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Old 09-26-2012, 05:33 PM   #100
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Here is something to consider with respect to doubles rankings. A player is at a tournament and guys are pairing up for doubles. An old friend, not quite at Player A's level, asks if Player A will team up with him. In a points system, if they earn no points, no harm done. In a head to head system, Player A has an incentive to be a snob about it and turn down the request. Not playing doubles at all is better for his ranking than playing and losing in the first round.

I love doubles, and precisely for that reason, I hope TRN does not do a doubles ranking. The unintended consequences could be destructive to the already underemphasized doubles aspect of junior tennis in the U.S.A.
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