U.S. Open Biography: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the United States

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U.S. Open Biography: Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the United States

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The Bryan brothers in action.

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

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BryanBros

The author has been a devoted tennis fan for the past decade.

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