The popular Bryan Brothers, Bob and Mike, collected their 100th career doubles title Sunday defeating the Spanish team of Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez 6-3, 6-4 for their 5th US Open title.
“It’s amazing relief, ecstasy,” Bob said. “I was having flashbacks to my whole career towards the end of that match. It was wild. I was thinking juniors, college. It was an incredible moment. I was trying to stay in the moment, but it was impossible. I mean, this number right here, we have really been looking at for a couple of years. Greg wrote that story three months ago when we hit 98. I told him, Just hold off. We’re not even to 99. He burned us for a few months.
“But, you know, there are so many things that go along with this US Open title. We were really just trying to win the title. Then you got the 100, the ten years with the slam, first slam of the year. Yeah, our fifth Open, there is no words to describe it.”
The title further adds to records for the 36-year-old twins from Camarillo, California. They also have 16 career Grand Slam title and the win extends their streak of taking a Slam now for 10 straight years.
“It’s always sweet winning a Grand Slam,” Mike Bryan said “This just adds some extra whip cream and cherries and nuts on top. To win a slam for the 10th consecutive year, that was kind of in the back of our heads, too. I mean, it was just great.”
The top-seeded American duo lost in the Wimbledon final to Jack Sock and Vasek Pospisil and were defeated by the same Granollers-Lopez team at the French Open.
“It feels great to be recognized and to achieve something great in a sport you have dedicated your life to,” Bob said. “We have sacrificed everything since two, three years old; didn’t feel like we were sacrificing because we were having so much fun at a young age. As you mature and look back you say, Gee, I didn’t go to my high school prom. I had one sip of alcohol pretty much my whole life. That’s unusual, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
Doubles Title Leaders
Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan 100
Todd Woodbridge-Mark Woodforde 61
Peter Fleming-John McEnroe 57
Bob Hewitt-Frew McMillan 57
Sergio Casal and Emilio Sanchez 44
All-Time Grand Slam Doubles Team Titles
Bob Bryan-Mike Bryan 16
John Newcombe-Tony Roche 12
Todd Woodbridge-Mark Woodforde 11
John Bromwich-Adrian Quist 10
Lawrence Doherty-Reggie Doherty 10
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