Bob and Mike Bryan, who captured an expert period document of 119 titles collectively, introduced their retirement on Thursday.
Tennis: Bryan Brothers announce retirement (Reuters Picture)
- Mike and Bob Bryan introduced retirement on Thursday
- The choice comes days forward of US Open 2020
- The Californian pair have been the top-ranked doubles workforce on this planet for 438 weeks
Bob and Mike Bryan, probably the most profitable males’s doubles workforce within the historical past of tennis, are bringing the curtain down on their 22-year skilled careers days forward of the U.S. Open, the positioning of their main debut in 1995, the ATP stated on Thursday.
The Bryans, 42, captured an expert period document 119 titles collectively, together with 16 Grand Slams, 39 ATP Masters 1000s and the ATP Finals title 4 instances.
“We really feel it is the appropriate time to stroll away,” stated Mike. “We have given over 20 years to the Tour, and we at the moment are wanting ahead to the subsequent chapter of our lives.
“We really feel blessed to have been in a position to play the sport of doubles for therefore lengthy. We’re grateful to have had the alternatives at first of the yr to play and say our goodbyes to the followers.”
The Californian pair have been the top-ranked doubles workforce on this planet for 438 weeks and have become the primary workforce to clinch a Profession Golden Masters in 2014 with their Shanghai triumph which meant they’d gained all 9 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.
Additionally they gained Olympic gold at London 2012 and have been a part of the U.S. Davis Cup-winning workforce in 2007.
“We’re most happy with the best way we devoted ourselves fully to the sport,” stated Bob. “Our loyalty towards one another by no means wavered and we’re leaving skilled tennis with zero regrets.
“We’ll miss the competitors and camaraderie amongst the gamers. We’ll additionally miss the thrill of gearing up for an enormous match and taking part in for the roar of the followers.”
Mike claimed two extra Grand Slam titles with Jack Sock in 2018 after his brother was sidelined with a hip damage.
The Bryans will exit on a successful be aware, having lifted the Delray Seashore Open title in February earlier than the season was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
They end their careers with a 1,108-359 workforce document.