28 Dec 2014

Bryan brothers to play Auckland

6:01 pm on 28 December 2014

The most successful doubles team of all time will play the Heineken Open men's tennis tournament in Auckland next month.

The current world number one pairing of Mike and Bob Bryan of the United States will compete for the title.

American tennis doubles combination Bob and Mike Bryan 2014.

American tennis doubles combination Bob and Mike Bryan 2014. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

The brothers have won 105 career titles, 16 Grand Slam Doubles Titles, Seven Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Titles and Four Season Ending Championships Titles.

They are the only players in either singles or doubles to win all nine ATP Masters Level titles; and incredibly, have been the season ending number one team in the world in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

The identical twins have won more games, more matches, more tournaments and held the number one ranking for more weeks (397 weeks), than any other player of all time.

Bob and Mike Bryan win 2011 Wimbledon doubles title.

Bob and Mike Bryan win 2011 Wimbledon doubles title. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

This year they won ten titles including six at the Masters level and reaching the final on a further three occasions.

Their win at the US Open in September meant the twins have won at least one Grand Slam every year for the last ten years.

The announcement of the Bryan brothers means Auckland will host both the number one ranked men's pair and the number one ranked women's pair (Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci) in 2015.

The women's ASB Classic starts on January 5th and the men's Heineken Open on January 12th.

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