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tlm

G.O.A.T.
Sorry to disappoint you @tlm. ;)
I would rather watch paint dry than boring doubles. Hit serve return serve with the possibility of maybe one or two more shots and rinse and repeat. The majority of the time is spent picking up balls and preparing to serve. I don’t care if it’s pro level doubles it’s still boring as hell.
 

megamind

Legend
Can we get IDs of player description to TTW username?

For example, who is yellow shirt boi?
 
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megamind

Legend
Thanks!

based on the first 4 vids

@S&V-not_dead_yet has a solid net game
One would hope so with a username like that.

ms jolly seems to be amazing at everything!
She is, trust me. Not only was she attacking my serve low at my feet but moving in to finish. My MXDs 9.0 partners do not do this!

not seen enough of mr jolly and pickles just yet, but will watch the next 2-3 uploads
@J011yroger hits a heavy, and I mean heavy, ball. Good thing he was on my side!

@Pickle9 hits slightly less heavy but that's still heavy; we played singles prior and he passed me plenty - I couldn't even get a racquet on a lot of them.

shoutout mad dog for the great videos!
(y)!!
 
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mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
@tlm I get you. The better you get at dubs, the more fun it is. Dubs is a completely different game than singles. If your expectation is the same for both then you will be disappointed. :)
 
Ya it takes a whole year of points to find 10 good one’s. Lol
So you're saying these are not boring? That's progress. We'll turn you into a doubles aficionado in no time. This is, after all, why a self-proclaimed doubles hater is following a doubles thread. :D
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
@tlm I get you. The better you get at dubs, the more fun it is. Dubs is a completely different game than singles. If your expectation is the same for both then you will be disappointed. :)
I know what your saying and with the right group of players it can be fun. I just love to hit the ball off the ground from the backcourt. My wife loves playing dubs and I am playing more mixed doubles now, and yes you are correct it’s a completely different game.
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
So you're saying these are not boring? That's progress. We'll turn you into a doubles aficionado in no time. This is, after all, why a self-proclaimed doubles hater is following a doubles thread. :D
No I am following it because I thought that we were going to see some real tennis like Max playing Jolly. I can guarantee that would draw a thousand times more interest than watching doubles play.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I know what your saying and with the right group of players it can be fun. I just love to hit the ball off the ground from the backcourt. My wife loves playing dubs and I am playing more mixed doubles now, and yes you are correct it’s a completely different game.
@siata94 and I hit for over 2 hours yesterday and over 1 hour was just spent practicing volleys. Probably did over half an hour of volleys from the service line. Was a lot of fun. Great for working on footwork and agility. :)
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
No I am following it because I thought that we were going to see some real tennis like Max playing Jolly. I can guarantee that would draw a thousand times more interest than watching doubles play.
Pickle and s&v played a very tightly contested and very entertaining set of singles, but the camera wasn’t set up yet because jolly, the ms, and I were hitting and chatting on the next court. It’s actually quite nice to meet and get to know the real people behind these screen names.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
I'm going to see Nicolas Mahut play dubs for the first time* in 48 hours.

No Herbert, but Roger-Vasselin is also an awesome doubles player.

* Pretty sure he's played doubles before, will just be the first time I've seen him play live.
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
I'm going to see Nicolas Mahut play dubs for the first time* in 48 hours.

No Herbert, but Roger-Vasselin is also an awesome doubles player.

* Pretty sure he's played doubles before, will just be the first time I've seen him play live.
Enjoy! Hope you don’t fall asleep from boredom. ;)
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
Years back I was at Cincinnati and after Roddick played they had some doubles play, obviously that’s the only way they could get people in the stands to watch doubles. My wife was all excited to watch the Brian brothers play, I watched for about 10 minutes and quickly became bored and went and got a beer.
I enjoy watching high level tennis regardless of format. Can learn so much watching them.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
I prefer watching pro doubles to most singles. Singles lacks variety in todays game, reminds me of boys 14's in bigger bodies
That's pro mixed doubles in the first post, isn't it?

Female partner on one side is obvious, might need Margaret Court's help to identify the other one.

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tlm

G.O.A.T.
I prefer watching pro doubles to most singles. Singles lacks variety in todays game, reminds me of boys 14's in bigger bodies
You are not in the majority, just checkout how many fans show up to watch pro doubles matches. When I saw dubs in Cincinnati they would show it in the night session right after the singles play otherwise the seats would be empty.
 
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Chadalina

Guest
You are not in the majority, just checkout how many fans show up to watch pro doubles matches. When I saw dubs in Cincinnati they would show it in the night session right after the singles play otherwise the seats would be empty.
I dont concern myself with what others like :) Most of those people still have plastic on their racket handles (not you ofcoarse :) )

Guys like djok and nadal drive me crazy, its like working on a factory line, the same thing over and over and over. Its great to play that way, just really hard to watch

Bharami is my favorite doubles player to watch, guy is so creative. But the real pro's are entertaining as well
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Bharami was a very, very good tennis player. Sure, he almost became a comedian later on .. but it was off the back of excellent tennis skills.

The guys in the original post are good enough to be entertaining. Not only for shot making, but positional play and tactics.
 

tomato123

Professional
So much to gain from the few minutes of watching!

Everyone looks so relaxed and smooth, for people at the top of their respective levels who hit the ball so well, you certainly make it look effortless - I am sure this is due to the amount of work you guys put into having solid fundamentals.

Also appreciated S&V-not_dead_yet 's emphasis on great serve placement to set up a solid first volley, and the approach to the net looked very calm and methodical... while I'm still working on not sprinting to the net like a madman. Very much enjoyed how all of you guys played!
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
So much to gain from the few minutes of watching!

Everyone looks so relaxed and smooth, for people at the top of their respective levels who hit the ball so well, you certainly make it look effortless - I am sure this is due to the amount of work you guys put into having solid fundamentals.

Also appreciated S&V-not_dead_yet 's emphasis on great serve placement to set up a solid first volley, and the approach to the net looked very calm and methodical... while I'm still working on not sprinting to the net like a madman. Very much enjoyed how all of you guys played!
Yup. All are very good players! And even more importantly, good people. :)
 
You are not in the majority, just checkout how many fans show up to watch pro doubles matches. When I saw dubs in Cincinnati they would show it in the night session right after the singles play otherwise the seats would be empty.
I'm with @Chadalina and yes, I know I'm not in the majority. The advantage is that it's easier to get good seats.
 

tlm

G.O.A.T.
I'm with @Chadalina and yes, I know I'm not in the majority. The advantage is that it's easier to get good seats.
Your right much easier to get good seats. Speaking of good seats when I was at Cincinnati I was lucky enough to get first row seats. I saw Rafa, Roger, Tommy Hass, Joker and Murray that first day. The players would come over a few feet from where I was sitting to towel off. It was amazing watching these guys close up, there is no doubles play that could even come close to that experience.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Your right much easier to get good seats. Speaking of good seats when I was at Cincinnati I was lucky enough to get first row seats. I saw Rafa, Roger, Tommy Hass, Joker and Murray that first day. The players would come over a few feet from where I was sitting to towel off. It was amazing watching these guys close up, there is no doubles play that could even come close to that experience.
I have seen them all except Joekervitch. I have courtside tickets to see him play this weekend, but am far more excited about getting to see Mahut play doubles.
 
It was amazing watching these guys close up, there is no doubles play that could even come close to that experience.
No arguing the "amazing" part. For me, the Bryan brothers, Murray/Soares, Kontinen/Peers, Kubot/Melo, Nestor/Zimonjic, Herbert/Mahut, et. al. are also amazing in different ways.

Another thing is that I can't imagine doing hardly anything the singles pros do but I can imagine doing some of the things the doubles pros do [positioning, communication, pinching the middle, etc.].
 

2ndServe

Hall of Fame
You are not in the majority, just checkout how many fans show up to watch pro doubles matches. When I saw dubs in Cincinnati they would show it in the night session right after the singles play otherwise the seats would be empty.
Your sir are a grade A ****, don't like it go watch/read something else. No one wants to hear your 2.5 tennis opinion.
 
I would rather watch paint dry than boring doubles. Hit serve return serve with the possibility of maybe one or two more shots and rinse and repeat. The majority of the time is spent picking up balls and preparing to serve. I don’t care if it’s pro level doubles it’s still boring as hell.
Once the wife and I went to watch the finals of a WTA tournament (very low level in terms of ranking). The doubles final was first up, went the distance and the crowd was into it all the way through. The singles final was an error fest up to 4-4 in the first at which point, we left to fetch dinner. And the crowd was bored too. I guarantee that some of the shots you see in doubles, you simply don't in singles, it's just forehands and backhands with a few volleys. When they are hitting hot, it's great, else it can be painful. There was this video called worst ever tennis match starring Donald Young. It was played at Cincy. There can't be any doubles game as horrendous as that.
 
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