Bob and Mike Bryan, the number one-ranked doubles team in the world, were featured on CBS’ "60 Minutes" on Sunday, March 21. Also on March 21, the Bryan Brothers Band released its new single, "Open My Heart," a tribute to Andre Agassi, on iTunes.
A CBS crew filmed the Bryan Brothers over a period of four months, starting at the 2009 U.S. Open in September to capture their whirlwind life on and off the court. In profiling the identical twins, Emmy-award winning correspondent Lesley Stahl learned that some of their opponents actually suspect the brothers have “twin telepathy” because they are so coordinated in their movements on the court. In the CBS promotional clip, the charismatic brothers are shown making identical movements.
Since winning the 2010 Australian Open in January, their eighth Grand Slam title, the Bryans also won the Delray Beach International Tennis Championships. With 58 championships, the duo needs only four more titles to become the winningest doubles team in Open-era history. 2010 International Tennis Hall of Fame nominees Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde currently hold the record with 61 titles.
The Bryan Brothers Foundation is also a major priority for the twins. In addition to an annual tennis event and gala in hometown Los Angeles, the Bryan Brothers participate in charity pro-ams and band gigs at almost every tour stop to raise money for numerous causes worldwide.
Having reached number one on the tennis court, the multi-talented Bryan Brothers are also hoping to climb the record charts with the release of their newest single, "Open My Heart," on iTunes on March 21. "Open My Heart" features Counting Crows drummer Jim Bogios, who adds his star power to the band whenever he is not on tour.
The Bryan Brothers Band released its debut album, “Let it Rip,” in 2009. Featuring lead singer David Baron on keyboards, Bob also on keyboards and keyboard bass, and Mike on lead guitar and drums, the Bryan Brothers Brothers Band jams at tour stops, clubs and charity events as they travel around the world. Songs on their CD include the humorous and rocking "Autograph," with guest performances by world number two-ranked Novak Djokovic and number four-ranked Andy Murray; and "Spending My Days."