Bryan Brothers Tie Woodies Record of 61 with Madrid Title
by Staff | May 16th, 2010, 12:13 pm
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The “Woodies,” the legendary Australian doubles team of Mark Woodforde and Todd Woodbridge, hold the all-time title record on the men’s tennis tour at 61, and will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in July. Ironically, by the time July rolls around, they will likely no longer be the record holders.


On Sunday the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike, defeated Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonic in the Madrid final 6-3, 6-4, tying the Woodies at 61 career titles.

The Bryan’s next chance to break the all-time record will be at the French Open in a week’s time.

“There are a lot of opportunities out there to get that 62, but it would be more special at a Grand Slam,” said Bob Bryan after the duo contested their 99th career final. “We’re just really happy to win this one right now against such a great team; one of our rivals of the past three years. It feels awesome to share a record with the Woodies; those guys were our idols. We were lucky to grow up when they were at their best and we learned a lot from them; they played a beautiful game of doubles. To be mentioned in the same sentence as those guys is everything to us. It’s what makes number 61 so special.”

The Bryans are 8-8 in career Slam finals, winning all four Slams (4 Australian Open titles, 1 French Open, 1 Wimbledon, 2 US Open), and are four Slam titles behind the Slam record holders John Newcombe and Tony Roche who won 12 titles.

The American pair also upped their record in finals this year to 5-0.


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8 Comments for Bryan Brothers Tie Woodies Record of 61 with Madrid Title

sandra8 Says:

Can’t wait to see the Bryan’s at the French Open. And I’m definitely entering the “passport to paris” sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2011 French Open. Check out http://www.tennischannel.com/passport/sweeps.aspx


Von Says:

Congrats to the Bryan Bros. for tying the Woodies’ record @ 61 in doubles. Hopefully, they will be able to break the record at the FO.

Great job Bob and Mike, the US is proud of you!!!!


Debra Says:

Congratulations to the Bryans. I don’t think they’ve ever gotten the acclaim they deserve and no matter how many slams or titles they win, they will always be overshadowed by what the top people do in singles tennis.


Rsutherland Says:

Hey Von I hope you are still on here. I love doubles and fell they don’t get their due sometimes. Tennis-x is very good about that and I appreciate that.
Last time I looked, you had stayed out of the Federer – Nadal fray. Seeing what some of these fans are like kinda ruins it for me. Murray was my target for bitchiness for a brief while but I found I was being more disrespectful than clever even more I get bored saying the same thing more than a couple of times, unlike…..
Too many on here do not seem to evolve and i have pretty much had it.
Kudos to you for continuing to not let people get away with crap. You are a better fan than I. Cheers to you and ciao.


jane Says:

Congrats to the Bryans; I believe they’ve also taken back number 1 with this win over Nesty and Z which heats up the doubles competition at the top.


Von Says:

Rsutherland:

I hope you return to see this post.

Hey back to you! I’ve stayed out of the fracas due to the one-sidedness of the powers that be on this forum. I’m afraid I’ll never win that Ms. Congeniality award, so I’ll leave it with its rightful owner, and hats off to Sandra Bullock, it’s hers, and any others who are vying for the coveted prize.

Yes, I agree the Bryans do not receive the accolades they deserve. ‘m with you, I love doubles and got to see the whole match today, courtesy of the Tennis channel. The twins were in great form. BTW, I don’t know why people make fun of Rafa’s shorts, it seems to be a big hit with the Bryans and Monfils.

I wrote a congratulatory post to you on the other thread, (how could I forget you) but I doubt you’d find it due to the many comments, so I’ll post it here for you. I hope you will remember, savor and enjoy this day to the fullest. The following was my post. Cheerio and remember to keep posting.
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Von Says:
Congrats to Rafa Nadal on his 18th MS shield and also creating a bit of history again for winning three (3) consecutive MS titles!

And, to Rafa’s loyal fans, especially his two most gracious ones, Ezorra and RSutherland, please enjoy his win today. it is much deserving!

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RS:I suppose you’ll be composing and/or singing something melodious befitting of this great occasion. Anyway, whichever way you choose to celebrate it enjoy!

May 16th, 2010 at 5:18 pm


Von Says:

I believe it’s appropos to write this here with respect to the Americans’ success at the world Team cup.

“John Isner and Sam Querrey earned the clinching doubles point with a 5-7, 6-4, 10-8 victory over the Australian duo of Carsten Ball and Paul Hanley. The USA doubles duo fought back from a set and a break deficit to stun the Australians and send them to an 0-1 record in round-robin competition.

“Isner made up for his straight-set loss to Lleyton Hewitt on Sunday while Querrey has displayed nerves of steel so far; he put the United States out in front on Sunday by defeating Peter Luczak in three tight sets in a match that saw him stay alive by winning the second set in a ‘breaker.

“The Americans will face Spain (0-1) on Tuesday. Isner will go up against Nicolas Almagro and Querrey will face Daniel Gimeno-Traver. Bob and Mike Bryan are expected to be available for the USA in doubles having now arrived from Madrid.”

It appears that the Quisner duo is sending a message to Captain McEnroe that they are perfectly capable of of taking over the torch from Roddick and Blake.

Go USA!!


its all abt da game Says:

congrats to bryan bros..
with this, they have equalled woodies..
also mike bryan has equalled 6th highest number of titles in open era..

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