Bryan brothers to Make Their Debut at Brisbane International
(December 24, 2018) The most successful doubles duo of all time, Mike and Bob Bryan (USA) will make their debut at Brisbane International 2019, which starts December 30 at the Queensland Tennis Centre.
The twin brothers, who have won 16 Grand Slam titles together, will re-establish their playing partnership divided by Bob’s hip injury in May 2018.
The Bryan brothers have won more professional games, matches, tournaments and Grand Slams than any other men’s pairing. They have held the World No. 1 doubles ranking jointly for 438 weeks which is longer than anyone else in doubles history.
Brisbane International Tournament Director Cameron Pearson is excited about the Bryan brothers playing at the tournament.
“This is a real coup for the Brisbane International. The Bryan brothers are living legends in the sport, setting and smashing every record in men’s doubles tennis. They play with such passion together and they really know how to entertain the crowds,” Pearson said.
“The Bryan brothers are guaranteed to produce exceptional tennis so I know their matches will be popular with Brisbane fans throughout the tournament””.
Defending champions, Henri Kontinen (FIN) and John Peers (AUS) will return to Pat Rafter Arena for the chance of a third straight Brisbane title together after winning the 2017 and 2018 titles.
World singles No.9 Kei Nishikori (JPN) will make a rare appearance in a men’s doubles tournament when he teams up with Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN).
The men’s doubles field is bolstered by the 2015 ATP Finals champions Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) and Horia Tecau (ROU) as well as the are also expected to play in Brisbane.