Bob and Mike Bryan are back in the winner’s circle again. The Bryans took home their sixth Miami Open trophy on Saturday, defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece and Welsey Koolhof of the Netherlands, 7-5, 7-6, in the final.
The win gives the brothers their 39th ATP Masters 1000 title and 118th tour-level doubles title as a team.
Seeded No. 3 in the draw, the Bryans clinched their spot in the final after a two-hour, 28-minute semifinal thriller, in which the duo saved four match points before defeating top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo, 7-6, 6-7, 14-12.
They had an easier victory in the final, dropping just six points on serve in the opening set and converting on their second championship point to successfully defend their 2018 title. In the entire tournament, the pair lost only two sets.
Here’s more on the dynamic duo, who picked up 1,000 ATP Doubles Rankings points and split $457,290 for winning the title.
The Bryan Brothers File
Birthplace: Camarillo, Calif.
Current Doubles Rankings: Mike, 1; Bob, 19
Career-High Rank: 1 (September 2003)
Best US Open Finish: Winner (2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014. Mike also won in 2018 with Jack Sock when Bob was injured.)
- As little as six months ago, winning any title seemed to be out of reach for the brothers. In the Madrid final last May, Bob suffered a hip injury, forcing the pair to retire from their match and ending Bob’s season early. In August, Bob underwent hip replacement surgery.
- While Bob rehabbed, Mike stayed on tour and competed with other top Americans, including Sam Querrey, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock. His partnership with Sock was a huge success, as they teamed together to win titles at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Nitto ATP Finals.
- In the eight months since his injury, Bob rehabbed ahead of schedule, and the pair returned to compete on tour again in January. A month later, they captured their first title since Bob’s comeback at the Delray Beach Open in February.
- On July 16, 2018, at the age of 40, Mike became the oldest player in ATP history, in either singles or doubles, to be ranked No. 1.
They Said It!
“A doctor was cutting me open eight months ago, and I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make it back on court. To win this title is a dream and certainly wasn’t possible eight months ago. This is huge for us.” – Bob Bryan told ATPTour.com after the brothers' Miami win