Bryan Brothers To Retire After 2020 US Open

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.”

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Dominika Cibulkova Retires From Professional Tennis

Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova announced her retirement from professional tennis at an event in her home town of Bratislava.

30-year old Cibulkova reached a career-high ranking of World No. 4 in 2017.  That was the highest ranking ever achieved by a player from Slovakia. She won eight titles and earned over $13 million during her career

In 2014, Cibulkova became the first Slovak woman to reach a Grand Slam singles final, before losing to  China’s Li Na at the Australian Open. She was also a semifinalist at Roland Garros in 2009.  She reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon three times.

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Today, with mixed feelings, I have special news to share with you all. As you know I haven’t been playing tournaments for several months. What started as a recurring Achilles injury, developed into one of the most difficult moments in my life – deciding on what to do with my tennis career. After a lot of thinking, talks, and support from my family, friends, and my team, I have finally decided that I will not be returning to the courts as a competitive player. It is a moment filled with so many feelings – saddness, fear of the unknown, but also excitement of what life will bring in the future. I was one of the luckiest kids to stumble upon the road of a tennis player thanks to my wonderful parents and I will be forever grateful for their unconditional support. They did everything possible to keep me moving forward no matter how big the obstacles that stood in the way. I was also very fortunate to have a whole « village » of wonderful people around me who helped shape my career and help me achieve goals and dreams that children dream about. I am chosing today as the day I announce my retirement from tennis because this is also a day on which my biography is being launched with all of the details about my career. Writing the book was a journey on its own because it also brought lots of emotions and took a significant effort to open up about my personal life. I am honored to share this special book with all my fans. I am looking forward to step into the next part of my life and take on new challenges, spend happy times with my family, friends, making new friends, visiting new places, and making new memories. I will miss the support of my fans on the tennis court but will never forget you because tennis will always be a part of me. Pomeeee 😉 New chapter begins now…. ❤️

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