Bob Bryan

Robert Charles Bryan (born April 29, 1978) is an American former professional tennis player. He has won twenty-three Grand Slam titles: 16 in men's doubles and 7 in mixed doubles. He turned professional in 1998. With his twin brother Mike, he has been the world No. 1 doubles player for much of the last several years, first achieving the top ranking in September 2003. The brothers were named ATP Team of the Decade for 2000–2009.[2] The brothers became the second men's doubles team to complete the career Golden Slam at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan at the 2015 French Open
Full nameRobert Charles Bryan
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceSunny Isles Beach, Florida, U.S.
Born (1978-04-29) April 29, 1978[1]
Camarillo, California, U.S.
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Turned pro1998
Retired2020
PlaysLeft-handed (one-handed backhand)
CollegeStanford
CoachDavid Macpherson (2005–2016)
Dušan Vemić (2016–2017)
David Macpherson (2017–2020)
Prize moneyUS$15,931,631
  •  35th all-time leader in earnings
Official websitebryanbros.com
Singles
Career record21–40 (34.4% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 116 (13 November 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenQ3 (2000)
French OpenQ1 (2000)
Wimbledon2R (2001)
US Open2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record1109–359 (75.5% in ATP World Tour and Grand Slam main draw matches, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles119
Highest rankingNo. 1 (8 September 2003)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
French OpenW (2003, 2013)
WimbledonW (2006, 2011, 2013)
US OpenW (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsW (2003, 2004, 2009, 2014)
Olympic Games Gold Medal (2012)
Bronze Medal (2008)
Mixed doubles
Career titles7
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenQF (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013, 2016)
French OpenW (2008, 2009)
WimbledonW (2008)
US OpenW (2003, 2004, 2006, 2010)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2012)
Team competitions
Davis CupW (2007)
Last updated on: 22 March 2020.
Medal record
Men's tennis
Representing  United States
Olympic Games
2012 London Doubles
2008 Beijing Doubles
Pan American Games
1999 Winnipeg Doubles

Bob Bryan ended his 2018 season early with subsequent hip surgery in August 2018 due to an injury he sustained during his Madrid final retirement earlier in May 2018, which would have elevated the Bryan brothers as the oldest players back to the top of the men's doubles ranking if they were victorious. His recovery from hip surgery took around 5 months, which led his brother Mike primarily first partnering with compatriots Sam Querrey and then more successfully Jack Sock during Bob's absence.[3]

Bob and Mike Bryan retired in August 2020. In their final two tournaments, the Bryan brothers successfully defended their title in Delray Beach, also winning the decisive rubber in a U.S. Davis Cup tie in Honolulu.[4]

Tennis career

Doubles records

  • 16 Grand Slams (Open Era)
  • 30 Grand Slam men's doubles finals
  • 10-time ITF World Champions
  • 116 ATP Titles and 169 ATP Finals
  • 439 weeks at #1
  • 1000+ team match wins
  • 10 consecutive years of winning at least 1 Grand Slam
  • 11 time ATP Fans' Favorite Doubles Team and ATP Team of the Decade
  • "Bryan Golden Slam" (only team to simultaneously hold all Grand Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal)
  • 7 consecutive Grand Slam finals (2005 Australian–2006 Wimbledon)
  • 38 Masters 1000 titles
  • "Career Golden Masters" (only players in history to win all 9 Masters 1000 events)

Junior

He finished the year as the no. 1 ranked singles player in the nation in 1998 after winning the clay court nationals and reaching the finals of Kalamazoo. The brothers were back-to-back Kalamazoo doubles champions in 1995 and 1996 and won the US Open Junior doubles title in 1996.

College

He played for Stanford University in 1997 and 1998, where he helped the Cardinal win back-to-back NCAA team championships. In 1998, he won the "Triple Crown" by taking the NCAA singles, doubles (with his twin brother Mike), and team titles. He was the first man to accomplish this since Stanford's Alex O'Brien did it in 1992.

ATP Tour

With his twin brother Mike (who is the older by two minutes), Bob has won 116 doubles titles,[5] including sixteen Grand Slam titles. In 2005, the Bryan brothers made it to the finals of all four Grand Slam tournaments, only the second time a men's doubles team has done this during the open era.[6] In 2006, the Bryan brothers won Wimbledon and the Australian Open and completed a Career Grand Slam. Having won the 2012 US Open, they followed up by winning the first three majors of 2013, and thus held all four titles at once. They could not complete the calendar year Grand Slam, however, as they lost in the semi-finals of the 2013 US Open.

The twins have been the year-ending top-ranked team ten times: in 2003[7] 2005,[8] 2006[9] and 2007,[10] and then each year from 2009 to 2014 inclusive.

The Bryan brothers have been frequent participants on U.S. Davis Cup teams. The United States sealed its 32nd title at the 2007 Davis Cup.

In the 2018 Madrid Masters 1000 final, Bob injured his hip, and the pair had to retire down 3–5 in the first set. He underwent a hip relining and made a remarkable recovery, rejoining his brother less than a year later for the 2019 Australian Open and making it to the quarterfinals. They won their first title since his surgery in February 2019 at Delray Beach.

World TeamTennis

Both brothers kicked off their World TeamTennis careers back in 1999 for the Idaho Sneakers. They went on to play for the Newport Beach Breakers in 2004, the Kansas City Exploreres from 2005 to 2012, the Texas Wild in 2013, the San Diego Aviators in 2014, the California Dream in 2015, the Washington Kastles from 2016 to 2018, and most recently the Vegas Rollers in 2019. They have two World TeamTennis titles, one from the Newport Beach Breakers in 2004, and another from the Kansas City Explorers in 2010. It was announced that Bob, along with twin brother Mike, will be joining the Vegas Rollers during the 2020 WTT season set to begin July 12 at The Greenbrier.[11]

Off-court

The Bryans guest starred on 8 Simple Rules[12] and were on the Jan/Feb 2010 cover of Making Music Magazine.[13] Their father, Wayne Bryan, wrote a book about his sons, The Formula: Raising Your Child to be a Champion.[14]

Personal life

Bob Bryan married Florida attorney Michelle Alvarez in North Miami Beach on December 13, 2010; the couple have three children, Micaela, Robert Blake "Bobby Jr.”, and Richard Charles "Richie”.

Davis Cup record (25–5)

Together with his twin brother Mike Bryan, the pair has won the most Davis Cup matches of any doubles team for the United States. Bob holds the record for most years played (14) in the Davis Cup for the U.S. [15] He also holds a 4–2 career record in singles ties.

Year Round Opponent Result
2003 Play-off Slovakia (Beck/Hrbatý)W
2004 1st round Austria (Knowle/Melzer)W
2004 Quarterfinal Sweden (Björkman/T. Johansson)W
2004 Semifinal Belarus (Mirnyi/Voltchkov)W
2004 Final Spain (Ferrero/Robredo)W
2005 1st round Croatia (Ančić/Ljubičić)L
2005 Play-off Belgium (Rochus/Vliegen)W
2006 1st round Romania (Hănescu/Tecău)W
2006 Quarterfinal Chile (Capdeville/Garcia)W
2006 Semifinal Russia (Tursunov/Youzhny)W
2007 1st round Czech Republic (Dlouhý/Vízner)W
2007 Quarterfinal Spain (López/Robredo)W
2007 Semifinal Sweden (Aspelin/Björkman)W
2007 Final Russia (Andreev/Davydenko)W
2008 1st round Austria (Knowle/Melzer)W
2008 Quarterfinal France (Clément/Llodra)L
2009 1st round Switzerland (Allegro/Wawrinka)W
2009 Quarterfinal Croatia (Karanusic/Zovko)W
2010 1st round (w/ John Isner) Serbia (Tipsarević/Zimonjić)W
2011 1st round Chile (Aguilar/Massú)W
2011 Semifinal Spain (Granollers/Verdasco)W
2012 Quarterfinal France (Benneteau/Llodra)W
2012 Semifinal Spain (Granollers/López)W
2013 1st round Brazil (Melo/Soares)L
2013 Quarterfinal Serbia (Bozoljac/Zimonjić)L
2014 1st round Great Britain (Fleming/Inglot)W
2014 Play-off Slovakia (Gombos/Lacko)W
2015 1st round Great Britain (Inglot/Murray)W
2016 1st round Australia (Hewitt/Peers)W
2016 Quarterfinal Croatia (Čilić/Dodig)L

Grand Slam tournaments

Men's doubles: 30 (16–14)

By winning the 2006 Wimbledon title, Bryan completed the men's doubles Career Grand Slam. He became the 19th individual player and, with Mike Bryan, the 7th doubles pair to achieve this.

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner2003French OpenClay Mike Bryan Paul Haarhuis
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up2003US OpenHard Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up2004Australian OpenHard Mike Bryan Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up2005Australian Open (2)Hard Mike Bryan Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up2005French OpenClay Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up2005WimbledonGrass Mike Bryan Stephen Huss
Wesley Moodie
6–7(4–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
Winner2005US OpenHard Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–1, 6–4
Winner2006Australian OpenHard Mike Bryan Martin Damm
Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up2006French Open (2)Clay Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 5–7
Winner2006WimbledonGrass Mike Bryan Fabrice Santoro
Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner2007Australian Open (2)Hard Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up2007Wimbledon (2)Grass Mike Bryan Arnaud Clément
Michaël Llodra
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner2008US Open (2)Hard Mike Bryan Lukáš Dlouhý
Leander Paes
7–6(7–5), 7–6(12–10)
Winner2009Australian Open (3)Hard Mike Bryan Mahesh Bhupathi
Mark Knowles
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up2009Wimbledon (3)Grass Mike Bryan Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Winner2010Australian Open (4)Hard Mike Bryan Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner2010US Open (3)Hard Mike Bryan Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4)
Winner2011Australian Open (5)Hard Mike Bryan Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
Winner2011Wimbledon (2)Grass Mike Bryan Robert Lindstedt
Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up2012Australian Open (3)Hard Mike Bryan Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
6–7(1–7), 2–6
Runner-up2012French Open (3)Clay Mike Bryan Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor
4–6, 4–6
Winner2012US Open (4)Hard Mike Bryan Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 6–4
Winner2013Australian Open (6)Hard Mike Bryan Robin Haase
Igor Sijsling
6–3, 6–4
Winner2013French Open (2)Clay Mike Bryan Michaël Llodra
Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner2013Wimbledon (3)Grass Mike Bryan Ivan Dodig
Marcelo Melo
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up2014Wimbledon (4)Grass Mike Bryan Jack Sock
Vasek Pospisil
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner2014US Open (5)Hard Mike Bryan Marcel Granollers
Marc López
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up2015French Open (4)Clay Mike Bryan Ivan Dodig
Marcelo Melo
7–6(7–5), 6–7(5–7), 5–7
Runner-up2016French Open (5)Clay Mike Bryan Feliciano López
Marc López
4–6, 7–6(8–6), 3–6
Runner-up2017Australian Open (4)Hard Mike Bryan Henri Kontinen
John Peers
5–7, 5–7

Mixed doubles: 9 (7–2)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up2002US OpenHard Katarina Srebotnik Lisa Raymond
Mike Bryan
7–6(11–9), 7–6(7–1)
Winner2003US OpenHard Katarina Srebotnik Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Daniel Nestor
5–7, 7–5, [10–5]
Winner2004US Open (2)Hard Vera Zvonareva Alicia Molik
Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up2006WimbledonGrass Venus Williams Vera Zvonareva
Andy Ram
6–3, 6–2
Winner2006US Open (3)Hard Martina Navratilova Květa Peschke
Martin Damm
6–2, 6–3
Winner2008French OpenClay Victoria Azarenka Katarina Srebotnik
Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner2008WimbledonGrass Samantha Stosur Katarina Srebotnik
Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–4
Winner2009French Open (2)Clay Liezel Huber Vania King
Marcelo Melo
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
Winner2010US Open (4)Hard Liezel Huber Květa Peschke
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 6–4

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# A P Z# PO G F-S SF-B NMS NH
(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (A) absent; (P) postponed; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (F-S) silver or (SF-B) bronze Olympic medal; a (NMS) downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.

Doubles

Tournament19951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020SRW–LWin%
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R QF 3R F F W W QF W W W F W 3R 3R 3R F SF QF 3R 6 / 21 77–15 84%
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF W SF F F QF QF SF 2R SF F W QF F F 2R A 3R A 2 / 20 68–18 79%
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 1R SF SF QF 3R F W F SF F QF W SF W F QF QF 2R A 3R NH 3 / 20 72–17 81%
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R SF F 3R W 3R QF W SF W 1R W SF W 1R QF SF A 3R A 5 / 24 67–19 78%
Win–Loss 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 3–3 4–4 6–4 14–4 14–3 13–4 21–3 18–2 17–3 16–3 19–3 16–2 16–2 20–3 22–1 16–3 10–4 13–4 11–4 4–1 9–4 2–1 16 / 85 284–69 80.45%
Year-End Championship
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify (DNQ) RR A W W SF RR A F W SF SF RR F W SF SF RR DNQ A DNQ 4 / 15 36–23 61%

Mixed doubles

Martina Navratilova gives Bob Bryan a hand. The pair won the 2006 Mixed Doubles title at the US Open.
Tournament1999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020SRW–LWin %
Australian Open A A A QF 1R 1R QF QF QF A A 2R 2R A QF A A QF A A A A 0 / 10 14–10 58%
French Open 2R QF A SF QF QF A SF QF W W A A 1R A A 1R QF A A A A 2 / 12 27–10 73%
Wimbledon QF 1R QF QF 2R SF 2R F 3R W QF 2R QF SF A 3R 2R A A A A A 1 / 16 37–15 71%
US Open A A 1R F W W QF W 2R A A W 2R 2R A A A A A A A A 4 / 10 29–6 83%
Win–Loss 4–2 3–2 3–2 12–4 8–3 10–3 4–3 14–3 6–4 11–0 7–1 7–2 5–3 4–3 2–1 2–1 0–2 4–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–0 7 / 48 106–41 57%

References

  1. "Bob Bryan". ATP World Tour. Retrieved April 15, 2019.
  2. "ATP Players of the Decade 2000–2009". ATP Tennis. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  3. Mitchell, Kevin (January 16, 2019). "Andy Murray's career could be saved by metal hip implant, says Bob Bryan". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  4. https://www.atptour.com/en/news/bryan-brothers-announce-retirement-2020
  5. "ESPN Bio:Bob Bryan". ESPN. Retrieved February 3, 2009.
  6. "ATP Bio:Bob Bryan". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  7. ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/17/03 Archived April 10, 2009, at the Wayback Machine,
  8. ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/21/05 Archived March 2, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/20/06 Archived June 7, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/19/07 Archived July 5, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  11. "World TeamTennis Adds Stars Tiafoe, Puig, Roanic, Bouchard, & Sock As Rosters Set For 2020". WTT.com. June 16, 2020.
  12. "Bob Bryan profile". imdb.com. Retrieved February 3, 2009.
  13. Making Music Magazine feature Archived December 18, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, 2010; accessed July 9, 2014.
  14. "The Formula". Archived from the original on June 21, 2003. Retrieved November 3, 2008.
  15. http://www.daviscup.com/en/teams/team.aspx?id=USA
Awards
Preceded by
Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić & Daniel Nestor
ITF Men's doubles World Champion
(with Mike Bryan)

2003–07
2009–14
Succeeded by
Nenad Zimonjić & Daniel Nestor
Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău
Preceded by
Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor
Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić & Daniel Nestor
ATP Doubles Team of the Year
(with Mike Bryan)

2003
2005–07
2009–14
Succeeded by
Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić & Daniel Nestor
Jean-Julien Rojer & Horia Tecău
Preceded by
None
ATP Fans' Favorite Team
(with Mike Bryan)

2006–17
Succeeded by
Mike Bryan & Jack Sock
Preceded by
Andy Murray
Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year
(with Mike Bryan)

2015
Succeeded by
Marin Čilić
Records
Preceded by
John McEnroe
Most Weeks at World No. 1 (Doubles)
(with Mike Bryan)

December 12, 2011 – November 5, 2012
Succeeded by
Mike Bryan
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