From the ATP World Tour (October 22, 2012) – LONDON — American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan have clinched the year-end No. 1 ATP Doubles Team Ranking for a record eighth time and for the fourth consecutive season.
The 34-year-old twins have compiled another outstanding campaign, highlighted by capturing an all-time record-equalling (w/ Newcombe-Roche) 12th Grand Slam title (an Open-Era record) at the US Open and winning the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. They were also champions in Sydney, Monte-Carlo, Nice, Toronto and Beijing, as well as finalists at the Australian Open and Roland Garros. They are the only team to win at least five titles for 10 straight years.
Bob said, “Finishing No. 1 is always our ultimate goal when we start any season and to achieve this again feels amazing. The quality of doubles continues to get tougher each year and it is an honour to finish ahead of so many strong teams.
“Winning the gold medal along with the US Open made this past summer one...