Nadal/Djokovic vs Bryan Bros

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Who wins?

  1. Bryan Brothers

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  2. Nadal/ Djokovic

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  1. Lawn Tennis

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    Assuming Nadal and Djokovic would have the chemistry and eagerness to commit to doubles for a career like the Bryans, who would win in a doubles match? The Bryan Brothers or Nadal/ Djokovic? The aggressive net players or the ball bashing, rpm baseliners?
     
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  2. nadalwon2012

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    Bryan Brothers, comfortably. But Nadal-Federer would be unbeatable.
     
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  3. The Bawss

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    I agree that Naderer would be pretty monstrous as their games complete eachother's. Imagine seeing 26 grand slams across the net! With that said, the Bryans have sweet net games though, and a lot of doubles experience so no bakery products would be dished out I don't suppose.

    Anyway, Naderer would never happen - it's a massive waste of both of their time.
     
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  4. CMM

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    Nadal/Djokovic got defeated by Raonic/Pospisil at the Rogers Cup in 2010.
    The Bryan brothers would probably beat them too.
     
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  5. MichaelNadal

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    Even Nadal/Federer would get beaten by the Bryans. Doubles is just a different beast.
     
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  6. MariaRafael

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    Nadal won 2 Masters tournies in doubles, and Federer is an Olympic champions. Also Bryans are old. My bet is on Fedal.
     
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  7. darrinbaker00

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    You disqualified yourself from being taken seriously with that statement. Unless you're a gymnast or a high-school student, 33 is not old.
     
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  8. MariaRafael

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    33 is a retirement age. A lot of players retire even earlier than that.
     
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  9. Andres

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    The Bryans lost in straight sets vs Cabal - Schwank at the French Open, and they're not even doubles players. Heck, they're not even good singles players.
     
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  10. TennisLovaLova

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    ^^^^^exactly what I was gonna say
     
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  11. pvaudio

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    Bryans easily. People keep assuming that great singles players in doubles automatically works. Hence, the caveat and condition in the first post that not only do they need their A-game, they need to be a good doubles team.
     
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  12. ben123

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    lol you know that doubles is not singles right?
     
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  13. niff

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    Dan Nestor says...

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  14. celoft

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    Bryan Brothers.
     
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  15. Xizel

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    There's a reason why old men play doubles and not singles. There's much less movement involved.

    Nadal and Djokovic would never work. Doubles is a net game. You need Fed in there somewhere.
     
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  16. pvaudio

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    There was that one lady, she won a GS mixed title in 2006. Hmm....can't recall the name off the top of my head......
     
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  17. Cup8489

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    proof you know nothing of doubles. Daniel Nestor was winning majors with Zimonjic in his late 30's, and was number 1 in doubles in his late 30's.

    As MichaelNadal said, Doubles is a different beast.. far more important are feel and reflexes than speed and stamina. The best doubles players out there tend to be those with the most experience, ie the older players.
     
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  18. Crisstti

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    Yeah... I remember they lost to Massú - González in DC years ago.
     
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  19. sunof tennis

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    Often true in singles, but historically doubles players can last quite a bit longer on the tour.
     
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  20. kishnabe

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    There are doubles slam champions who are past the 40's!

    Think of doubles of having 1.5 times the lifespan of singles.
     
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