Bryan Brothers Retiring in 2020
The most successful team of doubles in tennis history has announced that the 2020 Season will be their last with the tour. This shocked many, as most players announcing retirement, have surpassed their prime years. The Bryan Brothers are far from being past their prime, with the identical twins winning the Miami Open and all three finals for the 2019 Tour. Mike Bryan was ranked number one with the ATP Tour. Many speculate the brothers are retiring to venture onto new projects. It’s now estimated that their final doubles match with being at the 202 United States Open.
It wouldn’t be surprising if the brothers retired at the United States ATP Open. It was here that the brother began their professional career in 1995. They have the highest records for all double’s standings, destroying all prior title holders. This proved their capabilities and longevity towards playing on the tour for multiple decades. After 25 Years, the two haven’t been outside the top ten. They have played more than one thousand matches and hold sixteen grand slams together. Collectively, their winning percentage has been 75%. This is higher than any other tennis stars in history.
Bob and Mike Bryan weren’t only professional players for self prosperity. The brothers also assisted their home country with multiple national events, included the Davis Cup. Their strength as a unit was so evident that at one point, they fought off four tennis stars as a doubles team. Their flexibility towards handling any situation regarding tennis is apparent. Subsequently, they boasted a 24 to 5 Record at the David Cup. Not even Patrick McEnroe and Jim Courier could stop the strength that is the Bryan Brothers.
These American Tennis Stars have been so prevalent in their sport that they were selected for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, where they won the Bronze for the United States of America. Four years later, the brothers would arrive at Wimbledon and take gold. Their final international competition will be at the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, where they hope to make gold for the United States.
These brothers are retiring to pursue other passions. Both are musicians, athletes for charities and operate their foundation. They have been significant advocates towards helping children through music and arts. However, the brothers will always be known for their relentless attitude as the best doubles in tennis.