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Bob and Mike
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Bob Mike
Highest doubles 
ranking:
1
(Sep 8, 2003)
1
(Sep 8, 2003)
Men's Doubles titles: 98 100
Grand Slam
Men's Doubles titles:
15 titles:
Australian Open (6):
(2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
French Open (2):
(2003, 2013)
Wimbledon (3):
(2006, 2011, 2013)
US Open (4):
(2005, 2008, 2010, 2012)
15 titles:
Australian Open (6):
(2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
French Open (2):
(2003, 2013)
Wimbledon (3):
(2006, 2011, 2013)
US Open (4):
(2005, 2008, 2010, 2012)
Grand Slam Mixed
Doubles titles:
7 titles:
French Open (2):
(2008, 2009)
Wimbledon (1):
(2008)
US Open (4):
(2003, 2004, 2006, 2010)
3 titles:
French Open (1):
(2003)
Wimbledon (1):
(2012)
US Open (1):
(2002)
Summer Olympics
Doubles titles:
Gold medal.svg Gold (London 2012) Gold medal.svg Gold (London 2012)
Davis Cup titles: 1 title:
(2007)
1 title:
(2007)
World Tour Finals: 3 titles:
(2003, 2004, 2009)
3 titles:
(2003, 2004, 2009)

The Bryan Brothers or The Bryans refers to Robert Charles "Bob" Bryan and Michael Carl "Mike" Bryan, American professional doubles tennis players. The identical twins have won multiple Olympic medals, including the gold in 2012 and have won more professional games, matches, tournaments and Grand Slams than any other pairing. They have held the World No. 1 doubles ranking jointly for 371 weeks (as of July 7, 2014), which is longer than anyone else in doubles history. They have also finished the ATP year-end number 1 doubles team a record 9 times. Between 2005 and 2006, they set an Open Era record by competing in seven consecutive men's doubles Grand Slam finals.

On April 11, 2013, they recorded their Open Era record 800th match win by defeating Johan Brunstrom and Jesse Levine in the semi-finals of Houston. Following their triumph at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships, the Bryans became the only doubles pairing in the Open Era to hold all four major titles at once, as well as the only team in history to hold all four majors and Olympic gold simultaneously. They are also the only doubles team in history to have won every major title, having won all four Grand Slams, Olympic Gold, all 9 Masters series titles, the Year-End Championships and the Davis Cup during their careers.

Born on April 29, 1978, with Mike being the elder by two minutes, and Bob the taller by 3 cm. The two have won a record 98 tour titles surpassing The Woodies, and have been finalists on 51 other occasions. They have a Career Golden Slam and 15 grand slam titles overall, which is more than any team in the Open Era. These include victories at the Australian Open (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013), the French Open (2003, 2013), Wimbledon (2006, 2011, 2013), and the US Open (2005, 2008, 2010 and 2012). They won the Tennis Masters Cup doubles tournament three times (2003, 2004 and 2009). They won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They won the 2007 Davis Cup, along with Andy Roddick and James Blake. The brothers were named ATP Team of the Decade for 2000–2009.[1]

The twins are part of the United States Davis Cup team, with a 21–4 record in doubles matches. Their four losses were to Croatia's Ivan Ljubičić and Mario Ančić in 2005,[2] in 2008 to France's Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra, and in 2013 to Brazil's Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares as well as Serbia's Nenad Zimonjić and Ilija Bozoljac. Both brothers have played Davis Cup singles matches (Bob is 4–2 and Mike is 0–1).

The brothers, who both use single-handed backhands, are noted for their attacking style of play and great hustle. They are also well known for celebrating winning points by chest-bumping each other.[3]

Some of their success is attributed to their particular brand of twinship. The Bryan brothers are "mirror twins." That is, they mirror each other's movements, one being right-handed and one left-handed. Their court coverage is vastly better than two righties/lefties. This fact was documented in the 60 Minutes special on the Bryan brothers. Only about 1 in 300 live births result in monozygotic twins. Only 25% of monozygotic twins are "mirror" or opposite feature twins. Aside from tennis, they also do charity work in aid of children in need through their foundation, The Bryan Bros. Foundation. They have been coached by David Macpherson since 2005.[citation needed]

Records and achievements[edit]

The brothers have won all 4 Majors, 9 different Masters 1000 titles, the World Tour Finals, Olympic Gold, and the Davis Cup. As things stand, the Shanghai Masters is the only significant tournament to elude them.[citation needed]

Doubles records[edit]

  • These records were attained in the Open Era of tennis.
  • Records in bold indicate peer-less achievements.
  • Records in italics are currently active streaks.

Professional awards[edit]

Other achievements[edit]

  • Played in front of the largest crowd in tennis history (27,200 at the Davis Cup final in Seville, Spain – 12/04/2004)[9]
  • Won a record 21 Davis Cup World Group matches for the United States
  • Davis Cup Commitment Award

Junior career[edit]

Bob and Mike won their first doubles tournament at age 6, in a 10-and-under event. They attended Mesa Union School (Somis, California) for elementary and junior high school, then Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, California. They had an outstanding junior career, winning well over a hundred junior doubles titles together. They won the 1991 USTA National Boys' 14 Doubles Championships, the 1992 USTA National Boys' 14 Clay Court doubles title, the 1994 USTA National Boys' 16 Clay Court doubles title, the 1995 USTA National Boys' 18 Clay Courts doubles title, the junior doubles title at the 1995 Ojai Valley, California Tennis Tournament, and the first-ever Easter Bowl boys' 18 doubles title.

The brothers won the USTA National Boys' 18 Clay Court Championships again in 1996, becoming the first team in 30 years to repeat as doubles champions at that event. Bob and Mike became the first repeat doubles champions in 50 years at the 1996 USTA National Boys' 18 Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan, defeating Michael Russell and Kevin Kim in the final. The Bryans then won the 1996 US Open junior boys' doubles title, defeating Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Jocelyn Robichaud of Canada 5–7, 6–3, 6–4 in the final. They went on to win the bronze medal at the 1999 Pan American Games at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where they represented the United States for the first time as professionals.[citation needed]

Both brothers were awarded full-ride tennis scholarships to Stanford University in fall 1996, and played there through 1998, helping the team to NCAA team title both years. They won the NCAA doubles title in 1998, defeating Kelly Gullet and Robert Lindstedt of Pepperdine University in the final, becoming the first brothers to win the NCAA doubles title since Robert and Tom Falkenberg of USC in 1946. They finished the year ranked No. 1 in the collegiate doubles rankings.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

The Bryans made their professional and Grand Slam debut at the 1995 US Open, where they lost in the first round to Grant Connell and Patrick Galbraith. Their first tour win came in 1998, at the ATP tournament in Atlanta, where they scored victory over Trevor Kronemann and Dave Randall. They reached the quarter-finals and lost to Grant Stafford and Kevin Ullyett. They made the semi-finals of the ATP tournament at Washington, D.C. and won two Challenger tournaments, at Aptos and Burbank.

In 1999, the twins reached their first ATP final at Orlando, falling in the finals to Jim Courier and Todd Woodbridge. They reached the semi-finals at Scottsdale, and the quarter-finals at Indian Wells and Key Biscayne. The brothers were successful on the Challenger Circuit, winning three tournaments (Amarillo, Birmingham, Burbank), and reaching the finals in four others.

The next season saw the brothers win their first match at a Grand Slam when they reached the quarter-finals of the US Open (1st round, beat David Adams and John-Laffnie de Jager). They reached three ATP semi-finals (San Jose, Orlando, Newport), and two other quarter-finals (Queen's Club, Washington, D.C.). On the Challenger Circuit they won the title at Aptos and were losing finalists at San Antonio, Burbank and Rancho Mirage.[citation needed]

2001–2002[edit]

2001 was the first really successful season for the Bryans as they captured four titles (Memphis, Queen's Club, Newport, Los Angeles) in five finals (were finalists at Washington to Martin Damm and David Prinosil). The first ATP doubles title came at Memphis, by defeating Alex O'Brien and Jonathan Stark in the final. They became the first brothers combination to win four titles in a season (Tim and Tom Gullikson won three in 1978 and 1982). They reached their first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon and finished the year at No. 7 in the ATP Doubles Race, with a 45–23 match record.

The next season saw the Bryans win a career-high five ATP doubles titles, including their first ATP Masters Series title. They won that AMS title at Toronto, where they beat Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor in the final. They won titles at Acapulco, Scottsdale, Newport, and Basel, and were runner-ups at Adelaide, Memphis and Washington. They advanced to the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the second straight year, and reached the semi-finals as well at the US Open (where they lost to Mahesh Bhupathi/Max Mirnyi), both at Washington and at the Madrid Masters. They finished the season with a 54–19 match record and in third place in the doubles race. The brothers faced each other at the US Open mixed doubles final, with Mike and Lisa Raymond defeating Bob and Katarina Srebotnik.[citation needed]

2003–2006[edit]

2003 was a landmark season for the Bryans. They reached their first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros, where they also won their first Grand Slam title, beating Paul Haarhuis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the final, and did not drop a set all through the tournament. They won five titles for the second successive year (Barcelona, Roland Garros, Nottingham, Cincinnati Masters, Tennis Masters Cup). With their win at Roland Garros, the Bryans set the record for most doubles titles by a brothers team, breaking Tim and Tom Gullikson's mark of 10. They reached the finals of three other tournaments, including the US Open, became the first brothers duo to finish number 1 in the ATP race, and closed the season by winning the title at Tennis Masters Cup, Houston. They also made their Davis Cup debut' for the United States in 2003, in the World Group Playoff tie in Slovak Republic, beating Karol Beck/Dominik Hrbatý in straight sets and helping the US to a 3–2 victory.[citation needed]

In 2004, they won a career-best seven titles, the victories coming at Adelaide, Memphis, Acapulco, Queen's Club, Los Angeles, Basel and Tennis Masters Cup Houston. They also reached four other finals. They were part of the US Tennis Team at the Athens Olympics in 2004, where they lost in the quarter-finals to eventual gold medalists Fernando González and Nicolás Massú of Chile. They finished another successful season by winning the Tennis Masters Cup for the second year running.

In 2005, the Bryans reached all four Grand Slam finals, and though they lost in the first three (Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon), they won the second Grand Slam of their career at the US Open in front of cheering home fans. They also won tournaments at Scottsdale, Queen's Club and Washington, and made it to the finals at Memphis, Monte Carlo TMS and Rome TMS. In 2006, the twins won the first Grand Slam of the season, the 2006 Australian Open, where they beat Leander Paes of India and Martin Damm of the Czech Republic in the final. They completed the career slam a few months later at Wimbledon, beating Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjić in four sets in the final.[citation needed]

2007[edit]

2007 saw the Bryans win 11 titles. They started losing in the first round of their first tournament, but entered the 2007 Australian Open and won it defeating Jonas Björkman and Max Mirnyi in the final. Björkman and Mirnyi had defeated the Bryans for two years running in the French Open finals. The brothers only lost one set. Their second title of the season came in Las Vegas where the outstanding team beat Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram. At the 2007 Miami Masters, the twins won the Masters Series title, defeating Martin Damm and Leander Paes. Their fourth title came without a set's loss in Houston, defeating Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor in the final. The pair won their fifth title on the 2007 ATP Tour and second Masters Series title of the year at the Monte Carlo Masters- they missed Indian Wells. The team defeated Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut in the final. At the Rome Masters, however, the brothers lost to Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjić. It was the first Masters Series match that the Bryans lost in 2007.[citation needed]

The Hamburg Masters saw the Bryans beat Paul Hanley and Kevin Ullyett in the final for a sixth title on the 2007 ATP Tour and third Masters Series event of the year. The brothers lost to Lukáš Dlouhý and Pavel Vízner at the 2007 French Open and to Knowles and Nestor at Queen's Club. They lost in the Wimbledon finals to Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra, but did avenge Dlouhý/Vízner in the quarter-finals and Santoro/Zimonjić in the semi-finals. The seventh title of their season came in Los Angeles when the tandem defeated Scott Lipsky and David Martin in the final. In Washington, D.C., the team defeated Erlich/Ram in the final. The brothers did not reach the finals in the 2007 Rogers Masters, which is the second time that the Bryans did not reach a 2007 Masters Series final. They lost in the finals of the 2007 Cincinnati Masters to Erlich/Ram and their next event was the 2007 US Open, which the brothers lost in the quarter-finals to Simon Aspelin and Julian Knowle. Each brother lost in the second round of mixed doubles competition. The brothers' ninth title came at the 2007 Madrid Masters, beating Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the final. Their tenth title of the season came in Basel, where they beat James Blake and Mark Knowles. The brothers won their eleventh title in 2007 at the 2007 Paris Masters, defeating second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić in the final.[citation needed]

The Bryans earned the No. 1 spot in the ATP doubles race and thus were entered into the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup. However, Mike had an elbow injury and could not compete.[10]

The brothers won the third rubber in the 2007 Davis Cup finals, defeating Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, the country who held the title. Andy Roddick had sealed a win over Dmitry Tursunov and James Blake defeated Mikhail Youzhny. Bob lost his first Davis Cup singles match in the 4th dead rubber, falling to Andreev. Blake defeated Tursunov in the 5th dead rubber to end the tie 4–1 to earn the title for the United States.

2008[edit]

The brothers started their season on the 2008 ATP Tour by entering the 2008 Medibank International in Sydney. They survived a quarter-final match against Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram and later entered the final, falling to Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Bryans again made a good appearance at the 2008 Australian Open. The team breezed through their first three rounds before losing to Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles. Soon afterwards, the Bryans beat Austria's Julian Knowle and Jürgen Melzer in the first round of the 2008 Davis Cup. Mike had to retire against Stefan Koubek in singles, while Bob Bryan defeated Werner Eschauer in three sets for the US to win the tie.[citation needed]

The Bryans lost to Max Mirnyi and Jamie Murray in the 2008 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships final, and to fellow Stanford Alumni Scott Lipsky and David Martin in the final of the 2008 SAP Open in San Jose, California. The Bryans made it to the final of the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas, producing wins over Xavier Malisse and Hugo Armando, Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt, and Marcos Baghdatis and Konstantinos Economidis, but went down in the final to Julien Benneteau and Michaël Llodra. The brothers lost in the quarter-finals of the 2008 Indian Wells Masters to Mirnyi and Murray once more.[citation needed]

The Bryans captured their first title of the season at the 2008 Miami Masters, beating Bhupathi and Knowles. After this, they lost in their Davis Cup match to Arnaud Clément and Llodra. They lost to Jeff Coetzee and Wesley Moodie at the 2008 Monte Carlo Masters, however, they then claimed a second title on the 2008 ATP Tour in Barcelona at the 2008 Torneo Godó, beating Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski to win the final. At the Rome Masters, they beat Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić to claim the title. This made the Indian Wells Masters as the only ATP Masters Series to have escaped them.[citation needed]

The brothers moved on to the 2008 Hamburg Masters, where they only lost one set before reaching the final. However, Nestor and Zimonjić claimed the title. Then, two weeks later, the brothers entered the 2008 French Open. Their second Grand Slam of the year looked to be a strong one, however they fell to Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna in the quarter-finals. Again, they lost at the 2008 Queen's Club Championships to Marcelo Melo and André Sá, whom they had beaten in Hamburg. Another Grand Slam setback occurred for them at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, when the twins lost in the semi-finals in a tight match against Jonas Björkman and Kevin Ullyett. They played opposite each other at the Wimbledon mixed doubles final. Bob and Samantha Stosur defeated Mike and Katarina Srebotnik. The brothers played their way into tournaments, as they reached the final of the 2008 Canada Masters, where they lost to Nestor and Zimonjić. Their losses ended at the 2008 Cincinnati Masters, when they came from behind to beat Bhupathi and Knowles. They won the title with a comeback against Israel's Erlich and Ram, earning themselves two successive wins coming back from the loss of the first set.[citation needed]

The brothers combined together at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. After losing to singles specialists Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, they beat Clément and Llodra 3–6, 6–3, 6–4 to win the Bronze Medal. The brothers did not appear again until the 2008 US Open, where they won the title. They then lost in the quarter-finals of the 2008 Madrid Masters to Björkman and Ullyett. At the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, they reached the final, only to be defeated by Nestor and Zimonjić and so to lose their positions as world Number 1s for the first time in three years.[citation needed]

2009[edit]

In January, the brothers entered the Medibank International, in Sydney, Australia, defeating Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi, and in the quarter-final, Tommy Robredo and Feliciano López in straight sets. They survived a semi-final match against Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles. They avenged their Tennis Masters Cup doubles final loss with a win over Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić to win their first Medibank International doubles title in 10 years. At the season's first Grand Slam, in Melbourne, the Australian Open, the brothers won the men's Doubles final, on Saturday, January 31, defeating India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles from the Bahamas in three sets. The outcome was historical in that it was the first time in tennis history that siblings had won both categories of Doubles titles – men's and women's – at a Major, as Venus and Serena Williams had won the Women's Doubles title at the Australian Open the previous night. At the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, they defeated second seeds Marcelo Melo and André Sá for their third title of the year and to win the tournament for the first time ever.[citation needed]

The broke the US record for most wins in Davis Cup doubles as a pair with 15 wins when they beat the Swiss team of Stanislas Wawrinka and Yves Allegro in the 2009 Davis Cup 1st round. Mike Bryan got one more win in Davis cup doubles (total 16) with Mardy Fish when his brother Bob was out of play due to injury in the 2008 semi-finals. At the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, they beat fellow Americans Jesse Levine and Ryan Sweeting to win their fourth title of the year. At the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell and Internazionali BNL d'Italia, they failed to defend their titles as they lost to Bhupathi and Knowles and to Nestor and Zimonjic in the semi-finals and final respectively. They exited the French Open in the semi-finals to South African-Belgian pair Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman after losing three match points. They were seeded first at Wimbledon, where they reached the final without dropping a set. however, they lost the final against arch-rivals Nestor and Zimonjic in four sets. They started their US Open Series and North American hard-court season by winning the LA Tennis Open over Benjamin Becker and Frank Moser of Germany. They were the defending champions at the 2009 US Open and lost in the quarter-finals to Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes in a re-match of the 2008 final despite saving five match points.[citation needed]

The brothers won their next ATP World Tour 500 title in Beijing. The next week, they competed at the eight Masters 1000 tournament of the year, the Shanghai Masters, but lost in the quarter-finals. They then competed in Basel as a warm-up tournament before Paris and London. They reached the final but lost to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić. At Paris, they lost at the quarter-finals. However, they captured the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to end the year as the World No. 1 Doubles Team for the fifth time and capture the Year-End Championships for the third time. The year 2009 was the first year since 2004 where the brothers did not win any ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.[citation needed]

2010[edit]

The brothers began 2010 playing at the 2010 Heineken Open in Auckland. However, the pair lost in the first round. They then went on successfully defending their title at the 2010 Australian Open, beating Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić in the final, thus claiming their fourth Australian Open title and eighth major title. They also defended their titles at the 2010 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (where they earned their 600th victory as a team) and the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston. The brothers participated in the first round of Davis Cup, where they were drawn to face Serbia in Belgrade on clay courts. Mike had to withdraw due to food poisoning and was replaced by John Isner. Bob and Isner won the doubles rubber in five sets against Janko Tipsarević and Zimonjić. However, the US lost the tie 3–2 (with the last rubber being a dead rubber). The brothers then won two back to back Masters Series titles during the European clay tour at the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome and the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open. They defeated compatriots Isner and Sam Querrey in Rome, and co-world No. 1s Nestor and Zimonjić in Madrid. This ended their ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title drought since August 2008. They tied qualled The Woodies' record of 61 doubles titles.[citation needed]

Seeded first at the 2010 French Open, the Bryans suffered their earliest exit at a Grand Slam since the 2001 US Open by losing to Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in the second round. They did not compete in any of the warm-up tournaments before Wimbledon. At Wimbledon, however, defending champions Nestor and Zimonjić made an early exit,[11] creating the possibility for the brothers to regain the No. 1 doubles teaming, however, they lost to Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman in the quarter-finals.

To start their 2010 North American summer hardcourt swing, the brothers won their 62nd career doubles title at their hometown tournament in Los Angeles, where they were the defending champions. They reached the final and became the first team in the Open Era to reach 100 doubles finals. The win surpassed the Woodies record of 61 wins as a team. Their next target is the all-time record of 79 set by Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova.[12] They next participated in the 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C., where they lost in the quarter-finals to Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. The brothers continued their ATP World Tour Masters 1000 winning streak by capturing their 63rd title at the 2010 Rogers Cup in Toronto, adding to their titles in 2002 and 2006 and their 64th title at the 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati, adding to their titles in 2003 and 2008. This ensured their return to the No. 1 spot in the team rankings. This marked their wins in four consecutive Masters 1000 tournaments. Their winning streak continued as they won the 2010 US Open, giving the brothers a ninth major title, just two shy from the Woodies, by beating Bopanna and Qureshi in the final. On September 6, 2010, they were ranked number one in doubles based on the ATP ranking system for 205 weeks, surpassing Todd Woodbridge's previous record of 204 weeks.[citation needed]

Playing in the 2010 China Open in Beijing to start their Asian hardcourt swing, their first tournament after their Flushing Meadows victory, they extended their winning streak to 18–0 with a victory in the final over Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski. It was noted that they won their tenth title of the season on October 10, 2010. After this successful title defense, their next tournament was the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters where their winning streak ended at 20 after losing to Jürgen Melzer and Leander Paes in the semi-finals. The Bryans then participated at the 2010 Davidoff Swiss Indoors where the clinched the year-end no.1 ranking by reaching the semi-finals. They ended up winning their 11th title of the year in their 11th final by beating defending champions Nestor and Zimonjic in the final. They capped up their season by losing to Mark Knowles and Andy Ram in the semi-finals of the 2010 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris, and to Nestor and Zimonjic in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.[citation needed]

2011[edit]

The brothers began 2011 at the 2011 Medibank International Sydney where they reached the final. The pair lost to first-time pairing of Lukáš Dlouhý and Paul Hanley, marking their first final loss since March 2008 to a team other than Nestor/Zimonjic. They next traveled to Melbourne and successfully defended their 2011 Australian Open title, beating Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes in the final. This was the Bryans' third straight title at the Australian Open (and their fifth overall), and their tenth Grand Slam title (just one shy from the Woodies).[citation needed]

They suffered early exits in Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami but bounced back to win their 69th title in Houston. They followed this victory with their 70th title in Monte Carlo the week after. This was their 18th Masters 1000 title, tying them with Todd Woodbridge and six shy of all-time Masters 1000 leader Daniel Nestor. Their next tournament was the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, where they ended as runner-ups to first time pairing of Santiago González and Scott Lipsky after missing four match points in a closely fought final. They continued their clay court dominance by winning (and defending) their fourth Madrid Masters title beating Michaël Llodra and Nenad Zimonjić in the final. It was the Bryan's 19th Masters title.[citation needed]

Their next tournament was the Rome Masters, where they lost in the quarter-finals to compatriots Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick. They lost in the 2011 French Open semi-finals to first-time pairing of Juan Sebastián Cabal and Eduardo Schwank. They bounced back, clinching their fourth Queen's Club title, beating fellow Australian Open finalists Bhupathi/Paes in the final in a tough three-setter. They followed this up winning Wimbledon on July 2, defeating Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecău in straight sets. This was their second Wimbledon title and tied The Woodies' record of 11 Grand Slam titles.[citation needed]

The brothers failed to defend their title at the Rogers Cup although they reached the final and lost to Llodra and Zimonjic in three sets. Their next stop was at the Cincinnati where they again failed to defend their title by falling to Bhupathi/Paes in the semi-finals. Their late season struggles continued at the US Open, losing in the first round. This was their first first round exit since the 2001 Australian Open. At the 2011 China Open in Beijing they were, again, unable to defend their title as they were beaten in the semi-finals by Llodra and Zimonjic in three sets. They lost the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters quarter-finals to Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski.[citation needed]

The brothers played their next tournament at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna (their first appearance there since 2002) where they re-gained some form by saving a match point in a tight first round before going on to reach the final where they defeated Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in straight sets to claim their first Vienna title and their 7th title of the year (which was also their first title since Wimbledon). They then competed in the Valencia Open 500 event in the very next week and rode their momentum without dropping a set into their first final there against Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer. They went on to win the final in straight sets to earn their first Valencia title and 8th title of the season. However, they were unable to make it three titles in three weeks at the 2011 BNP Paribas Masters as they were upset in the second round by Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut. The brothers looked to finish their season at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals but lost in the semi-finals to Mirnyi and Nestor.[citation needed]

2012[edit]

The brothers began 2012 by participating at the 2012 Apia International Sydney where they reached the final. They went on to win the final by defeating wild cards Matthew Ebden and Jarkko Nieminen to claim their second title in Sydney and their 76th overall without dropping a set. The brothers then aimed to win their sixth Australian Open and reached their eighth final at the event after three consecutive three-setters which included saving a match point and overcoming a 2–5 deficit in the final set tie-break in an epic semi-final against Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecău. However, the brothers played Leander Paes and Radek Štěpánek in the final and were upset in straight sets.[citation needed]

They were forced to withdraw from Indian Wells at the quarter-final stage with illness and were beaten in Miami at the semi-final stage by Paes and Štěpánek for the second time in 2012. They skipped Houston despite being the defending champions and instead secured a doubles rubber point in the USA-France Davis Cup tie at Monte-Carlo by defeating Julien Benneteau and Michaël Llodra. They then went on to win their 20th Masters 1000 title and 77th title overall at Monte Carlo without dropping a set. They had thrashed Paes and Štěpánek in the quarter-finals and comfortably beaten Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in the final. However, their momentum was halted at the 2012 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell but withdrew due to illness. They took to the new blue clay of the Madrid Masters as the defending champions but lost early. Their next tournament was the Rome Masters, where they lost in the quarter-finals.[citation needed]

Keen to regain some momentum, the brothers played the 2012 Open de Nice Côte d'Azur – Doubles tournament which they won for the first time by beating Oliver Marach and Filip Polášek in the final. It was their 78th title and third of the year. They then enjoyed a good run at the 2012 French Open before losing in the final to Mirnyi and Nestor. They immediately found form on the grass, reaching the final at the Queen's Club but failed to defend their title and were again defeated by Mirnyi and Nestor. The brothers reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon but, after a tight match, were defeated by eventual first-time wildcard titlists Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen. After winning the Olympic gold medal at the Summer Olympics in London (see the '2012 Olympics' section below), the brothers played the 2012 Rogers Cup in Toronto. They maintained their fine form by winning their 21st Masters 1000 title and their 80th title overall after saving a match point in a closely fought final against Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc López.

The brothers went on to the 2012 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, where they lost in the semi-finals to Lindstedt and Tecău. They went on to win the 2012 US Open over Paes and Štěpánek (who had beaten the Bryans in the final of the Australian Open earlier in the year).[13] This was the brothers' 12th major title, which meant they had surpassed the Woodies' record of 11, giving the brothers the most major titles in men's doubles in the Open Era. In November, Bob Bryan, who had missed a Davis Cup match due to the birth of his daughter, during which Mike had played with Mardy Fish, slipped behind Mike in the world rankings. This was the first time since August 2003 that the pair had had different rankings. This meant Mike Bryan finished 2012 as world No. 1 on his own.[citation needed]

2012 Olympics[edit]

They returned to Wimbledon for the Summer Olympics Tennis Tournament. They beat Bellucci/Sa of Brazil in the first round, Davydenko/Youzhny of Russia in the second round, Erlich/Ram of Israel in the quarterfinals, and Benneteau/Gasquet of France in the semifinals. They entered the Gold Medal Match assured of at least a silver medal, but they topped Llodra/Tsonga of France to win the Olympic gold medal on August 4, 2012. This completed the career Golden Slam in men's doubles for the brothers having won the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open and the Olympic gold medal.[citation needed]

2013[edit]

The brothers started 2013 by participating at the 2013 Apia International Sydney which they won by defeating Max Mirnyi and Horia Tecău in the final to claim their third title in Sydney and their 83rd overall. The Bryans then aimed to win their sixth Australian Open. They did just that by emerging victorious in their ninth final at the event by beating the Dutch team of Robin Haase and Igor Sijsling. This gave the brothers an all-time record 13 Grand Slam titles. They surpassed the pre-Open Era record of 12 titles held by John Newcombe and Tony Roche.[citation needed]

The brothers participated in the first round of the Davis Cup, where they were drawn to face Brazil in Jacksonville on indoor hard-courts. For only the third time in their career, the Bryans lost a Davis Cup doubles match when they lost in five sets to Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares. It was their first loss of the season. However, the US would go on to win the tie 3–2 when Sam Querrey won the deciding rubber. They then played at the 2013 SAP Open in San Jose, California. It was the final edition of the tournament and therefore, the Bryan's last chance to win this tournament which had so far eluded them. However, they lost in the quarter-finals to the Australian pairing of Lleyton Hewitt and Marinko Matosevic. They bounced back immediately at the 2013 Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis. They won their third title of the season without dropping a set winning an all-American final against James Blake and Jack Sock. Following this win, Bob rejoined Mike as World No. 1.[citation needed]

Their next tournament was the first Masters 1000 of the year at Indian Wells. This was the only Masters 1000 tournament that the Bryans had yet to win. The brothers rode their momentum and won the tournament after prevailing in super-tiebreakers in the quarter-final, the semi-final, and in the final against first-time pairing Treat Huey and Jerzy Janowicz. This was their 22nd Masters 1000 title, their 4th title of the year, and their 86th title as a team. Their next tournament was the 2013 Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, Florida where they lost in the first round to Max Mirnyi and Mikhail Youzhny.

The brothers then played in Boise, Idaho in the Davis Cup quarter-finals against Serbia on indoor hard-courts. However, the twins lost in five sets (15-13 in the fifth) to Nenad Zimonjić and Ilija Bozoljac. It was the first-time in their career that they had lost back-to-back Davis Cup doubles rubbers and it was their fourth loss overall in the competition. This defeat put the US 2-1 behind in rubbers. They were unable to recover and lost the tie 3–1 when Novak Djokovic beat Sam Querrey in the first reverse singles match.[citation needed]

Their next tournament was Houston where they were defending champions and on a 16 match winning streak. However, their streak came to an end in the final where, despite having a match point, they were defeated by Jamie Murray and John Peers. Their next event was Monte Carlo where again, they were the defending champions. However, once again, they lost in the final after squandering seven (7) match points against Julien Benneteau and Nenad Zimonjić. Their next event was the Madrid Masters which had reverted to red clay. The brothers reached the final against Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares. There were no missed match points this time as the Bryans closed out a comfortable win to earn their 23rd Masters 1000 title and 5th title of the year. They continued their fine run at the Rome Masters defeating Indians Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna in the final. It was their 88th team title, their 6th title in 2013, and their 24th Masters 1000 title.[citation needed]

The brothers' clay-court form culminated in a 14th Grand Slam title at the 2013 French Open. They defeated the all-French pairing of Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut in a third-set tiebreak to claim their second French Open title and 7th title of the year. It was their 89th team title and 3rd consecutive Grand Slam title.[14]

The brothers had the opportunity at Wimbledon to capture a 'Golden Bryan Slam' and would have become only the second doubles team in history to hold all four majors at the same time (the only other team was the Australian duo of Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman who achieved the Calendar Grand Slam in 1951), as well as the only team ever to hold all four majors and Olympic gold simultaneously. On June 10, it was announced that the twins had qualified for the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for the 12th time. The brothers got their grass-court campaign underway at the Queen's Club. They won their fifth Queen's Club title by defeating Peya and Soares in the final. It was their 8th title of the season and 90th title overall. They were on an 18 match winning streak going into Wimbledon.[citation needed]

On July 6, the brothers achieved a historic Golden Slam as they won their 15th Grand Slam title and third Wimbledon. The twins became the first team to hold all four major titles and the Olympic gold medal at the same time as they defeated Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the final. The brothers withdrew[why?] from the 2013 BB&T Atlanta Open and the 2013 Citi Open in Washington citing an injury to Bob's shoulder. Their next event was the 2013 Rogers Cup in Montreal where they were the defending champions. However, their 25 match winning streak came to an end in the quarter-finals, losing to Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor. At the 2013 Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati they saved a match point in the semi-finals before defeating Spaniards Marcel Granollers and Marc López in the final. It was the brothers' 10th title of 2013 and 25th Masters 1000 title. With this victory, the twins were guaranteed the year-end No. 1 team ranking for a record 9th time on August 19.[7]

However, at the 2013 US Open, the Bryans were defeated in the semi-finals by Leander Paes and Radek Štěpánek in a rematch of last year's final. This loss prevented them from achieving the Calendar Grand Slam. Their next event was the Japan Open. It was the twins' first time competing in this tournament but things did not go as planned as they were defeated in their opening match by Nicolás Almagro and Pablo Cuevas. Their next tournament was the 2013 Shanghai Rolex Masters where they were beaten in the semi-finals by Dodig and Melo. The brothers played the Valencia Open where they were defeated in the final by Peya and Soares despite having 4 match points. The brothers beat Peya and Soares in the final of the 2013 BNP Paribas Masters for their 26th Masters 1000 title. Their final event was the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals where they saved a match point en route to the final before being defeated by Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco. This loss brought to a close the greatest season of the brothers' career where they reached 15 finals, won 11 titles (including 3 majors and 5 Masters 1000 titles), and finished world No. 1 for the 9th time.[citation needed]

2014[edit]

The Bryan Brothers began 2014 attempting to defend their title at the 2014 Apia International Sydney. However, they were upset in the quarter-finals by Lukáš Rosol and João Sousa. The brothers aimed to defend their Australian Open crown but were shocked in the third round by eventual finalists, Eric Butorac and Raven Klaasen. The twins participated in the first round of the Davis Cup, where they were drawn to face Great Britain in San Diego on outdoor clay. They secured a point for the United States by winning the doubles rubber against Colin Fleming and Dominic Inglot. For Mike, it was the 35 year old's 23rd doubles victory in the competition - the most by an American.[citation needed]

The brothers reached the final of the 2014 U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis, Tennessee but were unable to defend their title, losing again by Butorac and Klaasen. They bounced back at the 2014 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships which they won without dropping a set to claim their first title of the season. Their next tournament was the first Masters 1000 of the year at Indian Wells where the brothers successfully defended their title by defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in the final. The twins immediately followed this up by winning Miami. They defeated Juan Sebastián Cabal and Robert Farah in the final to claim their first Indian Wells-Miami double, their 28th Masters 1000 crown, and 96th title overall.[citation needed]

The brothers got their clay-court campaign off to a flying start by claiming their fifth Houston title defeating Spaniards David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco in a closely fought final. At Monte Carlo, the brothers won their 29th Masters 1000 crown and 4th consecutive Masters 1000 tournament by beating Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo in the final. This title marked their 98th title as a team and Mike's 100th doubles title. The twins have now won five tournaments in a row and are on a 21 match winning streak. However, this streak came to an end in the final of the Madrid Masters where they were defeated by Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić. The twins' next event was the Rome Masters, where they were beaten again by Nestor and Zimonjić in the semi-finals. The brothers tried to defend their title at the 2014 French Open but were defeated in the quarter-finals by Marcel Granollers and Marc López. The brothers began their grass-court campaign attempting to defend their title at Queens. However, they were defeated in the second round by Jamie Murray and John Peers. At Wimbledon, the Bryan brothers reached the final, where they were beaten in five sets by the doubles team of Vasek Pospisil of Canada and Jack Sock of the United States.[citation needed]

Parents[edit]

Their mother Kathy Bryan (née Blake) is a former women's circuit player. She is a four-time participant at Wimbledon, and made the mixed doubles quarter-finals in 1965. She still teaches tennis. Their father, Wayne, is a lawyer, musician, and tennis instructor. Both their parents are involved in various ATP Kids' Days and clinics on tour.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

The brothers are identical twins born on April 29, 1978, with Mike the elder by two minutes. In their early days as junior players, they were forbidden to play each other in tournament play by their parents. If they were to play each other in a tournament, they would alternate defaulting to each other.[15]

They graduated from Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, California in 1996 and attended Stanford University (1996–98). In 1998, Bob became the first player since Alex O'Brien in 1992 to win college's 'Triple Crown' of NCAA singles, doubles (with Mike) and team titles. Both Bob and Mike are members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.[16] They have a penchant for music, forming a band of their own, with Mike playing on the drums (and occasionally guitar), Bob on the keyboard, and father Wayne on the guitar.[17] The band has played at several special events, including the ATP Tour Smash Tennis event at New York's Central Park before the 1995 US Open. The Bryan brothers were featured on the Jan/Feb 2010 cover of Making Music Magazine.[18]

Marriages[edit]

  • Bob married Florida attorney and longtime family friend Michelle Alvarez in December 2010; the couple resides in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida.
  • Mike married Lucille Williams on November 25, 2012 at the Four Seasons, Montecito, California.

Career finals[edit]

Doubles: 149 (98–51)[edit]

Legend
Grand Slam tournaments (15–11)
Olympics Games (1–0)
ATP World Tour Finals (3–2)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (29–18)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (12–8)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (38–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (59–30)
Clay (23–15)
Grass (12–6)
Carpet (4–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. April 16, 1999 Orlando, US Clay United States Jim Courier
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–6(7–4), 6–4
Winner 1. February 26, 2001 Memphis, US Hard (i) United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jonathan Stark
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 2. June 18, 2001 Queen's Club, UK Grass Philippines Eric Taino
United States David Wheaton
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
Winner 3. July 16, 2001 Newport, US Grass Brazil André Sá
United States Glenn Weiner
6–3, 7–5
Winner 4. July 30, 2001 Los Angeles, US Hard United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Andy Roddick
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 2. August 20, 2001 Washington, US Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm
Germany David Prinosil
7–6(7–5), 6–1
Runner-up 3. January 7, 2002 Adelaide, Australia Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–5, 6–2
Runner-up 4. February 25, 2002 Memphis, US Hard (i) United States Brian MacPhie
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 3–6, [10–4]
Winner 5. March 4, 2002 Acapulco, Mexico Clay Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
Winner 6. March 11, 2002 Scottsdale, US Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 7. July 15, 2002 Newport, US (2) Grass Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Alexander Popp
7–5, 6–3
Winner 8. August 5, 2002 Toronto, Canada Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4–6, 7–6(7–1), 6–3
Runner-up 5. August 19, 2002 Washington, US (2) Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–6(7–4), 4–6, 6–3
Winner 9. October 28, 2002 Basel, Switzerland Carpet The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(7–1), 7–5
Runner-up 6. February 24, 2003 Memphis, US (2) Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6(7–3)
Runner-up 7. March 17, 2003 Indian Wells, US Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
3–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 10. April 28, 2003 Barcelona, Spain Clay South Africa Chris Haggard
South Africa Robbie Koenig
6–4, 6–3
Winner 11. June 9, 2003 French Open, Paris, France Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner 12. June 23, 2003 Nottingham, UK Grass Australia Joshua Eagle
United States Jared Palmer
7–6(7–3), 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 13. August 18, 2003 Cincinnati, US Hard Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
7–5, 7–6(7–5)
Runner-up 8. September 8, 2003 US Open, New York City, US Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
5–7, 6–0, 7–5
Winner 14. November 15, 2003 Tennis Masters Cup, Houston, US Hard France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7(6–8), 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 15. January 12, 2004 Adelaide, Australia Hard France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 9. January 19, 2004 Sydney, Australia Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–6(7–3), 7–5
Runner-up 10. February 2, 2004 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–6(7–4), 6–3
Winner 16. February 23, 2004 Memphis, US (2) Hard (i) South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Chris Haggard
6–3, 6–4
Winner 17. March 8, 2004 Acapulco, Mexico (2) Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Chile Nicolás Massú
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 11. May 17, 2004 Hamburg, Germany Clay Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–1, 6–2
Winner 18. June 14, 2004 Queen's Club, UK (2) Grass The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
Winner 19. July 19, 2004 Los Angeles, US (2) Hard Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
6–3, 7–6(8–6)
Runner-up 12. October 25, 2004 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 6–4
Winner 20. November 1, 2004 Basel, Switzerland (2) Carpet Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
7–6(13–11), 6–2
Winner 21. November 21, 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Houston, US (2) Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 13. January 31, 2005 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (2) Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 14. February 21, 2005 Memphis, US (3) Hard (i) Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
6–4, 6–4
Winner 22. February 28, 2005 Scottsdale, US (2) Hard Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 15. April 18, 2005 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay India Leander Paes
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
W/O
Runner-up 16. May 9, 2005 Rome, Italy Clay France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–5, 6–4
Runner-up 17. June 6, 2005 French Open, Paris, France Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Winner 23. June 13, 2005 Queen's Club, UK (3) Grass Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–6(13–11), 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 18. July 4, 2005 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass Australia Stephen Huss
South Africa Wesley Moodie
7–6(7–4), 6–3, 6–7(2–7), 6–3
Winner 24. August 8, 2005 Washington, US Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–2
Winner 25. September 12, 2005 US Open, New York City, US Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–1, 6–4
Winner 26. November 7, 2005 Paris, France Carpet The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–7(3–7), 6–4
Winner 27. January 30, 2006 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 28. March 6, 2006 Las Vegas, US (3) Hard Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 19. March 20, 2006 Indian Wells, US (2) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 20. April 3, 2006 Miami, US Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 21. June 12, 2006 French Open, Paris, France (2) Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 7–5
Winner 29. July 10, 2006 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 30. July 31, 2006 Los Angeles, US (3) Hard United States Eric Butorac
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–2, 6–4
Winner 31. August 7, 2006 Washington, US (2) Hard Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
Winner 32. August 14, 2006 Toronto, Canada (2) Hard Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 22. August 21, 2006 Cincinnati, US Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–6(7–5), 6–4
Winner 33. October 23, 2006 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
Winner 34. January 29, 2007 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (2) Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–5, 7–5
Winner 35. March 5, 2007 Las Vegas, US (4) Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(8–6), 6–2
Winner 36. April 2, 2007 Miami, US Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–7]
Winner 37. April 16, 2007 Houston, US Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(7–3), 6–4
Winner 38. April 23, 2007 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay France Julien Benneteau
France Richard Gasquet
6–2, 6–1
Runner-up 23. May 14, 2007 Rome, Italy (2) Clay France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 39. May 21, 2007 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 24. June 18, 2007 Queen's Club, UK Grass The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Runner-up 25. July 8, 2007 Wimbledon, London, UK (2) Grass France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
6–7(5–7), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 40. July 22, 2007 Los Angeles, US (4) Hard United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
7–6(7–5), 6–2
Winner 41. August 5, 2007 Washington, US (3) Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(7–5), 3–6, [10–7]
Runner-up 26. August 19, 2007 Cincinnati, US (2) Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 6–3, [13–11]
Winner 42. October 21, 2007 Madrid, Spain (2) Hard (i) Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 43. October 28, 2007 Basel, Switzerland (3) Hard (i) United States James Blake
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–1, 6–1
Winner 44. November 4, 2007 Paris, France (2) Carpet Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 27. January 12, 2008 Sydney, Australia (2) Hard France Richard Gasquet
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4–6, 6–4, [11–9]
Runner-up 28. February 17, 2008 Delray Beach, US Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 29. February 24, 2008 San Jose, US Hard United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
7–6(7–4), 7–5
Runner-up 30. March 9, 2008 Las Vegas, US Hard France Julien Benneteau
France Michaël Llodra
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
Winner 45. April 5, 2008 Miami, US (2) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–2, 6–2
Winner 46. May 4, 2008 Barcelona, Spain (2) Clay Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 6–2
Winner 47. May 11, 2008 Rome, Italy Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
Runner-up 31. May 18, 2008 Hamburg, Germany (2) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]
Runner-up 32. July 27, 2008 Toronto, Canada Hard Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 4–6, [10–6]
Winner 48. August 3, 2008 Cincinnati, US (2) Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 7–6(7–2), [10–7]
Winner 49. September 5, 2008 US Open, New York City, US (2) Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
7–6(7–5), 7–6(12–10)
Runner-up 33. November 16, 2008 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–3), 6–2
Winner 50. January 17, 2009 Sydney, Australia Hard Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–1, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 51. January 31, 2009 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (3) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Winner 52. March 1, 2009 Delray Beach, US Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
6–4, 6–4
Winner 53. April 11, 2009 Houston, US (2) Clay United States Jesse Levine
United States Ryan Sweeting
6–1, 6–2
Runner-up 34. April 19, 2009 Monte Carlo, Monaco (2) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 35. May 3, 2009 Rome, Italy (3) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 36. July 4, 2009 Wimbledon, London, UK (3) Grass Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(9–7), 6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–3), 6–3
Winner 54. August 2, 2009 Los Angeles, US (5) Hard Germany Benjamin Becker
Germany Frank Moser
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 37. August 23, 2009 Cincinnati, US (3) Hard Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 7–6(7–2), [15–13]
Winner 55. October 11, 2009 Beijing, China Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Andy Roddick
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 38. November 8, 2009 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 6–3
Winner 56. November 29, 2009 ATP World Tour Finals, London, UK (3) Hard (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Winner 57. January 30, 2010 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (4) Hard Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner 58. February 28, 2010 Delray Beach, Florida, US (2) Hard Germany Philipp Marx
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–3, 7–6(7–3)
Winner 59. April 10, 2010 Houston, Texas, US (3) Clay Australia Stephen Huss
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–3, 7–5
Winner 60. May 2, 2010 Rome, Italy (2) Clay United States John Isner
United States Sam Querrey
6–2, 6–3
Winner 61. May 16, 2010 Madrid, Spain (3) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–4
Winner 62. August 1, 2010 Los Angeles, US (6) Hard United States Eric Butorac
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6–7(6–8), 6–2, [10–7]
Winner 63. August 15, 2010 Toronto, Canada (3) Hard France Julien Benneteau
France Michaël Llodra
7–5, 6–3
Winner 64. August 22, 2010 Cincinnati, US (3) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–3, 6–4
Winner 65. September 10, 2010 US Open, New York City, US (3) Hard India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 66. October 10, 2010 Beijing, China (2) Hard Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–1, 7–6(7–5)
Winner 67. November 7, 2010 Basel, Switzerland (4) Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 3–6, [10–3]
Runner-up 39. January 15, 2011 Sydney, Australia (3) Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Australia Paul Hanley
6–7(6–8), 6–3, [10–5]
Winner 68. January 29, 2011 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (5) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
Winner 69. April 9, 2011 Houston, US (4) Clay United States John Isner
United States Sam Querrey
6–7(4–7), 6–2, [10–5]
Winner 70. April 17, 2011 Monte Carlo, Monaco (2) Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 40. April 24, 2011 Barcelona, Spain Clay Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
5–7, 6–2, [12–10]
Winner 71. May 8, 2011 Madrid, Spain (4) Clay France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–3
Winner 72. June 13, 2011 Queen's Club, UK (4) Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–7(2–7), 7–6(7–4), [10–6]
Winner 73. July 2, 2011 Wimbledon, London, UK (2) Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 41. August 14, 2011 Montreal, US (2) Hard France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Winner 74. October 30, 2011 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(12–10), 6–3
Winner 75. November 6, 2011 Valencia, Spain Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6–4, 7–6(11–9)
Winner 76. January 14, 2012 Sydney, Australia (2) Hard Australia Matthew Ebden
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 42. January 28, 2012 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (3) Hard India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Winner 77. April 22, 2012 Monte Carlo, Monaco (3) Clay Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 6–3
Winner 78. May 26, 2012 Nice, France Clay Austria Oliver Marach
Slovakia Filip Polášek
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Runner-up 43. June 9, 2012 French Open, Paris, France (3) Clay Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 44. June 17, 2012 Queen's Club, UK (2) Grass Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 6–4
Winner 79. August 4, 2012 Summer Olympics, London, UK Grass France Michaël Llodra
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Winner 80. August 12, 2012 Toronto, Canada (4) Hard Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6–1, 4–6, [12–10]
Winner 81. September 7, 2012 US Open, New York City, US (4) Hard India Leander Paes
Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 6–4
Winner 82. October 7, 2012 Beijing, China (3) Hard Argentina Carlos Berlocq
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin
6–3, 6–2
Winner 83. January 12, 2013 Sydney, Australia (3) Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi
Romania Horia Tecău
6–4, 6–4
Winner 84. January 26, 2013 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (6) Hard Netherlands Robin Haase
Netherlands Igor Sijsling
6–3, 6–4
Winner 85. February 24, 2013 Memphis, US (3) Hard (i) United States James Blake
United States Jack Sock
6–1, 6–2
Winner 86. March 16, 2013 Indian Wells, US Hard Philippines Treat Conrad Huey
Poland Jerzy Janowicz
6–3, 3–6, [10–6]
Runner-up 45. April 13, 2013 Houston, US Clay United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
6–1, 6–7(3–7), [10–12]
Runner-up 46. April 21, 2013 Monte Carlo, Monaco (3) Clay France Julien Benneteau
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–7(4–7), [12–14]
Winner 87. May 12, 2013 Madrid, Spain (5) Clay Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–2, 6–3
Winner 88. May 19, 2013 Rome, Italy (3) Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–2, 6–3
Winner 89. June 8, 2013 French Open, Paris, France (2) Clay France Michaël Llodra
France Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 90. June 16, 2013 Queen's Club, UK (5) Grass Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
4–6, 7–5, [10–3]
Winner 91. July 6, 2013 Wimbledon, London, UK (3) Grass Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 92. August 18, 2013 Cincinnati, US (4) Hard Spain Marcel Granollers
Spain Marc López
6–4, 4–6, [10–4]
Runner-up 47. October 27, 2013 Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–7(3–7), 7–6(7–1), [11–13]
Winner 93. November 3, 2013 Paris, France (3) Hard (i) Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 48. November 11, 2013 ATP World Tour Finals, London, UK (2) Hard (i) Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
5–7, 7–6(7–3), [7–10]
Runner-up 49. February 16, 2014 Memphis, US (4) Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac
South Africa Raven Klaasen
4–6, 4–6
Winner 94. February 23, 2014 Delray Beach, US (3) Hard Czech Republic František Čermák
Russia Michail Elgin
6–2, 6–3
Winner 95. March 15, 2014 Indian Wells, US (2) Hard Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–4, 6–3
Winner 96. March 29, 2014 Miami, US (3) Hard Colombia Juan Sebastián Cabal
Colombia Robert Farah
7–6(10–8), 6–4
Winner 97. April 12, 2014 Houston, US (5) Clay Spain David Marrero
Spain Fernando Verdasco
4–6, 6–4, [11–9]
Winner 98. April 20, 2014 Monte Carlo, Monaco (4) Clay Croatia Ivan Dodig
Brazil Marcelo Melo
6–3, 3–6, [10–8]
Runner-up 50. May 11, 2014 Madrid, Spain (2) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 2–6
Runner-up 51. July 5, 2014 Wimbledon, London, UK (4) Grass Canada Vasek Pospisil
United States Jack Sock
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–3, 5-7

Note: Mike Bryan has won two more doubles titles than his brother Bob. He won both of them in 2002, one was alongside India Mahesh Bhupathi in Long Island, US and one beside The Bahamas Mark Knowles in Nottingham, UK.

Team competiton: 2 (1–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1. December 3–5, 2004 Davis Cup, Seville, Spain Clay (i) United States Andy Roddick
United States Mardy Fish
Spain Juan Carlos Ferrero
Spain Carlos Moyá
Spain Rafael Nadal
Spain Tommy Robredo
2–3
Winner 1. November 30 – December 2, 2007 Davis Cup, Portland, US Hard (i) United States Andy Roddick
United States James Blake
Russia Nikolay Davydenko
Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Russia Igor Andreev
Russia Dmitry Tursunov
4–1

Performance timeline[edit]

Doubles[edit]

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only after a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. This table includes events up to and including Wimbledon.

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 DR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R QF 3R F F W W QF W W W F W 3R 6 / 15 59–9
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF W SF F F QF QF SF 2R SF F W QF 2 / 16 55–14
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 1R SF SF QF 3R F W F SF F QF W SF W F 3 / 16 63–13
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R SF F 3R W 3R QF W SF W 1R W SF 4 / 19 52–15
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–3 4–4 6–4 14–4 14–3 13–4 21–3 18–2 17–3 16–3 19–3 16–2 16–2 20–3 22–1 10-3 15 / 66 229–51
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held QF Not Held SF-B Not Held G NH 1 / 3 11–2
Year-End Championships
Tennis Masters Cup Did Not Qualify 2R NH W W SF RR A F W SF SF RR F 3 / 11 29–17
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A QF 1R 1R QF F 2R SF F 1R QF SF 1R 2R QF W W 2 / 16 33–13
Miami A A A A QF 3R QF 3R SF SF 1R F W W SF QF 2R SF 1R W 3 / 16 43–13
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 1R QF A F A W QF F QF W W F W 4 / 11 26–6
Rome A A A A A A QF 1R 2R SF F QF F W F W QF QF W SF 3 / 14 29–11
Madrid A A A A A A 2R SF 1R F 1R W W QF 2R W W 2R W F 5 / 14 29–9
Canada A A A A A A 2R W SF 2R SF W SF F SF W F W QF 4 / 13 31–9
Cincinnati A A 1R A 1R 1R QF QF W 2R 2R F F W F W SF SF W 4 / 16 31–12
Shanghai Not Held QF SF QF 2R SF 0 / 5 6–5
Paris A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R W SF W 2R QF SF 2R 2R W 3 / 13 15–10
Hamburg A A A A A A 2R 1R SF F QF SF W F NMS 1 / 8 16–7
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 5–3 2–3 8–8 12–8 15–8 12–8 14–7 23–6 29–4 23–6 17–9 23–5 16–7 16–6 26–4 18–2 29 / 126 259–95
Career statistics
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 DR W–L
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 5 7 5 7 11 5 7 11 8 7 11 5 98
Finals 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 8 8 11 11 11 15 12 12 11 11 10 15 8 149
Win–Loss 0–1 1–4 1–7 4–6 15–15 18–17 47–24 54–19 53–21 64–17 58–18 66–14 77–14 64–18 68–18 67–13 60–16 60–13 70–13 40-8 887–276

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Including Hamburg when it was still a Masters 1000 event.
  2. ^ The Bryan brothers have won the award since its establishment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ATP Players of the Decade 2000–2009". ATP Tennis. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Davis Cup Tie:[1]
  3. ^ Tom Weir, Chest-bumping Bryan brothers always a twosome on, off court, USA Today, June 22, 2008; retrieved November 15, 2010.
  4. ^ "BRYANS EDGE FRENCHMEN FOR ROLAND GARROS CROWN". ATP World Tour. June 8, 2013. Retrieved June 8, 2013. 
  5. ^ "BRYANS TO FACE POSPISIL/SOCK IN DOUBLES FINAL". ATP World Tour. July 4, 2014. Retrieved July 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "Bryans win record 13th Slam title". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Associated Press. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2013. "They've won at least one Grand Slam title for a record nine consecutive years. They've won a record 93 titles together overall." 
  7. ^ a b "BRYANS TO FINISH YEAR-END NO. 1 FOR RECORD NINTH TIME". ATP Tennis. Retrieved August 19, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams crowned ITF world champions". Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ King's victory over Riggs at the Astrodome was not an official match, but seated 39,472
  10. ^ Tennis Masters Cup (November 5, 2007). "Erlich/Ram Replace Bryans in Tennis Masters Cup Field". Tennis Masters Cup. Archived from the original on November 9, 2007. Retrieved November 7, 2007. 
  11. ^ "British Duo Stuns Defending Champions". ATP World Tour. June 26, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Bob and Mike Bryan set mark with record 62nd doubles title". ESPN. August 1, 2010. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek lose US Open final to Bryan brothers". Retrieved September 7, 2012. 
  14. ^ Associated Press, "Bob and Mike Bryan win French Open for 14th Major Doubles Title", New York Times, June 8, 2013.
  15. ^ Bonnie D. Ford (December 1, 2007). "A luxury few {Fed Cup} teams can afford". ESPN. Retrieved January 13, 2009. 
  16. ^ "Press Room | North-American Interfraternity Conference – advocating and assisting the fraternity experience". Nicindy.org. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Bryan Brother's Band". Bob and Mike Bryan. Retrieved January 13, 2009. [dead link]
  18. ^ "Features – Band of Brothers". Makingmusicmag.com. Retrieved June 27, 2011. 

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
2003–07
2009–13
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
2003
200507
200913
Succeeded by
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
Incumbent
Preceded by
New title
ATP Fans' Favorite Doubles Team
2006–13
Succeeded by
Incumbent
Records
Preceded by
United States John McEnroe
Most Weeks at World No. 1 (doubles)
December 12, 2011 – November 5, 2012
Succeeded by
United States Mike Bryan