Friday, March 9, 2012

Bob and Mike Bryan

Robert and Michael Bryan are twins who play professional tennis, specializing in doubles competitions. Together they hold the most number of weeks as no. 1 team in the ATP tour doubles, at 270 weeks. They also hold the record for most doubles titles ever, which stood at 76 (as of March 2012).

The Bryan brothers has competed in 7 straight Grand Slam finals between 2005 and 2006, winning three. In total they both appeared in 20 Grand Slam doubles finals and won 11 trophies: 5 Australian Open, 1 French Open, 2 Wimbledon, and 3 US Open titles.

The Bryans also play in mixed doubles. Bob won 7 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, while Mike won 2. 

Born: April 29, 1978 in Camarillo, California (Mike older by 3 minutes)
Height: 6'4" (Bob), 6'3" (Mike)
Weight: 202 lbs (Bob), 192 lbs (Mike)

Achievements/Career Highlights:
  • named ATP Team of the Decade (2000-2009)
  • won bronze medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics, losing to eventual gold medalists Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka
  • ITF World Champion in doubles, 2003-2007, 2009-2011
  • won 19 ATP Masters 1000 doubles titles
  • reached 118 career doubles finals, winning 76

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