Bob and Mike Bryan, who just announced that they were going to step away from the game now instead of playing more this season, accomplished feats in men’s doubles that might never be replicated.
Having dominated the game for the better part of this millennium, the brothers held off a slew of challengers to establish themselves as the best in the business. A place in the International Tennis Hall of Fame surely awaits in 2025: Here’s a look at some of the accomplishments that will help them get there. (All Photos: Getty Images)
Not So Lonely at the Top
When you win as prolifically as the Bryans did, it’s going to be reflected in the rankings, which was definitely the case for Bob and Mike. The brothers spent 438 total weeks at the top of the standings, nearly nine years of setting the standard.