Bob and Mike Bryan

Bob and Mike
The Bryan brothers.jpg
Bob Mike
Highest doubles 
ranking:
1
(Sep 8, 2003)
1
(Sep 8, 2003)
Men's Doubles titles: 75 77
Grand Slam
Men's Doubles titles:
11 titles:
Australian Open (5):
(2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
French Open (1):
(2003)
Wimbledon (2):
(2006, 2011)
US Open (3):
(2005, 2008, 2010)
11 titles:
Australian Open (5):
(2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
French Open (1):
(2003)
Wimbledon (2):
(2006, 2011)
US Open (3):
(2005, 2008, 2010)
Grand Slam Mixed
Doubles titles:
7 titles:
French Open (2):
(2008, 2009)
Wimbledon (1):
(2008)
US Open (4):
(2003, 2004, 2006, 2010)
2 titles:
French Open (1):
(2003)
US Open (1):
(2002)
Plays: Left-handed Right-handed

Twin brothers Robert Charles Bryan (Bob) and Michael Carl Bryan (Mike) are American professional tennis double players. They have been the World No. 1 doubles player for over 270 weeks (as of January 2, 2012) and have finished the ATP year-end number 1 doubles team a record 7 times. 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. On August 11, 2011, they recorded their Open Era record 700th match win by defeating Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco in the second round of the 2011 Rogers Cup.

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 a record 75 tour titles surpassing The Woodies, and have been finalists on 41 other occasions. They have a career Grand Slam that includes victories at the French Open (2003), US Open (2005, 2008 and 2010), Australian Open (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2011), and Wimbledon (2006, 2011). They won the Tennis Masters Cup doubles tournament three times (2003, 2004 and 2009). 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 Bryan Brothers were named ATP Team of the Decade for 2000–2009.[1]

The twins are part of the United States Davis Cup team, with a 18–2 record in doubles matches. Their two losses were to Croatia's Ivan Ljubičić and Mario Ančić[2] and, in 2008, to France's Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra. Both brothers have played Davis Cup singles matches (Bob is 4–2 and Mike is 0–1).

They are sponsored by K-Swiss for their clothes and shoes and Prince for their racquets, using the Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 frame. The brothers, who both use single-handed backhands, are noted for their attacking style of play and great hustle. They are also well known for celebrating winning points by chest bumping each other.[3]

Mike and Bob are featured on the cover of the January/February 2010 issue of Making Music Magazine where there is an article about their experiences and passion for recreational music.

Though famous for their tennis and their music, they are also dedicated to helping children in need through their foundation, The Bryan Bros. Foundation.

Contents

Bryan Brothers' Doubles Records

75 ATP World Tour Tournament Wins (stand alone record (62) set at the 2010 Farmers Classic in Los Angeles)[4]
11 Grand Slam Titles (tied with Woodies)
19 Grand Slam Finals
271 weeks at #1 in the world (John McEnroe previously held the record of 270 weeks)
7 time ITF World Champions (5 straight from 2003 to 2007)
7 time ATP Team of the Year and ATP Team of the Decade
716 tour level match wins (700 wins set at 2011 Rogers Cup)
7 consecutive Grand Slam Finals (2005 Australian Open-2006 Wimbledon)
116 ATP World Tour Tournament Finals
18 Davis Cup World Group Wins
19 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 titles
3 ATP World Tour Finals titles
7 time ATP Fans' Favorite Doubles Team (every year the award has existed)
27,200 – Largest crowd in tennis history (Davis Cup final in Seville, Spain – 12/04/2004)[5]

Junior career

Bob and Mike won their first doubles tournament at age 6, in a 10-and-under event. They had an outstanding junior career, winning well over a hundred junior doubles titles together. They won the 1991 USTA National Boys' 14 Doubles Championships, the 1992 USTA National Boys' 14 Clay Court doubles title, the 1994 USTA National Boys' 16 Clay Court doubles title, the 1995 USTA National Boys' 18 Clay Courts doubles title, the junior doubles title at the 1995 Ojai Valley, California Tennis Tournament, and the first-ever Easter Bowl boys' 18 doubles title.

The brothers won the USTA National Boys' 18 Clay Court Championships again in 1996, becoming the first team in 30 years to repeat as doubles champions at that event. Bob and Mike became the first repeat doubles champions in 50 years at the 1996 USTA National Boys' 18 Championships in Kalamazoo, Michigan, defeating Michael Russell and Kevin Kim in the final.

The Bryans then won the 1996 US Open junior boys' doubles title, defeating Daniele Bracciali of Italy and Jocelyn Robichaud of Canada 5–7, 6–3, 6–4 in the final. They went on to win the bronze medal at the 1999 Pan American Games at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, where they represented the United States for the first time as professionals.

They attended Mesa Union School in Somis, California, for elementary and junior high school, then attended Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard, California. Both brothers were awarded full-ride tennis scholarships to Stanford University in fall 1996, and played there through 1998, helping the team to NCAA team title both years. They won the NCAA doubles title in 1998, defeating Kelly Gullet and Robert Lindstedt of Pepperdine University in the final, becoming the first brothers to win the NCAA doubles title since Robert and Tom Falkenberg of USC in 1946. They finished the year ranked No. 1 in the collegiate doubles rankings.

Professional career

Early career

The Bryans made their professional and Grand Slam debut at the 1995 U.S. Open, where they lost in the first round to Grant Connell and Patrick Galbraith.

Their first tour win came in 1998, at the ATP tournament in Atlanta, where they scored victory over Trevor Kronemann and Dave Randall. They reached the quarter-finals and lost to Grant Stafford and Kevin Ullyett. They made the semi-final of the ATP tournament at Washington, D.C. and won two Challenger tournaments, at Aptos and Burbank.

In 1999, the twins reached their first ATP final at Orlando, falling in the finals to Jim Courier and Todd Woodbridge. They reached the semi-finals at Scottsdale, and the quarter-finals at Indian Wells and Key Biscayne. The brothers were successful on the Challenger Circuit, winning three tournaments (Amarillo, Birmingham, Burbank), and reaching the finals in four others.

The next season saw the Bryan brothers win their first match at a Grand Slam when they reached the quarter-finals of the U.S. Open (1st round, beat David Adams and John-Laffnie de Jager. They reached three ATP semi-finals (San Jose, Orlando, Newport), and two other quarter-finals (Queen's Club, Washington, D.C.). On the Challenger Circuit they won the title at Aptos and were losing finalists at San Antonio, Burbank and Rancho Mirage.

2001–2002

2001 was the first real successful season for the Bryans as they captured four titles (Memphis, Queen's Club, Newport, Los Angeles) in five finals (were finalists at Washington to Martin Damm and David Prinosil). The first ATP doubles title came at Memphis, by defeating Alex O'Brien and Jonathan Stark in the final. They became the first brothers combination to win four titles in a season (Tim and Tom Gullikson won three in 1978 and 1982). They reached their first Grand Slam semi-final at Wimbledon and finished the year at No. 7 in the ATP Doubles Race, with a 45–23 match record.

The next season saw the Bryans win a career-high five ATP doubles titles, including their first ATP Masters Series title. They won that AMS title at Toronto, where they beat Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor in the final. They won titles at Acapulco, Scottsdale, Newport, and Basel, and were runner-ups at Adelaide, Memphis and Washington. They advanced to the semi-finals at Wimbledon for the second straight year, and reached the semifinals as well at the U.S. Open (where they lost to Mahesh Bhupathi/Max Mirnyi), at Washington and at the Madrid Masters. They finished the season with a 54–19 match record and in third place in the doubles race.

2003–2006

2003 was a landmark season for the Bryans. They reached their first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros, where they also won their first Grand Slam title, beating Paul Haarhuis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov in the final, and did not drop a set all through the tournament. They won five titles for the second successive year (Barcelona, Roland Garros, Nottingham, Cincinnati Masters, Tennis Masters Cup). With their win at Roland Garros, the Bryans set the record for most doubles titles by a brothers team, breaking Tim and Tom Gullikson's mark of 10. They reached the finals of three other tournaments, including the US Open, became the first brothers duo to finish number 1 in the ATP race, and closed the season by winning the title at Tennis Masters Cup, Houston. They also made their Davis Cup debut' for the United States in 2003, in the World Group Playoff tie in Slovak Republic, beating Karol Beck/Dominik Hrbatý in straight sets and helping the US to a 3–2 victory.

In 2004, they won a career-best seven titles, the victories coming at Adelaide, Memphis, Acapulco, Queen's Club, Los Angeles, Basel and Tennis Masters Cup Houston. They also reached four other finals. They were part of the US Tennis Team at the Athens Olympics in 2004, where they lost in the quarter-finals to eventual gold medalists Fernando González and Nicolás Massú of Chile. They finished another successful season by winning the Tennis Masters Cup for the second year running.

In 2005, the Bryans reached all four Grand Slam finals, and though they lost in the first three (Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon), they won the second Grand Slam of their career at the U.S. Open in front of cheering home fans. They also won tournaments at Scottsdale, Queen's Club and Washington, and made it to the finals at Memphis, Monte Carlo TMS and Rome TMS.

In 2006, the twins won the first Grand Slam of the season, the 2006 Australian Open, where they beat Leander Paes of India and Martin Damm of the Czech Republic in the final. They completed the career slam a few months later at Wimbledon, beating Fabrice Santoro and Martin Damm in four sets in the final.

2007

2007 saw the Bryans win 11 titles. They started losing in the first round of their first tournament, but entered the 2007 Australian Open and won it defeating Jonas Björkman and Max Mirnyi in the final. Björkman and Mirnyi had defeated the Bryans for two years running in the French Open finals. The Bryans only lost one set.

Their second title of the season came in Las Vegas where the outstanding team beat Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram. At the 2007 Miami Masters, the twins won the Masters Series title, defeating Martin Damm and Leander Paes. Their fourth title came without a set's loss in Houston, defeating Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor in the final.

The pair won their fifth title on the 2007 ATP Tour and second Masters Series title of the year at the Monte Carlo Masters; as for they missed Indian Wells. The team defeated Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut in the final. At the Rome Masters, however, the Bryans lost to Fabrice Santoro and Nenad Zimonjić. It was the first Masters Series match that the Bryans lost in 2007.

The Hamburg Masters saw the Bryans beat Paul Hanley and Kevin Ullyett in the final for a sixth title on the 2007 ATP Tour and third Masters Series event of the year.

The Bryans lost to Lukáš Dlouhý and Pavel Vízner at the 2007 French Open and to Knowles and Nestor at Queen's Club. They lost in the Wimbledon finals to Arnaud Clément and Michaël Llodra, but did avenge Dlouhý/Vízner in the quarter-finals and Santoro/Zimonjić in the semi-finals.

The seventh title of their season came in Los Angeles when the tandem defeated Scott Lipsky and David Martin in the final. In Washington, D.C., the team defeated Erlich/Ram in the final. The Bryans did not reach the finals in the 2007 Rogers Masters, which is the second time that the Bryans did not reach a 2007 Masters Series final. They lost in the finals of the 2007 Cincinnati Masters to Erlich/Ram.

Their next event was the 2007 U.S. Open. The team lost in the quarter-finals to eventual champions Simon Aspelin and Julian Knowle. Each lost in the second round of mixed doubles competition.

Bob and Mike's ninth title came at the 2007 Madrid Masters, beating Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in the final. Their tenth title of the season came in Basel, where they beat James Blake and Mark Knowles.

The Bryan Brothers won their eleventh title in 2007 at the 2007 Paris Masters. The team defeated Lukáš Dlouhý and Pavel Vízner in the quarter-finals, and avenged Aspelin and Knowle in the semifinals. They then defeated second seeds Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić in the final.

The Bryans earned No. 1 spot in the ATP doubles race and thus were entered into the 2007 Tennis Masters Cup. However, Mike had an elbow injury and could not compete.[6]

The Bryans won the third rubber in the 2007 Davis Cup finals, defeating Igor Andreev and Nikolay Davydenko of Russia, the country who held the title. Andy Roddick had sealed a win over Dmitry Tursunov and James Blake defeated Mikhail Youzhny, however, Bob lost his first Davis Cup singles match in the 4th dead rubber, falling to Andreev. However, Blake defeated Tursunov in the 5th dead rubber to end the tie 4–1 to earn the title for the United States.

2008

The Bryan Brothers started their season on the 2008 ATP Tour by entering the 2008 Medibank International in Sydney. They survived a quarter-final match against Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram and later entered the final, falling to Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. The Bryans again made a good appearance at the 2008 Australian Open. The team breezed through their first three rounds before losing to Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles.

Soon afterwards, the Bryans beat Austria's Julian Knowle and Jürgen Melzer in the first round of the 2008 Davis Cup. Mike had to retire against Stefan Koubek in singles, while Bob Bryan defeated Werner Eschauer in three sets for the US to win the tie.

The Bryans lost to Max Mirnyi and Jamie Murray in the 2008 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships final, and to fellow Stanford Alumni Scott Lipsky and David Martin in the final of the 2008 SAP Open in San Jose, California. The Bryans made it to the final of the Tennis Channel Open in Las Vegas, producing wins over Xavier Malisse and Hugo Armando, Chris Guccione and Lleyton Hewitt, and Marcos Baghdatis and Konstantinos Economidis, but went down in the final to Julien Benneteau and Michaël Llodra. The Bryans lost in the quarter-finals of the 2008 Indian Wells Masters to Mirnyi and Murray once more.

The Bryans captured their first title of the season at the 2008 Miami Masters, beating Bhupathi and Knowles. After this, they lost in their Davis Cup match to Arnaud Clément and Llodra. They lost to Jeff Coetzee and Wesley Moodie at the 2008 Monte Carlo Masters, however, they then claimed a second title on the 2008 ATP Tour in Barcelona at the 2008 Torneo Godó, beating Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski to win the final. At the Rome Masters, they beat Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić to claim the title. This made the Indian Wells Masters as the only ATP Masters Series to have escaped them.

Following their strong showings in Italy, the Bryans moved on to the 2008 Hamburg Masters, where they only lost one set before reaching the final. However, Nestor and Zimonjić claimed the title, avenging their loss at the 2008 Rome Masters. Then, two weeks later, the Bryans entered the 2008 French Open. Their second Grand Slam of the year looked to be a strong one, however they fell to Pablo Cuevas and Luis Horna in the quarter-finals. Again, they lost at the 2008 Queen's Club Championships to Marcelo Melo and André Sá, of whom they had beaten in Hamburg. Another Grand Slam setback occurred for them at the 2008 Wimbledon Championships, when the twins lost in the semi-finals in a tight match against Jonas Björkman and Kevin Ullyett. The Bryans continued to play their way into tournaments, as they reached the final of the 2008 Canada Masters where they lost to Nestor and Zimonjić. Their losses ended at the 2008 Cincinnati Masters, when they came from behind to beat Bhupathi and Knowles. They won the title with a comeback against Israel's Erlich and Ram, earning themselves two successive wins coming back from the loss of the first set.

They combined together to win the Bronze Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics beating Clément and Llodra 3–6, 6–3, 6–4. They did not appear again until the 2008 U.S. Open. However, carrying the weight of the bronze, the team won the title. They then lost in the quarter-finals of the 2008 Madrid Masters to Björkman and Ullyett.[7]

At the 2008 Tennis Masters Cup in Shanghai, they reached the final, only to be defeated by Nestor and Zimonjić and so to lose their positions as world Number 1s for the first time in three years.

2009

In January, the Bryans entered the Medibank International, in Sydney, Australia, defeating Simone Bolelli and Andreas Seppi, and in the quarter-final, Tommy Robredo and Feliciano López in straight sets. They survived a semi-final match against Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles. They avenged their Tennis Masters Cup doubles final loss with a win over Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić to win their first Medibank International doubles title in 10 years.

At the season's first Grand Slam, in Melbourne, the Australian Open, the Bryan Brothers won the men's Doubles final, on Saturday, January 31, defeating India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles from the Bahamas in three sets. The outcome was historical in that it was the first time in tennis history that siblings had won both categories of Doubles titles – men's and women's – at a Major, as Venus and Serena Williams had won the Women's Doubles title at the Australian Open the previous night.

At the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships, they defeated second seeds Marcelo Melo and André Sá for their third title of the year and to win the tournament for the first time ever.

The broke the US record for most wins in Davis Cup doubles as a pair with 15 wins when they beat the Swiss team of Stanislas Wawrinka and Yves Allegro in the 2009 Davis Cup 1st round. Mike Bryan got one more win in Davis cup doubles (total 16) with Mardy Fish when his brother Bob was out of play due to injury in the 2008 semi-finals.

At the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston, they beat fellow Americans Jesse Levine and Ryan Sweeting to win their fourth title of the year. At the Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell and Internazionali BNL d'Italia, they failed to defend their titles as they lost to Bhupathi and Knowles and to Nestor and Zimonjic in the semi-finals and final respectively. They exited the French Open in the semi-finals to South African-Belgian pair Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman after losing three match points.

They were seeded first at Wimbledon, where they reached the final without dropping a set. however, they lost the final against arch-rivals Nestor and Zimonjic in four sets.

They started their US Open Series and North American hard-court season by winning the LA Tennis Open over Benjamin Becker and Frank Moser of Germany.

They were the defending champions at the 2009 US Open and lost in the quarter-finals to Lukáš Dlouhý and Leander Paes in a re-match of the 2008 final despite saving five match points. The Bryans then won their next ATP World Tour 500 title in Beijing. The next week, they competed at the eight Masters 1000 tournament of the year, the Shanghai Masters, but lost in the quarter-finals. They then competed in Basel as a warm-up tournament before Paris and London. They reached the final but lost to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić. At Paris, they lost at the quarter-finals. However, they captured the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals to end the year as the World No. 1 Doubles Team for the fifth time and capture the Year-End Championships for the third time.

The year 2009 was the first year since 2004 where the brothers did not win any ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.

2010

The Bryans started 2010 by playing at the 2010 Heineken Open in Auckland. However, the pair lost in the first round. They then went on successfully defending their title at the 2010 Australian Open, beating Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić in the final, thus claiming their fourth Australian Open title and eighth major title. They also defended their titles at the 2010 Delray Beach International Tennis Championships (where they earned their 600th victory as a team) and the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships in Houston.

The Bryans also participated in the first round of Davis Cup, where they were drawn to face Serbia in Belgrade on clay courts. Mike withdrew due to food poisoning and was replaced by John Isner. Bob and John won the doubles rubber in five sets against Janko Tipsarević and Zimonjic. However, the U.S. lost the tie 3–2 (with the last rubber being a dead rubber).

The Bryans then won two back to back Masters Series titles during the European clay tour at the 2010 Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome and the 2010 Mutua Madrileña Madrid Open. They defeated compatriots Isner and Sam Querrey in Rome and co-world no. 1s Nestor and Zimonjić in Madrid. This ended their ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title drought since August 2008. They equalled The Woodies' record of 61 doubles titles.

Seeded first at the 2010 French Open, the Bryans suffered their earliest exit at a Grand Slam since the 2001 US Open by losing to Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares in the second round. They did not compete in any of the warm-up tournaments before Wimbledon. At Wimbledon, however, defending champions Nestor and Zimonjic made an early exit,[8] creating the possibility for the Bryans to regain the No. 1 doubles teaming. They lost, however, to Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman in the quarter-finals.

To start their 2010 North American summer hardcourt swing, the Bryans won their 62nd career doubles title at their hometown tournament in Los Angeles, where they were the defending champions. They reached the final and became the first team in the Open Era to reach 100 doubles finals. The win surpassed the Woodies record of 61 wins as a team. Their next target is the all-time record of 79 set by Pam Shriver and Martina Navratilova.[9] They next participated in the 2010 Legg Mason Tennis Classic in Washington, D.C. (where they exited in the quarter-finals to Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi), where they also took part in the "Let's Move" campaign to battle child obesity and had the chance to meet President Barack Obama.

They continued their ATP World Tour Masters 1000 winning streak by capturing their 63rd title at the 2010 Rogers Cup in Toronto, adding to their titles in 2002 and 2006 and their 64th title at the 2010 Western & Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati, adding to their titles 2003 and 2008. This ensured their return to the No. 1 spot in the team rankings. This also marked their wins in four consecutive Masters 1000 tournaments.

Their winning streak continued as they won the 2010 US Open, giving the Bryans a ninth major title, just two shy from the Woodies, by beating Bopanna and Qureshi in the final. As icing on the cake, on September 6, 2010, they have been ranked number one in doubles based on the ATP ranking system for 205 weeks, surpassing Todd Woodbridge's previous record of 204 weeks.

Playing in the 2010 China Open in Beijing to start their Asian hardcourt swing, their first tournament after their Flushing Meadows victory, they extended their winning streak to 18–0 with a victory in the final over Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski. It was noted that they won their tenth title of the season on October 10, 2010. After this successful title defense, their next tournament was the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters where their winning streak ended at 20 after losing to Jürgen Melzer and Leander Paes in the semi-finals. The Bryans then participated at the 2010 Davidoff Swiss Indoors where the clinched the year-end no.1 ranking by reaching the semi-finals. They ended up winning their 11th title of the year in their 11th final by beating defending champions Nestor and Zimonjic in the final. They capped up their season by losing to Mark Knowles and Andy Ram in the semi-finals of the 2010 BNP Paribas Masters in Paris and to Nestor and Zimonjic in the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals. Overall, the Bryans enjoyed one of their best seasons in which they won two Grand Slam titles and four consecutive Masters 1000 titles and did not lose a final.

2011

The Bryans started 2011 by participating at 2011 Medibank International Sydney where they reached the final. The pair lost to first-time pairing of Lukáš Dlouhý and Paul Hanley, marking their first final loss since March 2008 to a team other than Nestor/Zimonjic. They next traveled to Melbourne and successfully defended their 2011 Australian Open title, beating Indian duo Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes in the final. This was the Bryans' third straight title at the Australian Open (and their fifth overall), and their tenth Grand Slam title (just one shy from the Woodies).

They suffered early exits in Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami but bounced back to win their 69th title in Houston. They followed this victory with their 70th title in Monte Carlo the week after. This was their 18th Masters 1000 title, tying them with Todd Woodbridge and six shy of all-time Masters 1000 leader Daniel Nestor. Their next tournament was the 2011 Barcelona Open Banco Sabadell, where they ended as runner-ups to first time pairing of Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky after missing four match points in a closely fought final. They then continued their clay court dominance by winning (and defending) their fourth Madrid Masters title beating Michael Llodra and Nenad Zimonjic in the final. It was the Bryan's 19th Masters title. Their next tournament was the Rome Masters, where they lost in the quarter-finals to compatriots Mardy Fish and Andy Roddick. They lost in the 2011 French Open semi-finals to first-time pairing of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Eduardo Schwank.

They bounced back quickly on the grass, clinching their fourth Queen's Club title, beating fellow Australian Open finalists Bhupathi/Paes in the final in a tough three-setter. They followed this up by winning Wimbledon on the July 2 defeating Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecău in straight sets. This was their second Wimbledon title and they tied The Woodies' record of 11 Grand Slam titles.

They failed to defend their title at the Rogers Cup although they reached the final and lost to Llodra and Zimonjic in three sets. Their next stop was at the Cincinnati where they again failed to defend their title by falling to Bhupathi/Paes in the semi-finals. Their late season struggles continued at the US Open, losing in the first round. This was their first first round exit since the 2001 Australian Open. At the 2011 China Open in Beijing they were, again, unable to defend their title as they were beaten in the semi-finals by Llodra and Zimonjic in three sets. Their Asian swing did not improve as they were stunned in the 2011 Shanghai Rolex Masters quarter-finals by Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski. The Bryans played their next tournament at the Erste Bank Open in Vienna (their first appearance there since 2002) where they re-gained some form by saving a match point in a tight first round before going on to reach the final where they defeated Max Mirnyi and Daniel Nestor in straight sets to claim their first Vienna title and their 7th title of the year (which was also their first title since Wimbledon). They then competed in the Valencia Open 500 event in the very next week and rode their momentum without dropping a set into their first final there against Eric Butorac and Jean-Julien Rojer. They went on to win the final in straight sets to earn their first Valencia title and 8th title of the season. However, they were unable to make it three titles in three weeks at the 2011 BNP Paribas Masters as they were upset in the second round by Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut. The Bryans will now look to finish their season in style at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.

Parents

Their mother Kathy Bryan (née Blake) is a former women's circuit player. She is a 4-time participant at Wimbledon, and made the mixed doubles quarter-finals at the 1965 edition. She still teaches tennis. Their father, Wayne Bryan, is a lawyer, musician and tennis instructor. Both their parents are involved in various ATP Kids' Days and clinics on tour.

Personal life

In their early days as junior players, they were forbidden to play each other in tournament play by their parents. If they were to play each other in a tournament, they would alternate defaulting to each other.[10]

The brothers graduated from Rio Mesa High School in Oxnard in 1996 and attended Stanford University (1996–98). In 1998, Bob became the first player since Alex O'Brien in 1992 to win college's 'Triple Crown' of NCAA singles, doubles (with Mike) and team titles. Both Bob and Mike are members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon.[11]

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.[12] 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. The Bryan brothers were featured on the Jan/Feb 2010 cover of Making Music Magazine.[13]

In December 2010, Bob got married to Florida attorney and long time family friend, Michelle Alvarez. They now reside in Sunny Isles Beach, FL.

The Bryan Brothers have recently developed a love of Segway personal transportation devices and even toured Washington D.C. in them during their time in the city for the 2011 Legg Mason Tennis Classic.[14]

Career finals

Doubles: 116

Wins: 75

Legend (pre/post 2009)
Grand Slam tournaments (11)
Tennis Masters Cup /
ATP World Tour Finals (3)
ATP Masters Series /
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (19)
ATP International Series Gold /
ATP World Tour 500 Series (10)
ATP International Series /
ATP World Tour 250 Series (32)
Titles by Surface
Hard (46–26)
Clay (16–11)
Grass (9–4)
Carpet (4–0)
No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent in the final Score
1. February 26, 2001 Memphis, USA (1) Hard (i) United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jonathan Stark
6–3, 7–6(3)
2. June 18, 2001 London/Queen's Club, UK (1) Grass Philippines Eric Taino
United States David Wheaton
6–3, 3–6, 6–1
3. July 16, 2001 Newport, USA (1) Grass Brazil André Sá
United States Glenn Weiner
6–3, 7–5
4. July 30, 2001 Los Angeles, USA (1) Hard United States Jan-Michael Gambill
United States Andy Roddick
7–5, 7–6(6)
5. March 4, 2002 Acapulco, Mexico (1) Clay Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic David Rikl
6–3, 3–6, 6–2
6. March 11, 2002 Scottsdale, USA (1) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 7–6(6)
7. July 15, 2002 Newport, USA (2) Grass Austria Jürgen Melzer
Germany Alexander Popp
7–5, 6–3
8. August 5, 2002 Toronto, Canada (1) Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
4–6, 7–6(1), 6–3
9. October 28, 2002 Basel, Switzerland (1) Carpet The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(1), 7–5
10. April 28, 2003 Barcelona, Spain (1) Clay South Africa Chris Haggard
South Africa Robbie Koenig
6–4, 6–3
11. June 9, 2003 French Open, Paris, France Clay Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(3), 6–3
12. June 23, 2003 Nottingham, UK Grass Australia Joshua Eagle
United States Jared Palmer
7–6(3), 4–6, 7–6(4)
13. August 18, 2003 Cincinnati, USA (1) Hard Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
7–5, 7–6(5)
14. November 15, 2003 Tennis Masters Cup, Houston, USA (1) Hard France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
6–7(6), 6–3, 3–6, 7–6(3), 6–4
15. January 12, 2004 Adelaide, Australia Hard France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
7–5, 6–3
16. February 23, 2004 Memphis, USA (2) Hard (i) South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Chris Haggard
6–3, 6–4
17. March 8, 2004 Acapulco, Mexico (2) Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Chile Nicolás Massú
6–2, 6–4
18. June 14, 2004 London/Queen's Club, UK (2) Grass The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
19. July 19, 2004 Los Angeles, USA (2) Hard Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
6–3, 7–6(6)
20. November 1, 2004 Basel, Switzerland (2) Carpet Argentina Lucas Arnold Ker
Argentina Mariano Hood
7–6(11), 6–2
21. November 21, 2004 Tennis Masters Cup, Houston, USA (2) Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 7–5, 6–4, 6–2
22. February 28, 2005 Scottsdale, USA (2) Hard Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
7–5, 6–4
23. June 13, 2005 London/Queen's Club, UK (3) Grass Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–6(11), 7–6(4)
24. August 8, 2005 Washington, D.C., USA (1) Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–2
25. September 12, 2005 US Open, New York City, USA (1) Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–1, 6–4
26. November 7, 2005 Paris, France (1) Carpet The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–7(3), 6–4
27. January 30, 2006 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (1) Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
28. March 6, 2006 Las Vegas, USA (3) Hard Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
6–3, 6–2
29. July 10, 2006 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
30. July 31, 2006 Los Angeles, USA (3) Hard United States Eric Butorac
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–2, 6–4
31. August 7, 2006 Washington, D.C., USA (2) Hard Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 5–7, [10–3]
32. August 14, 2006 Toronto, Canada (2) Hard Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–5
33. October 23, 2006 Madrid, Spain (1) Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–5, 6–4
34. January 29, 2007 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (2) Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–5, 7–5
35. March 5, 2007 Las Vegas, USA (4) Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(6), 6–2
36. April 2, 2007 Miami, USA (1) Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
6–7(7), 6–3, [10–7]
37. April 16, 2007 Houston, USA (1) Clay The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(3), 6–4
38. April 23, 2007 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay France Julien Benneteau
France Richard Gasquet
6–2, 6–1
39. May 21, 2007 Hamburg, Germany Clay Australia Paul Hanley
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–4
40. July 22, 2007 Los Angeles, USA (4) Hard United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
7–6(5), 6–2
41. August 5, 2007 Washington, D.C., USA (3) Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(5), 3–6, [10–7]
42. October 21, 2007 Madrid, Spain (2) Hard (i) Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 7–6(4)
43. October 28, 2007 Basel, Switzerland (3) Hard (i) United States James Blake
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–1, 6–1
44. November 4, 2007 Paris, France (2) Carpet Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 7–6(4)
45. April 5, 2008 Miami, USA (2) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
6–2, 6–2
46. May 4, 2008 Barcelona, Spain (2) Clay Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 6–2
47. May 11, 2008 Rome, Italy Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 6–4, [10–8]
48. August 3, 2008 Cincinnati, USA (2) Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 7–6(2), [10–7]
49. September 5, 2008 US Open, New York City, USA (2) Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
7–6(5), 7–6(10)
50. January 17, 2009 Sydney, Australia (1) Hard Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–1, 7–6(3)
51. January 31, 2009 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (3) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
52. March 1, 2009 Delray Beach, USA (1) Hard Brazil Marcelo Melo
Brazil André Sá
6–4, 6–4
53. April 11, 2009 Houston, USA (2) Clay United States Jesse Levine
United States Ryan Sweeting
6–1, 6–2
54. August 2, 2009 Los Angeles, USA (5) Hard Germany Benjamin Becker
Germany Frank Moser
6–4, 7–6(2)
55 October 11, 2009 Beijing, China Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
United States Andy Roddick
6–4, 6–2
56. November 29, 2009 ATP World Tour Finals, London, UK (3) Hard (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi
Israel Andy Ram
7–6(5), 6–3
57. January 30, 2010 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (4) Hard Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–7(5), 6–3
58. February 28, 2010 Delray Beach, Florida, USA (2) Hard Germany Philipp Marx
Slovakia Igor Zelenay
6–3, 7–6(3)
59. April 10, 2010 Houston, Texas, USA (3) Clay Australia Stephen Huss
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–3, 7–5
60. May 2, 2010 Rome, Italy (2) Clay United States John Isner
United States Sam Querrey
6–2, 6–3
61. May 16, 2010 Madrid, Spain (3) Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–4
62. August 1, 2010 Los Angeles, USA (6) Hard United States Eric Butorac
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6–7(6), 6–2, [10–7]
63. August 15, 2010 Toronto, Canada (3) Hard France Julien Benneteau
France Michaël Llodra
7–5, 6–3
64. August 22, 2010 Cincinnati, USA (3) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–3, 6–4
65. September 10, 2010 US Open, New York City, USA (3) Hard India Rohan Bopanna
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(5), 7–6(4)
66. October 10, 2010 Beijing, China (2) Hard Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
6–1, 7–6(5)
67. November 7, 2010 Basel, Switzerland (4) Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 3–6, [10–3]
68. January 29, 2011 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia (5) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
69. April 9, 2011 Houston, USA (4) Clay United States John Isner
United States Sam Querrey
6–7(4), 6–2, [10–5]
70. April 17, 2011 Monte Carlo, Monaco (2) Clay Argentina Juan Ignacio Chela
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–3, 6–2
71. May 8, 2011 Madrid, Spain (4) Clay France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–3
72. June 13, 2011 London/Queen's Club, UK (4) Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Leander Paes
6–7(2), 7–6(4), [10–6]
73. July 2, 2011 Wimbledon, London, UK (2) Grass Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(2)
74. October 30, 2011 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(10), 6–3
75. November 6, 2011 Valencia, Spain Hard (i) United States Eric Butorac
Netherlands Antilles Jean-Julien Rojer
6–4, 7–6(9)

Note: Mike Bryan has won two more doubles titles than his brother Bob. In 2002, he won both of these two titles. One was alongside India Mahesh Bhupathi in Long Island, U.S. and one beside The Bahamas Mark Knowles in Nottingham, United Kingdom.

Runners-up: 41

No. Date Tournament Surface Opponents in the final Score
1. April 16, 1999 Orlando, USA Clay United States Jim Courier
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–6(4), 6–4
2. August 20, 2001 Washington, D.C., USA Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm
Germany David Prinosil
7–6(5), 6–1
3. January 7, 2002 Adelaide, Australia Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–5, 6–2
4. February 25, 2002 Memphis, USA Hard (i) United States Brian MacPhie
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 3–6, [10–4]
5. August 19, 2002 Washington, D.C., USA Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
7–6(4), 4–6, 6–3
6. February 24, 2003 Memphis, USA Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–2, 7–6(3)
7. March 17, 2003 Indian Wells, USA Hard South Africa Wayne Ferreira
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
6–1, 6–4
8. September 8, 2003 US Open, New York City, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
5–7, 6–0, 7–5
9. January 19, 2004 Sydney, Australia Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
7–6(3), 7–5
10. February 2, 2004 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–6(4), 6–3
11. May 17, 2004 Hamburg, Germany Clay Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–1, 6–2
12. October 25, 2004 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 6–4
13. January 31, 2005 Australian Open, Melbourne, Australia Hard Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
14. February 21, 2005 Memphis, USA Hard (i) Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Todd Perry
6–4, 6–4
15. April 18, 2005 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay India Leander Paes
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
W/O
16. May 9, 2005 Rome, Italy Clay France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–5, 6–4
17. June 6, 2005 French Open, Paris, France Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
18. July 4, 2005 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass Australia Stephen Huss
South Africa Wesley Moodie
7–6(4), 6–3, 6–7(2), 6–3
19. March 20, 2006 Indian Wells, USA Hard The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–4
20. April 3, 2006 Miami, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–4
21. June 12, 2006 French Open, Paris, France Clay Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–7(5), 6–4, 7–5
22. August 21, 2006 Cincinnati, USA Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–6(5), 6–4
23. May 14, 2007 Rome, Italy Clay France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
4–6, 6–2, [10–7]
24. June 18, 2007 London/Queen's Club, UK Grass The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
7–6(4), 7–5
25. July 8, 2007 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
6–7(5), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
26. August 19, 2007 Cincinnati, USA Hard Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
4–6, 6–3, [13–11]
27. January 12, 2008 Sydney, Australia Hard France Richard Gasquet
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
4–6, 6–4, [11–9]
28. February 17, 2008 Delray Beach, USA Hard Belarus Max Mirnyi
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
6–4, 3–6, [10–6]
29. February 24, 2008 San Jose, USA Hard United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
7–6(4), 7–5
30. March 9, 2008 Las Vegas, USA Hard France Julien Benneteau
France Michaël Llodra
6–4, 4–6, [10–8]
31. May 18, 2008 Hamburg, Germany Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 5–7, [10–8]
32. July 27, 2008 Toronto, Canada Hard Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 4–6, [10–6]
33. November 16, 2008 Tennis Masters Cup, Shanghai, China Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(3), 6–2
34. April 19, 2009 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–1
35. May 3, 2009 Rome, Italy Clay Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(5), 6–3
36. July 4, 2009 Wimbledon, London, UK Grass Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7), 6–7(3), 7–6(3), 6–3
37. August 23, 2009 Cincinnati, USA Hard Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 7–6(2), [15–13]
38. November 8, 2009 Basel, Switzerland Hard (i) Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 6–3
39. January 15, 2011 Sydney, Australia Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
Australia Paul Hanley
6–7(6), 6–3, [10–5]
40. April 24, 2011 Barcelona, Spain Clay Mexico Santiago González
United States Scott Lipsky
5–7, 6–2, [12–10]
41. August 14, 2011 Montreal, USA Hard France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–7(5), [10–5]

Performance timeline

Doubles

To prevent confusion and double counting, information in this table is updated only after a tournament or the player's participation in the tournament has concluded. Davis Cup matches are included in the statistics. This table is current through the 2011 Western & Southern Open.

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 DR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R QF 3R F F W W QF W W W 5 / 12 46–7
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF W SF F F QF QF SF 2R SF 1 / 13 41–12
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 1R SF SF QF 3R F W F SF F QF W 2 / 13 48–11
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R SF F 3R W 3R QF W SF W 1R 3 / 17 42–14
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–3 4–4 6–4 14–4 14–3 13–4 21–3 18–2 17–3 16–3 19–3 16–2 16–2 11 / 55 177–44
Olympics
Summer Olympics NH A Not Held A Not Held QF Not Held SF-B Not Held 0 / 2 6–2
Tennis Masters Cup
Tennis Masters Cup A A A A A A RR A W W SF RR A F W SF 3 / 8 23–11
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A QF 1R 1R QF F 2R SF F 1R QF SF 1R 2R 0 / 13 21–13
Miami A A A A QF 3R QF 3R SF SF 1R F W W SF QF 2R 2 / 13 35–11
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A 1R QF A F A W QF F QF W 2 / 8 15–5
Rome A A A A A A QF 1R 2R SF F QF F W F W QF 2 / 11 23–9
Madrid A A A A A A 2R SF 1R F 1R W W QF 2R W W 3 / 10 18–7
Canada A A A A A A 2R W SF 2R SF W SF F SF W F 3 / 11 24–8
Cincinnati A A 1R A 1R 1R QF QF W 2R 2R F F W F W SF 3 / 14 26–11
Shanghai Not Held QF SF QF 0 / 3 4–3
Paris A A A A A A 1R 2R 1R 1R W SF W 2R QF SF 2R 2 / 11 11–9
Hamburg A A A A A A 2R 1R SF F QF SF W F NMS 1 / 8 16–7
Titles–Finals 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 4–5 5–8 5–8 7–11 5–11 7–11 11–15 5–12 7–12 11–11 8–11 75–116
Win–Loss 0–1 1–4 1–7 4–6 15–15 18–16 45–23 54–19 64–21 70–17 63–19 66–14 77–9 64–18 68–18 67–13 58–14 716–235

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External links

Awards
Preceded by
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
ITF World Champion (doubles)
2003–07
2009, 2010
Succeeded by
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
Incumbent
Preceded by
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
ATP Doubles Team of the Year
2003
200407
2009–11
Succeeded by
The Bahamas Mark Knowles & Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić & Canada Daniel Nestor
Incumbent
Preceded by
New title
ATP Fans' Favorite Doubles Team
2011
Succeeded by
Incumbent



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