Bob Bryan

Bob Bryan

Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan at the 2015 French Open
Full name Robert Charles Bryan
Country (sports)  United States
Residence Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, U.S.
Born (1978-04-29) April 29, 1978
Camarillo, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
College Stanford
Coach(es) David Macpherson (2005–)
Prize money US$ 13,148,517
Singles
Career record 21–40 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 116 (November 13, 2000)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q3 (2000)
French Open Q1 (2000)
Wimbledon 2R (2001)
US Open 2R (1998)
Doubles
Career record 948-284 (ATP Tour and Grand Slam main draws, and in Davis Cup)
Career titles 109
Highest ranking No. 1 (September 8, 2003)
Current ranking No. 1 (April 28, 2014)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
French Open W (2003, 2013)
Wimbledon W (2006, 2011, 2013)
US Open W (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2003, 2004, 2009, 2014)
Olympic Games Gold Medal (2012)
Bronze Medal (2008)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 7
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open QF (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013)
French Open W (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon W (2008)
US Open W (2003, 2004, 2006, 2010)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games 1R (2012)
Last updated on: July 9, 2014.
Olympic medal record
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
2012 London Doubles
2008 Beijing Doubles
Pan American Games
1999 Winnipeg Doubles

Robert Charles "Bob" Bryan (born April 29, 1978) is an American male professional tennis player. He and his twin brother, Mike, are current world no. 1 doubles players and have spent over 380 weeks in this position. He has won twenty-three Grand Slam titles: 16 in men's doubles and 7 in mixed doubles. He turned professional in 1998. The brothers were named ATP Team of the Decade for 2000–2009.[1] The brothers became the second men's doubles team to complete the career golden slam at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Contents

  • Tennis career 1
    • Doubles Records 1.1
    • Junior 1.2
    • College 1.3
    • World TeamTennis 1.4
    • ATP Tour 1.5
  • Off-court 2
  • Personal life 3
  • Davis Cup record (24–4) 4
  • Grand Slam tournaments 5
    • Men's singles 5.1
    • Men's Doubles: 28 (16–12) 5.2
      • Timeline 5.2.1
    • Mixed doubles: 9 (7–2) 5.3
      • Timeline 5.3.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Tennis career

Doubles Records

  • 16 Grand Slam mens doubles titles
  • 27 Grand Slam mens doubles finals
  • 10-time ITF World Champions
  • 106 ATP Titles and 153 ATP Finals
  • 397+ weeks at #1
  • 1000+ team match wins
  • 10 consecutive years of winning at least 1 Grand Slam
  • 8 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)
  • 32 Masters 1000 titles
  • "Career Golden Masters" (only players in history to win all 9 Masters 1000 events)

Junior

He finished the year as the number one 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.

World TeamTennis

Both brothers started their professional careers playing World TeamTennis for teams like the Idaho Sneakers through the current season for the Kansas City Explorers.[2]

ATP Tour

With his twin brother Mike (who is the older by two minutes), Bob has won 89 doubles titles,[3] 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.[4] In 2006, the Bryan brothers won Wimbledon and the Australian Open and completed a Career Grand Slam. They repeated their Australian Open victory in 2007. As of February 2, 2009, the Bryan brothers both as a team and individually are ranked World No. 1 by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Six times they were the year-ending top-ranked team, in 2003[5] 2005,[6] 2006,[7] and 2007,[8] 2009, and 2010.

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.

Off-court

The Bryans guest starred on 8 Simple Rules.[9] They were featured on the Jan/Feb 2010 cover of Making Music Magazine.[10] Their father, Wayne Bryan, wrote a book about his sons, The Formula: Raising Your Child to be a Champion.[11]

Personal life

Bob Bryan married Florida attorney Michelle Alvarez in North Miami Beach on December 13, 2010; the couple have three children, Micaela (31/1/2012), Bobby Jr. (24/12/2013) and Richard Charles "Richie" (27/10/2015).

Davis Cup record (24–4)

Together with his twin brother Mike Bryan, the pair have won the most Davis Cup matches of any team in doubles for the US. In 2010 he won the doubles match in Serbia with John Isner. Bob has a 4–2 record in singles matches.

Opponent Result
Switzerland (Wawrinka/Allegro) W
Slovak Republic (Beck/Hrbatý) W
Austria (Knowle/Melzer) W
Sweden (Björkman/T.Johansson) W
Belarus (Mirnyi/Volchkov) W
Spain (Ferrero/Robredo) W
Croatia (Ančić/Ljubičić ) L
Belgium (Rochus/Vliegen) W
Romania (Hănescu/Tecău) W
Chile (Capdeville/Garcia) W
Russia (Tursunov/Youzhny) W
Czech Republic (Dlouhý/Vízner) W
Spain (López/Verdasco) W
Sweden (Aspelin/Björkman) W
Russia (Andreev/Davydenko) W
Austria (Knowle/Melzer) W
France (Clément/Llodra) L
Chile (Aguilar/Massú) W
Spain (Verdasco/Granollers) W
Sweden (Björkman/Aspelin) W
Serbia (Zimonjić/Tipsarević) W
France (Benneteau/Llodra) W
Brazil (Melo/Soares) L
Serbia (Zimonjić/Bozoljac) L
Great Britain (Fleming/Inglot) W
Slovakia (Lacko/Gombos) W
Great Britain (Inglot/Murray) W

Grand Slam tournaments

Men's singles

Tournament 1998 1999 2000 2001
Australian Open
French Open
Wimbledon 2R
US Open 2R 1R 1R 1R

Men's Doubles: 28 (16–12)

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
Winner 2003 French Open Clay Mike Bryan Paul Haarhuis
Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(7–3), 6–3
Runner-up 2003 US Open Hard Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
7–5, 0–6, 5–7
Runner-up 2004 Australian Open Hard Mike Bryan Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
6–7(4–7), 3–6
Runner-up 2005 Australian Open (2) Hard Mike Bryan Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2005 French Open Clay Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–2, 1–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2005 Wimbledon Grass Mike Bryan Stephen Huss
Wesley Moodie
6–7(4–7), 3–6, 7–6(7–2), 3–6
Winner 2005 US Open Hard Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2006 Australian Open Hard Mike Bryan Martin Damm
Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 French Open (2) Clay Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
7–6(7–5), 4–6, 5–7
Winner 2006 Wimbledon Grass Mike Bryan Fabrice Santoro
Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2007 Australian Open (2) Hard Mike Bryan Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 2007 Wimbledon (2) Grass Mike Bryan Arnaud Clément
Michaël Llodra
7–6(7–5), 3–6, 4–6, 4–6
Winner 2008 US Open (2) Hard Mike Bryan Lukáš Dlouhý
Leander Paes
7–6(7–5), 7–6(12–10)
Winner 2009 Australian Open (3) Hard Mike Bryan Mahesh Bhupathi
Mark Knowles
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 2009 Wimbledon (3) Grass Mike Bryan Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(7–9), 7–6(7–3), 6–7(5–7), 3–6
Winner 2010 Australian Open (4) Hard Mike Bryan Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
6–3, 6–7(5–7), 6–3
Winner 2010 US Open (3) Hard Mike Bryan Rohan Bopanna
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2011 Australian Open (5) Hard Mike Bryan Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2011 Wimbledon (2) Grass Mike Bryan Robert Lindstedt
Horia Tecău
6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–2)
Runner-up 2012 Australian Open (3) Hard Mike Bryan Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
6–7(1–7), 2–6
Runner-up 2012 French Open (3) Clay Mike Bryan Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor
4–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 US Open (4) Hard Mike Bryan Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2013 Australian Open (6) Hard Mike Bryan Robin Haase
Igor Sijsling
6–3, 6–4
Winner 2013 French Open (2) Clay Mike Bryan Michaël Llodra
Nicolas Mahut
6–4, 4–6, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2013 Wimbledon (3) Grass Mike Bryan Ivan Dodig
Marcelo Melo
3–6, 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2014 Wimbledon Grass Mike Bryan Jack Sock
Vasek Pospisil
6–7(5–7), 7–6(7–3), 4–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 2014 US Open (5) Hard Mike Bryan Marcel Granollers
Marc López
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2015 French Open (4) Clay Mike Bryan Ivan Dodig
Marcelo Melo
7-6(7-5), 6-7(5-7), 5-7

Timeline

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 SR
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R QF 3R F F W W QF W W W F W 3R 3R 6 / 16
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF W SF F F QF QF SF 2R SF F W QF F 2 / 17
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 1R SF SF QF 3R F W F SF F QF W SF W F QF 3 / 17
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R SF F 3R W 3R QF W SF W 1R W SF W 1R 5 / 21
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 2 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 1 / 4 2 / 4 2 / 4 1 / 4 3 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 16 / 71

Mixed doubles: 9 (7–2)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 2002 US Open Hard Katarina Srebotnik Lisa Raymond
Mike Bryan
7–6(11–9), 7–6(7–1)
Winner 2003 US Open Hard Katarina Srebotnik Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Daniel Nestor
5–7, 7–5, [10–5]
Winner 2004 US Open (2) Hard Vera Zvonareva Alicia Molik
Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 Wimbledon Grass Venus Williams Vera Zvonareva
Andy Ram
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2006 US Open (3) Hard Martina Navratilova Květa Peschke
Martin Damm
6–2, 6–3
Winner 2008 French Open Clay Victoria Azarenka Katarina Srebotnik
Nenad Zimonjić
6–2, 7–6(7–4)
Winner 2008 Wimbledon Grass Samantha Stosur Katarina Srebotnik
Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–4
Winner 2009 French Open (2) Clay Liezel Huber Vania King
Marcelo Melo
5–7, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
Winner 2010 US Open (4) Hard Liezel Huber Květa Peschke
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
6–4, 6–4

Timeline

Martina Navratilova gives Bob Bryan a hand. The pair won the 2006 Mixed Doubles title at the US Open.
Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR W–L
Australian Open A A A QF 1R 1R QF QF QF A A 2R 2R A QF A 0 / 9 12–9
French Open 2R QF A SF QF QF A SF QF W W A A 1R A A 2 / 10 25–8
Wimbledon QF 1R QF QF 2R SF 2R F 3R W QF 2R QF SF A 3R 1 / 15 37–14
US Open A A 1R F W W QF W 2R A A W 2R 2R A A 4 / 10 29–6
W–L 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 7 / 44 102–37

References

  1. ^ "ATP Players of the Decade 2000–2009". ATP Tennis. Retrieved January 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ Listed as team members on those sites.
  3. ^ "ESPN Bio:Bob Bryan".  
  4. ^ "ATP Bio:Bob Bryan".  
  5. ^ ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/17/03,
  6. ^ ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/21/05
  7. ^ ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/20/06
  8. ^ ATP Team Doubles Rankings For 11/19/07
  9. ^ "Bob Bryan profile". imdb.com. Retrieved February 3, 2009. 
  10. ^ featureMaking Music Magazine, 2010; accessed July 9, 2014.
  11. ^ "The Formula". Retrieved November 3, 2008. 

External links

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
Incumbent
Preceded by
Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor
Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić & Daniel Nestor
ATP Doubles Team of the Year
(with Mike Bryan)

2003
200507
200914
Succeeded by
Mark Knowles & Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić & Daniel Nestor
Incumbent
Preceded by
New title
ATP Fans' Favorite Team
(with Mike Bryan)

2006–14
Succeeded by
Incumbent
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