After the Bryan Brothers captured the recent Wimbledon Doubles Title, their third, there can be little debate about their position in tennis history as the greatest ever doubles pair. But what can the average recreational, or junior player learn from them? The answer is, a lot!
Before you read on to discover some of the Bryan Brothers tips and tactics here is an article from CBS Sports about the recent win.
Identical twins Mike and Bob Bryan completed the Golden Slam on Saturday with a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 victory in the Wimbledon finals, cementing the California natives as the reigning champions of all four Grand Slams as well as last year’s Olympic gold. They became the first men’s doubles team in Open-era history to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously. Tennis players don’t get much more accomplished than that. About the only thing left for the brothers to achieve is to catch Australians Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman, who together won seven straight Grand Slams over 1951 and 1952, then in the pre-Open era. “It feels pretty sweet. We never dreamed that we’d put up this type of career,” Mike said to ESPN following the brothers’ victory over Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig. “We got out there and we didn’t think we were gonna be nervous, but I’ve never whiffed a ball. I whiffed a ball on the second game, but we kept our energy strong,” he said. Their nerves were apparent after the duo lost the first five games of the match. The brothers now own 91 career doubles titles, 15 Grand Slam championships, three Wimbledon championships and are currently riding a 24-match winning streak. When they took the final point of their championship match, which came in just under two hours, the two 35-year-old brothers enacted their customary chest bump. “This has been the best period of our career by far,” Bob said. “Doubles takes a long time to figure out and we feel like we got it now. We wanna do this for as long as we’re having fun. You’ll probably see us out here when we’re 50.”
Lessons from the Bryan Brothers
The following video series is from the Bryan Brothers play book and gives you an insight into many of their tactics, thinking and understanding of the game of doubles.
If you would like to view more videos from Bob and Mike Bryan check out the following address http://www.bryanbrosplaybook.com