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Full name  Robert Charles Bryan
Name  Bob Bryan
Children  Micaela Bryan
College  Stanford
Siblings  Mike Bryan

Turned pro  1998
Height  1.91 m
Country (sports)  United States
Role  Tennis player
Parents  Kathy Bryan, Wayne Bryan

Residence  Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, U.S.
Born  April 29, 1978 (age 37) Camarillo, California, U.S. (1978-04-29)
Plays  Left-handed (one-handed backhand)
Spouse  Michelle Alvarez (m. 2010)
Similar People  Mike Bryan, Daniel Nestor, Nenad Zimonjic, Marcelo Melo, Ivan Dodig
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Robert Charles Bryan (born April 29, 1978) is an American male professional tennis player. He has won twenty-three Grand Slam titles: 16 in men's doubles and 7 in mixed doubles. He turned professional in 1998. With his twin brother Mike, he has been world No. 1 doubles player for much of the last several years, first achieving the top ranking in September 2003. The brothers were named ATP Team of the Decade for 2000–2009. The brothers became the second men's doubles team to complete the career golden slam at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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  • 16 Grand Slam men's doubles titles
  • 29 Grand Slam men's doubles finals
  • 10-time ITF World Champions
  • 109 ATP Titles and 161 ATP Finals
  • 439 weeks at #1
  • 1000+ team match wins
  • 10 consecutive years of winning at least 1 Grand Slam
  • 8 time ATP Fans' Favorite Doubles Team and ATP Team of the Decade
  • "Bryan Golden Slam" (only team to simultaneously hold all Grand Slam titles and an Olympic Gold Medal)
  • 7 consecutive Grand Slam finals (2005 Australian–2006 Wimbledon)
  • 32 Masters 1000 titles
  • "Career Golden Masters" (only players in history to win all 9 Masters 1000 events)
  • Junior

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    He finished the year as the no. 1 ranked singles player in the nation in 1998 after winning the clay court nationals and reaching the finals of Kalamazoo. The brothers were back-to-back Kalamazoo doubles champions in 1995 and 1996 and won the US Open Junior doubles title in 1996.

    College

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    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 TeamTennis

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

    ATP Tour

    With his twin brother Mike (who is the older by two minutes), Bob has won 112 doubles titles, including sixteen 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. In 2006, the Bryan brothers won Wimbledon and the Australian Open and completed a Career Grand Slam. Having won the 2012 US Open, they followed up by winning the first three majors of 2013, and thus held all four titles at once. They could not complete the calendar year Grand Slam, however, as they lost in the semi-finals of the 2013 US Open.

    They have been the year-ending top-ranked team ten times: in 2003 2005, 2006 and 2007, and then each year from 2009 to 2014 inclusive.

    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-court

    The Bryans guest starred on 8 Simple Rules. They were featured on the Jan/Feb 2010 cover of Making Music Magazine. Their father, Wayne Bryan, wrote a book about his sons, The Formula: Raising Your Child to be a Champion.

    Personal life

    Bob Bryan married Florida attorney Michelle Alvarez in North Miami Beach on December 13, 2010; the couple have three children, Micaela, born January 31, 2012, Robert Blake "Bobby Jr.", born December 24, 2013 and Richard Charles "Richie" October 27, 2015.

    Davis Cup record (24–4)

    Together with his twin brother Mike Bryan, the pair has won the most Davis Cup matches of any doubles team for the United States. Bob holds the record for most years played (14) in the Davis Cup for the U.S. He also holds a 4-2 career record in singles ties.

    Men's Doubles: 30 (16–14)

    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.

    References

    Bob Bryan Wikipedia


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