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Brothers worked hard to earn shot

Updated: February 7, 2004, 4:55 PM ET
By Cynthia Faulkner | ESPN.com

UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- When Patrick McEnroe first took over leadership of the U.S. Davis Cup team in 2001, he chose singles players to fill the doubles spot.

It was a position the Bryan brothers, doubles specialists, wanted to fill more than anything. They saw McEnroe sitting there -- watching their matches and assessing their progress.

"It was a huge motivation for us, every match we played, Davis Cup was in the back of our mind," Bob said after the twins clinched a first-round victory ...

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