Kickoff Party with the Bryan Brothersby USPTA WCVC
The Bryan Brothers, identical twin brothers Robert Charles "Bob" Bryan and Michael Carl "Mike" Bryan, are retired American professional doubles tennis players and the most successful duo of all time. They were born on April 29, 1978, with Mike being the elder by two minutes. The Bryans have won multiple Olympic medals, including the gold in 2012 and have won more professional games, matches, tournaments and Grand Slams than any other men's pairing. They held the World No. 1 doubles ranking jointly for 438 weeks (Mike has been ranked Men's Doubles World No. 1 for a total of 506 weeks), which is longer than anyone else in doubles history, and have also enjoyed that World No. 1 ranking together for a record 139 consecutive weeks.
They have finished as the ATP year-end number 1 doubles team a record 10 times. Between 2005 and 2006, they set an Open Era record by competing in seven consecutive men's doubles Grand Slam finals.
They are also well known for celebrating winning points by chest-bumping each other. Some of their success is attributed to their particular brand of twinship: the Bryans are "mirror twins", where one is right-handed (Mike) and the other left-handed (Bob). This is advantageous for their court coverage. They were coached by David Macpherson between 2005 and 2016. In January 2017 they reunited with coach Phil Farmer, who previously trained them to their first grand slam title, the French Open men's doubles.
Turning pro in 1998, the brothers retired in August 2020, having played (and won) their final match as a team in March of that year.
Bob & Mike Bryan
Retired ATP Professional Doubles Champions Ranked #1 for 438 Weeks
Winners of 119 Doubles Titles
- Doubles Titles: 119
All-time doubles team record holders
- Most Grand Slam doubles championships: 16
- Most ATP Master 1000 titles: 39
- Grand Slam finals: 30
- Davis Cup Titles: 1
- Davis Cup rubber wins: 25
Hold US Davis Cup Doubles Team Record. Together they are 25-4 overall in doubles. Mike played one doubles match without Bob and is 26-4 overall in doubles.
- Career High Ranking: #1
- Most times year-end #1 doubles team: 10
- Number of weeks ranked at #1: 438
- Number of consecutive years making a Grand Slam final: 15
- Voted Fans Favorite Doubles Team: 15 consecutive years; every year the ATP had award.
Only team to win Olympics Gold plus four consecutive Grand Slams starting with the 2012 Olympics in London, followed by 2012 US Open, 2013 Australian Open, 2013 French Open, and Wimbledon 2013 —known as the Bryan Golden Slam
- Number of Olympic medals: 2 (London 2012 gold, Bejing 2008 bronze)
- Only team to win at least one Grand Slam title for 10 consecutive years: 2005 - 2014
- Most times ITF World Doubles Champions awards: 11
- Most career doubles finals: 178 - 119 titles and 59 finals.
- Most consecutive grand slam finals: 7
- Only team to win 60 matches a season for 10 straight years
- Most doubles titles by an individual: Mike with 124. (Bob is second with 119 and Daniel Nestor is 3rd with 91)