Bob and Mike Bryan by numbers
Originally published on: 12/04/13 00:00
The Bryan brothers, who are in action at the US Men’s Clay Court Championships this week, have pretty much done it all when it comes to doubles records. After a quarter-final victory over Philipp Marx and Florin Mergea in Houston, Bob became the third player after Mike (814) and Daniel Nestor (885) to reach 800-tour wins. The duo appear to be collecting milestones for fun these days so here’s a run down of their best achievements. Just in case you're losing track…
Prize money earned:
Grand Slam titles – 13: Australian Open (6), Roland Garros (1), Wimbledon (2), US Open (4). They hold the record for major titles outright after surpassing Aussies John Newcombe and Tony Roche with victory in Melbourne at the beginning of the year
ATP titles – 86. The pair have competed in 130 finals together, winning their first in Memphis in 2001 and their 86th at Indian Wells this year. Mike also won two titles – one with Mark Knowles and one with Mahesh Bhupathi – in 2002 when Bob was injured.
ATP Masters 100 titles – 22. The Shanghai Rolex Masters, which began in 2009, is the only feather missing from their Masters 1000 cap.
Davis Cup titles – 1. The brothers’ win over Nikolay Davydenko and Igor Andreev of Russia captured the 2007 Davis Cup crown for USA, ending their nation’s 12-year run without a title.
Olympic Games – 1 gold. Saw off Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Michael Llodra of France to get their hands on a first Olympic gold medal in London last year. Mike also partnered Lisa Raymond to bronze in the mixed doubles.
Year-end championships – 3. Won the season’s curtain closer in 2003, ‘04 and ’09.
- Only team in Open Era to win at least five titles per season for ten straight years. They already have four – Sydney, Australian Open, Memphis and Indian Wells – this year.
- Finished as the No.1 team in eight of the last ten years and both have finished inside the top five every year since 2003.
- Last year was the seventh straight season they had won 60-plus matches together.
- Voted as the ATPWorldTour.com Fans’ Favourite Team from 2005-12 and the ATP Doubles Team of the Year in 2003, ‘05-07 and ‘09-12.