Agassi & Roddick as doubles partners?!

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  1. RickN

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    http://www.stellaartoistennis.com/posting/2004/311/MDD.pdf

    I'm shocked but it's good to see that Andre is doing what he has to do to get good preparation for Wimbledon. He should be able to get awesome setups from Roddick's serve but Roddick's suspect volleys will hamper the team as well. Not too say that Agassi has Federer volleys at the net.
    Should be interesting how they will fare in the tourney.
     
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  2. a verrry large duck

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    omg, they are gonna destroy the field. Huge returns, huge serves, you can't beat that, especially with roddick and agassi perched on top of the net and not having to come in. Only way I see them losing, is if they default in the second round or something and concentrate on the singles.
     
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  3. jings

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    Will this tempt Federer to team up with Tim to deliver a perfect riposte to the "Slugger" team?
     
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  4. bigserving

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    Perhaps a way for Andre to get some coaching from Brad Gilbert?
     
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  5. Brian Purdie

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    Is this a prelim for the Olympics? Roddick says he wants to play doubles and Agassi wants another gold medal.
     
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  6. RickN

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    After watching some of the televised doubles final, I'd say that Malisse and Rochus have a good chance at a medal as well.
     
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  7. TwistServe

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    They should ban pros from the olymics.. Isn't that an ameature thing?
     
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  8. Kobble

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    Does anyone remember when Philippoussis and Ivanisevic teamed up? That was crazy.
     
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  9. MattNowicki

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    They better televise this!!!!!
     
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  10. Drizzt

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    My computer won't load the webpage so what tournament are they entering in as doubles?
     
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  11. Justyn Daniell

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    Stella Artois Championships in London or Queen's Club as its most commonly known as...starts Monday
     
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  12. Phil

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    Yeah, right. Which cave have you been sleeping in these past 25 years or so?

    Not sure why two of the poorest volleyers in pro tennis, at least among the top 50, would be TEAMING UP. They'll be eaten alive by "doubles specialists" and the like.
     
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    i believe that philippoussis is teaming up with hewitt as well. agassi and roddick arent exactly the best net players out there.
     
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  14. VamosRafa

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    :lol: Someone should tell singles specialists Xavier Malisse and Oliver Rochus that they don't have a shot at a major title. :wink:

    Ya just never know.

    But I think it's good that Andre and Andy are teaming up. Just too bad we won't see it on TV.

    Susan
     
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  15. Kobble

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    This is an excellent doubles draw all the way through. Many up and comers teaming with fellow veteran countrymen.

    Ancic/Ivanisevic
    Schrichapan/Humphries
    Hewitt/Philippoussis
    Gasquet/Grosjean

    I think Rod and Agassi should get through Merklein/Ginepri. Agassi should be able to attack Merklein's serve, and Roddick should serve it up as usual. However, Goran/Ancic will be attacking big time, not much of a defensive mindset between these two. The lefty righty combo makes for a tough team on top of their big serving. I wonder if we will be lucky enough to get to see some of the doubles action.
     
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  16. SonicSpeed

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    Yea and I think that's very cool.
     
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  17. Brent Pederson

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    I can picture the conversations going on between each guy and his coach.

    Andre: I need more match play before the big W, but there's no time.

    Cahill: Play some doubles, then.

    ARod: I got smoked at the French, and I need to learn to volley in 2 weeks.

    Gilbert: Play some doubles, why doncha?

    Both players: Good idea, but with who?

    Both coaches: I know just the guy...
     
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  18. Emma Knightley

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    Ginepri is on the team they're playing against in the first round ...

    You'd think ESPN would find a way to broadcast this match, with all the Americans participating and all :p
     
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  19. Peter K.

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    Funny stuff, Brent! And I wouldn't be surprised if it was true!
     
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    I don't think it'll work as well as it should. Neither of these guys can hit tough volleys routinely. It shouldn't hurt their singles though.
     
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  21. strife726

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    Andre and Andy won their match 6-2,6-2. Pretty good I'd say.
     
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  22. SonicSpeed

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    Yup they did well. Although their opposition wasn't exactly the strongest. Still, a good start.
     
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  23. dantyem108

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    Damn, can someone get these matches on tape?
     
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  24. Free_Martha

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    The idea of Roddick and Agassi teaming up for doubles is very intriguing.

    And I see they already demolished their first competitors. Good on them. Hope they do well throughout the tournament.
     
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  25. ragnaROK

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    net?? who said anything about going up to net? :wink: I tihnk Andre and Roddick plan to play two back and slug it out from there. You guys talk about them using it to get practice on volleys... every thought of it as practice for passing shots? :wink:
     
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  26. dantyem108

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    EXACTLY
     
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  27. david aames

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    Someone trying to pull a Martina?
     
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  28. Max G.

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    Nah. I definitely think Agassi is in it to get match practice before the big W, which he desperately needs. Roddick would definitely use it as an opportunity to practice his volleys. They'll probably try to be at net if possible, Roddick at least. Agassi may or may not serve and volley - probably he would off of first serves at least, this being grass.

    They'll be a competent team - just because they're good singles players, and that DOES carry over to doubles, a bit. They might pull an upset or two because their shots are different from what doubles guys are used to seeing. I doubt they'll win the tournament though.
     
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  29. Anonymous

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    'Comon Andre and Andy! This is awesome, it makes me like Roddick alot more too, now that he's playing with my favorite player of all time...
    THEY CAN WIN THIS THING!
     
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  30. dantyem108

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    again, dont get your hopes up
     
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  31. VamosRafa

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    I'm sure the Queen's tournament director is happy with the choice as well. :lol:

    But good on them. I wish they'd play more doubles together. Great experience for Andy, playing with one of the tennis greats. And good additional practice for Andre.
     
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  32. dantyem108

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    You know what, Roddick needs to do a little persuasing for ol' Andre to play Davis Cup one more time while they are in between points
     
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