The Bryan twins make history at Wimbledon!
For decades, most of my friends and family know that during the two weeks of Wimbledon, I’m pretty distracted and glued to the TV watching matches when I’m not working.
This year, the Supreme Court decisions came down, marriages resumed in California and Roger Federer lost in the second round.
So, I’ve barely watched any at all – not even today’s unlikely women’s final in which France’s Marion Bartoli beat Germany’s Sabine Lisicki who had upset Serena Williams in the 4th round.
But tomorrow’s men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray has all the ingredients to be a classic and while I like both players, I’m rooting for reigning US Open and Olympic champion Murray to win!
Speaking of winners, the Bryan brothers – twins Mike and Bob – continued to add to their all-time greatness today by winning a third men’s doubles title.
The AP Reports: Their 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 win over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo wrapped up the Bryan Slam, making the 35-year-old identical twins from California the first men’s doubles team in the history of Open-era tennis to hold all four major titles at the same time.
”It just feels like we’re adding nuts and whipped cream and cherries to our great career,” Bob Bryan said after the match. ”We said that a few years ago: If we retire today, we feel like we’ve done it all. Let’s go have some fun and add to whatever this is.”
They now have 15 Grand Slam tournament victories, improving on the record they broke at the Australian Open when they surpassed John Newcombe and Tony Roche as the winningest men’s pairing of all time.
The victory made the Bryans the first team to hold all the slams along with an Olympic gold medal. If they win the U.S. Open in September, they’ll join Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman as the second men’s team to complete a calendar Grand Slam.
”I didn’t think anything could feel as sweet as the gold medal, but this one just feels like there’s a cap, a lid, or a ribbon around our career,” Mike Bryan said. ”It’s pretty cool. It’s something we never dreamed of, to try to win four in a row. It’s too hard to dominate in doubles. Maybe we had a little luck involved along the way. We just took them one at a time. It just added up.”