Hope this doesn't seem like a stupid question (I'm new to following tennis) but I was wondering how the players decide who their doubles partner is going to be. Is it just a matter of Player X wants to team up with Player Y at a particular tournament or is it more complicated than that.
I was just curious after seeing the doubles roster for Dubai where Nando is playing with Ferrer and Rafa with Feli. Thanks!
Well, normally it could be either one. But with this being an Olympics year, and with Davis Cup, Emilio Sanchez (Spain's Davis Cup captain) has a hand in it. Rafa will play with Ferrer in Indian Wells. They're just trying to find the pairings that will give Spain the most success. As for Rafa and Feli, they play doubles together a lot of the time anyway.