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WIMBLEDON: Bryan Bros Win Another Title, Tell Story of Past Brotherly `Love’. OK, it was a Fight



This is about brotherly love. Mike and Bob Bryan, 35-year-old twins from California, are among the most dominant athletes in any sport. On Saturday, they beat Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo 3-6, 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 to win the Wimbledon doubles title and complete the Golden Bryan Slam.

They are now the reigning champs at all four majors, as well as Olympic gold medal winners.

They are the best doubles team ever, now with 15 major titles. In tennis, they’re known for jumping and chest-bumping after big moments, a move they stole from a former doubles team, the Jensen brothers:

It’s just a good feeling to see siblings and family members team up like this and get along for years. If you’re a parent, you always know something like this could happen. These guys are testimony to what can happen when siblings behave, get along, work together.

Uh, until they tell you about their first Wimbledon title.

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Postcards From Gang Drug Wars. What is Tennis Tour Doing in Acapulco?

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“Back at the Acapulco Princess. The waves are nice & the huevos rancheros are righteous.”

That’s what Bob Bryan, American tennis player and half of the world’s best doubles team, the Bryan Brothers, posted on his Twitter account the other day.

Player Julia Georges tweeted: “What a nice view every morning here in Acapulco,” and posted a beautiful picture of the beach from her balcony.

Gisela Dulko, another player, tweeted a message to the world’s No. 1 player, Caroline Wozniacki: “Caro! Here is great, so nice. . .you should came sometime!”

The world’s tennis players sound like a travel brochure at their tour stop this week. I’m thinking a new slogan for the place could go something like this:

“Acapulco. Fun, sun, beheaded bodies found at the shopping mall.”

We know athletes don’t live in the real world with the rest of us, but this is ridiculous. I can’t even believe the men’s and women’s tennis tours didn’t cancel the event, rather than risk the lives of their players.

The players feel a false sense of security from their usual isolation and disconnect. No matter what kind of protection the Mexican government has promised, they should be scared for their lives.

“Fun day on the court, in the gym, pool, on the waterslide, jet-ski, and in the waves body surfing …” the Bryan Brothers tweeted, “(S)tick a fork in me.”  Continue reading