Bryans Make Cancer Sufferer's Wish Come True In Auckland
Bob and Mike Bryan visited Taylor in Auckland through the 'Make a Wish Foundation
Courtesy: Wayne Bryan
ATP World Tour Champions Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan took some time off their preparation for the Heineken Open to meet Taylor, an avid tennis fan who is battling bone cancer in Auckland on Monday.
Taylor’s wish to meet the Bryan brothers came true through the “Make a Wish Foundation” in which she described her dream to meet the World No. 1 team.
The Bryans begin their Heineken Open campaign on Tuesday afternoon when they face Rogier Wassen and Horacio Zeballos. Auckland is the first tournament of the year for the Bryans and they spent December playing several exhibitions and doing charity events across the US. They also performed with their Bryan Bros. Band at most of their appearances, playing songs from their new CD, Let It Rip, which is now available on ITunes.
The twin brothers finished 2009 as the #1 doubles team for the fifth time after winning the London World Tour Championships. They have also been the Fans Favorite Doubles Team for the past four years in a row and the ITF has named them World Doubles Champions for a record six years. They were undefeated in bringing the Davis Cup back to the US in 2007 and hold the record for the most Davis Cup doubles win with 16. They will be featured on 60 Minutes in a couple of weeks.
Following Auckland, they will play the Australian Open in Melbourne, then tournaments in San Jose (Feb. 8-14), Memphis (Feb. 15-21), Delray Beach (Feb. 22-28), and then they will journey to Belgrade for the first round of the Davis Cup against Serbia. Excerpted from ATP Staff reports. Jan. 11, 2010.