Bob Bryan

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Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan at the 2009 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open 01.jpg
Full name Robert Charles Bryan
Country  United States
Residence Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, U.S.
Born (1978-04-29) April 29, 1978 (age 36)
Camarillo, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
College Stanford
Coach(es) David Macpherson (2005–)
Prize money $12,598,351
Singles
Career record 21–40 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 116 (November 13, 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2000)
French Open Q1 (2000)
Wimbledon 2R (2001)
US Open 2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record 913-276 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 103
Highest ranking No. 1 (September 8, 2003)
Current ranking No. 1 (April 28, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
French Open W (2003, 2013)
Wimbledon W (2006, 2011, 2013)
US Open W (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Other Doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2003, 2004, 2009, 2014)
Olympic Games Gold medal.svg Gold Medal (2012)
Bronze medal.svg Bronze Medal (2008)
Mixed Doubles
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013)
French Open W (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon W (2008)
US Open W (2003, 2004, 2006, 2010)
Other Mixed Doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Last updated on: July 9, 2014.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 2012 London Doubles
Bronze 2008 Beijing Doubles
Pan American Games
Bronze 1999 Winnipeg Doubles

Robert Charles "Bob" Bryan (born April 29, 1978) is an American male professional tennis player. He and his twin brother, Mike, are current world no. 1 doubles players and have spent over 380 weeks in this position. He has won twenty-three Grand Slam titles: 16 in men's doubles and 7 in mixed doubles. He turned professional in 1998. The brothers were named ATP Team of the Decade for 2000–2009.[1] The brothers became the second men's doubles team to complete the career golden slam at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Tennis career[edit]

Doubles Records[edit]

  • 16 Grand Slam mens doubles titles
  • 27 Grand Slam mens doubles finals
  • 10-time ITF World Champions
  • 102 ATP Titles and 153 ATP Finals
  • 397+ weeks at #1
  • 900+ team match wins
  • 10 consecutive years of winning at least 1 Grand Slam
  • 8 time ATP Fans' Favorite Doubles Team and ATP Team of the Decade
  • "Bryan Golden Slam" (only team to simultaneously hold all Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold Medal)
  • 7 consecutive Grand Slam finals (2005 Australian–2006 Wimbledon)
  • 32 Masters 1000 titles
  • "Career Golden Masters" (only players in history to win all 9 Masters 1000 events)

Junior[edit]

He finished the year as the number one ranked singles player in the nation in 1998 after winning the clay court nationals and reaching the finals of Kalamazoo. The brothers were back to back Kalamazoo doubles champions in 1995 and 1996 and won the US Open Junior doubles title in 1996.

College[edit]

He played for Stanford University in 1997 and 1998, where he helped the Cardinal win back-to-back NCAA team championships. In 1998, he won the "Triple Crown" by taking the NCAA singles, doubles (with his twin brother Mike), and team titles. He was the first man to accomplish this since Stanford's Alex O'Brien did it in 1992.[citation needed]

World TeamTennis[edit]

Both brothers started their professional careers playing World TeamTennis for teams like the Idaho Sneakers through the current season for the Kansas City Explorers.[2]

ATP Tour[edit]

With his twin brother Mike (who is the older by two minutes), Bob has won 89 doubles titles,[3] including fourteen Grand Slam titles. In 2005, the Bryan brothers made it to the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments, only the second time a men's doubles team has done this during the open era.[4] In 2006, the Bryan brothers won Wimbledon and the Australian Open and completed a Career Grand Slam. They repeated their Australian Open victory in 2007. As of February 2, 2009, the Bryan brothers both as a team and individually are ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Six times they were the year-ending top-ranked team, in 2003[5] 2005,[6] 2006,[7] and 2007,[8] 2009, and 2010.

The Bryan brothers have been frequent participants on U.S. Davis Cup teams. The United States sealed its 32nd title at the 2007 Davis Cup.

Off-court[edit]

The Bryans guest starred on 8 Simple Rules.[9] They were featured on the Jan/Feb 2010 cover of Making Music Magazine.[10] Their father, Wayne Bryan, wrote a book about his sons, The Formula: Raising Your Child to be a Champion.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Bob Bryan married Florida attorney Michelle Alvarez in North Miami Beach on December 13, 2010; the couple have two children, Micaela (1/31/12) and Bobby Jr.. (12/24/13)

Davis Cup record (23–4)[edit]

Together with his twin brother Mike Bryan, the pair have won the most Davis Cup matches of any team in doubles for the US. In 2010 he won the doubles match in Serbia with John Isner. Bob has a 4–2 record in singles matches.

Opponent Result
Switzerland (Wawrinka/Allegro) W
Slovak Republic (Beck/Hrbatý) W
Austria (Knowle/Melzer) W
Sweden (Björkman/T.Johansson) W
Belarus (Mirnyi/Volchkov) W
Spain (Ferrero/Robredo) W
Croatia (Ančić/Ljubičić ) L
Belgium (Rochus/Vliegen) W
Romania (Hănescu/Tecău) W
Chile (Capdeville/Garcia) W
Russia (Tursunov/Youzhny) W
Czech Republic (Dlouhý/Vízner) W
Spain (Lopez/Verdasco) W
Sweden (Aspelin/Björkman) W
Russia (Andreev/Daveydenko) W
Austria (Knowle/Melzer) W
France (Clément/Llodra) L
Chile (Aguilar/Massu) W
Spain (Verdasco/Granoellers) W
Sweden (Bjorkman/Aspelin) W
Serbia (Zimonjić/Tipsarević) W
France (Benneteau/Llodra) W
Brazil (Melo/Soares) L
Serbia (Zimonjić/Bozoljac) L
Great Britain (Fleming/Inglot) W
Slovakia (Lacko/Gombos) W

Grand Slam tournaments[edit]

Men's singles[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon 2R
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R

Men's Doubles: 27 (16–11)[edit]

By winning the 2006 Wimbledon title, Bryan completed the men's doubles Career Grand Slam. He became the 19th individual player and, with Mike Bryan, the 7th doubles pair to achieve this.

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 2003 French Open Clay United States Mike Bryan Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 2003 US Open Hard United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2004 Australian Open Hard United States Mike Bryan France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up 2005 Australian Open (2) Hard United States Mike Bryan Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2005 French Open Clay United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2005 Wimbledon Grass United States Mike Bryan Australia Stephen Huss
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–7(4–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
Winner 2005 US Open Hard United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2006 Australian Open Hard United States Mike Bryan Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 French Open (2) Clay United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 5–7
Winner 2006 Wimbledon Grass United States Mike Bryan France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2007 Australian Open (2) Hard United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 2007 Wimbledon (2) Grass United States Mike Bryan France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 2008 US Open (2) Hard United States Mike Bryan Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
7–6(7–5), 7–6(12–10)
Winner 2009 Australian Open (3) Hard United States Mike Bryan India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 2009 Wimbledon (3) Grass United States Mike Bryan Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Winner 2010 Australian Open (4) Hard United States Mike Bryan Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner 2010 US Open (3) Hard United States Mike Bryan India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2011 Australian Open (5) Hard United States Mike Bryan India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2011 Wimbledon (2) Grass United States Mike Bryan Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 2012 Australian Open (3) Hard United States Mike Bryan India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–7(1–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2012 French Open (3) Clay United States Mike Bryan Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 US Open (4) Hard United States Mike Bryan India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2013 Australian Open (6) Hard United States Mike Bryan Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Igor Sijsling
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2013 French Open (2) Clay United States Mike Bryan France Michaël Llodra
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2013 Wimbledon (3) Grass United States Mike Bryan Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2014 Wimbledon Grass United States Mike Bryan United States Jack Sock
Canada Vasek Pospisil
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 2014 US Open (5) Hard United States Mike Bryan Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6–3, 6–4

Timeline[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R QF 3R F F W W QF W W W F W 3R 6 / 15
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF W SF F F QF QF SF 2R SF F W QF 2 / 16
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 1R SF SF QF 3R F W F SF F QF W SF W F 3 / 16
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R SF F 3R W 3R QF W SF W 1R W SF W 5 / 20
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 2 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 1 / 4 3 / 4 1 / 4 16 / 67

Mixed doubles: 9 (7–2)[edit]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2002 US Open Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik United States Lisa Raymond
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(11–9), 7–6(7–1)
Winner 2003 US Open Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Canada Daniel Nestor
5–7, 7–5, [10–5]
Winner 2004 US Open (2) Hard Russia Vera Zvonareva Australia Alicia Molik
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 Wimbledon Grass United States Venus Williams Russia Vera Zvonareva
Israel Andy Ram
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2006 US Open (3) Hard United States Martina Navratilova Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Czech Republic Martin Damm
6–2, 6–3
Winner 2008 French Open Clay Belarus Victoria Azarenka Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2008 Wimbledon Grass Australia Samantha Stosur Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–4
Winner 2009 French Open (2) Clay United States Liezel Huber United States Vania King
Brazil Marcelo Melo
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
Winner 2010 US Open (4) Hard United States Liezel Huber Czech Republic Květa Peschke
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 6–4

Timeline[edit]

Martina Navratilova gives Bob Bryan a hand. The pair won the 2006 Mixed Doubles title at the US Open.
Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A QF 1R 1R QF QF QF A A 2R 2R A QF A 0 / 9 12–9
French Open 2R QF A SF QF QF A SF QF W W A A 1R A A 2 / 10 25–8
Wimbledon QF 1R QF QF 2R SF 2R F 3R W QF 2R QF SF A 3R 1 / 15 37–14
US Open A A 1R F W W QF W 2R A A W 2R 2R A A 4 / 10 29–6
W–L 4–2 3–2 3–2 12–4 8–3 10–3 4–3 14–3 6–4 11–0 7–1 7–2 5–3 4–3 2–1 2–1 7 / 44 102–37

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ATP Players of the Decade 2000–2009". ATP Tennis. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Listed as team members on those sites.
  3. ^ "ESPN Bio:Bob Bryan". ESPN. Retrieved February 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ "ATP Bio:Bob Bryan". ATP. Retrieved February 3, 2009. [dead link]
  5. ^ ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/17/03,
  6. ^ ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/21/05
  7. ^ ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/20/06
  8. ^ ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/19/07
  9. ^ "Bob Bryan profile". imdb.com. Retrieved February 3, 2009. 
  10. ^ Making Music Magazine feature, 2010; accessed July 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "The Formula". Retrieved November 3, 2008. 

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
ITF Men's doubles World Champion
(with United States Mike Bryan)

2003–07
2009–14
Succeeded by
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
Incumbent
Preceded by
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
ATP Doubles Team of the Year
(with United States Mike Bryan)

2003
200507
200914
Succeeded by
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
Incumbent
Preceded by
New title
ATP Fans' Favorite Team
(with United States Mike Bryan)

2006–14
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Records
Preceded by
United States John McEnroe
Most Weeks at World No. 1 (Doubles)
(with United States Mike Bryan)

December 12, 2011 – November 5, 2012
Succeeded by
United States Mike Bryan