Twin brothers Robert Charles Bryan (Bob) and Michael Carl Bryan (Mike) are American professional tennis players. Between 2005 and 2006, they set an Open Era record by competing in seven consecutive men’s doubles Grand Slam finals, three of which they won.
Born on April 29, 1978, with Mike being older by two minutes, and Bob taller by 3 cm, The Bryans, as they are known, have won 54 tour titles. They have a career Grand Slam that includes victories at the French Open (2003), US Open (2005, 2008), Australian Open (2006, 2007 and 2009), and Wimbledon (2006). They won the Tennis Masters Cup Doubles tournament twice (2003 and 2004), and have been finalists in 33 other occasions. They won the bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They also won the 2007 Davis Cup along with Andy Roddick and James Blake.
The twins are part of the United States Davis Cup team, with a 15–2 record in doubles matches. Their two losses were to Croatia’s Ivan Ljubicic and Mario Ancic, 3–6, 7–6[10-8], 6–4, 6–4; and, in 2008, to France’s Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra, 6-7 [7-9], 7-5, 6-3, 6-4. Both brothers have played Davis Cup singles matches.
They are sponsored by Adidas for their clothes and shoes and Prince for their racquets. They wear the Adidas Competition Group for their attire and the Adidas Barricade V for their shoes and utilize the Prince 03 Speedport Black racquets. They are noted for their attacking style of play. They both play with single-handed backhands.
The Bryans 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. Fellow tennis players and friends Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and Jan-Michael Gambill often join in. The band has played at several special events, including the ATP Tour Smash Tennis event at New York’s Central Park before the 1995 U.S. Open.