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Bryans closing in on century mark

Most prolific doubles team in history has taken game to a level few could fathom

Updated: May 22, 2014, 2:28 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Thirteen years ago, a pair of beyond-gangly identical twins from California stepped on the court at the Racquet Club of Memphis.

Bob and Mike Bryan, about 6-foot-4 and 190 pounds apiece, were 22 years old. In a fit of madness, they had just frosted their chestnut brown hair with a blast of blond.

"Horrible," Bob remembered. "But, hey, we were kids."

On the other side of the net stood the established pair of Alex O'Brien and Jonathan Stark, who like the Bryans had helped Stanford ...

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