Bryan/Bryan versus Federer/Federer

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    Which team do you think would win?
     
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  2. The Grand Slam

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    The Bryans... o_o
     
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    If this was bryan/bryan vs. another number one/another number one i would say the bryans but i believe that fed has a game that would be compatible with doubles he can volley well, return well, serve well and has excellent placement and control.
     
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  4. caulcano

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    Specialist doubles players all the time.

    Even if it was Sampras & Federer in their primes, the'd still get beat.
     
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    The Bryan Bros. in a very recent issue of ESPN magazine said that Federer would be incredible in Doubles if he played. Said they were in awe of him!
     
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    Usually Fed loses in doubles because the opponents keep shooting to the other guy. With two Fed's that strategy goes out the window. :D
     
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  7. ATXtennisaddict

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    Bryans of course.
     
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    Federers of course.Roger used to be a great doubles player when he played with Yves and with Hingis.
     
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    the bryans of course , double specialists improve their team play and theit mutual understanding and of course the good sense of the different court dimentions
     
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    The Bryans will win it.
     
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    These Fed threads are funny

    Navratilova or Federer as a girl ?

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    Bryan/Bryan versus Federer/Federer?

    2-6,1-6, in that order.
     
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  13. TheNatural

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    If fed focused on doubles for several years like the bryans fed/fed might win. The current fed/fed would lose. The current fed /fed isnt used to making so many pressure passes with his backhand against net players. One of his biggest strengths- his block return, would not be very effective in doubles. He hasnt really had to improve his attacking returns since Sampras retired as no one serve volleys any more.
     
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  14. gb.tennis.junky

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    honestly, i don't know.
    but i'd probably go with the doubles specialists: the bryans.
     
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    the bryans are good and it would be a tight match, but the federers would win
     
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  16. Sagittar

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    no way !! :D
     
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    yes way! fed would know exactly what other fed was going to do and with fed's anticipation abilities, he would kill the bryans :)
     
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  18. Sagittar

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    No , no way and we could do this all day ! :p
     
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  19. lorenza

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    hehehe. i know we could. i still say yes way! fed all the way! :p
     
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  20. Grimjack

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    The ranks of doubles tennis are filled with inferior tennis players who couldn't cut it at the same level as the best singles guys. It's just one of many reasons doubles is a joke, and tournament organizers are flushing money down the drain by paying a purse to these thieves.

    Fed/Fed would smash the Bryans like insects. If they played 100 matches, there might be one tiebreak set.
     
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    Bryans. Fed would tire carrying the other Fed
     
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    Before Federer starting racking up Grand Slams, he DID play doubles. Saw him more than a few times partnering with Max Mirnyi. Even back then, he was AWESOME. Fed/Fed would smoke the Bryan Brothers.
     
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  23. Sagittar

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    Nope , no way
     
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  24. Tennis_Goodness

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    If Federer focused on a double's career, he would be one of the best in the game, if there were two Federers and that's what he focused on, there's no question he would be the best.

    The Bryan brothers can't cut it playing singles so they became really good at doubles.
     
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  25. Chadwixx

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    Doubles isnt rocket science. After all its what the local leagues play. Im sure fed and fed would know what todo. Imagine the teamwork. Being brothers is one thing, but a clone?
     
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  26. Hal

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    That may be true, but there are skills that are specific to doubles. Certainly not all good singles players are good doubles players. The current mode of baseline bashing doesn't help the singles players become double players, either.

    Hmm...thieves is a bit harsh...I don't see them restricting the draw for doubles only players. In fact, they've changed the rules to allow more singles players enter the doubles draw. However, I still see the top doubles teams winning the tournaments.
     
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  27. Hal

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    Singles is played at the local league, too, so I guess that isn't rocket science either. ;) Anyway, not all singles player can make the transition to doubles. Depending on the players style of game, it can be a different skill set that not everyone can master.

    I see this occasionally at 4.5 local league play. My partner and I will play a couple of Div III college players that play little or no doubles. They stay back after the serves and returns and hit the ball hard right to us at the net. We volley the ball back for a winner or wait for them to hit the back fence. It's fun stuff.

    Good point:)...I agree that Fed and Fed would be a winning combo.
     
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    doubles players remind me of violists.....the sucky violinists or singles players that sucked. so they move to doubles and....voila. thats why its so popular to burn doubles specialists...they burn longer!

    well that was a pathetic attempt to use really bad viola jokes to compare but I think you get some of the point.

    FED WOULD PWN!!! He has the consistent serve and volleys to do it I think.
     
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  29. ShcMad

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    I think a Federer/Safin doubles team would be a good challenge for the Bryan bros. :D
     
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    2 Feds together win easy.
     
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    Bryans definitely. As good as Federer is, the Bryan brothers have such great chemistry together.
     
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  32. ta11geese3

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    I'd say Bryans. Their volleys are just better, and you know how much of doubles is net play. I've seen fed dump too many volleys into the net o_o

    Not to mention they have that lefty/righty thing too.
     
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    When Federer is "on" he could win alone. Two of them would win easily every time.
     
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    I agree with everyone who says the Bryans would own Team Federer!
     
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  35. nicktennis19

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    federer w/ a decent doubles partner would beat bryan bros ny day
     
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  36. Eviscerator

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    I subscribe to the theory that a solid doubles team will beat two individual singles players time and again, even if the two singles players have more individual talent. The main reason for this is the teamwork, and the knowledge of what each other can and will do in any given situation. So the Byran Brothers would beat say Federer-Nadal most of the time.
    However, if it were possible to have two Federer's play doubles together (i.e. Fed and his clone), they might be able to win because they would always know what the other was thinking and going to do. Since Federer has a very good net game and has more individual talent than either of the Bryan Brothers, two Federer's would probably be hard to beat. Hopefully what I said makes sense if we are going to play make believe. I would say the same for two Sampras's vs a top doubles team as well.
     
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  37. OrangeOne

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    As eviscerator said in the post above - how do you think that Fed + Fed wouldn't have good team play / mutual understanding? ;)

    I'd go as far to say there's full, ATP doubles tourneys out there where Fed on his own (or any very highly ranked player) would win a first round against 2 people! :)
     
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    All of the talent is in singles. Federer is arguably the greatest that has ever lived. Federer/Federer would MURDER the Bryan brothers.
     
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    Who's Federer's brother?
     
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    Actually, the OP was talking about Roger and Diana taking on the Bryans ;).
     
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    Perhaps an R-Fed and K-Fed duo.
     
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    The Bryans would win.
     
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  43. winner would be.... DITKA!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Swerski's_Superfans
     
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  44. ibemadskillzz

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    bryans would get dominated. 2 federers are coordinated, they know what to do each time on every ball. come on bryans are horrible doubles players, they got dominated by gonzo and massu, baseliners in doubles. Sad.
     
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    I mean this is true for most match ups but how could Fed not have good team play or mutual understanding with Himself?
     
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    But with 2 Federers, its like 1 mind is 2 bodies!
     
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    Incredibly, many people in this thread have no clue that doubles and singles are two very different games. These people actually seem to believe that if one is a good singles player, then he/she will be a GREAT doubles player, because doubles is just an easier game to play, because you have a partner.


    The ignorance displayed in the posts above is on a par with thinking that those who excel in the long drive golf competitions will obviously win every golf tournament they enter.

    At least one person gave them a helpful glimpse into reality...
     
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    That is true, but Federer is in my opinion one of the best volleyers in the world, so in that perspective it wouldn't be farfetched to say that Federer would have a really big chance of beating the brothers easily.

    I also saw someone mention the fact that Federer's blockreturns would have no effect in a doubles game. That's also true, but Federer isn't incapable of hitting fast travelling returns. Watch Wimbledon or a game against Henman. Federer in my opinion definitely has the returns required by doubles.
     
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  49. rocket

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    Fed played doubles for the Swiss team & won. He sure knows how to play dubs. I doubt the Bryan bros can handle the pace & spin Fed puts on the ball if they were to face him.
     
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    Actually, Fed's sister is not bad-looking. ;)
     
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