Bob and Mike Bryan had made their Wimbledon debut back in 1999 and just two years later they were in the semi-final for the first time. Over the course of the next 17 years, Bob and Mike have won 70 matches at the cathedral of tennis, winning three titles and losing four more finals to stand as one of the most successful pairs in the history of the greatest tennis tournament.
After 19 consecutive appearances together, the Bryan brothers were not able to play their 20th consecutive Wimbledon, with Bob suffering a hip injury in Madrid that has kept him off the court since, being forced to skip both Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Mike has entered Wimbledon with another former doubles champion Jack Sock as the 7th seeds and they defeated Raven Klaasen and Michael Venus 6-3 6-7 6-3 5-7 7-5 in three hours and 39 minutes to win the title and achieve some pretty impressive records for Mike.
At the age of 40 years and 76 days, Mike Bryan is the oldest Wimbledon doubles champion and the second overall in the Open era after Leander Paes at the US Open 2013, and he will become the oldest world number 1 on Monday.
In addition, this is the fourth Wimbledon crown for Mike and the 17th overall, becoming the most successful player ever in the doubles together with John Newcombe who also won 17 crowns. His brother Bob stayed on 16, joined by two other players, and they are completing the list of most successful doubles players at Majors in the history. Grand Slam doubles individual title-leaders: