Although underappreciated by casual sports fans, especially in America, doubles tennis is enjoying more rock-star moments these days, compliments of brothers Bob and Michael Bryan.
Whether it's their genetic bond or just hard work, the Bryan brothers find themselves on the cusp of even more remarkable achievements.
Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States won their 14th major doubles title by defeating Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut of France 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (4) in the French Open final Saturday.
A few hours after Serena Williams won the women's championship in Paris, the Bryan brothers followed with one of their own. Not a bad day for the Yanks.
Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan of the United States will aim for a record 14th major doubles title after beating Alexander Peya of Austria and Bruno Soares of Brazil 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals of the French Open on Thursday.
A couple of extra gray hairs and wrinkles. No big deal. After all, tennis is now a game for the oldies.
Top-seeded Bob and Mike Bryan won Olympic gold in men's doubles on Saturday, beating Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France 6-4, 7-6 (2).
Mike and Bob Bryan are assured of at least a silver medal at the Olympics.
Despite two terrifyingly close quarterfinal matches, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer will meet again in the French Open semifinals.
Bob and Mike Bryan defeated Julien Benneteau and Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (4) Saturday to give the United States a 2-1 lead over France in their Davis Cup quarterfinal.
John Isner defeated Gilles Simon 6-3, 6-2, 7-5, pulling the United States even with France after Friday's opening singles in the Davis Cup quarterfinals.
France captain Guy Forget believes the United States will be significantly weakened by the loss of Mardy Fish in their Davis Cup quarterfinal on Friday.
Mardy Fish and John Isner have been chosen to play for the U.S. Davis Cup team in the quarterfinals against France on April 6-8.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic won the Rogers Cup on Sunday for his ninth tournament victory of the year and record fifth in a season in an ATP Masters 1,000 event, beating Mardy Fish 6-2, 3-6, 6-4.
Top-ranked Novak Djokovic advanced to the Rogers Cup final when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga retired from their semifinal match Saturday night because of a right arm injury.
The Bryan brothers have given the Americans a fighting chance against Spain.