Thread: Doubles GOAT ?
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:09 AM   #114
Dan Lobb
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Originally Posted by TMF View Post
Well you better get use to it, because many people believe the B. Brothers are the best double player.

From **********.net, here's the list of the top 10 all time best doubles duos:

1. Martina Navratilova and Pam Shriver: 21 Grand Slams, winning every major at least four times and a calendar slam in 1984, achieved during a 109-match winning streak.

2. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan: The American twins are well on their way to becoming the greatest team ever with a record 73 titles to their name, including 11 Grand Slams.

3. Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde: The Aussie duo set the bar for the Bryan brothers during the 1990s. Their record of six Wimbledon wins looks safe for now.

4. John McEnroe and Peter Fleming: McEnroe was the doubles world No.1 for a record 270 weeks, winning 57 of his 71 titles with fellow American Pete ‘Flembo’ Fleming.

5. Venus Williams and Serena Williams: As dominant in doubles as they have proven to be in singles. They have won all twelve Grand Slam finals they have reached.

6. Martina Hingis and Jana Novotna: In 1998 Hingis claimed all four doubles Grand Slams, capturing Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open alongside the Czech.

7. John Newcombe and Tony Roche: The Aussies ruled the roost in the 60s and 70s, capturing an amazing 12 Grand Slam victories, including five Wimbledons.

8. Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes: The ‘Indian Express’ landed three Grand Slams before their professional relationship broke down. They have since reunited.

9. Gigi Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva: The American-Belarussian team were one of the most entertaining – and eye-catching – pairs around. They won 14 majors.

10. Luke Jensen and Murphy Jensen: Not the most prolific in history (just one Slam – the 1993 French Open), but ambidextrous Luke and Murphy were great value

Strange list.
Where is Hewitt/McMillan, who dismantled McEnroe/Fleming when they were practically seniors.
Sedgman/McGregor, the Grand Slammers?
Hoad/Rosewall, who won 15 major titles (MORE than the Bryans) against TOUGHER competition than the Bryans have faced.

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