Day 12. Doubles Champions. Mike Bryan and Jack Sock

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[3] Jack Sock -12- and Mike Bryan -01- (USA) | 2019 US Open Doubles Champions

Two Slams together. Two Major titles. While Bob Bryan continues his recovery from hip-replacement surgery, brother Mike has casually stayed-sharp by winning back-to-back titles at Wimbledon and the US Open — both with Jack Sock.

def [7] Marcelo Melo -14- (BRA) and Lukasz Kubot -13- (POL) | 63 61

Jack is now a 3-time Major Doubles Champion. Back in 2014, he and Vasek Pospisil teamed-up at the last minute and stunned the Doubles Draw at Wimbledon, defeating Bob and Mike in a 5-set Final.

Today, Jack’s punishing serve helped Mike Bryan earn an unprecedented 18th Grand Slam Doubles title. Mike now owns more Doubles Majors than any other man in tennis history. Today’s victory lifted him past John Newcombe on the all-time list.

Additionally, Mike became the first man since Holcombe Ward in 1906 to win six US Open Doubles titles. The only player with more? Martina Navratilova, with nine.

Records beyond the Open Era will continue to fall as long as a Bryan is on the court. During the trophy ceremony, Mike made sure to mention that despite the incredible success with Sock, he will be back on the court with his twin brother next season.

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[3] Jack Sock -12- and Mike Bryan -01- (USA)

The 3-seeds at this year’s US Open, they are the reigning Wimbledon Champions. They teamed-up for the first time back in June, and in their debut Grand Slam together, captured the Wimbledon title with a victory in the 5th and deciding set. Yesterday, they defeated the 5-seeds, Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal to reach their 2nd-consecutive Major Final.

Jack Sock

Now a 3-time Grand Slam Champion, he captured his first Major right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium, teaming with Melanie Oudin to win the 2011 US Open Mixed Doubles title. Now a 2-time Wimbledon Doubles Champion, he won his first Wimbledon title in 2014 with Vasek Pospisil – and now owns 12 ATP World Tour Doubles titles overall, including 4 this year with 4 different partners. An Olympic Gold and Bronze medalist, last year in Singles competiton, he won three of his 4 career Singles titles, climbed to a career-high ranking of World #8, and reached the Semifinals in his ATP World Tour Finals debut. From Lincoln, Nebraska – Please welcome…Jack Sock.

Mike Bryan

He is one of the greatest doubles players in the history of the game. 4-years-ago – right here in Arthur Ashe Stadium – he and brother Bob captured their 100th career title together, winning their 5th US Open. With his Simbledon victory this Summer, he’s now a 17-time Grand Slam Champion, and shares the record for the most Grand Slam Doubles titles with legend John Newcombe. He’s a Davis Cup Champion, an Olympic Gold and 2-time Bronze medalist, owns the career Golden Slam, and has now won a record 119 doubles titles in 179 career Finals. In July, he returned to World #1 for the first time since 2015 , and has now held the sport’s top-ranking for over 8-years combined. Competing in his 7th US Open Final, from Camarillo, California – Please welcome 5-time US Open Champion, and the #1 Player in the World…Mike Bryan.

2018 US Open Road to the Title:

FF: def [7] Marcelo Melo -14- (BRA) Lukasz Kubot -13- (POL) | 63 61
SF: def [5] Robert Farah -11- (COL) Juan Sebastian Cabal -10- (COL) | 62 67(1) 64
QF: def Nicolas Jarry -70- (CHI) Maximo Gonzalez -53- (ARG) | 64 76(3)
R3: def Franko Skugor -39- (CRO) Dominic Inglot -27- (GBR) | 62 64
R2: def Yoshihito Nishioka -0- (JPN) Mackenzie McDonald -265- (USA) | 61 75
R1: def Daniele Bracciali -100- (ITA) Marco Cecchinato -508- (ITA) | 61 61


[7] Marcelo Melo -14- (BRA) and Lukasz Kubot -13- (POL)

The 7-seeds at this year’s US Open, this tandem is competing in their second Grand Slam Final together. Last year, they won four marathon, 5-set matches at Wimbledon to claim their first Major as a team – winning the championship match 13-11 in the 5th and deciding set. Doubles Finalists at the ATP World Tour Finals in November, they started the new year by winning the title in Sydney, and claimed the World #1 ranking for the first time as a team. Overall, they own 10 ATP World Tour Doubles titles and have reached 14 Doubles Finals since first joining forces less than 3-years-ago.

Marcelo Melo

Competing in his 4th Grand Slam Doubles Final, he’s a 2-time Major Champion with victories at the 2015 French Open and Wimbledon last year. He owns 30 ATP World Tour Doubles titles, is a 53-time Finalist, has held the World #1 ranking for a total of 48 weeks combined, and was named Brazil’s “Best Male Athlete of 2017” by the Brazilian Olympic Committee. A 2-time US Open Semifinalist, from Brazil – please welcome…Marcelo Melo.

Lukasz Kubot

His partner is competing in his 3rd Grand Slam Doubles Final. Also a 2-time Major Champion, he captured his first Grand Slam Doubles title at the Australian Open in 2014, then earned his second last year at Wimbledon. He owns 22 ATP World Tour Doubles titles, is a 36-time Finalist, and in January – attained the World #1 ranking for the first time. From Poland, please welcome…Lukasz Kubot.

2018 US Open Road to the Final:

SF: def Malek Jaziri -335- (TUN) Radu Albot -131- (MDA) | 76(3) 36 63
QF: def Tennys Sandgren -677- (USA) Austin Krajicek -78- (USA) | 64 62
R3: def [9] Pierre-Hugues Herbert -22- (FRA) Nicolas Mahut -21- (FRA) | 75 26 63
R2: def Artem Sitak -47- (NZL) Divij Sharan -38- (IND) | 63 36 63
R1: def Hans Hach Verdugo -174- (MEX) Andreas Siljeström -167- (SWE) | 63 76(2)