(LONDON) — You could feel the brotherly love in the air as twins Bob and Mike Bryan took home their third Wimbledon doubles title while also making history in the process.
They become the first men’s doubles team in the history of Open-era Tennis to hold all four major titles at the same time.
The Bryan brothers now have 15 Grand Slam tournament victories. They are also the first team to hold all of the slams along with an Olympic gold medal.
If they win the U.S. Open in September, they’ll be the first team since Ken McGregor and Frank Sedgman did it in 1951 to complete a calendar Grand Slam.
“It just feels like we’re adding nuts and whipped cream and cherries to our great career,” Bob Ryan said. “We said that a few years ago: If we retire today, we feel like we’ve done it all. Let’s go have some fun and add to whatever this is.”
“It’s pretty cool,” Mike Bryan said. “It’s something we never dreamed of, to try to win four in a row. It’s too hard to dominate in doubles. Maybe we had a little luck involved along the way. We just took them one at a time.”
The Bryan brothers now have 91 overall titles.
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