NEWPORT BEACH — Mike Bryan said it's been a whirlwind.
That might be the best way to describe a month that has featured Bryan and his twin brother Bob capture their second Wimbledon men's doubles title, then play Davis Cup, and now settle in for a lengthy tour as marquee players in World Team Tennis.
Many people don't even use their first names; just saying "the Bryan brothers" suffices. The best doubles team in the world — arguably of all-time — came to Newport Beach on Wednesday night, playing for defending league champion Kansas City.
The Breakers didn't have enough to get a much-needed win, losing the match, 23-17, at a sold-out The Tennis Club Newport Beach.
It's the fourth straight loss for the Breakers (3-5), who fell to fourth place in the five-team Western Conference.
The Bryan brothers, originally from Camarillo, tied the record for team Grand Slam men's doubles titles (11) by winning at Wimbledon. Yet they're just as at home in the WTT format, playing their seventh straight year for the Explorers.