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Byran brothers about to set another record.

Posted by tennisplanet on July 29, 2010

Most doubles titles ever won by a team: 61 – by Hall of Famers Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde. Bryan brothers have already reached 61 and a title in Los Angeles will get them to stand alone atop their chosen field.

They have already bagged the career Slam and own eight Slams overall together.

Here are some other facts:

Their mother Kathy Bryan (née Blake) is a former women’s circuit player. She is a 4-time participant at Wimbledon, and made the mixed doubles quarter-finals at the 1965 edition. She still teaches tennis.

Their father, Wayne Bryan, is a lawyer, musician and tennis instructor. Both their parents are involved in various ATP Kids’ Days and clinics on tour.

In their early days as junior players, they were forbidden to play each other in tournament play by their parents. If they were to play each other in a tournament, they would alternate defaulting to each other.

The Bryans have a penchant for music, forming a band of their own, with Mike playing on the drums (and occasionally guitar), Bob on the keyboard, and father Wayne on the guitar. Fellow tennis players and friends Andy Roddick, Mardy Fish and Jan-Michael Gambill often join in. The band has played at several special events, including the ATP Tour Smash Tennis event at New York’s Central Park before the 1995 U.S. Open.

Between 2005 and 2006, they set an Open Era record by competing in seven consecutive men’s doubles Grand Slam finals, three of which they won.

On February 26, 2010, they recorded their Open Era record 600th match win by defeating Taylor Dent and Ryan Harrison in the semi-finals of the Delray Beach ATP 250 tournament.

Records:

61 ATP World Tour Tournament Wins (tied with Woodies)
6 time ITF World Champions (5 straight from 2003–2007)
5 time ATP Team of the Year (tied with Woodies)
16 Grand Slam Finals
600 tour level match wins
7 consecutive Grand Slam Finals (2005 Australian Open-2006 Wimbledon)
99 ATP World Tour Tournament Finals
16 Davis Cup World Group Wins
15 Masters 1000 titles
27,200 – Largest crowd in tennis history (Seville,Spain 12/04/2004)

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5 Responses to “Byran brothers about to set another record.”

  1. Jenny said

    Fantastic achievements! 🙂

    • M said

      Seconded. Amazing and congratulations to them! \o/ \o/ \o/

      “In their early days as junior players, they were forbidden to play each other in tournament play by their parents. If they were to play each other in a tournament, they would alternate defaulting to each other.”

      LOL. Cute. 😀

  2. Ricke said

    Who could have anything bad to say about the Bryan Brothers? Class act all around.

  3. Stella said

    amazing feat — but both Woodies won a fair number of doubles titles with other players too. Have the Bryans won any with other partners?

  4. Stella said

    Woodforde 67, Woodbridge 83 titles

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