Bob Bryan And Mike Bryan Win French Open Doubles Championship
June 12, 2003
STANFORD, Calif. - Former Stanford University standouts Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan teamed up to win the 2003 French Open Doubles Championship on Saturday in Paris. In addition, Mike Bryan won the French Open Mixed Doubles Championship on Friday with former University of Florida standout Lisa Raymond.
Bob and Mike Bryan, who were seeded third in the men's doubles draw, defeated 11th-seeded Paul Haarhuis and Yevgeny Kafelnikov 7-6 (3), 6-3 in the championship match. The win marked the first Grand Slam men's doubles championship for the Bryan brothers, and 12th title overall. In addition, Bob and Mike currently lead the ATP in doubles earnings for the 2003 season.
Mike won his second career Grand Slam mixed doubles title last week in Paris, to go along with a U.S. Open title in 2002. Mike Bryan and Raymond, who were seeded second, beat Mahesh Bhupati and Elena Likhotseva 6-3, 6-4 in the championship match.
Bob and Mike Bryan competed at Stanford in 1997 and 1998, and led the Cardinal to back-to-back NCAA Team Championships and a cumulative record of 54-2. In 1998, Bob won the NCAA Singles Championship and Bob and Mike teamed up to win the NCAA Doubles Championship.
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