Wimbledon: Bob and Mike Bryan win a 15th Grand Slam title
Last Updated: July 6, 2013 8:04pm
Bob (L) and Mike (R) Bryan kiss their winners' trophies after winning the men's doubles final
American twins Bob and Mike Bryan became the first doubles team to hold all four Grand Slam titles simultaneously when they won the Wimbledon title for the third time.
The top seeds beat Croatia's Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo of Brazil 3-6 6-3 6-4 6-4
It is quite an achievement from the 35-year-old identical twins from California, who break records tournament after tournament.
No other doubles team have held all four grand slam titles at the same time in the open era and this victory extended the Bryans' own all-time record for the most titles as a duo to 15.
Their opponents, making their sixth grand slam appearance together, started brightly, taking the first 6-3 in 31 minutes.
However, the top seeds were not to be denied and stormed back to win the next three sets to secure their third Wimbledon title, leaving them one title short of the calendar slam.
The brothers also won the Olympic doubles title at Wimbledon in 2012.
"This one, in the context of our career, is probably up there at the top," Mike said.
"I didn't think anything could feel as sweet as the gold medal, but this one just feels like there's a cap, a lid, or a ribbon around our career.
"It's pretty cool. It's something we never dreamed of, to try to win four in a row. It's too hard to dominate in doubles.
"Maybe we had a little luck involved along the way. We just took one at a time. It just added up."