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Finishing up the season indoors and in style and ON TOP!

Deboogle!.
10-16-2006, 10:04 PM
The guys return this week in Madrid!

They play Gonzo/Youzhny tomorrow

Mashik
10-17-2006, 12:04 AM
Finally they are on court after 3 off-weeks! :D
Youzhny again... They are very lucky in meeting each other! They are playing 3d time from 3 possible ones :lol:
Good luck, Mike & Bob! :bounce:

Thanks for the picture, Deb :) But they look so tired here :scratch:

ataptc
10-17-2006, 03:36 AM
Go guys! :)

Maybe they had just arrived that day and were suffering from jetlag?

Deboogle!.
10-17-2006, 03:38 AM
I think they arrived a few days ago and the pic was taken today.... so they shouldn't be jetlagged :p it was probably just the timing of the photo or something ;)

Deboogle!.
10-17-2006, 02:38 PM
They won 6-1 6-3 :banana: Saved all 5 BPs they faced heehehe

cobalt60
10-17-2006, 02:39 PM
They won 6-1 6-3 :banana: Saved all 5 BPs they faced heehehe

These guys are so good! They haven't played for about what 6 weeks? And look at how well they play!!!! :woohoo:

Björki
10-17-2006, 02:52 PM
Bob & Mike :yeah:

Deboogle!.
10-17-2006, 07:13 PM
well sue they did play davis cup but yea they haven't played a tourney since the USO :banana:

cobalt60
10-17-2006, 07:53 PM
well sue they did play davis cup but yea they haven't played a tourney since the USO :banana:

doesn't count:p Only one match.;)

ataptc
10-18-2006, 08:05 AM
definitely not rusty :yeah:

Björki
10-20-2006, 02:46 PM
(1)Bryan/Bryan d Santoro/Zimonjic 76(6) 75 :)

Deboogle!.
10-20-2006, 04:20 PM
:banana: :banana: :banana:

tiboutchou
10-22-2006, 10:50 AM
Thanks to the ATP we can see the final of the bros on line...

http://www.atpmastersseries.tv/page/loginOrRegister/0,,11444,00.html?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.atpmaster sseries.tv%2Fpage%2FAtpLogin%2FLive2%2F0%2C%2C1144 4%7E875531%2C00.html%3F

Enjoy and good luck

snaillyyy
10-22-2006, 02:36 PM
:bounce::bowdown::woohoo::yeah: They did it! Another title for them.

Bryans Win 7th Title of Year in Madrid

Stanford ATP Doubles Race leaders Bob and Mike Bryan denied two-time defending champions Daniel Nestor and Mark Knowles a fourth Madrid title in five years when they defeated their rivals 7-5, 6-4 in Sunday's final.
The Bryans, who are attempting to finish as the year-end No. 1 team for the third time in four years, won an ATP-best seventh title of the year.
Including their Wimbledon victory - which gave the team a career Grand Slam - the Bryans have won five of their past seven tournaments. During that run they have failed to reach the final just once, losing in the third round of the US Open. The Bryans were playing their first tournament since the Open.
Knowles and Nestor took a 4-1 lead in the first set but at 4-2 Knowles double faulted at 30/40 to hand back the break. At 4-4 Bob Bryan hit two clean return winners - an off-forehand crosscourt and a down-the-line backhand - to set up a break of Nestor's serve, and he then served out the first set.
Knowles again dropped serve early in the second set but Bob Bryan was broken back, leveling the set at 3-3. But when Knowles was broken a fourth straight time late in the match - this time when Nestor missed two reflex volleys at the net - there was no stopping the American twins.
The Bryans improved to a 64-11 record this year and have won an ATP-best seven tournaments: Wimbledon, the Australian Open, ATP Masters Series Toronto, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Washington and Madrid, where they lost to Knowles/Nestor in the 2004 final.
Two-time defending Madrid champions Knowles and Nestor were chasing their fourth Madrid title in five years and their 17th career ATP Masters Series title as a team.

Deboogle!.
10-22-2006, 03:42 PM
:woohoo: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kudz
10-22-2006, 07:21 PM
Just read about the win over on the ATP site.

Congrats to the Bryans!

ataptc
10-23-2006, 01:18 AM
:banana: :banana: congrats to them once again :D

Deboogle!.
10-24-2006, 05:36 PM
they pulled out of Lyon b/c of Mike's shoulder :awww: Hopefully it's nothing serious and they can play Paris!!

Kudz
10-24-2006, 07:46 PM
Eeek!! That's not good. I hope Mike recovers in time.

shotgun
10-24-2006, 11:13 PM
Hey there, does anyone know if there's a fella named Carlos travelling with the Bryans right now?

Deboogle!.
10-24-2006, 11:16 PM
hey Renato, not that I'm aware of but I don't know. maybe someone from his site can give a more definite answer :)

shotgun
10-25-2006, 12:21 AM
hey Renato, not that I'm aware of but I don't know. maybe someone from his site can give a more definite answer :)

hmm ok

I played football with him on Playstation at the Madrid event. :lol: Nice chap, perhaps a practicing partner for the Bryans.

ataptc
10-25-2006, 04:20 AM
yikes I hope it's just sore and nothing else.

Björki
10-27-2006, 07:40 AM
Bryans On Verge of Individual Glory... Jointly!

Bob and Mike Bryan have made their name as one of the Open Era's greatest doubles teams. By winning Wimbledon in July, they became just the third team (Woodbridge/Woodforde and Eltingh/Haarhuis) to capture all four Grand Slam doubles titles since 1968.

http://www.atptennis.com/en/doubles/news/bryanshirt.asp

But Bob and Mike also now are both on the verge - as individuals - of claiming a historic solo achievement. The twin brothers could each become the first player since John McEnroe in 1983 to hold the No. 1 Stanford ATP Doubles Ranking for an entire calendar year. Bob and Mike are tied for No. 1 with 6,175 points, almost 1,000 points clear of No. 3 Max Mirnyi (5205).

Bob and Mike, who have held the No. 1 ranking since November 7 last year, are resting in Paris this week ahead of the final tournament of the regular ATP season, the BNP Paribas Masters. The Bryans will be the top seeds at the tournament, which begins Monday.

"It would be a cool accomplishment because it doesn't happen too often, but to be honest our priority is to finish as the No. 1 team for the third time in four years and to win Tennis Masters Cup," Mike said. "You always want to finish the year strong and last year it was a bittersweet feeling because we finished No. 1 but our last match of the year was a loss. We remember how great it was in 2003 finishing the year No. 1 and winning the Masters Cup in Houston, so right now our focus is on winning Paris next week and then trying to peak in Shanghai."

The Bryans last week strengthened their hold on top spot in the Stanford ATP Doubles Race by winning the Madrid Masters in their first tournament since their shock third-round loss at the US Open. "We came into Madrid super sharp and mentally and physically fresh," Mike said. "We'd just had three weeks off and had a chance to put down the racquets and spend some time in Tampa, where we've just bought a house."

In addition to tearing up the court in Madrid, the Bryans also stood out by wearing their names on the back of their shirts. While some players have experimented on a very limited basis, the Bryans are the first doubles team to have their names put on their shirts by a manufacturer.

"Adidas wanted to do it for us and I think it looks sharp up there," Mike said. "Last week in Spain I'm sure there were a lot of people who didn't know who Mike and Bob Bryan were, but this way fans know straight away who the player is and it will stick in their heads. And for us it's particularly good because with B. Bryan and M. Bryan on our shirts the fans won't have to ask who is the lefty and who is the righty. More fans have been asking after our shirts and asking us to sign them. We've gotta be careful we don't run out. I think you'll find a lot more players wearing their names in the future."

Kudz
10-27-2006, 11:27 AM
Thanks for the article.

Deboogle!.
10-27-2006, 04:40 PM
oooooohhhhhhhh that's awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D :rocker2:

snaillyyy
10-30-2006, 10:08 PM
They really shouldn't be in such a hurry to win :devil: 63 61 in 39 mins.

Deboogle!.
10-30-2006, 10:10 PM
omg, your name HAHAHAAHAHAHAHAAHAHHA

snaillyyy
10-30-2006, 10:19 PM
time for an overhaul:cool:

ataptc
11-04-2006, 07:55 AM
They lost to Santoro/Zimonjic 7-5 5-7 6-10 in the semis.. I guess winning both indoor TMCs is too much to ask for :lol: Nonetheless, time to concentrate on shanghai :)

Deboogle!.
11-06-2006, 05:33 AM
Well, if the race as of this coming week is right, the guys have clinched year-end #1 as they are 154 ahead of Bjorkman/Mirnyi and only 150 points are up for grabs in Shanghai. if so.... WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!:D

Mashik
11-06-2006, 12:52 PM
:woohoo: :woohoo:
We're #1 again! :bounce: :bounce:
Great season for the twins :D

Tytta!.
11-06-2006, 09:48 PM
Well, if the race as of this coming week is right, the guys have clinched year-end #1 as they are 154 ahead of Bjorkman/Mirnyi and only 150 points are up for grabs in Shanghai. if so.... WOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!:D


:banana: :woohoo: :rocker2: !.

Deboogle!.
11-07-2006, 03:02 AM
I was right, it's official now!!!!
http://www.atptennis.com/en/doubles/news/bryans_one.asp

snaillyyy
11-07-2006, 03:07 AM
YES!!!!!!!!!!! :woohoo: that is great! :D

Kudz
11-07-2006, 08:29 PM
Woo Hoo!

Congrats to Bob and Mike!

renee_chin
11-08-2006, 06:51 AM
Bob and Mike are drawn into the same group with Hanley/Ullyett, Damm/Paes, and Erlich/Ram

Björki
11-08-2006, 07:05 AM
where did you find the draw?

Deboogle!.
11-08-2006, 07:27 AM
wow tough draw then again all the teams are good. As last year I bet the doubles will be more interesting than the singles! Can't wait to watch it all on tv :D

Björki
11-08-2006, 07:31 AM
I found another draw!?
Imho easy one for the Bryans.

Masters Cup Doubles:

Red Group
1 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
4 Paul Hanley/Kevin Ullyett
7 Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram
8 Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski

Gold Group
2 Jonas Bjorkman/Max Mirnyi
3 Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor
5 Fabrice Santoro/Nenad Zimonjic
6 Martin Damm/Leander Paes

Deboogle!.
11-08-2006, 07:32 AM
well that one can't be right because 5/6 and 7/8 can't be in the same groups, where did you find it?

Björki
11-08-2006, 07:37 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=89941

Enja
11-08-2006, 01:12 PM
Doubles:

Red Group
1 B Bryan/M Bryan
4 P Hanley/K Ullyett
6 M Damm/L Paes
7 J Erlich/A Ram

Gold Group
2 J Bjorkman/M Mirnyi
3 M Knowles/D Nestor
5 F Santoro/N Zimonjic
8 M Fyrstenberg/M Matkowski

ORDER OF PLAY - Sunday, November 12, 2006
1:00 pm
R Federer (SUI) vs D Nalbandian (ARG)
I Ljubicic (CRO) vs A Roddick (USA)
B Bryan (USA) & M Bryan (USA) vs J Erlich (ISR) & A Ram (ISR)
P Hanley (AUS) & K Ullyett (ZIM) vs M Damm (CZE) & L Paes (IND)

http://www.masters-cup.com/1/results/groups.asp

Mashik
11-08-2006, 04:33 PM
Seems like an easy group for the twins ;)
Though if they are on fire, any group would be easy for them :p

Can't wait to watch it all on tv :D
You're lucky girl! May we hope for the videos of their matches? :angel:
'Cos our stuped TV doesn't show it at all or at least shows only singles :mad:

Deboogle!.
11-08-2006, 04:43 PM
You're lucky girl! May we hope for the videos of their matches? :angel:
'Cos our stuped TV doesn't show it at all or at least shows only singles :mad:i can certainly try, I can't promise anything - I've never even gotten around to burning DVDs of the USO from my recorder :sobbing:

ataptc
11-09-2006, 01:25 PM
:banana: for the #1 spot yet again :D

renee_chin
11-11-2006, 04:21 AM
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/7939/u1243p355t1d1075f40dt20ad4.th.jpg (http://img137.imageshack.us/my.php?image=u1243p355t1d1075f40dt20ad4.jpg)

Deboogle!.
11-11-2006, 06:41 AM
:scared::scared: more freaky coloring and evil eyes :unsure: :scared:

Enja
11-11-2006, 08:38 AM
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Kudz
11-12-2006, 10:31 AM
It looks like you can watch all the Double's matches from the Masters Cup for free online. Yay!

Mashik
11-12-2006, 11:43 AM
A-ha... :woohoo:
But what was it with them in this match?? :scratch: The 3d set :o

Good luck next time :rolleyes:

Björki
11-12-2006, 12:18 PM
(7)Erlich/Ram d (1)Bryan/Bryan 7-6(2), 2-6, 6-1 :(

Deboogle!.
11-12-2006, 05:20 PM
That really sucks :( But they often have trouble with Erlich/Ram for whatever reason. Will be tough to make the semis now but they can do it :)

I didn't realize they played out the full third set. Interesting and good :)

Mashik
11-12-2006, 05:41 PM
And there's adv. scoring system! :D
The old good times are back ;)

But the result still sucks :(

snaillyyy
11-13-2006, 03:56 AM
:( too bad about the loss, but it isn't over yet :p

the 2nd pic makes me laugh :lol:

Enja
11-14-2006, 02:30 PM
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Deboogle!.
11-14-2006, 05:00 PM
Wow they won a tight one today in a third set TB. Erlich/Ram lost too, in straights, so the guys should be in decent position to move on if they can win their last match.

thanks for the great pics enja!

Mashik
11-14-2006, 05:25 PM
Happy Bobby :lol: Thanks for the pics :hug:

I don't understand for real how Hanley/Ullyett can beat the first place, but they are :rolleyes:
Well, we still need one more win :D

Toppu
11-15-2006, 12:07 PM
They seem to enjoy Chinese food pretty much. :rolleyes:

Björki
11-15-2006, 12:12 PM
Enja can you pls post the URL where did you find the photos?! Thanks.

Björki
11-15-2006, 12:13 PM
Happy Bobby :lol: Thanks for the pics :hug:
I don't understand for real how Hanley/Ullyett can beat the first place, but they are :rolleyes:
Well, we still need one more win :D
what will happend if Erlich/Ram wins too? :mad:

Björki
11-15-2006, 12:14 PM
Happy Bobby :lol: Thanks for the pics :hug:
I don't understand for real how Hanley/Ullyett can beat the first place, but they are :rolleyes:
Well, we still need one more win :D
what will happend if Erlich/Ram win too? :mad:

Enja
11-15-2006, 12:21 PM
Enja can you pls post the URL where did you find the photos?! Thanks.

;)
http://sports.sina.com.cn/tennis/06master_cup/photo/35018/index.shtml

Enja
11-15-2006, 12:27 PM
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/9834/u1752p6t12d2568829f44dtqf9.jpg
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:lol:
http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/6193/u1752p6t12d2568831f44dtcn0.jpg

Björki
11-15-2006, 12:34 PM
Enya I am to stupid to find any pics on sina.com :help:

the last pics you posted are awesome! :inlove:

Enja
11-15-2006, 01:05 PM
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Enja
11-15-2006, 01:31 PM
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Enja
11-15-2006, 01:33 PM
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Enja
11-15-2006, 02:44 PM
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Mashik
11-15-2006, 05:04 PM
what will happend if Erlich/Ram wins too? :mad:
That's a good question... And I think Erlich/Ram actually will win :mad:
Then the sets will be count, H2H if needs... I don't know:(
But anyway they must win just to think about "if" :rolleyes:

Kudz
11-15-2006, 07:13 PM
Wow! I'm loving all these pics of the boys. Thanks for posting!

Enja
11-16-2006, 11:14 AM
(4)Hanley/Ullyett d (1)Bryan/Bryan 36 76(4) 64 :eek::sad: :mad:

Björki
11-16-2006, 11:18 AM
The Bryans are out :sad:

Enja
11-16-2006, 12:42 PM
David MacPherson, coach of Bob and Mike Bryan
http://img182.imageshack.us/img182/8006/3776hb2.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/4468/2zi1.jpg
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Mashik
11-16-2006, 09:58 PM
I'm mad! :mad:
And sad :sad:
Still can't believe they are out! :(

Deboogle!.
11-16-2006, 10:16 PM
Seems like Bob and Mike have caught the TB disease from Andy :mad:

Mashik
11-16-2006, 11:55 PM
:rolleyes:
They need a doctor. Immediately! All 3 of them! :mad:

tracytracy
11-17-2006, 09:12 AM
TB!I HATE TB!:mad:
:fiery: :crying2: