Mon. Sep 28th, 2020
Reuters


Bob and Mike Bryan, who captured a skilled era record of 119 titles with each other, announced their retirement on Thursday.

Tennis: Bryan Brothers announce retirement (Reuters Photograph)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mike and Bob Bryan announced retirement on Thursday
  • The selection comes days ahead of US Open 2020
  • The Californian pair had been the leading-ranked doubles workforce in the planet for 438 weeks

Bob and Mike Bryan, the most effective men’s doubles workforce in the historical past of tennis, are bringing the curtain down on their 22-12 months skilled careers days ahead of the U.S. Open, the internet site of their important debut in 1995, the ATP stated on Thursday.

The Bryans, 42, captured a skilled era record 119 titles with each other, which includes sixteen Grand Slams, 39 ATP Masters 1000s and the ATP Finals title 4 occasions.

“We really feel it truly is the ideal time to stroll away,” stated Mike. “We have provided above twenty many years to the Tour, and we are now hunting forward to the up coming chapter of our lives.

“We really feel blessed to have been in a position to perform the game of doubles for so lengthy. We are grateful to have had the options in the starting of the 12 months to perform and say our goodbyes to the supporters.”

The Californian pair had been the leading-ranked doubles workforce in the planet for 438 weeks and grew to become the initially workforce to clinch a Job Golden Masters in 2014 with their Shanghai triumph which meant they had won all 9 ATP Planet Tour Masters one thousand tournaments.

They also won Olympic gold at London 2012 and had been element of the U.S. Davis Cup-winning workforce in 2007.

“We’re most proud of the way we devoted ourselves absolutely to the game,” stated Bob. “Our loyalty towards every other under no circumstances wavered and we are leaving skilled tennis with zero regrets.

“We’ll miss the competitors and camaraderie amongst the gamers. We’ll also miss the pleasure of gearing up for a large match and taking part in for the roar of the supporters.”

Mike claimed two a lot more Grand Slam titles with Jack Sock in 2018 following his brother was sidelined with a hip damage.

The Bryans will exit on a winning note, acquiring lifted the Delray Seaside Open title in February just before the season was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They finish their careers with a one,108-359 workforce record.

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