Thread: Doubles GOAT ?
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Old 02-01-2013, 08:14 AM   #111
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Originally Posted by Phoenix1983 View Post
Everything, and I mean everything, TMF says is designed to in some way inflate the achievements of Federer. Thus his assertion that the level of play in the game today (singles and doubles) is higher than it has ever been before.

While his argument may be reasonable enough for singles (although I know many here doubt that), it's certainly not true in doubles. Previous eras when many of the top stars also competed in doubles were much stronger than now. The Bryan brothers are great ambassadors for doubles but simply winning the most Open Era majors against weak competition does not make them doubles GOATs.
Phoenix1983, what you're saying is if Fed paired with Wawrinka or Nadal paired with Lopez they would be a better/more accomplished than the B Brothers just because they are a great single players. I don't think so. Winning 13 slam doubles a lot. Nole, Nadal and Murray haven't won 13 slam in singles, so how do ones believe they would do even better than the B. Brothers is beyond comprehension. I'm a huge Fed fans and I agree he wouldn't be better than them.

Originally Posted by pc1 View Post
Of course. What amazes me is how someone can love a player so much? Well to each his or her own.
I'm not a fan of the B Brothers but I'm only a few in here who respect their achievements instead of disparaging them. Hell, he broke JMac for most weeks #1, which you believe he's one of the great doubles. Why not give same praises for the Brothers ??
Thereís a lesson here for every tennis umpire: donít upset Rafael Nadal.
Especially if his shorts are on backward.

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