Bryan brothers announce retirement days forward of US Open

New York, August 27

Bob and Mike Bryan, probably the most profitable males’s doubles staff within the historical past of tennis, are bringing the curtain down on their 22-year skilled careers days forward of the US Open, the positioning of their main debut in 1995, the ATP mentioned on Thursday.

The Bryans, 42, captured an expert period report 119 titles collectively, together with 16 Grand Slams, 39 ATP Masters 1000s and the ATP Finals title 4 instances.

“We feel it’s the right time to walk away,” mentioned Mike. “We’ve given over 20 years to the Tour, and we at the moment are trying ahead to the subsequent chapter of our lives.

“We feel blessed to have been able to play the game of doubles for so long. We are grateful to have had the opportunities in the beginning of the year to play and say our goodbyes to the fans.”

The Californian pair have been the top-ranked doubles staff on the planet for 438 weeks and have become the primary staff to clinch a Career Golden Masters in 2014 with their Shanghai triumph which meant that they had gained all 9 ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.

They additionally gained Olympic gold at London 2012 and have been a part of the US Davis Cup-winning staff in 2007.

“We’re most proud of the way we devoted ourselves completely to the game,” mentioned Bob. “Our loyalty towards one another by no means wavered and we’re leaving skilled tennis with zero regrets.

“We’ll miss the competition and camaraderie amongst the players. We’ll also miss the excitement of gearing up for a big match and playing for the roar of the fans.”

Mike claimed two extra Grand Slam titles with Jack Sock in 2018 after his brother was sidelined with a hip damage.

The Bryans will exit on a successful word, having lifted the Delray Beach Open title in February earlier than the season was halted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

They end their careers with a 1,108-359 staff report. Reuters

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