Wednesday, 03 March, 2021


Legendary Tennis Pair Bryan Brothers Announce Retirement Ahead of US Open

The Bryan Brothers Announce Immediate Retirement from Tennis Home Tennis News American Tennis
Noah Ferguson | 29 August, 2020, 15:28

Regarded as tennis' most successful doubles pair, the identical twins have clinched over 119 ATP doubles titles, including 30 Grand Slam together and a gold medal at the Olympic Games in London in 2012.

During their peak, that came between 2012 and 2013, Bryan brothers held all four major titles and Olympic gold too.

"We just both feel it in our guts that it is the right moment", Mike told the New York Times, bringing the curtains down on a 22-year-professional careers. They also have 10 year-end finishes as the No. 1 doubles team in the rankings.

"We love to play, but we don't love preparing our bodies to go out and compete". "We're most proud of the way we devoted ourselves completely to the game", said Bob.

"We weren't in this previous year to just play the matches and to get points or to make money", Bob told the New York Times. "We want to go out right now where we still have some good tennis left".

Let us tell you that the California-born Brian brothers had already said that the year 2020 will be their last season on the ATP Tour.

The twin brothers, both 42, had previously planned to retire after the 2020 US Open.

"We'll miss the competition and camaraderie amongst the players".

"We weren't in this previous year to just play the matches and to get points or to make money", Bob Bryan told the newspaper. It is noteworthy that they started playing together and now they have also made a decision to leave the game together. In addition, each of them additionally received the gold medal on the 2012 London Olympics and so they had been each a part of the Davis Cup successful United States workforce in 2007.

ATP chairman Andrea Gaudenzi described the brothers as "exemplary role models" and "a model of consistency and excellence".

They have been the most accomplished team ever in the history of the double. On behalf of the ATP, I would like to thank them for everything they have done for the sport.

Last year, the duo was presented with ATP Tour Fans' Favourite Team award for the 14th time.Mike and Bob were also honoured with the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year award in 2015.

Their partnership almost ended in 2018 when Bob underwent hip surgery.

Bob underwent right hip surgery on 2 August 2018, but the Bryan brothers reunited at the start of the 2019 season and went on to lift two ATP Tour titles.

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