Bryan Brothers complete ‘Bryan Slam’
Originally published on: 07/07/13 00:00
The twins extended their winning streak to 24 to win their third men's doubles title at Wimbledon – and 15th Grand Slam title.
Following a 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4 victory over Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo the Americans are the first men’s doubles pairing since Australians Frank Sedgman and Ken McGregor in 1951 to hold all four major titles.
Olympic gold at London 2012 – won on the grass courts at the All England Club last summer – makes the feat even more historic.
"This one is probably up there at the top," Mike Bryan said. "I didn't think anything would feel as sweet as the gold medal but this one feels like a ribbon around our career. I never thought we'd win four in a row. It's so hard to dominate in doubles."
Bob added: "The reason we've been playing so well is that we have everything and anything else is a bonus. We're adding nuts and whipped cream and cherries to everything we've done before."