Ivo & Isner as Doubles Partners

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  1. Ossric

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    Anyone else think this would be an interesting pairing for doubles at major tournaments.

    It would definately be an insane ace fest.
     
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  2. AlexP

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    Boring.
    It'd be better if they were on the opposite sides of the court.
     
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  3. Gundam

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    I pray for the return of Safin-Federer doubles team. I'd prepare young, crazy Federer in it. They won one tournament I believe. :)
     
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  4. Ossric

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    I am still hoping they meet in a major that is not the U.S. Open. I think it could have potential to set a record in the longest match if it made it to 5 sets.
     
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  5. VGP

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    How would a match with a hundred aces in it set a record for the longest match?

    If those guys teamed up in dubs, they could be known as The Two Towers......
     
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  6. Ossric

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    In major tournaments the final set cannot be won by a tie-breaker. So, they would go back and forth until someone broke serve in the last set. Neither has a good return and both are insane serving beasts. I imagine the match could go:

    7-6,6-7,7-6,6-7,~-~ with the match being decided on a coin toss in the 1000th game.

    As well, they would both set the number 1 and number 2 all time season totals for aces in the single match.
     
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  7. bsandy

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    Two words - - Low Volleys

    . . . Bud
     
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  8. Ossric

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    You're assuming either of them could return the other's serve...
     
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  9. simi

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    I agree. In what little I've seen, neither have impressed me with their short game. Once the opponents figure out how to return their serves, it wouldn't be a close match at all.
     
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  10. Ossric

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    It would be very hard to return their serves. They take top ten players to tie-breaks regularly.

    I do agree put it low, make them run. Neither of them has good movement. Still, I think on sheer serving prowess alone they could get a lot of easy wins.
     
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  11. gerikoh

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    the battle of aces! imagine all points are won by aces. hehe
     
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  12. Ossric

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    And double faults;)
     
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  13. Iced_jacob

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    Btw ivo is a much better player than Isner...
     
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  14. r2473

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    Only if they're gay.
     
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  15. sureshs

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    There is not enough room in one half of a tennis court for both of them
     
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  16. fastdunn

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    It would be just tough to reach their kick serve.
     
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  17. superman1

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    That would be quite a freak show.
     
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  18. 10isDad

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    It would be a dull borefest. Aces are great if you're the acer. Otherwise, it makes watching tennis somewhat dull.
     
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  19. edmondsm

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    If I was at that match, I would probably leave and go do something else after about an hour.
     
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  20. ivo#1fan

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    Interesting idea, but I think either would do a lot better if he paired up with a strong returner for a partner.
     
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