World number one doubles players Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan won their 11th Grand Slam title at Wimbledon 2011 after beating last year’s runners-up Horia Tecau and Robert Lindstedt 6-3, 6-4, 7-6. The brothers had survived tough five-set matches in earlier matches but in the final they managed to overcome their opponents in straight sets to claim their second Wimbledon doubles title.
The Americans contested their fifth doubles final at the All England Club, won twice (2006, 2011) and runners-up thrice (2005, 2007, 2009).
“This is as special as it gets. I always thought we’d play our best at Wimbledon, and we’ve lost three heartbreaking finals. To get on that board again, to have two Wimbledon titles, is really special. And then to equal the Woodies, a team that we idolized, the greatest team in our mind, is unbelievable. We’d love to try to get to 12 and do that at the US Open,” Mike Bryan said.
“It’s an honor. We just got to let it seep in a little bit. Every slam we give a hundred per cent. We’re happy with what we’ve done. We’re not content or satisfied. But we have smiles on our faces when we walk by our trophy case in the morning. How this career has gone has been a storybook for us,” Bob Bryan added.
The brothers have already won six titles this season including the Australian Open doubles title in January. They’ve booked their places at the year-end Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.