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Red face Has Melzer finally lost it?! Doubles, but no attempt at singles - Barcelona?

Yes, the guy is a fruitcake, and is not on a particularly good run of results/form...but what is he doing in Barcelona playing only doubles?

I find this a little strange for a top pro. Sure, we see it when a guy is coming back from injury and maybe just wants to "test the water" by playing doubles a couple of weeks before making a singles comeback (Mahut most recently tried this, for instance). But what is Jurgen's game? It's not like he made any effort to enter the singles (original sign-up, wildcard request or last-minute decision to play qualies). Is he injured?

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Sure, we see it when a guy is coming back from injury and maybe just wants to "test the water" by playing doubles a couple of weeks before making a singles comeback
You said it.

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But what is Jurgen's game?
Jurgen.

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Re: Has Melzer finally lost it?!

^^^

Yeah but Jurgen hasn't had an injury lay-off this year to need to ease himself back into competition. So that doesn't answer my question.
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Re: Has Melzer finally lost it?!

well then delete the "coming back from injury" bit. Just my best guess though.

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Armstrong says in-competition testing will never catch anyone, only out-of-competition testing and the blood passport can.

Tennis has no blood passport system, and does basically no out of competition testing.

The methods and drugs used by Armstrong in 1999 would work in tennis right now, with zero chance of being caught (not slightly surprising to anyone familiar with the topic, btw).
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Re: Has Melzer finally lost it?!

Jurgen Melzdown strikes again.

Did you see his last couple of matches? That would pretty much explain why he doesn't want to play singles :-)
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Re: Has Melzer finally lost it?! Doubles, but no attempt at singles - Barcelona?

Actually I've just noticed that he was down for qualies in Barcelona...and then withdrew. Doesn't look like he wants to play matches, for whatever reason. I'd guess that maybe he is just honouring a joint prior decision to partner Knowle in doubles.

Case closed. Unless anyone has some concrete information they'd be kind enough to share.
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his brain is fried
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Actually I've just noticed that he was down for qualies in Barcelona...and then withdrew. Doesn't look like he wants to play matches, for whatever reason. I'd guess that maybe he is just honouring a joint prior decision to partner Knowle in doubles.

Case closed. Unless anyone has some concrete information they'd be kind enough to share.
Exactly.
WD from quallies about a week and a half before.
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TMJordan can answer any questions you have on Melzer.

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getting a bagel by seppi and odesnik in his last two matches. something wrong
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He is a mentally challenged retard. Nuff said
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You're assuming he even had a brain in the first place.

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