Bryan brothers withdraw from Rio Olympics, cite health concerns

Saturday July 30th, 2016

The world’s No. 2 ranked doubles team of Mike and Bob Bryan have announced they will be skipping the 2016 Olympics in Rio, citing concerns for their health, according to The Washington Post.

The Bryan brothers are the most decorated doubles team in tennis history, scoring 16 Grand Slam titles as a pair, in addition to winning gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.

The duo joins fellow American tennis players John Isner and Sam Querrey in abstaining from the international competition, with both Isner and Querrey, the two top ranked American singles players, citing the need to prepare for the U.S. Open as their reason for passing on the games.

The pair fell in the quarterfinals at Wimbeldon to the duo of Rajeev Ram and Raven Klaasen, with their most recent victory coming at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in May.

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