Bryan Brothers To Be Featured On CBS' 60 Minutes
March 21, 2010
STANFORD, Calif.- Stanford's former standout doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan will be featured in a profile piece on Sunday, Mar. 21, on CBS's '60 Minutes'.
A CBS crew filmed the Bryan Brothers over a period of four months starting at the 2009 US Open in September to capture their whirlwind life on and off the court. In profiling the identical twins, correspondent Lesley Stahl learned that some of their opponents actually suspect the brothers have 'twin telepathy' because they are so coordinated in their movements on the court.
Bob and Mike Bryan have energized doubles tennis since they turned pro in 1998. The Bryan Brothers have been the year-end No. 1 team in the world five times: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009.
Since capturing their eighth Grand Slam title with a doubles championship at the 2010 Australian Open in January, the Bryans also won the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. With 58 championships, the duo needs only four more titles to become the winningest doubles team in Open era history. 2010 International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde currently hold the record with 61 titles.
The Bryan Brothers Foundation is also a major priority for the twins. In addition to an annual tennis event and gala in their hometown Los Angeles, the Bryan Brothers participate in charity pro-ams and band gigs at almost every tour stop to raise money for numerous causes worldwide.
Having reached a No. 1 ranking on the tennis court, the multi-talented Bryan Brothers are also hoping to climb the record charts with the release of their newest single, Open My Heart, on iTunes on Mar. 21. Open My Heart features Counting Crows drummer Jim Bogios, who adds his star power to the band whenever he is not on tour.