The Bryan Brothers started their last season in the professional ATP Tour and Mike Bryan didn’t miss the occasion to thank everybody involved to make the last Australian Open in their career one to remember. “We were once ball kids.
Now we’re getting ready to play our 21st and final Australian Open. Over the past two decades, this place has made amazing upgrades that can be attributed to the hard work of the man in the middle, Craig Tiley. Congrats to the cream of the crop.....the 360 ball kids who made the cut for this year’s event!
Thanks in advance for all your hard work!!”, said Mike on Instagram. Mike and his younger brother Bob have let everyone know that 2020 will be their last season in November 2019. "We wanted to see if we wanted to keep going and we've decided that 2020, at the [US] Open, we're going to shut it down.
One more season—and we're excited for it." , said Mike to Tennis Channel. "Obviously, very difficult decision, big decision—we've been on tour for 21 years, more than half our lives. Tennis is in our blood, so it feels like a part of us is dying”, Bob reinforced.
The 41 years old pair has been dominating the ATP doubles ranking for a long time. The Bryan Brothers are the most successful duo of all time as they accumulated no less than 16 Grand Slam titles.