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'We want to end this great ride while we’re healthy and we can still compete for titles'- Bryan Brothers to retire at 2020 US Open

Leye Aduloju in ATP Tour 15 Nov 2019
  • Legendary doubles pair, Bob and Mike Bryan have announced that they will end their illustrious careers at the 2020 US Open
  • The Bryan brothers have won 118 men's doubles titles, including 16 Grand Slams
The Bryan Brothers won the 2019 Miami Open

Legendary American twins, Bob and Mike Bryan will retire from tennis during the 2020 season.

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The doubles greats will end their illustrious careers at the 2020 US Open, a quarter of a century after they made their Grand Slam debuts as a pair in the same tournament.

The 41-year-old Americans are the most successful men's doubles team in the sport's history, winning an Open Era record 118 titles, including 16 Grand Slams and 39 Masters 1000 titles. 

The charismatic twins won all of the four Grand Slams, all nine Masters 1000 titles, and were Olympic champions in London in 2012. They were also part of the American Davis Cup winning team in 2007.



Despite not playing since the US Open, the Bryan brothers finished seventh on the ATP's Race to London, and were eligible to feature at the on-going Nitto ATP Finals, where they would have been seeking a fifth title. They however opted to end their season after Flushing Meadows so as to rest and reassess their careers.

“Mike and I chose to finish our 2019 season after the US Open, even knowing there was a strong chance we’d qualify for the [Nitto] ATP Finals,” said Bob Bryan. “After much discussion, we decided that it would be best to rest our minds and strengthen our bodies in preparation for 2020 which will be our final season on the ATP Tour.”  
“For the last 21 years, we have been so grateful for the opportunity to live out our dreams of playing professional tennis. It has truly been a magical ride. However, we want to end this great ride while we’re healthy and we can still compete for titles.”

The Bryans first ascended to the top of the rankings in September 2003, and would go on to spend a cumulative 438 weeks as the No. 1 team in the world, securing a total of 10 year-end No. 1 finishes.

“We are currently extremely motivated and excited going into our last season", said Mike Bryan, who has spent a total of 506 weeks at the top of the doubles rankings- an individual record. 
"We will enjoy and appreciate each moment we have while saying our goodbyes and giving thanks to the fans who have given us so much joy.”

The 41-year-old became the oldest ever doubles No. 1 when he reached the peak of the rankings as a 40-year-old in July 2018, while he also holds the all-time individual record for most Grand Slam men’s doubles titles (18). He claimed 16 of those titles with his brother, Bob, and a couple with Jack Sock at Wimbledon and the US Open last season, while his brother recovered from hip surgery.

The Bryans were temporarily broken up in the second half of 2018, following Bob's injury and subsequent surgery in August, but the twins joined forces again for the 2019 season, winning titles at Delray Beach and the Miami Open, and finishing runner-up in Atlanta. They also reached a milestone 1100 wins as a team during the course of the year, achieving the feat with victory over Jeremy and Fabrice Martin in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters. The pair currently sit on an impressive 1102-358 career win-loss record.


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"We want to end this great ride while we’re healthy and we can still compete for titles"- Bryan Brothers to retire at 2020 US Open

Legendary doubles pair, Bob and Mike Bryan have announced that they will end their illustrious careers at the 2020 US Open

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