HOUSTON – The record-setting World No. 1 doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan will return to River Oaks Country Club to defend their back-to-back US Men’s Clay Court Championship titles on April 4-10, 2011.
In 2010, the Bryans are a perfect 11-0 in ATP World Tour finals, including a second straight title at the US Men’s Clay Court Championship and their third overall. The Bryans, who did not play Houston in 2008, have won 12-straight matches at River Oaks, and are the second team to have won three USMCCC titles, joining Clark Graebner and Marty Reissen.
This season marks the sixth time in eight years the Bryans will finish as the ATP World Tour No. 1 team, and their 11 titles for the year matches their career high.
For their career, the Bryans have 67 titles together, surpassing the previous record of 61 held by 2010 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductees Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde.
"The Bryans have enjoyed a tremendous season, and we’re thrilled to have been a part of it when they won here at River Oaks earlier this year," said Tournament Director Van Barry. "The twins are champions on and off the court, and we are very excited that they will return to Houston in April for the US Men’s Clay Court Championship."
In each of their past two visits to Houston, the Bryans have done more than simply win the title. In 2009 and 2010, the Bryan Brothers Band has rocked the River Oaks with a nighttime, poolside concert.
News of the Bryans return is the top story on the re-launched US Men’s Clay Court Championship: www.mensclaycourt.com. This enhanced version of the tournament’s internet home includes more features for fans, including more history, bigger pictures and a format that is easier to use and read.
Season tickets for the 2011 are on sale now. Information on tickets can be found at www.mensclaycourt.com or by calling 713-874-6294