On December 12 in Bogota, Colombia, the Colombian duo - Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, will play against Mike and Bob Bryan in an exhibition match. The event organizer Jhan Fontalvo spoke about it. He feels proud for bringing legends like the Americans who will retire from the professional tour after the 2020 US Open.
"In the world of tennis, as all of us know, there are several kinds of draws: singles, doubles and mixed. In doubles, there are also big legends who had a very important career. The Federer of doubles are the Bryan brothers who won 18 Grand Slam titles.
They are still active and they are world No. 5. That's why we want to hold an exhibition match with the best players. We luckily made it. We approached them after that Cabal and Farah won Wimbledon. We immediately went to the United States to speak about it.
They agreed, we reached an economical agreement and we made it. The last time we saw Cabal and Farah was in the Davis Cup against Sweden. But we have not been seeing them since the last time they won Grand Slams. That's one of the motivation.
It's like a tribute to them. If there is good feedback from fans, we will be able to keep bringing the best tennis players in the world. Prices are not too high so that everyone can go and see it." Bob Bryan has won 16 Slams while Mike Bryan has won 18 Slams.
In 2018, when Bob was dealing with an injury, Mike partnered Jack Sock to win the men's doubles titles in Wimbledon and the US Open.