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Bob and Mike Bryan to miss Rio Games over health concerns

• Bryan brothers are reigning Olympic doubles champions
• US Tennis Association unsure who will replace them

Bob and Mike Bryan will not defend their Olympic doubles title in Rio de Janeiro, citing health concerns.

The American twins announced their withdrawal on Facebook on Saturday, saying that as “husbands and fathers, our family’s health is now our top priority.” They didn’t mention the Zika virus, which has been linked to birth defects and been cited by several athletes in tennis and other sports who opted to skip the Games that begin in Brazil on 5 August.

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