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Rafa/Fed best doubles team ever!

Am I insane, everyone is trumpeting this statement on the reddit tennis sub. I said something along the lines that a competent doubles team like Pospisil/Sock would beat them more often than not and everyone says i'm an idiot. Do people not realize doubles is not the same as singles? Has anyone actually played doubles before? AM i losing my mind?
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If they'd practice for doubles, I think they'd be a very good team. But with no practice, as they are now, decent doubles teams should beat them.
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Anyway , this has to the most cringeworthy tennis pairing in history...
Didn't expect it to be this bad.
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Re: Rafa/Fed best doubles team ever!

I think the biggest strength Nadal/Federer have in doubles is their ability to handle pressure.
They were always going to have an edge in the deciding set/tie-breaker, regardless of how lopsided the 2nd set was.
Conversely, Sock and Querrey are both known for being pretty bad under pressure.
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Sock was the best player there, except when he had a chance to win. Then he sucked.

Muger hit some volleys. Don't see McEnroe changing his mind any time soon.


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ESPN didnt show night matches preferring to show boring college football. Is there anywhere to watch this doubles' match?
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ESPN didnt show night matches preferring to show boring college football. Is there anywhere to watch this doubles' match?
I watched it on ESPN, but I'm not in America, so I've got a different version of ESPN to you.
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Oops.Thanks for that. It was on ESPN in NZ too... I have it recorded! daylight savings started...got times wrong.
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Am I insane, everyone is trumpeting this statement on the reddit tennis sub. I said something along the lines that a competent doubles team like Pospisil/Sock would beat them more often than not and everyone says i'm an idiot. Do people not realize doubles is not the same as singles? Has anyone actually played doubles before? AM i losing my mind?
No you're right, though you might need better than current Posp/Sock as Posp is not so great these days, but I would assume the top ten current doubles teams would take fed and Rafa out easily.

Sock could be on that team, not Querry.

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You can see they weren't very well-coordinated. I do agree proper doubles teams like Feli/Marc can 100 percent beat them. But they also have the potential to be very good - they only knew how to find their way around each other because they knew each other's game, imagine of they truly worked out how to play together.... they'd be a great team.

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Well if we're talking all time, and we can include all pairs of possible player that were playing at the same time so they could have played together I'd rank Nadal/Federer exactly 76,358,452,926th. If we're only considering pairs that did play together at some point if only for 1 event then I';d rank them 49,033rd

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No you're right, though you might need better than current Posp/Sock as Posp is not so great these days, but I would assume the top ten current doubles teams would take fed and Rafa out easily.

Sock could be on that team, not Querry.

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