Opinion: Will American tennis legends Bob and Mike Bryan get send-off they deserve?

CLOSE

SportsPulse: Sports plays a vital role in our day-to-day lives as a means to escape. Mental health expert Eric Kussin says it’s OK to feel depressed over the loss of sports in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and provides steps you can take to address these emotions.

USA TODAY

The season-long goodbye for the most successful doubles team in tennis history had started beautifully.   

One by one, Bob and Mike Bryan were checking the boxes of their planned retirement tour, winning their 119th career title at Delray Beach in February. They represented the United States one last time at the Davis Cup with a qualifying match win over Uzbekistan. Indian Wells was up next, the tournament closest to where they grew up in Southern California. The rest of the year was going to be a parade of recognition and memories as they toured the Grand Slams and made the American swing one last time, culminating with their final tournament at the U.S. Open. 

But like everyone else at the moment, coronavirus has put the Bryan twins’ best-laid plans on hold as they wait in separate houses a short drive apart in Camarillo, California, unsure how and when tennis will…

Read Story