Directly behind the American bench, all sporting "Team Bryan" sweatshirts, some junior tennis players have watched the Davis Cup from a special view.
Though the doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan lost Saturday, the group kept the energy up throughout the 4-hour, 23-minute match, a wild five-set loss to Ilija Bozoljac and Nenad Zimonjic.
The Bryan Bros. Foundation sponsored a clinic for the players this weekend, even footing the bill for travel and tickets for those few who could not afford it.
"It's kind of a big family," said William Elmore of Las Vegas, one of the players the foundation helped bring to Boise. "For me, being on scholarship, a lot of these opportunities I wouldn't have without the Bryans, so it means a lot to me."
From Boise to California to Las Vegas to Florida, "Team Bryan" is made up of juniors from all over the country. On the first two days, they got up at the crack of dawn to gather and learn from coaches, including the Bryans' father, Wayne.
"(The Davis Cup) was an inspiration for us at a young age," Mike Bryan said. "Hopefully they'll see it at this level and get inspired."
For some players, like Centennial High's Jack Leitzinger, the weekend has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. "It's been pretty inspiring," he said. "It's surreal having Novak Djokovic just walk by you. I've never experienced anything like that."
Denver's Max Roder noted that despite the Bryans' loss, the group appreciated the Serbs' underdog win.
"It's unreal, the best experience you could ever ask for, the best tennis in the world," Roder said. "That match just showed what the Davis Cup is all about, a guy like Ilija Bozoljac playing maybe even better in his match than Djokovic did (Friday)."
"I don't know of any athletes that give back like they do," said Ryan Wolfington, the executive director of the USTA's Nevada chapter who helped create the "Team Bryan" program. "I think they're ideal role models for young athletes."
The Bryans noted the "Team Bryan" energy, and despite the fact they've lost both times they've gathered the group at the Davis Cup, it won't be the last.
"It's been bad luck, but we're still going to do it," Mike Bryan said.
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