Bryan brothers double up on gratitude
In the Pro's Questionnaire, our favorite sports figures take our abridged version of the most famous personality test, the Proust Questionnaire. The world's top doubles team, Americans Bob and Mike Bryan, are on deck. The identical twins have won 10 Grand Slams in their career. For the record, Mike is the righty, and Bob is the lefty.
Your main fault:
Bob Bryan: That I think I have no faults.
Mike Bryan: Being critical of myself.
Your idea of happiness:
BB: Being with the person I love, my wife. Playing music every day and having a beautiful family.
MB: Being healthy and around family and giving back to our charity. And, hopefully, one day having a bunch of whippersnappers.
Your idea of misery:
BB: Finishing this career and knowing you didn't do all you could do. And having regrets.
MB: That was a good answer you gave, Bob. Having regrets and being self-absorbed and not having people you love and can give back to.
If not yourself, who would you want to be?
BB: I'd like to be Roger Federer and take a look at that bank account every day, every morning. And I'd have some stronger legs, too.
MB: Not Bob. Seriously, I'd like to maybe be Bono. That would be fun.
Your favorite food and drink:
BB: California Mexican food. Enchiladas, any of that kind of food. And I'll wash it down with a tall glass of lemonade.
MB: A nice, juicy medium-rare steak, and I like to wash it down with a big, old, ice cold Coke.
Hero/heroine you admire most:
BB: I have to say Andre Agassi, because he's always been our idol. He's the one that pretty much inspired us to be pros. And he set a great example for all the young Americans to start their own foundations.
MB: I have to say Andre Agassi, too, for what he's given back to his school and to the sport.
Natural talent you'd like to be gifted with:
BB: I'm pretty happy with the talent I've been given. I'm thankful for what I've got and any other talents that I want I'm going to look forward to learning in the future.
MB: We just watched this Justin Bieber movie, and at a young age, he was just a natural at music, and we've had to put in the hours and hours with our music. Yeah, gifted with musical talent.
Your greatest fear:
BB: I get a little jumpy on takeoffs and landings. I wouldn't say I'm a phobic of flying, but I love when that plane's on the ground.
MB: I'm really scared of heights now. Like I can't go on a roller-coaster, and I used to be able to. I can't even look at something tall. I can't even look at the Eiffel Tower.
Your greatest extravagance:
BB: The engagement ring I bought Michelle was huge. It was over three carats, so it set me back a lot. I bought a Porsche Turbo a few years ago. And some of our vacations. We just went to Venice and did it right. I like to spend money on memories.
MB: I don't spend my money; I'm a little tighter than Bob. I don't have a nice watch yet, but I'm going to buy a nice car this year. Probably my house. I just bought the house [we shared] off Bob. I have a 7,000-foot mansion in Camarillo.
Your most treasured possession:
BB: Yeah, my Grand Slam trophies, my No. 1 trophy and my Davis Cup trophy. If my house was on fire, I'd definitely run for those.
MB: I'd probably be upset if some of my trophies got stolen. If my house got robbed and all the trophies were gone, that would be hurt. And some of my guitars would hurt. That would be the first things I'd go for if the house was burning down. Oh, and my health.
Your present state of mind:
BB: Happy, thankful for the way everything's gone. We're healthy and 33 years old and haven't had a setback.
MB: I'm feeling grateful, and I'm trying to be positive.