Sure, you’re gonna say they spent too much time promoting their new CD, and not enough time playing tennis.
Bob and Mike Bryan might be thinking that right now.
Earlier today, in the first match of the session from Arthur Ashe Stadium, the men’s No. 1-ranked doubles pair from Camarillo was unceremoniously knocked out of the U.S. Open, as fourth-seeded Lukas Dlouhy of the Czech Republic and Leander Paes of India pulled off the 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (6) semifinal victory. Dlouhy and Paes, this year’s French Open winners, ended the defending champs’ run at their eighth Grand Slam and third U.S. Open title.
The Bryans came back from an 0-5 deficit in the third set tie breaker to level it at 6-6, but Dlouhy/Paes held their next service point and took the match.
If you check out Bob Bryans’ Twitter account (Bryanbros, linked here, which is on their official website, bobandmike.com) you’d find this Tweet posted about an hour ago:
“Luckily I don’t own a gun or I would have been dead 2 hours ago. Might go check out the Empire State Building later…maybe I can jump off?”
It was followed up by one about a half hour later:
“Just kidding, guys.To quote 3 wise women: “I’m a survivor, I’m not gonna give up, I’m not gon’ stop, I’m gonna work harder, I’m a survivor!”
The reference is to the Destiny’s Child song, “Survivor” (linked here).
The Bryan Bros Band’s new EP “Let It Rip,” which you can now find on iTunes, is also available for a listen on their new website (linked here). At least the four songs were played in Arthur Ashe Stadium during the match.
“It was kind of hard to concentrate,” Mike joked. “I was listening to the songs on the
changeovers, like, ‘OK, I could’ve done a better fill there’.”
The brothers are working on another track for the EP with Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray each singing a short verse.
Watch how they recorded it at a Van Nuys studio earlier this summer: