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View Poll Results: Who will win the doubles tournament at the AO?
Lukasz Kubot/Oliver Marach (POL/AUT) 1 12.50%
#3 Mahesh Bhupathi/Mark Knowles (IND/BAH) 3 37.50%
#4 Lukas Dlouhy/Leander Paes (CZE/IND) 0 0%
#2 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA) 4 50.00%
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WWW SF: Australian Open Doubles

So the semis are set, which team do we all think will take the title:

Lukasz Kubot/Oliver Marach:
R1: d. Lu/Schuettler 6:2 6:1
R2: d. #1 Nestor/Zimonjic 7:5 6:4
R3: d. Ball/Guccione 6:2 6:4
QF: d. #6 Fyrstenberg/Matkowski 6:2 6:2

#3 Mahesh Bhupathi/Mark Knowles
R1: d. Youzhny/Zverev 6:3 6:2
R2: d. Kunitsyn/Tursunov 7:5 7:5
R3: d. Lapentti/Robredo 6:3 6:4
QF: d. Verdasco/Lopez 6:1 2:6 6:4

Kubot and Marach are the only team to beet another seeded opponent, and the only team not to drop a set, a very impressive showing

These teams have never met as they currently stand, but Lukasz and Oliver did beat Bhupathi/Moodie in Doha 06 in the closest thing to a match.


#4 Lukasz Dlouhy/Leander Paes
R1: d. Allegro/Santoro 4:6 6:1 6:2
R2: d. Fognini/Ljubicic 6:3 6:4
R3: d. Hanley/Kerr 6:2 7:5
QF: d. Bolelli/Seppi 6:1 7:6(5)

#2 Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan
R1: d. Gonzalez/Hood 7:5 6:3
R2: d. Feeney/Smeets 6:3 6:1
R3: d. Ram/Reynolds 6:3 6:7(5) 6:3
QF: d. Fish/Isner 7:5 7:6(6)

A rematch of the US Open final which went to two tiebreaks, with the Bryans winning both. Dlouhy is 1-5 career against the Bryans, while Paes is 5-16, but neither team has forced another seeded team in this event.

I think the Bryans are probably the favourite , but Kubot and Marach's form looks really strong, and they look like great challengers

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Re: WWW SF: Australian Open Doubles

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Re: WWW SF: Australian Open Doubles

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