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Enough is enough...get rid of DOUBLES TENNIS!

Most ridiculous part about tennis is doubles.

Not only are doubles for fat or out of shape players who can't play alone, but doubles always clog up the ORDER OF PLAY schedule and only about 2 or 3% of the tennis fans in the world actually care to watch doubles.

What's next...bowling doubles? Golfing doubles?

Such a stupid sport and don't know how any could like doubles. Now just get rid of it already and make tennis a better sport. If you're too fat to play singles, get in shape like every other athlete.
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Most of the rallies are like 2 hits long anyway.



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you obviously dont understand the true art of doubles- i do somewhat support what your saying, i play both singles and doubles, i do play i bit more singles but doubles is great in itself, perhaps not great to watch. But fascinating to play...

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Sampras- The hairy champion of tennis.
Ferrero- The mosquito of tennis.
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Safin - The of tennis.
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Kiefer- The naive guy, "yeh, me and seb are good friends"
Santoro- The double handed wizard of tennis.
Lopez- IS my hair right? IS my lipstick right?
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Tipsarevic- The tatoo of tennis, competing with moya.
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Most ridiculous part about tennis is doubles.

Not only are doubles for fat or out of shape players who can't play alone, but doubles always clog up the ORDER OF PLAY schedule and only about 2 or 3% of the tennis fans in the world actually care to watch doubles.

What's next...bowling doubles? Golfing doubles?

Such a stupid sport and don't know how any could like doubles. Now just get rid of it already and make tennis a better sport. If you're too fat to play singles, get in shape like every other athlete.
I agree. And the fact is that the best doubles players in the world are not the ones on the top of the doubles ranking. I bet that any 2 single top 10 players can beat the Bryan brothers if they play seriously. But they don't play it 'cause they don't have time do concentrate on it.

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I do not want to hear one negative word about doubles. The top 4 doubles players are quality as their singles records show:

1)Bob Bryan

Bob played one singles match in 2006 and ended up losing to Verdasco, Fernando (ESP) 2-6 6-3 1-6 on clay in a exhibition.
Bob is definetly a clay court specialist as 100% of his matches in 2006 were on clay and was looking like a real threat for the French open crown with this blistering form.
Luckily for Nadal, Bob decided to go after the more prestigious doubles RG crown.

2) Mike Bryan

By all reports Mike is in excellent form. Mike's last singles win was 39 months ago so he will be full of confidence and will ride the momentum wave in whatever tournament he decides to enter.
With a career defining win over De Armas, Jose (VEN) 6-1 6-1 in 2001 Mike put himself on the map and should be a big threat during this indoor season.


3) Paul Hanley

People talk about Agassi and Safin in terms of comebacks but slow serving Paul Hanley outdoes both of them in terms of singles comebacks.
After a consistent stay at #900 in the rankings during the 1997-2000 period, Hanley made headlines when he rose up to #753 in Octoober 2001.
Through pure determination, hard work and a little bit of luck Paul fought back and regained the #900 ranking in March 2003 where he has remained ever since. What a comeback. Straight set loses to Joseph Sirianni as well as Du Johan Randt and Alan Mackin (who took 3 games of Federer let me remind you) were key in this comeback.

4) Mark Knowles
Why are people talking about Agassi's longetivity? Mark is approaching 40 and is at the peak of his doubles ability. But don't let his doubles form take away from the singles. With a singles prize money purse of $54 since 2001, it is easy to see why Mark is not planning to hang up the tennis racket any time soon.
Mark is also in fine physical shape for singles. In a recent davis cup tie against Peru Mark lasted a whole 2 sets of singles before retiring due to exhaustion even though he remained on only one side of the court for the duration of the match.
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Obviously you don't actually play tennis, or doubles. Doubles is incredibly fun to play with a dedicated partner, and is very different from singles. It is fairly boring to watch, unless its Ivanovic/Kirilenko or Anna k/Hingis back in the day
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I agree. And the fact is that the best doubles players in the world are not the ones on the top of the doubles ranking. I bet that any 2 single top 10 players can beat the Bryan brothers if they play seriously. But they don't play it 'cause they don't have time do concentrate on it.
With all due respect, I couldn't disagree more. Singles prowess does not necessarily equate to doubles prowess.
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i totally agree. they a making as much as an average top20 singles player, but they really do all suck and no one watches them. it shows how much the uso cares about the men's doubles when they put them out on armstrong in front of 10 people. from personal experience, everyone leaves the nasdaq after the singles final, leaving only maybe 50 people (out of 13,000) to watch the doubles

my favorite was the worst number 3 player in the world
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With all due respect, I couldn't disagree more. Singles prowess does not necessarily equate to doubles prowess.
they are so much better at tennis that i don't think doubles ability matters. top10 singles players are on an entirely different playing level

my favorite was the worst number 3 player in the world
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perhaps not great to watch. But fascinating to play...
Perhaps the thread starter was talking from the perspective of the average viewer. And for the average viewer like myself, doubles are indeed very boring to watch (the Estoril Open final was an exception, but that was because clown Lucas Arnold threatened to go to the stands to beat up some spectators, said spectators then yelling back "Come up here if you dare then!"). Those funny reflex volley exchanges at the net that are used for the highlights account for about 1% of the points played.

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With all due respect, I couldn't disagree more. Singles prowess does not necessarily equate to doubles prowess.
Ljubicic & Ancic beaten the Bryans last year in DC (on American ground) and this year in the World Team Cup. And I'm sure that the other top single players would do the same.

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