New York, August 19
Bob and Mike Bryan, essentially the most profitable doubles pair within the historical past of tennis, weren’t on the entry listing for the US Open launched on Wednesday, elevating the prospect that the 42-year-old twins might have chosen to finish their skilled careers.
The Californian pair, well-known for his or her trademark chest-bump celebration, had beforehand introduced they might bid farewell after this yr’s match at Flushing Meadows, scene of their Grand Slam debut in 1995.
In an interview final month after a World Tennis Tour occasion on the Greenbrier in West Virginia, they stated they’d not but determined whether or not they have been completed competing.
“We love this life. We had a great run if this is over,” Bob Bryan stated.
“We’re gonna sit down and if we decide to come back and play in 2021, then you’ll probably see us play the US Open just to keep it going,” he said. “If we resolve to close it down in 2021, this is likely to be it. So who is aware of.”
Playing nearly completely with one another all through their 25-year careers, the Bryans captured an expert period report 119 titles, together with 16 Grand Slam wins, 39 ATP Masters 1000s and the ATP Finals title 4 occasions.
The Bryans additionally gained Olympic gold at London 2012 and have been a part of the US Davis Cup-winning staff in 2007, the accomplishments they’ve stated they have been essentially the most happy with.
Mike claimed two extra Grand Slam titles with Jack Sock in 2018 after Bob was sidelined with a hip harm. Reuters