Saturday, August 29, 2009

Might As Well Jump

Bob and Mike Bryan are 31-year-0ld identical twins who make up one of the most successful men's doubles teams in tennis history. With the U.S. Open set to begin in Flushing, Queens in less than a week, it makes sense that the twins would be profiled in The New Yorker and The New York Times.

What is a little odd, though, is that these profiles would both be accompanied by photos of the #1-ranked doubles team in mid-air. The Bryan brothers do often make like a Van Halen song on the court, celebrating success with a jumping chest bump, but one wonders if now the team's default response to an open lens will be a mid-air collision.

Dewey Nicks, The New York Times Magazine

Martin Schoeller, The New Yorker

(It appears that the photographer for The New Yorker was barely through the door of the Bryan home before the twins started chest-bumping).

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