IF we’re talking about famous families, there is no better place to start with successful sporting siblings than the pair who are currently on top of the tennis world..

The Murray Brothers in action.

Andy Murray and older brother Jamie will become the first brothers to simultaneously occupy world number one spot when the year-end rankings are released on Monday.

Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title on Sunday.

A victory that puts him in the world No.1 position at the end of 2016 after his Wimbledon and Olympic wins.

The sentiment of having a very successful British Tennis player was clear enough to the crowd, but he looked disbelievingly towards his mother Judy in the crowd, flexing a single finger to denote his supremacy.

Meanwhile, brother Jamie and partner Bruno Soares secured their place at the top of the doubles charts as French duo Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut were defeated in their final round robin match on Friday.

Another pair of successful siblings are the Brownlee brothers, who in recent years have taken the Triathlon by storm. Alistair won Gold in 2012 and 2016, while Johnny won bronze in London and silver in Rio.

During the Commonwealth Games 2014 in Glasgow, both Alistair and Johnny were part of the English mixed relay team that took home gold.

The Brownlee brothers during a triathlon

After the Olympics this year, the Brownlee brothers hit the headlines again, this time in Mexico at the World Triathlon Series.

Johnny was struggling with heatstroke and was near to collapsing at the finishing straight, only to be helped over the line by his heroic brother, still managing to finish in second place.

`Speaking after the race, Alistair said he would have done the same for anyone because it was “the right thing to do.”

Burgess brothers after a match with their mother

Being a proud mum is an over statement when Julie Burgess’ 4 sons all play international rugby union. Sam, Tom, George and Luke Burgess are brothers became the first set of four siblings to play for an Australian top-flight side in the same game for more than a century.

It was also only the third time that four English players have appeared at a first grade level for the same team in Australia.


They have a combined major honours with one Super League Grand Final, one National Rugby League win and one World All Stars appearance.

Sale sharks have signed a commentator’s nightmare in the form of the Curry Brothers, Tom and Ben. They have both been in the Sharks academy since the age of fourteen and have even played for the England U18’s side in the Six nations. Tom was awarded the BMW Man of the Match against Scotland in March.

Tom made his debut on 14th against Scarlets in the European Rugby Champions Cup. The back-rower then flew into the record books as he scored a try in his first five minutes of his game against Bristol Rugby. Ben then swiftly followed him to make his debut in the Anglo-Welsh cup for the Sharks.currrys

Identical twins are rare in rugby with the only modern examples being the Ndungane’s from South Africa and the Fainga’a brothers from Australia.

By Rachel Foy

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