Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bryans Clinch Year-End No. 1 For Record Sixth Time

Bryans Clinch Year-End No. 1 For Record Sixth Time

Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan will end the year as the No. 1 ATP Doubles Team for the sixth time.

The Bryan brothers reached today the final at the Swiss Indoors Basel that guaranteed they cannot be overtaken by No. 2 team Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic.

During the 2010 tennis season Mike and Bob won the Australian Open, US Open, Rome, Madrid, Toronto, Cincinnati and Los Angeles titles.

"Finishing No. 1 is always our ultimate goal when we start any year and to achieve this feat again feels great, especially with the quality of doubles teams in our sport," said Bob.
"I tip my hat to [Daniel] Nestor and [Nenad] Zimonjic who have had another amazing year. For three years, two teams have clearly separated themselves from the field and it's this rivalry that forced us to find ways to improve. I'm sorry to see them split but wish them luck in their new partnerships. I give special thanks to our coach, my fiancé, our trainer, family, and fans. For their support, I'm forever grateful."

Mike added, "The 2010 season has been a special one for so many reasons but we're always most proud of ending the year on top. We're still looking forward to ending the year well and hopefully defending our Barclays ATP World Tour Finals title in London."

No. 1 ATP Doubles Teams (since 2000)

2010 -- Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2009 -- Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2008 -- Daniel Nestor/Nenad Zimonjic
2007 -- Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2006 -- Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2005 -- Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2004 -- Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor
2003 -- Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
2002 -- Mark Knowles/Daniel Nestor
2001 -- Jonas Bjorkman/Todd Woodbridge
2000 -- Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde

Source ATP