Much like Bob, Mike Bryan has made an impressive stamp at both the collegiate and professional levels. While on the Stanford Men’s Tennis team, Mike helped the Cardinal win back-to-back NCAA team championships in 1997 and 1998 and alongside his brother, brought home the NCAA doubles title in 1998.
Following his time at Stanford, Mike continued his profound success on the doubles court with Bob by collecting an impressive 16 Grand Slam doubles titles, four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, 124 ATP doubles titles, and an Olympic gold medal in doubles in 2012. In addition to that impressive list of titles and wins, the renowned doubles pairing won at least one Grand Slam title each year for 10 consecutive years, and in 2012, captured the highly-desired ‘Golden Slam’, winning all four Slam titles and an Olympic gold medal. All of these feats earned the Bryan Brothers the title of the ATP Doubles Team of the Decade for the 2000s and the longstanding hold on the No. 1 doubles ranking in the world.
When asked about their success on the Corporate Competitor Podcast with Don Yaeger, Mike commented “I always felt like we improved with our losses. In doubles tennis, you’re both equal partners, but a great coach or leader of any team should be able to prevent little feuds arising between teammates. You have to be able to speak truth to each other, but with empathy.”
In addition to his success with his brother, Mike teamed up with Jack Sock to win Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 when Bob was out with a prolonged hip injury. Mike also won three Davis Cup matches with other partners.
In 2021, Mike was inducted into the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame.
With his dominant career, it’s evident why Mike is joining the ranks of the ITA Men’s Collegiate Hall of Fame. The ceremony to celebrate Mike, along with five other 2023 Men’s Hall of Fame Inductees, is on Sunday, May 21 at 6 pm in Orlando, Florida. For more information and to RSVP, click on the link below.