The best doubles team in men’s tennis sadly will not get the send off they deserve. The plan was to call it a day after the US Open but the team have decided to hang up their rackets.
25 years after making their debut at the age of 17 at the US Open in 1995 they have decided now is the time to call it a day and what a journey it has been.
From turning pro in 1998 and their dominance in the doubles field really put mens doubles tennis on the map.
Together they won 16 Grand Slam doubles titles, the first at Roland Garros in 2013 and the final two as a pair at the 2014 US Open. Mike did go onto win two more majors with Jack Sock after brother Bob had similar hip surgery to what Andy Murray had.
Their record together is simply insane:
16 Grand Slam titles
30 Grand Slam finals
4 ATP Finals titles
Olympic Gold 2012
Olympic Bronze 2008
39 Masters 1000 titles
14 ATP 500 titles
45 ATP 250 titles
10 years world end No.1
They have been incredible to watch, add to that as well the mixed doubles titles both have won with Mike winning 4 and Bob winning 7.
20 consecutive years of winning a title on the ATP tour despite 2020 being cut short and the injuries they have always bounced back and been incredible to watch.
American Tennis and Men’s Doubles Tennis will miss these two giants!