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tennisdad65 01-23-2013 02:53 PM

AO doubles
 
Men's Doubles semi's are on tonight.
Bryans vs. Boleli/Fognini
Granollers/Lopez vs. Haase/Sijsling

Interesting matchups with the Italian and Spanish duo's playing from the baseline. Never thought I would see the day when top doubles teams would win from the baseline. I guess Nadal was the trendsetter in this.

My picks are the Bryans and the spanish duo. Bryans for the win!

Who are you picks? Who are you supporting?

joeri888 01-23-2013 02:55 PM

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Originally Posted by tennisdad65 (Post 7154902)
Men's Doubles semi's are on tonight.
Bryans vs. Boleli/Fognini
Granollers/Lopez vs. Haase/Sijsling

Interesting matchups with the Italian and Spanish duo's playing from the baseline. Never thought I would see the day when top doubles teams would win from the baseline. I guess Nadal was the trendsetter in this.

My picks are the Bryans and the spanish duo.

Yeah Its a shame That even doubles lacks volleys. Anyway. As a dutchman i really hope haase and sijsling can continue their unlikely run. Bryans vs dutch team would be great final

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by joeri888 (Post 7154912)
Yeah Its a shame That even doubles lacks volleys. Anyway. As a dutchman i really hope haase and sijsling can continue their unlikely run. Bryans vs dutch team would be great final

I watched the other 'volleying' teams that lost to the italian and spanish baseline teams. Their volleys were short and not struck with any authority. And the italians and spanish duo's are not missing any ground strokes. They have even become really good on the low bouncing balls.

The Bryan's stick their volleys so they have a good chance. I will be watching the dutch duo for the first time today.

kishnabe 01-23-2013 03:35 PM

As long as Bryans don't win. Going for Lopez Gran to win the title.

jaggy 01-23-2013 03:57 PM

Ive watched a few so far and been pretty underwhelmed with whats on show

smoledman 01-23-2013 04:00 PM

The Bryan Brothers are like the Federer of doubles, a dying bread of great volleyers where all the other teams are just baseline bashers. Even doubles becomes a grindfest.

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 04:30 PM

one set all.. bryans and the italians. This match is fairly good.

jaggy 01-23-2013 04:33 PM

The Italian groundies are taking their toll, the twins are just sending volleys back a lot

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 04:44 PM

bryans up 4-1. Just one more hold from Mike and they will be through. Bob (lefty) is an automatic hold.

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 04:46 PM

5-1 Byrans. Bolelli is horrible at the net :-?

jaggy 01-23-2013 04:48 PM

That finished fast

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 04:48 PM

Bryans are through 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Very poor 3rd set from the Italians. Fognini walks around like he does not give a damn.

kishnabe 01-23-2013 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by tennisdad65 (Post 7155204)
Bryans are through 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Very poor 3rd set from the Italians. Fognini walks around like he does not give a damn.

Fognini could be so much more.....but he like the Gulbis WO money.

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 05:03 PM

2nd semis underway..
Spaniards break back to even the 1st set at 4-4.

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 05:07 PM

Sijsling is the only guy who volleys on his serve :). The other 3 serve and stand back.

Relinquis 01-23-2013 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by tennisdad65 (Post 7155204)
Bryans are through 6-4, 4-6, 6-1
Very poor 3rd set from the Italians. Fognini walks around like he does not give a damn.

that's because Fogini doesn't give a damn!

They played quite well at the net, the italians. Surprising considering their baseline games.

I hope Granollers & co. lose, because a grown man should not grunt that way on every groundstroke. Don't copy the bad parts of the WTA please.

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 05:21 PM

Dutch get the first set 7-5. This one is going 3 sets I think.

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 05:47 PM

Dutch serving for the match 5-4. A bit of a surprise.

tennisdad65 01-23-2013 05:55 PM

Dutch win it!

Sijsling is good. The best volleyer/net player amongst this group. Haase staying back is going to be a liability against the Bryans.

joeri888 01-23-2013 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by tennisdad65 (Post 7155362)
Dutch win it!

Sijsling is good. The best volleyer/net player amongst this group. Haase staying back is going to be a liability against the Bryans.

I love it!:D this is a Nice surprise for dutch tennis and i think ill be watching the final. Anyone got Any highlights or something??


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