Bryan brothers chase history at Wimbledon


Originally published on: 17/06/13 00:00

With their French Open men’s doubles victory, ten years after their first title at Roland Garros, the Bryan brothers won their 14th major title to become the first team to win every major twice.

The twins will head to Wimbledon in title-winning form as they look to capture a 'Golden Bryan Slam' after lifting their 90th-tour level title on Sunday at the Aegon Championships.

Having won successive titles in Madrid, Rome and Paris, the pair claimed a fourth successive title with victory over fourth seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 4-6 7-5 10-3 at The Queen's Club.

Victory at Wimbledon next month would see the world No.1-ranked duo, who won the title at the All England Club in 2006 and 2011, become only the second men in history to hold all four majors after Australians Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman achieved the feat in 1951.

They would be the first men to make it a 'Golden Slam' following their victory at last summer's London 2012 Olympics.

“To win our eighth title of 2013 and the 90th of our careers is a dream," Mike Bryan said. "Our confidence is high and we're hoping to carry that into Wimbledon.”

“It'll be nice to put the racquets down for a couple days and recharge the batteries for Wimbledon," added Bob.




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