Originally Posted by TMF
The best single players can compete in doubles but you can't assumed that they would also dominate the doubles specialists. Bobby insinuating the Bryans isn't that great because there were no top single players play double. Do you think Nadal or Nole chose to play double they would be better than the Bryans thus winning more than 13 slams??? The Bryans played together since they were a child. For all those years they perfected their game. They had perfect feel/sense for one another on court. If you replace one of them with one of the top single player, the rhythm breaks, the chemistry is gone, and of course the bond is gone. In case you didn't know, not all players can be a good double partner. Double players have to search/replace the player which they believe it will work out. They just don't blindly pick random player from the pro tour. The Bryans are unique.
Also, not all top single players were great in double when Mac was playing, so you(and bobby) can't assumed anything in this era.
In regard my post to Dan, I was correcting him that the Bryans set a record for winning 13 grand slam double titles. He refuses to accept the fact.
I'm probably wasting my time with this post because I can understand you supports Bobby, kiki, Dan because you are from the same fanbase.
I know you feel time wasted every time current era is not worshipped
You are right that many all time great teams were doubs specialist but not necessarily big singles stars like Riessen and Stewart or Hewitt and Mc
But in the past, the aussies all played doubles and since they were also the best in singles that s why many great doubles players happened to be top singles too
Last team with big singles&doubles stars were Connors#Nastase and in a lower degree Gottfried-Ramurez, Jarryd-Edberg and Fleming- Mc Enroe
From late 80 it became a mere specialist business