The Doubles Thread

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
The Greek duos will be playing against the #1 seed (and #1 rank) Cabal/Farah in Washington. Let's see whether they can beat the doubles specialist.
 

NaBUru38

Rookie
Cincinnati Masters:
  • Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
  • Juan Sebastián Cabal / Robert Farah
  • Łukasz Kubot / Marcelo Melo
  • Novak Djokovic / Janko Tisparevic
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas / Nick Kyrgios
  • Dominic Thiem / Jan-Lennard Struff
  • Grigor Dimitrov / Fabio Fognini
  • Pierre-Hugues Herbert / Nicolas Mahut
  • Raven Klaasen / Michael Venus
  • Jean-Julien Rojer / Horia Tecău
  • Mate Pavić / Bruno Soares
  • Henri Kontinen / John Peers
  • Diego Schwartzman / Horacio Zeballos
  • Jack Sock / Ryan Harrison
  • Benoït Paire / Cristian Garín
 

spystud

G.O.A.T.
Coco Gauff and Caty McNally will get a chance to play doubles at the US Open and add to their winning streak as a team.

Gauff, the 15-year-old based in Florida who announced herself to the world at Wimbledon, and McNally, a 17-year-old from Ohio, were granted a doubles wild card by the U.S. Tennis Association on Saturday.

Each previously was given a wild card for the singles main draw, too. The tournament begins Monday.

A year ago, Gauff and McNally won a US Open junior title in doubles. They then picked up the first WTA trophy for each by winning the doubles title at the Citi Open in Washington this month.

McNally also reached her first tour-level semifinal in singles at that hard-court tournament.

Gauff's big breakthrough in singles came at the All England Club this year. She became the youngest qualifier in Wimbledon history, then beat Venus Williamsin the first round and made it to the fourth round before losing to eventual champion Simona Halep.
 

tennis4me

Hall of Fame
Wow, the WC Chinese pair (Gong/Zhang) defeated ex #1/#2 Kontinen/Peers in Beijing. I didn't see the match, but I often think that the no-ad system brings a lot of luck factor into doubles whereas if there's no no-ad system, the better team will prevail.

I had seen Gong/Zhang in Challenger matches before, though. They're actually quite decent.
 

fundrazer

Legend
Wow, the WC Chinese pair (Gong/Zhang) defeated ex #1/#2 Kontinen/Peers in Beijing. I didn't see the match, but I often think that the no-ad system brings a lot of luck factor into doubles whereas if there's no no-ad system, the better team will prevail.

I had seen Gong/Zhang in Challenger matches before, though. They're actually quite decent.
Doubles is a volatile game, yes. No ad, plus they play 3rd set super tie breaker.

Just saw this on twitter. Mahut with another circus shot

 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
why is it that all these guys playing in usta and amateur tennis knows NO strategy and dozens of different formations. these guys have been playing doubles for 10-15 years and they aren't stupid guys but they have no concept of strategy or different doubles formations. They all either serve and volley if advanced level or do that useless 1 up and 1 back formation.
 

Musterrific

Rookie
It is official at least for a week now.

On the other note, the way the ATP (doesn't at all) promotes doubles is awful.
Nobody cares about doubles. It's a bunch of hacks who aren't good enough for singles. If more top singles players actually bothered to play doubles on a consistent basis, then there would be a point in promoting it.
 
It is official at least for a week now.

On the other note, the way the ATP (doesn't at all) promotes doubles is awful.
Didn't even upload highlights on ATP Finals. Awful!
French Open also didn't upload Mens Double final except last year Herbert/Mahut as they're french.

On the other notes, can Herbert/Mahut complete Golden Slam + Finals?
 
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