By Craig Bohnert |
July 31, 2016,
5:20 p.m. (ET)
Rajeev Ram plays a forehand in his first round match against Kevin Anderson of South Africa at the 2016 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on Jan. 19, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia.
Bob and Mike Bryan, the most decorated men’s doubles team in tennis history, have withdrawn from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The reigning Olympic champions’ departure will be filled by the team of Brian Baker, who was already entered to compete in men’s singles, and Rajeev Ram, who joins the team. The 32-year-old Ram is ranked 25th in the world in doubles and has nine ATP doubles titles to his win.
Three-time Olympians who made their debut at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, the Bryan brothers won bronze in Beijing in 2008, followed by gold in London four years later.