Bob and Mike Bryan are more than accustomed to winning. All the time. But after grabbing their first Summer Games Title Saturday in Doubles Tennis over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Micheal Llodra of France, the heavily decorated American twins embraced each other – intensely – as if they’d never nabbed a victory ever before. “That’s the longest we’ve hugged,” Bob said. “We’ve spent 50,000 hours together, and probably 30,000 on the court, working our butts off to get here. That hug right there was a culmination of it all.” The dynamic duo, who claimed a third place finish in Beijing four years prior, finally achieved their career Golden Slam: racking up all four majors and the Summer Games…in addition to their already tantalizing 11 major titles and their seventh World No. 1 ranking in nine years.
They’re still as unstoppable as ever. Oakley’s ATP Star Tennis Duo – Mike and Bob Bryan – sealed their seventh No. 1 Year-End Doubles Ranking for the seventh time in nine years after a first-round victory at the Valencia Open. The match result guaranteed that the vibrant pair could not be overtaken by World No. 2 team Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic. The amazing development comes on the heels of a resounding victory in Vienna last weekend, where the two smashed Max Mirnyi of Belarus and Daniel Nestor 7-6, 6-3 – racking up an 81 percent success rate on first deliveries – with three aces to top it all off.
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.