I've been wanting to start a doubles thread for some time, and this is the first opportunity that's presented itself. Because of somewhat limited coverage of doubles matches, this thread is for all tournaments, both men and women. There's been a bit of a renewed interest in doubles due to the new dubs rules, such that more singles specialists are participating than in previous years, sometimes giving the dubs specialists a run for their money. _______________ Speaking of men's doubles, there are some interesting matchups in the works this week. The first that comes to mind is in the Serbia Open, in their No. 1 and No. 2 seeds. The No. 1 seeds are Nestor/Zimonjic, and the No. 2 seeds are Kubot/Marach. While Nestor/Zimonjic are the "team to beat in 2009, having snapped Bob and Mike Bryan's three-year hold on the top spot in a dramatic winner-take-all Tennis Masters Cup final," Kubot/Marach in turn dismissed the top seeds from the Australian Open in early rounds.