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Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

Can anyone postulate why Djokovic is playing doubles with Stepanek in Monte Carlo? Is he trying to get general clay match practice or is there something about doubles tennis that will help him specifically on clay? I'm thinking volleys, but is there anything else?

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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

He just wants to be with Sexy
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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

Maybe he just feels like playing doubles?

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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

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Maybe he just feels like playing doubles?


You're forgetting that we're dealing with Mountain Hag's spawn. He does nothing unless it will further his/(her) ambitions - slams and No. 1. Doing doubles "just for fun" seems much too naive - there must be some other goal.

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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

Nole wants to know how to play real tennis.

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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

Radek's going to give him advice on hooking up with WTA players and slip in some volleying tips along the way

More seriously maybe the respect they gained for each other in their marathon at the USO lead them to play doubles together. Then again, I don't know either of them. All I can do is speculate , and this board is the right place for it

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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

I just hope Nole doesn't collapse from playing too much tennis.
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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

It's just so his numerous injury timeouts will look more legitimate.

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Oh my What a lovely team they would be..
I already can imagine their dances/monkey motions after winning a good poit

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Hung like a donkey...
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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

I think he said he wanted to play doubles at the Olympics, so thought he should practice a bit?
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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

I think Stepanek's style of "clay-play" is closer to what Djokovic wants to get better at, well if you compare it to a spaniard of course, so maybe thats the reason. Plus its his first clay tourna of the year, so getting a feel for it is important.

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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

He wants to become #2 so badly that he asked himself "how the hell did nadal get there?" and then he realized that he often plays doubles and that somehow that could help.

off course I am kidding. Maybe he just felt like it.. People work this way sometimes they want to do what they normally dont do.

Too bad they will be out in the second round.. It's hard to se ethem win Aspelin and Knowle..
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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

Olympic year - Serbia will expect him to play doubles with Zimonjic. Also he's played nothing for real since IW.

Just hope his fitness holds up - he's not exactly the Duracell bunny...
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Re: Djokovic playing doubles with Stepanek

They played together before...in 2006 I think.
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