Bryan brothers to bow out after 2020 U.S. Open


FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 500 – Fever-Tree Championships – The Queen’s Membership, London, Britain – June 22, 2019 Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan of the U.S. in motion throughout their semi ultimate doubles match towards Rajeev Ram of the U.S. and Britain’s Joe Salisbury Motion Photos by way of Information/Tony O’Brien

LONDON (Information) – Bob and Mike Bryan, the best doubles pair within the historical past of tennis, have introduced they are going to finish what they describe as a “magical trip” in 2020 after another crack on the U.S. Open.

The 41-year-old Californian twins, well-known for his or her trademark chest-bump celebration, will bid farewell at Flushing Meadows, scene of their Grand Slam debut in 1995.

Taking part in nearly solely with one another all through their 25-year careers, the Bryans captured knowledgeable period file 118 titles, together with 16 Grand Slam titles, 39 ATP Masters 1000s and the ATP Finals title 4 instances.

The Bryans additionally gained Olympic gold at London 2012 and had been a part of the U.S. Davis Cup-winning workforce in 2007.

Mike claimed two extra Grand Slam titles with Jack Sock in 2018 after Bob was sidelined with a hip harm.

“Mike and I selected to complete our 2019 season after the U.S. Open, even realizing there was a powerful probability we’d qualify for the ATP Finals,” Bob mentioned in an ATP assertion on Wednesday.

“After a lot dialogue, we determined that it will be greatest to relaxation our minds and strengthen our our bodies in preparation for 2020 which will likely be our ultimate season on the ATP Tour.

“For the final 21 years, now we have been so grateful for the chance to dwell out our goals of taking part in skilled tennis. It has really been a magical trip.”

Reporting by Martyn Herman, enhancing by Ed Osmond