Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan announced today that they will retire from professional tennis after the 2020 US Open.
The retirement of the Bryan brothers, the greatest doubles team of all time, will mark the end of a remarkable run. They have been playing on the tour for 21 years. The retirement of the 41-year old twins is not surprising considering their age and ranking. The Bryan brothers ended 2019 ranked 27th in the world.
The Bryan brothers have captured an Open Era record of 118 titles careers, including all four Grand Slams, all 9 ATP Masters 1000s, 4 WTF ATP Finals titles and an Olympic gold medal. They won more than 1,100 matches in their career, with a winning percentage over 75. For more than a decade, the Bryans won the ATP Tour Fans’ Favorite Team award.
The Bryan brothers spent 438 total weeks and ended 10 seasons as the No. 1 ranked team in the world.
“We wanted to see if we wanted to keep going,” Mike told the Tennis Channel Live, “and we’ve decided that 2020, at the [US] Open, we’re going to shut it down. One more season—and we’re excited for it.”
“Obviously, very difficult decision, big decision—we’ve been on tour for 21 years, more than half our lives,” said Bob Bryan. “Tennis is in our blood, so it feels like a part of us is dying.”