10 Things you Didn’t Know about the Bryan Brothers!

When you think about doubles tennis there is only one team that really comes to mind. They have been tennis doubles partners for more than 20 years, but have been bros for many more years than that. Sponsored by Prince, they are so famous and skilled that they have a limited edition Prince Tour 95 Racquet and matching bag made for them! Still don’t know who it is? They are the only twins on tour, and their names are Bob and Mike. Yep, you got it! They are the Bryan Brothers, and they have been at the top of Men’s Doubles tennis for a decade now, and they show no signs of stopping! Most tennis fans know exactly who they are, so let’s take a look at some lesser known facts about them.

1.) Despite being identical twins, they have opposite dexterity. Mike plays righty, while Bob is a southpaw.

2.) In 2005, the doubles duo made it to the finals of each Grand Slam. Unfortunately they only won Wimbledon, but they are one of two teams to ever pull off such an achievement.

3.) They have won 11 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles partnered with Venus Williams, Sam Stosur, Martina Navratilova, Victoria Azarenka, and others.

4.) Although they are very close on and off of the court, the Bryan Brothers live on opposite sides of the country. Mike lives with his wife in California and Bob recently moved to Miami.

5.) Called the Bryan Bros. Band, the twins and their friend David Baron started a band and tour around the country playing tennis tour stops, charity events, and more! Their most popular song is entitled “Autograph” and it features Andy Murray and a rapping Novak Djokovic!

6.) The Bryan Brothers left their sponsorship with adidas in 2009 to go play in K-Swiss shoes and apparel! Now they are some of the only representatives on tour in that gear.

7.) Mike leads Bob in the head-to-head singles count on the tour, two to one, although they haven’t played against eachother since 2001,

8.) They are actually born 15 minutes apart!

9.) They attended Stanford University on full-ride scholarships, where they played singles and doubles for three seasons.

10.)  The two twins opened the Bryan Bros. Foundation and have raised more than $500,000 dollars for at-risk youth in California. Donate Today!

 

 

 

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