Men's Doubles: 14.0 vs 12.0 .. guess the score

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    Actual SERIOUS (ATP) tournament doubles match this year.. guess the score

    Team 1 (14.0)
    2 world class players: one played in a men's grand slam (singles) this year and won 5 matches I think.. The second reached the R16 of a grand slam (doubles) this year, and has won an ATP tour doubles title.

    Team 2 (12.0)
    1 player ranked 150-200 (singles) . Second player is a self rated 5.0 :)

    For poster's who know the match and result, please do not spill the beans until we have sufficient guesses :) .
     
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  2. andfor

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    Team 1 won 3-4?
     
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    Was the self rated 5.0 jolly?
     
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    6-2 6-1 I guess
     
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    All depends on the accuracy of the self-rated guy.

    I don't think the question would be asked if it was the obvious answer, so I'll say Team 2 won, 7-6, 3-6, 6-4.
     
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    Well, a couple of Pakistani and Indian players well into the low 100's seem to play pretty well against almost any doubles team in the world, and the top doubles team doesn't consist of anyone inside the top 50 in the game.
    Top 1 and 2 together would likely LOSE by the third round of most doubles matches.
     
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    no.. the 5.0 is a mid 40s recreational player with no prior pro experience.
     
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    I'm assuming the rec player went through all the qualies and got to the main draw. The only thing I don't understand is why would the player ranked 150-200 (singles) even consider going through qualies with a rec player with no prior pro experience.

    Like what sweetH2o said, it looks like the obvious answer is team 2 won and score was shockingly one sided.

    So, how many more posters before the results are revealed?
     
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    Normally you would expect a score of 1 and 0 but based soley on the fact you think the result is interesting I will say:

    Team 1 ... 7-5,7-6
     
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    Obvously in one match anything can happen - and probably did, otherwise the OP would not have posed the question.

    However, in general I would expect the 7.0/7.0 combo to beat the 7.0/5.0 combo something like 6-2, 6-1.

    The 14.0 team should hold all their service games. The 7.0 on the 12.0 team should hold some but not all his games - I figure he can get some holds based on good serving, but will be broken at least once when the 14.0 team can get some returns in play. The 5.0 would probably not hold serve at all.
     
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    6-1, 6-2 in this years calabasas challenger.
    some of you hit it on the dot or came close. good guesses. Just the fact that I brought this up should have confused many into thinking there was a strange result :)

    Team1 :
    player 1 = Ryan Harrison.. won 3 quali matches and 2 rnds at the US Open
    player 2 = Travis Rettenmaier

    Team2:
    player 1 = Kevin kim, ranked 180
    player 2 = Mark Ein, owner of the Washington Kastles. ..Ein is a self-described 5.0 player... Good friend of Kevin Kim and calabasas tournament promotor.. hence direct wild card entry into main draw!! :)

    http://www.usta.com/harrison_wins_three_matches_on_day_4_of_calabasas_challenger/
     
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    Can't resist giving myself a pat on the back here :)
     
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    The same team played last year. He described himself as a 5.5 last year. Ein and Kim did better last year because the first team they faced retired so they got into the next round.:) They were actually up 3-0 before the second round team turned it on.

    Not sure what is Kevin Kim's angle on this I know he is getting something out of it:)
     
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