The best imaginable doubles team?

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  1. Aykhan Mammadov

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    I think the best pair could be Santoro+Federer.

    Who do u think could beat this pair?
     
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  2. Breaker

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    Bryan/Bryan, Bjorkman/Mirnyi, Knowles/Nestor, etc...

    I would put money on all three of those teams to win in straights over Fed and Santoro, and the "lesser doubles teams" to most likely win in 3.
     
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  3. mislav

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    Sorry, but they stand no chance against Nadal and Karlovic, Aykhan! :D
     
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  5. exruda

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    Have you ever seen any Fed-Allegro doubles match? How's Fed's teamwork? :)
    I'd guess lack of teamwork is the main reason why the biggest tournaments are won by players who play doubles frequently.
     
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  6. monologuist

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    I've heard Sania Mirza's are pretty impressive, but I've never actually seen them with my own eyes. If we're including non tennis players, Heather Graham, Uma Thurman, and Terri Hatcher (especially when she was a little younger) have got to be up there.
     
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  8. LowProfile

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    I wonder how long a Safin/Safin partnership would last before one of them kills the other?
     
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  9. oscar_2424

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    What about Federer and Nadal playing together
     
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    They wouldn't have any teamwork.
     
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  11. robertk29

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    Yo Mono..couple oldies but beauties there might be hangin a bit..I was going to mention myself..but much too shy..have good w/e.........
     
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  12. snoflewis

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    i'd like to see safin/federer play doubles again...that'd be awesome.

    even better, i would like to see when they DID play since federer had a bad temper just like safin...that'd be a lot of racket breaking during doubles lol.
     
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    Sampras/Agassi
    Sampras/Federer
    Sampras/Henman
    McEnroe and his clone
     
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    Rafter/Sampras
     
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    federer and his clone:)
     
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  17. Morpheus

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    I'd like to see the 1985 JMac team up with Fed.
     
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  18. pero

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    i'd say ljubicic ancic, with some practise
     
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    Sampras/Federer
    McEnroe/Nadal
     
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    I don't think Nadal will be effective in doubles game. Doubles game imply diversity of the game including net game. In this meaning Ndals' game is very one-dimensional patient game on clay.
     
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    McEnroe/Edberg. The two greatest volleyers the game has seen. McEnroe would hook his serve to the righty backhand and give Edberg easy volleys all day long. Likewise with Edberg hitting his kick serve. I think they would be unstoppable.

    Of course, to quote Fleming, the greatest doubles team on Earth is McEnroe and anybody. But McEnroe/Edberg would be fearsome.
     
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    I will have to pick Mac_85 with a vinatage Pete Sampras.
     
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    Watched Ivan and Mario's doubles match this year at the Pacific Life Open. You're right, they would need practice . . . lot's of it.
     
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    ill have to say nadal and fed for double ;) *jk*
     
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    Sampras and Federer
    They could kill anyone that got in there way.
     
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    Byran bros obviously, hence no1 in world
     
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  28. Aykhan Mammadov

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    I never counted some players as GREAT, for example Wilander, Lendl and some others despite they won many GS. Edberg belongs IMHO to this category.

    Why didn't u want to suggest McEnroe/Sampras instead ?

    IMHO there were not better magician and more talented player than Santoro.
     
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    I have to agree, two of the greatest players who can both volley, and who understand the game like they were born to play it. I think that they'd beat McEnroe & Anybody, simply as they're both at similar or better skill levels to Mc but they have the added advantage of power. And yes, doubles isn't all about power, but having it there when appropriate never hurts....
     
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    You obviously haven't seen Nadal play doubles then. Don't get me wrong... I'm not neccessarily a fan of his, but I have a match of him playing doubles w/ Robredo... the kid can play doubles.
     
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  31. OrangeOne

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    Lendl not a great? That's almost sacrilege ;)

    - 8 consecutive US Open finals
    - Closest player in the power era to agassi winning a slam on each surface (fed has to reach another french final to equal Lendl's two wimbledon finals, not to mention his 3 semi-finals)
    - Speaking of the power-game.... he started it. Power, fitness, nutrition, professionalism.... he was a leader in changing the game into a truly professional & athletic game.
    - Number 1 for almost 5 years - *the* player for 85-89
    - I could go on, but I don't want to hijack the thread ;)
     
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  32. unjugon

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    Rafter/Bjorkman, of course! :D
     
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    Federer and McEnroe.
     
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  34. Lee

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    I like Blake and Fish, great buddies, great chemistry and great tennis!
     
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  35. ShooterMcMarco

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    mcenroe and any bryan or leander paes.
     
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    nadal and safin makes the perfect double .... cause both beat fed regularly.......
     
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  37. unjugon

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    No.
     
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    Anyone + McEnroe = Perfect doubles team. You would think McEnroe/Sampras would have been the dream team, but Sampras' doubles results aren't great.
     
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    Federer's not known for his flat strokes, and you need flat strokes in doubles because spinny topspin shots will get eaten alive on the doubles court. Of course, he can flatten out his shots, but is he anywhere near the best?

    And yes, Federer is a good volleyer...by today's standards. I don't think he can hold a candle to Edberg, Rafter, or McEnroe or Sampras in the volleying department(of course, I think he woulda been an amazing volleyer if he wasn't playing in this baseline era).
     
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    For the "dream teams" or whatever I'd go with Henman and McEnroe or Mirnyi and McEnroe. I also think the Mirnyi/Hewitt team would have done extremely well if they would have continued on together.
     
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  41. adamdean

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    Any combination of Mac/Edberg/Henman/Sampras.

    Soem of the greatest volleyers in the game...
     
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  42. 35ft6

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    I watched a Davis Cup match where Federer was single handedly destroying the US doubles team. It was unbelievable. This is before he became Super Federer. He just completely dominated that doubles court like no single player I'd ever seen. Seemed like every ball he touched turned into a winner.
     
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    Ali G/ Peter Griffin

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    Edberg & McEnroe.
     
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    Seems like when Federer was younger he was either hot or cold, but when things were clicking he was unbelievable. Blazing hot young Federer would probably beat present day Federer in a match.

    Nice profile pic, BTW. Gotta love Roman Holiday.
     
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    Ljubicic/Karlovic might be a good pair if they had volleys to back up their huge serves.
     
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  47. Aykhan Mammadov

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    This is common opinion. Instead of words I believe in my eyes more. Just not talking, watch 10 his matches or of another "GREAT" Wilander ( 8 GS winner) and u will understand me. They didn't play tennis, they just hitted the ball back. It is boring.
     
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    Kraijicek / McEnroe : this combo would be unplayable.
     
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    I stand corrected! Could you describe what you saw further?
     
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    Does tennis have to be dramatic before you can call it tennis?

    My doubles team: Maria Sharapove and Guillermo Vilas
     
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