelines doubles player

By Rhiannon Potkey
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bob Bryan hoped the cortisone shot he received in his left shoulder two days before the U.S. Open would last him through the Davis Cup.

But as soon as he lifted the champion's trophy in New York, the Camarillo native knew it was the last time he would be lifting anything for a while.

Bryan will not participate in this weekend's Davis Cup semifinal match between the United States and Spain — leaving the defending champion Americans without one-half of the top-ranked Bryan brothers doubles team.

While his twin brother Mike Bryan and fellow teammates Andy Roddick and Sam Querrey of Thousand Oaks departed for Madrid, Bob Bryan stayed behind to rehabilitate his injured shoulder in Florida.

"I aggravated it pretty bad at the Open and only made things worse," Bob Bryan said Monday. "I knew if I wanted a chance to play the rest of this year, I had to shut it down now. I can't even hit any balls."

U.S. Davis Cup captain Patrick McEnroe is expected to announce a replacement for Bob Bryan at a news conference today in Madrid.

A big-serving left-hander, Bob Bryan's left shoulder has been bothering him since Wimbledon.

He had an MRI exam performed, which revealed "a slight labral tear and fraying of the rotator cuff," but continued to play through the Olympics and the Open.

"I haven't had a recent MRI, but if it's not turning around in rehab, I am going to get another one pretty soon," he said.

The 30-year-old Bryans are usually a guaranteed point for the U.S. on Saturdays with a 14-2 record in Davis Cup competition (although one of those losses came last April in the quarterfinals against France). But Mike Bryan will have to spend a rare weekend playing apart from his twin.

Bob Bryan is targeting a return from his injury in four weeks, but doesn't plan to push things. He realizes he has the rest of his career to consider.

"If I take care of it and rehab and get stronger, doctors say I would be OK and get another five years out of it at least," he said.

http://www.venturacountystar.com/news/2008/sep/16/Sc6FCbobbryan16TEN-fc/

Tytta!.
09-16-2008, 12:38 PM
:awww: :awww: :awww: :awww: :awww:

zookeeper
09-16-2008, 01:23 PM
I hope he gets better soon too. :( Poor guy.

Deboogle!.
09-16-2008, 04:15 PM
omg bob, don't mess with that shit, take care of it and don't come back too soon :sobbing:

Tytta!.
09-16-2008, 04:24 PM
Looks like it's bad :sobbing:

snaillyyy
09-16-2008, 05:00 PM
:sad:omg poor Bob.

Kudz
09-16-2008, 05:50 PM
Eeeek! Poor Bob!

tennis lover
09-16-2008, 10:32 PM
:awww: poor Bob, he must be gutted. Hopefully it'll get better soon, he seems to be dealing with it sensibly though so I don't think we need to worry too much about him coming back too soon.

I'm not sure how appropriate this title is for this weekend! ;)

16681
09-21-2008, 03:21 AM
:awww: poor Bob, he must be gutted. Hopefully it'll get better soon, he seems to be dealing with it sensibly though so I don't think we need to worry too much about him coming back too soon.

I'm not sure how appropriate this title is for this weekend! ;)
Well I'm sorry for Bob :sad: I hope he takes very good care of that shoulder. The shoulder has been the undoing of several tennis players. But the point was still won :) Sadly I don't think that one point is going to help much. The Spanish Team and clay go together like cake and ice cream :lick:

Deboogle!.
07-06-2009, 05:02 PM
The guys are on their way to Croatia for the QFs - well, Bob is... apparently Mike lost his passport in London :lol: Hopefully he gets a new one ASAP :o :rolls:

zookeeper
07-07-2009, 06:50 PM
:haha: That just made my day. :) Poor Mike. I hope he finds it.

Deboogle!.
07-08-2009, 01:11 AM
It sounds like they're all there as of today, thank goodness :lol:

tennis lover
07-08-2009, 01:26 AM
I think Bob put on twitter that his girlfriend had it. :haha:

Deboogle!.
07-08-2009, 01:43 AM
yeah :rolls: why mike's girlfriend would have his passport in WALES is beyond me, but as long as they're there now I guess it's ok :rolls:

Deboogle!.
07-11-2009, 04:00 PM
twins do it again, keep the US alive in Croatia with a 6-3 6-1 6-3 win in just over an hour. They played quite well :D

Selby
07-11-2009, 04:52 PM
What's the record now? 17-2 for Mike and 16-2 for Bob?

Deboogle!.
07-11-2009, 05:05 PM
something ridiculous like that :lol:

Jimnik
07-11-2009, 05:42 PM
Easy. :)

I heard the commentators mention the possibility of Bob playing reverse singles tomorrow. If Blake beats Cilic they might play him against Karlovic. I think Fish has a problem of some sort.

Deboogle!.
07-11-2009, 05:49 PM
They said here that Mardy didn't practice at all today. Someone said yesterday Mardy was seen by the trainer, in the 2nd set or so. Hope he's alright, Bob would not have much chace in a best of 5 singles match if it's live

Jimnik
07-11-2009, 06:30 PM
Against Karlovic I don't think it's a problem. Should be exactly the sort of match-up he has a chance with.

Selby
07-11-2009, 07:04 PM
In a best of 3 sets match I don't see a reason why Bob should lose his serve against Karlovic.
But in a long match maybe that serve could slow down a bit, since he's not used to serve every 2 games.
Plus, Karlovic is arguably in the best form of his life and he seems to take a lot of risks in some of his return games, really blasting this forehand and when it works for him he's definitely capable of breaking even big servers like Bob.
But I think it's all speculations, isn't it?

Jimnik
07-11-2009, 07:25 PM
Fair point and I agree Karlovic would obviously be favourite, even in best-of-3. In any case Cilic is favourite to beat Blake so probably won't matter.

DartMarcus
03-06-2010, 12:31 PM
Anybody knows why Mike is not playing doubles today?

Deboogle!.
03-06-2010, 03:07 PM
Apparently, he has food poisoning :sobbing:

DartMarcus
03-06-2010, 03:29 PM
Poor Mike :sad: :hug:
Luckily Bob and John won a hard-fought match 7-6(8) 5-7 7-6(8) 6-3.
Maybe Bob will play a dead rubber after Djokovic beats John in 1st Sunday match? :lol:

Deboogle!.
03-06-2010, 03:39 PM
:lol: not sure, I bet they want to give Sam and John as much experience as possible... we'll see:lol:

JeremyEli
03-08-2010, 04:13 AM
poor mike . haha
but why bob is fine ? they didn't eat the same thing ? puzzled

JeremyEli
03-08-2010, 04:53 AM
guess mike is fine :devil:

Deboogle!.
03-08-2010, 03:06 PM
I'm pretty sure Mike has often talked about having a really weak stomach... so maybe something just upset his stomach for a day or two then it went away. That's pretty common. At least he's OK....

They were saying this is the first pro match Bob played with another partner - mike played with mardy last year and won a couple titles with other people while bob pursued Singles but this was the first time Bob paired with another male doubles player. Amazing.

Deboogle!.
03-05-2011, 04:51 PM
and they've done it again :rocker2:

Jimnik
02-11-2012, 07:00 PM
Mike's DC record moves up to 20-3.

20-2 doubles
10-0 clay (including 2-0 partnering Fishy)

Mike is the Davis Cup GOAT. :bigclap:

Deboogle!.
02-16-2012, 01:20 AM
:worship:

SapELee
04-03-2012, 10:58 PM
April 3, 2012

Q. (Through translation.) Question to the Bryan brothers. You won doubles here in 2007 also in this tournament, so do you feel you're the favorite for this doubles match?

MIKE BRYAN: Yeah, we're pretty comfortable. We've been playing here for ten years and played some of our best tennis here on this center court.
I don't know. We've played Llodra for Grand Slam titles... (indiscernible.)


Q. Bob, obviously you missed Switzerland after the birth of your daughter. How is it to be back?

BOB BRYAN: Yeah, I mean, I didn't sleep well the night before the match, even though I wasn't even on the same continent.
But I had my Davis Cup on and, yeah, I watched every point. I felt like I was with those guys in spirit at least.
Obviously I'm happy to be back on the Davis Cup team. Had some of my best memories playing for our country. Yeah, it's gonna be exciting, as always, and we'll be ready to go.

For full press conference:
FastScripts Transcript by ASAP Sports (http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=79006)

SapELee
04-07-2012, 02:33 PM
They did it again def. Bennetau/LLodra 6-4 6-4 7-6(4)


Still a perfect clay record and didn't even face a break point. They were solid from the start to finish :bowdown:.

SapELee
09-12-2012, 11:19 PM
A pic of the team before the official dinner. One more day of practice and then it's go time. Thanks for your support! -Bob

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/c67.0.403.403/p403x403/603208_523340391013739_1677237661_n.jpg

SapELee
09-13-2012, 09:41 PM
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/ftp/GalleryMainDimensionId/A38I6120.JPG
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/ftp/GalleryMainDimensionId/AK9J2356.JPG
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/ftp/GalleryMainDimensionId/AK9J2371.JPG
http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/ftp/GalleryMainDimensionId/AK9J2422.JPG

Link (http://www.usta.com/multimedia-interactive/photos/2012-davis-cup-us-vs-spain-draw/3/2012-us-vs-spain-davis-cup-semifinal/)

SapELee
09-16-2012, 06:52 PM
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (USA) d. Marcel Granollers / Marc Lopez (ESP) 6-3 3-6 7-5 7-5

Still perfect on clay :).

http://assets.usta.com/assets/1/ftp/GalleryMainDimensionId/AK9J4301.JPG

cobalt60
02-03-2013, 07:12 PM
:bigcry: And of course Isner is in a fifth set :scared:

SapELee
02-04-2014, 01:16 AM
Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan, Jim Courier
http://www.asapsports.com/show_interview.php?id=95950