Four Queens: Tennis Star Duo Bryan Bros. Victorious in London, Tally 72 Wins in Career Doubles Finals
Four queens…enough for a Royal Flush.
Make it Four Royal Flushes for every one of the Bryan Brothers’ victories at the Queen’s Final as part of the Aegon Championships in London. The dominating Tennis Duo – Bob and Mike – took their fourth triumph on June 13, topping Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes 6-7, 7-6, 10-6.
Their success in England was topped off with a killer career stat: 72 career doubles finals wins.
But as always, the team’s fifth title of the season was far from a walk in the park. The highly ranked “Indian Express” put up stiff resistance. One set and 4-2 up, the Bryans broke back and kept their momentum going to capture their composure when they took a 3-1 lead in the Match Tie-Break. But the Indians volleyed back with a 3-1 lead in the Match Tie-Break.
Reflective of their consistent dominance, the Bryans took eight of the last nine points after being down 2-5 in the third set.
I thought the crowd was fantastic," said Mike, rocking his Oakley Holeshot watch. “There was a lot of juice out there today. The fans were happy to be there on Monday becasue of the rain out on Sunday. It was a great day of tennis. Towards the end of the match we could feel the energy. We always play great tennis against those guys – Bhupathi and Paes – and they seem to play well against us. As Bob says, they are legends of doubles and you always have to play your best tennis. It was a high quality doubles match all round.”
The pair threw down at the Queen’s Club for the 12th time in 13 years. With titles captured in 2001, 2004 and 2005 (and finalists in 2007), it’s safe to say that the Bryan’s love Her Majesty’s event.
Congrats to the Bryan Bros!