The Bryan brothers of the United States, also often referred to as the Bryans, are one of the most prolific pairings in the history of tennis. Bob and Mike Bryan were born just two minutes apart and their court chemistry makes it apparent that these two brothers share a truly special bond. Their aggressive and enthusiastic play style has made them fan favorites and the brothers' celebratory chest bumps embody the inspired style of play they bring to the tennis world while also giving them signature flair.
Name: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan
Pro Since: The twin brothers both turned pro in 1998.
Birthday: April 29, 1978
Astrological Sign: Taurus
Stats: 6 feet 4 inches, 202 pounds (Bob) - 6 feet 3 inches, 192 pounds (Mike)
Birthplace: Camarillo, California
Residence: Both Bryan brothers reside in Wesley Chapel, Florida
Plays: Bob Bryan plays left handed, while Mike is a righty.
Career Matches Won (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 21 (Bob), 5 (Mike)
Career Matches Lost (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 40 (Bob), 11 (Mike)
Career Singles Titles (pre-2012 U.S. Open): Neither Bryan brother has won a singles title.
Career Doubles Titles (pre-2012 U.S. Open): 80 (Bob), 82 (Mike)
Best U.S. Open Singles Performance: Bob Bryan made it to the second round in 1998, while Mike Bryan lost in the first round in 2001.
Best U.S. Open Doubles Performance: The Bryan brothers won the U.S. Open men's doubles tournament in 2005, 2008 and 2010.
Notable U.S. Open Doubles Performances
2000 - Quarter-finalists
2002 - Semi-finalists
2003 - Runners-up
2005 - Won
2007 - Quarter-finalists
2008 - Won
2009 - Semi-finalists
2010 - Won
Other Noteworthy Grand Slam Doubles Performances
Australian Open - Won (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011), Runners-up (2004, 2005, 2012), Quarter-finalists (2002, 2008)
French Open - Won (2003), Runners-up (2005, 2006, 2012), Semi-finalists (2004, 2009, 2011), Quarter-finalists (2002, 2007, 2008)
Wimbledon - Won (2006, 2011), Runners-up (2005, 2007, 2009), Semi-finalists (2001, 2002, 2008, 2012), Quarter-finalists (2003, 2010)
Olympic Appearances: The Bryan brothers won the gold medal in men's doubles at the 2012 London Games.
Official Website: www.bryanbros.com
The author has been a devoted tennis fan for the past decade.
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