The Bryans after winning the 2010 Australian Open men's doubles title
LOS ANGELES – World No. 1 doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan 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 US 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 No. 1 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 Brother 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 No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 4 Andy Murray; "Spending My Days," "Chasing the Sun," "Marching On," and the title track, "Let It Rip."
According to Mike Bryan, Stahl played piano while joining the boys for a jam session in their studio. “It was really fun to get to know Lesley," said Mike. "And we are glad she shares our love of tennis and music.”
"We are extremely honored to be featured on a show with the history of '60 Minutes.' We are also excited that they took the opportunity to showcase our lives and tennis," noted Bob Bryan.
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