The Doubles Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Match Results and Discussion' started by Love Game, May 6, 2009.

  1. vive le beau jeu !

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    "double qualification for the double WTF" ?

    talking about pairings, i still don't have any answer to the following issue:

    what happens if a player "qualifies twice" for the double masters... i mean that 2 teams containing a same player end the year in the list of the 8 qualified teams.
    that's mathematically possible ! i didn't find anything about it in the rulebook... but they say participation is supposed to be manatory. ;)
    ... then the guy could play against himself !!! isn't that great ?! :D

    but seriously, what if:
    - A is playing with B during the 1st part of the year, then changes of partner and plays the 2nd part with C
    - {A,B} and {A,C} are theoretically among the 8 teams qualified for the WTF
    - {A,B} is ranked higher than {A,C}

    ... is A forced to play with B or can he choose his partner ?
    (and it could be worse if several players are in this situation...)

    i would like to see this happening. :)
     
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    Thats one of the best hypothetical questions.... And its realistic! I think the player would play with his current partner only. And the other guy would be screwed.
     
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    doubles draw shaping up nicely . . . (happy to see marach doing well)

    Kaz/Marach d Beneteau/Ziminic 64 57 61
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    Lorenzi / Starace vs. Bednarek / Janowicz
    now playing in "the bull ring"


     
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    Id like to see Huey/Inglot go deep, I like big Dom
     
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    IMO Bappeti and Paes were the best Team play wise and Charisma wise. Bryan brothers are bland to me. Where as Paes and Bappiti were huge in there country and very energetic.



    I used to play futures and doubles was just something to do honestly.

    My question is do Doubles players at a top 10 level get Respect and a fanbase like some singles players.

    From what i see, NO besides the Bryan brothers.


    What do you think?
     
  8. Love Game

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    good question, RodSmooth ......... food for thought ........... bryan brothers are on center court/philippe chatrier right now:

    Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals
    Bob Bryan (USA)[1] v. David Marrero (ESP)[8]
    Mike Bryan (USA)[1] v. Fernando Verdasco (ESP)[8]

    lookin good! :)
     
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    where can we watch this quarterfinals ?
     
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    i'm sorry, Nostradamus, dear! :neutral:
    (always wanted to say "Nostradamus, dear" to someone! :razz:

    I believe they showed it on espn2 b/c it was part of the center court program .... sadly, only the GS and WTF seem to show doubles anymore! :(

    Here's the Current Doubles Draw ...

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    Shout out to Janowicz for getting that far
     
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    Yea I know, the man can't volley, that was incredible without hitting any volleys
     
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    Lotsa Doubles Today - Thurs. July 4th

    WIMBLEDON 2013

    No.1 Court - 1:00 pm Start Time

    1. Gentlemen's Doubles - Semi-finals
    Bob Bryan (USA)[1] v. Rohan Bopanna (IND)[14]
    Mike Bryan (USA)[1] v. Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)[14]
    2. Mixed Doubles - Quarter-finals
    Daniel Nestor (CAN)[8] v. Horia Tecau (ROU)[2]
    Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)[8] v. Sania Mirza (IND)[2]
    3. Mixed Doubles - Quarter-finals
    Jean-Julien Rojer (NED) v. Rohan Bopanna (IND)[7]
    Vera Dushevina (RUS) v. Jie Zheng (CHN)[7]

    No.2 Court - 11:30 am Start Time

    1. Mixed Doubles - Quarter-finals
    Marcin Matkowski (POL)[11] v. Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)[3]
    Kveta Peschke (CZE)[11] v. Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)[3]
    2. Gentlemen's Doubles - Semi-finals
    Leander Paes (IND)[4] v. Ivan Dodig (CRO)[12]
    Radek Stepanek (CZE)[4] v. Marcelo Melo (BRA)[12]
    3. Mixed Doubles - Quarter-finals
    Bruno Soares (BRA)[1] v. John Peers (AUS)
    Lisa Raymond (USA)[1] v. Ashleigh Barty (AUS)

    TIME NOW in London, England, United Kingdom
    http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fullscreen.html?n=136
     
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    Bryan brothers going to a 5th set. Fat paes/stepanek up a set on melo/dodig.
     
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    Bryan brothers through to the finals. Fat Paes/Stepanek and Dodig/Melo looks like it's headed to a 5th.
     
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    Dodig to serve for it at 5-3 in the 5th
     
  17. romeo8880

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    Fat Paes is eliminated.
     
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    Looks like the Bryans will get their Bryan slam.
     
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    Dodig/Melo what are you doing??
     
  20. Love Game

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    STEPS and FISHY INTO THE SEMIFINAL :D

    today in wash,dc ...

    GRANDSTAND 1 - 5:00 PM
    M Fish (USA) / R Stepanek (CZE) vs G Dimitrov (BUL) / M Llodra (FRA)
     
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    tennistv.com (and some other channels) are gonna broadcast doubles matches from the grandstand court at about 1:30 p.m. local toronto time ... in about a half hour!

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    13:30 - [4] Raquel Kops-Jones / Abigail Spears (USA / USA) V Jelena Jankovic / Katarina Srebotnik (SRB / SLO)

    15:30 - [1] Sara Errani / Roberta Vinci (ITA / ITA) V Gabriela Dabrowski / Sharon Fichman (CAN / CAN)

    16:00 - J Goerges / B Zahlavova Strycova (GER / CZE) V [3] Anna-Lena Groenefeld / Kveta Peschke (GER / CZE)
     
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    Of the times I've seen Srebotnik play, she's never lost.
    It would be ronantic and nice for the Canadians to win,
    and they could do it, but they'll have to step it up!
     
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    Great match with the Bryan brothers right now. It's crazy how tight doubles matches are. Always comes down to such few amount of points. More often than not, the Bryans come up with the goods (hence the reason they are #1).
     
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    Indian News:

    Bopanna and Qureshi have reunited. Bopanna doing some heavy training in Hyderabad along with Somdev et al. He was timed over 800m.

    Bhupathi says he will retire at Wimbledon, he's trying to make it to the W. He seems to be into business these days and is trying to balance tennis and business.
     
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    US Open Day 10 - Doubles

    It's only one show court (Louis Armstrong), but the USO Website is showing doubles matches all day today ... also tennis channel, espn, and espn2! :mrgreen:

    Day 10: Wednesday, September 3

    Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00am Start Time
    1. Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals
    Marcel Granollers (ESP)[11] vs. Alexander Peya (AUT)[2]
    Marc Lopez (ESP)[11] vs. Bruno Soares (BRA)[2]
    2. Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals
    Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)[8] vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
    Jie Zheng (CHN)[8] vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)
    3. Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals
    Carlos Berlocq (ARG) vs. Ivan Dodig (CRO)[4]
    Leonardo Mayer (ARG) vs. Marcelo Melo (BRA)[4]
    4. Mixed Doubles - Semifinals
    Sania Mirza (IND)[1] vs. Yung-Jan Chan (TPE)
    Bruno Soares (BRA)[1] vs. Ross Hutchins (GBR)


    Men's Doubles Draw
    http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/md/index.html?promo=subnav

    Women's Doubles Draw
    http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/draws/wd/index.html

     
  26. beast of mallorca

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    I want GranolaBar-Lopez to win the USO this year.
    Vamos !!
     
  27. jaggy

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    Hingis/Pennetta were a lot of fun to watch
     
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    Black and Mirza have a fair chance to take them out.
     
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    Chan and Hutchins have done well also, pretty unexpected if anyone has mixed doubles expectations anyway
     
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    Townsend was pumped up in their match against Barty/Peers. I expect them to make the finals, though their opponents are strong today.
     
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    First set 7-6 to Granollers/Lopez
     
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    Townsend and the Donald lose
     
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    The Spaniards take it
     
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    i really really like that team ... only team i dont want them to beat is bryan/bryan, whom they could meet in the final ... heckuva match that would be though ... hope it happens ...
     
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    I was impressed by the ground power from the Argentinians, be interesting matchup against the Bryans should it happen in the final
     
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    US Open Day 11 - Doubles

    argentinians? if you mean the spaniards, then it might be a bit iffy ... dodig/melo were looking tuff ... i dont want them to, but they might just beat granollers/lopez ...

    Arthur Ashe Stadium 12:00pm Start Time
    1. Men's Doubles - Semifinals
    Bob Bryan (USA)[1] vs. Scott Lipsky (USA)
    Mike Bryan (USA)[1] vs. Rajeev Ram (USA)

    Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00am Start Time
    1. Women's Doubles - Semifinals
    Ekaterina Makarova (RUS)[4] vs. Kimiko Date-Krumm (JPN)
    Elena Vesnina (RUS)[4] vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (CZE)

    Not Before: 12:30pm
    2. Men's Doubles - Semifinals
    Ivan Dodig (CRO)[4] vs. Marcel Granollers (ESP)[11]
    Marcelo Melo (BRA)[4] vs. Marc Lopez (ESP)[11]

    Not Before: 2:00pm
    3. Women's Doubles - Semifinals
    Martina Hingis (SUI) vs. Cara Black (ZIM)[3]
    Flavia Pennetta (ITA) vs. Sania Mirza (IND)[3]
     
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    I want Date-Krumm to win more than any person in any event! It would be amazing. If she doesn't make the final, I hope the winners come from the other side of the draw as I like all 4, although sentimentally I give the edge to Cara Black.
    Great thread.
     
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    well dodig/melo didnt live up to expectstions, and granollers/lopez topped them in two, 64 64 ..... woohoo it's gonna be the spaniards vs bryan brothers going for their 100th title on sunday!!!

    if B/B win on sunday ... history w/b made!!!
     
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    a little entertainment before the main course of monfils/federer
     
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    I can hardly contain my indifference, hurry up and finish old peeps
     
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    Sad for Date-Krumm
    Happy for Hingis
    And good luck to the twins- let's make history!
     
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    Mirza and Soares take the mixed
     
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    Congrats to FreeBird, LazyNinja and all the other Indian tennis fans on Mirza's mixed doubles win. And of course congrats to Sania and Soares! :smile:
     
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    In an exciting fashion, 11-9 in the superbreaker! Congrats!
     
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    Mens dubs final just starting
     
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    Paes-Hingis reach final of AO 15 (Mixed Doubles).

    Top seeded Sania-Soares knocked out in semis.

    There's some talk in the papers of Paes' behind-the-back volley (that won them the point on the next stroke) at the end of a 20-stroke rally.
     
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    Paes is pushing 42. The guy is a miracle. ;)
     
  48. vive le beau jeu !

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    he's impressive. :)
    his rival nestor isn't bad either... one year older and 22 straight years winning at least a doubles title !
     
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    So Now, even in Advanced levels, Baseline can win ?

    So did Fabio and Simon prove today that even in advanced and highest levels of Doubles game, you can NOW win at Baseline, and you don't need to come to net or serve and volley ???
     
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    Just heard Paes and Hingis won the final.

    41 years I am told.
     

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