The Bryan brothers are dreaming on a winning farewell to Davis Cup play as the 41-year-old Californian twins compete in their last tie this weekend in Hawaii.
The pair who last played for the US in 2016 are working to go out with success in the contest with Uzbekistan on the Pacific island state.
The veteran pair with 16 Grand Slam titles among 19 ATP tournament titles and more than 1,100 match wins together, will hang up their racquets after the upcoming US Open.
The twins have spent a quarter of a century as pros and played on the 2007 US Davis Cup championship side.
The brothers have played only the Australian Open (third round) and Delray Beach (ittle) since the US Open last September.
“It’s always good to come in with a little confidence,” Mike Bryan said. “Only two tournaments under our belt. To win the last one, we feel good.
“We feel like our bodies, minds, games are in the right spot to play well.”
The veterans remain ready to perform: “I don’t feel like we’re playing any less than we did five,ten years ago. I feel like we still have some good stuffin our tanks,” Mike added..
His brother concurred: “We’ve talked about retirement for a couple years. One of the reasons we’re choosing to go out this year is because we do feel like we’re still playing great ball,” Bob said. .
“We don’t want to retire on fumes and fall off the rankings.We want to go out with wins like this, this weekend.
“We want to leave a stamp on tennis.” The Bryans will join a team of young hopefuls as US tennis tries to rebuild after almost two decades of mediocrity.
“We’re almost 20 years older than this young crop,” Bob said. “They could be 12 to 18 months away from winning a Grand Slam, one of these guys.”
The singles team will comprise Taylor Fritz, Riley Opelka and Tommy Paul with former player Mardy Fish as captain.
“Out goal is to move through and get the team to the Madrid finals is at the end of the year,: Mike said. “We’re hoping to do our job in doubles. It’s a swing point. It’s a big one.
“We want to get the point for the team on Saturday. We feel like we have the firepower to get it done.”