Bob & Mike Bryan: Did You Know?
Bob's full name is Robert Charles Bryan...Mike's full name is Michael Carl Bryan, who is two minutes older...Parents, Wayne and Kathy, both teach tennis and they began teaching their sons at age two...Wayne is a lawyer, musician, national tennis coach, speaker and has been named WTT Coach of the Year three times (Sacramento)...He is involved in various ATP Kids’ Days and clinics and emcee work on tour...Kathy (formerly Blake) was a former player on women’s circuit and she played at Wimbledon four times, reaching mixed doubles QF in 1965.
During early days as a junior player, brothers forbidden to play each other in tournament play by his parents (if they were to play each other, they would alternate defaulting to each other)...In juniors, Bob ranked No. 1 in U.S. Boys’ 18s in 1996...Brothers won well over 100 junior doubles titles, including US Open and U.S. National Boys’ 18s in 1995 and 1996...Played at Stanford University from 1997-98 and helped team to NCAA team titles both years...In ‘98, Bob won a rare “Triple Crown” of NCAA singles, doubles (w/Mike) and team titles.
Enjoys playing basketball...The Bryan Bros. Band, with Bob on keyboards and Mike on drums and guitar, have held concerts at tournaments and charity events around the world...Provided music for ATP Doubles Revolution TV commercial and all original music for Tennis Channel program “No Strings” that they were profiled on...Their new album "Let It Rip" was released at '09 US Open, featuring David Baron, is available on iTunes and is selling well...They performed with the Counting Crows in Tampa in October 2008...Performed at 2010 Arthur Ashe Kid’s Day at the US Open...In November 2006, featured among the twins in “Doubly Delicious” section of “Sexiest Man Alive” issue of People Magazine...They have appeared in various TV Sitcoms, including Eight Simple Rules...They participate in an annual Bryan Brothers Foundation Event to raise funds for kids in need in Ventura County and do other charity work and junior tennis clinics all over United States.
They were members of winning Davis Cup team in 2007, clinching final (vs. Russia) to finish 4-0 that year...Bob has won seven Grand Slam mixed titles with as many partners and Mike two mixed titles...Bob was named to ATP Player Council in June 2006...They have thrown out first pitch at New York Yankee games twice and at Los Angeles Dodger games three times...Also rang opening bell at New York Stock Exchange in February 2006...Their favorite bands are the Counting Crows and Dave Matthews Band...In September, 2012, the USTA presented the Bryans with the first US Open Sportsmanship Award…Voted ATPWorldTour.com Fans' Favorite Team from 2005-13 and ATP Doubles Team of Year in 2003, '05-07, '09-13...
Bob married Florida attorney, Michelle Alvarez, in Miami on December 13, 2010; daughter, Micaela, born January 31, 2012; son, Bobby Jr, born December 24, 2013...Mike married Lucille Williams on 25 November 2012 at the Four Seasons Montecito, California... Coached by former ATP pro David Macpherson (since August 2005).