Watch The Bryans Plays Ping Pong Against New York Firefighters [Video]
by Tom Gainey | August 23rd, 2012, 9:19 pm

The gold medal team of Bob and Mike Bryan spent a day off the tennis court to play ping pong in the name of charity. The American twins first appeared on Fox and Friends this morning for a fun ping pong exhibition.

“We have been playing ping-pong since we were little guys,” Mike said. “There’s a lot of ping pong tables around the tour, in lounges. You see all the guys playing, so we think we’re pretty good. All these guys, Federer can play ping pong. It’s all hand-eye coordination.”

The Bryans then took the competition to Spin in Chelsea where the twins beat the best team among the firefighters.

Nesquik sponsored the event presenting a $25,000 check to fund the FDNY Foundation’s fire prevention efforts.

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10 Comments for Watch The Bryans Plays Ping Pong Against New York Firefighters [Video]

Colin Says:

I do wish people wouldn’t use the patronising term “ping-pong”.
It’s table tennis, and when it’s played well it’s one of the fastest sports there is.

bomanity Says:

Colin: “Ping-pong” is not patronizing; it’s Chinese for table tennis.

The dimples actually reverse the direction of the spin, showing how little the Bryans know about the sport.

jane Says:

Interesting semis today in Winston Salem: Tsonga vs Isner (1-2) and Berdych vs Querrey (1-1).

jane Says:

Tsonga/Isner in a third set tiebreak to decide who goes to the final.

jane Says:

Isner wins, based mainly on the serve. Tsonga did not have a good serving day – only 57% firsts or something. Meanwhile, Isner was hitting ace after ace: 24 aces in 3 sets.

alison Says:

Jane i would love to watch unfortunatly i dont get those matches where i am,sorry for been nosey,but how do you feel about Noles chances at the USO this year?ive gone for Murray to win his 1st slam,picked him in my bracket,how about you?

jane Says:

alison – did you try sport lemon? There was a pretty good stream there of the Tsonga/Isner match. I still have to do my brackets, but I plan to do one with Murray and one with Nole winning. If they meet in the final (which is my hope) then I think it’s 50-50 as their matches are always tight. Murray has a tougher draw right now but we’ll see how it plays out – it’s possible Raonic won’t reach him, and Andy’s record is great versus Jo. It all depends on the semi. I think it might be good that he’s playing Fed in a semi versus a final as less pressure, but it’s very tough to get by Fed at the USO. He plays exceptionally well at this slam. Nole managed to twice now, but obviously those matches were down to the wire. And Nole met Fed three times at the USO before he won those matches; in fact they’ve met tons at slams so there is a lot of history there. With Andy, he just has to build on the Olympic win. Fed should reach the semis imo, and I doubt Berdych will even reach the semis as he generally does poorly at the slams, and esp the USO. Never know though. I suppose the biggest roadblock for him reaching the semis is maybe Simon? Murray has Tsonga, but he can win that I believe (6-1 H2H). For Nole his toughest match could be Delpo in the QFs, but I do think Ferrer or Isner can be tough semis too. So we’ll see. I have to look at the brackets later today and get them done. Did you do a ladies bracket again since you were so successful last time?

alison Says:

Jane forgot about sport lemon TBH,never crossed my mind i will do next time,i do get most tourneys here so most of the time theres no need,i filled out both brackets i went for Andy on the mens to meet Nole in the final, hes my second fav after Rafa,and im really hoping he bags his 1st slam,ive gone for a surprise finalist on the ladies side,with Lisicki making her 1st final eek just for a change,meeting Serena in the final,however i dont think she would pull of the shock that Stosur did last year,so i think Serena will bag the title on the ladies side,she seems to be playing really well.

jane Says:

Berdych beat Querrey in the other semi so he’ll take on Isner in the final. Could Berdych be coming into some form?? He lost to Raonic in Cincy so it’ll be interesting to see how he handles Isner. He’s got a 2-1 lead in the H2H but they haven’t played since 2010.

Colin Says:

Bomanity, I hope you are joking.
“Ping Pong” may SOUND Chinese, but it is an English trade name imitative of the sound made by the ball bouncing off the bat. The Chinese took the term from us, not the other way round.
And listen you other guys, what’s all this stuff about “tennis”? There’s a serious etymological discussion going on here!

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