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Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan at the 2009 Wimbledon Championships 01.jpg
Country U.S.
Residence Wesley Chapel, Florida, U.S.
Date of birth April 29, 1978 (1978-04-29) (age 31)
Place of birth Camarillo, California, U.S.
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg)
Turned pro 1998
Plays Left-handed; one-handed backhand
Career prize money US$6,217,384
Singles
Career record 21–40
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 116 (November 13, 2000)
Grand Slam results
Wimbledon 2R (2001)
US Open 2R (1998)
Major tournaments
Doubles
Career record 586–206
Career titles 56
Highest ranking No. 1 (September 8, 2003)
Australian Open W (2006, 2007, 2009)
French Open W (2003)
Wimbledon W (2006)
US Open W (2005, 2008)
Major doubles tournaments
Tour Finals W (2003, 2004, 2009)
Olympic Games Bronze (2008)
Mixed Doubles
Career record
Career titles 6
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
French Open W (2008, 2009)
Wimbledon W (2008)
US Open W (2003, 2004, 2006)
Last updated on: November 9, 2009.
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Olympic Games
Bronze Beijing 2008 Doubles
Pan American Games
Bronze Winnipeg 1999 Doubles

Robert ("Bob") Charles Bryan was born on April 29, 1978, in Camarillo, California and is an American male professional tennis player. With his twin brother Mike, he has been a World No. 1 doubles player for the last several years. He has won thirteen Grand Slam titles, including seven in men's doubles and six in mixed doubles. He turned professional in 1998.

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Tennis career

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 Team Tennis

Both brothers started their professional careers playing World TeamTennis for teams like the Idaho Sneakers through the current season for the Kansas City Explorers.[1]

ATP Tour

With his twin brother Mike (who is the older by two minutes), Bob has won 54 doubles titles,[2] including seven 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.[3] 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. Four times they were the year-ending top-ranked team, in 2003[4] 2005,[5] 2006,[6] and 2007.[7]

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 the Court

The Bryans guest starred on 8 Simple Rules.[8]

Bob's father Wayne Bryan wrote a book about the Bryan Brothers named "The Formula: Raising your Child to Be a Champion".[9]

Davis Cup record (15-2)

Martina Navratilova gives Bob Bryan a hand

Together with his twin brother Mike Bryan, he team the pair that won most Davis Cup doubles for the US.

Opponent Result
Switzerland (Wawrinka/Allegro) W
Slovak Republic (Beck/Hrbatý) W
Austria (Knowle/Melzer) W
Sweden (Björkman/T.Johansson) W
Belerus (Mirnyi/Volchkov) W
Spain (Ferrero/Robredo) W
Croatia (Ančić/Ljubičić ) L
Belgium (Rochus/Vliegen) W
Romania (Hănescu/Tecau) W
Chile (Capdeville/Garcia) W
Russia (Tursunov/Youzhny) W
Czech Republic (Dlouhý/Vízner) W
Spain (Lopez/Verdasco) W
Sweden (Aspelin/Björkman) W
Russia (Andreev/Daveydenko) W
Austria (Knowle/Melzer) W
France (Clément/Llodra) L

Major finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 15 (7-8)

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 in the final Score in the final
Winner 2003 French Open Clay United States Mike Bryan Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov
7–6(3), 6–3
Runner-up 2003 US Open Hard United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Todd Woodbridge
5–7, 6–0, 7–5
Runner-up 2004 Australian Open Hard United States Mike Bryan France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–6(4), 6–3
Runner-up 2005 Australian Open (2) Hard United States Mike Bryan Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2005 French Open Clay United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
2–6, 6–1, 6–4
Runner-up 2005 Wimbledon Grass United States Mike Bryan Australia Stephen Huss
South Africa Wesley Moodie
7–6(4), 6–3, 6–7(2), 6–3
Winner 2005 US Open Hard United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–1, 6–4
Winner 2006 Australian Open Hard United States Mike Bryan Czech Republic Martin Damm
India Leander Paes
4–6, 6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 French Open (2) Clay United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–7(5), 6–4, 7–5
Winner 2006 Wimbledon Grass United States Mike Bryan France Fabrice Santoro
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 4–6, 6–4, 6–2
Winner 2007 Australian Open (2) Hard United States Mike Bryan Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 2007 Wimbledon (2) Grass United States Mike Bryan France Arnaud Clément
France Michaël Llodra
6–7(5), 6–3, 6–4, 6–4
Winner 2008 US Open (2) Hard United States Mike Bryan Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý
India Leander Paes
7–6(5), 7–6(10)
Winner 2009 Australian Open (3) Hard United States Mike Bryan India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
2–6, 7–5, 6–0
Runner-up 2009 Wimbledon (3) Grass United States Mike Bryan Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7), 6–7(3), 7–6(5), 6–3

Mixed doubles: 8 (6-2)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Runner-up 2002 US Open Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik United States Lisa Raymond
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(9), 7–6(1)
Winner 2003 US Open Hard Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik Russia Lina Krasnoroutskaya
Canada Daniel Nestor
5–7, 7–5, [10–5]
Winner 2004 US Open (2) Hard Russia Vera Zvonareva Australia Alicia Molik
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 6–4
Runner-up 2006 Wimbledon Grass United States Venus Williams Russia Vera Zvonareva
Israel Andy Ram
6–3, 6–2
Winner 2006 US Open (3) Hard United States Martina Navratilova Czech Republic Kveta Peschke
Czech Republic Martin Damm
6–2, 6–3
Winner 2008 French Open Clay Belarus Victoria Azarenka Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia Nenad Zimonjic
6–2, 7–6(4)
Winner 2008 Wimbledon Grass Australia Samantha Stosur Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
United States Mike Bryan
7–5, 6–4
Winner 2009 French Open (2) Clay United States Liezel Huber United States Vania King
Brazil Marcelo Melo
5–7, 7–6(5), [10–7]

Grand Slam men's doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Career SR
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R QF 3R F F W W QF W 3 / 10
French Open A A A A 2R 2R 2R QF W SF F F QF QF SF 1 / 11
Wimbledon A A A A 3R 1R SF SF QF 3R F W F SF F 1 / 11
US Open 1R 1R 1R 1R 1R QF 2R SF F 3R W 3R QF W SF 2 / 15
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 7 / 47

A = did not participate in the tournament.

SR = the ratio of the number of Grand Slam men's doubles tournaments won to the number of those tournaments played.

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