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Agassi will play doubles with Roddick!

-wokkel-
06-05-2004, 07:33 PM
Stella Artois

1st round Agassi/Roddick vs. Ginepri/Merklein! :lol:

star
06-05-2004, 07:35 PM
hey! That's nice I guess. Andre and Andy have been practicing together out in California on grass so I guess it makes sense that they play some doubles too.

That's a treat for Andre's fans. He rarely plays doubles.

tangerine_dream
06-05-2004, 07:52 PM
I :hearts: it!

So, Andy took over for Steffi then? :p

Aleksa's Laydee
06-05-2004, 07:53 PM
ah cool!! thats should be good

Aleksa's Laydee
06-05-2004, 07:55 PM
Stella Artois

1st round Agassi/Roddick vs. Ginepri/Merklein! :lol:

where did u get this draw from??

andyroxmysox12191
06-05-2004, 07:59 PM
:lol: i love the idea

andyroxmysox12191
06-05-2004, 07:59 PM
go here mardyfishfan

http://www.atptennis.com/en/common/TrackIt.asp?file=/posting/2004/311/MDD.pdf

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-05-2004, 08:27 PM
i do nt like andre, however, i do like this. it's like some super duper all-american treat! it's wonderful!!!!

Havok
06-05-2004, 08:28 PM
:banana:

Ballbuster
06-05-2004, 09:04 PM
pft, Agassi and Roddick suck ass

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 09:10 PM
WOOOOO Mark! I've always liked Mark. Now, go and show your skills and beat them :)

Leena
06-05-2004, 09:20 PM
It's too bad that ESPN isn't televising this... we'd get to see every match.

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 09:29 PM
i do nt like andre, however, i do like this. it's like some super duper all-american treat! it's wonderful!!!!

Mark will give you a Bahaman treat too.

Ancic/Ivanisevic.. quite a nice duo too!

Eve83
06-05-2004, 09:35 PM
I thought it was a joke and double checked...OMG, this must be hilarious to see them both playing. Brad Gilbert must be very proud to get his kids together.

Tricky_Forehand
06-05-2004, 09:42 PM
My first thought when I read this?

:lol: :lol:

Too damn funny. Talk about some awkward doubles. They might get a game in each set :rolleyes:

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 09:51 PM
By the way.. how the heck did they get in without a wildcard?!

Tricky_Forehand
06-05-2004, 09:56 PM
I think it has something to do with Andre & Robby's combined ranking in singles. They changed the requirements last year or the year before to try and get more singles players to participate in Doubles.

Lestat
06-05-2004, 10:00 PM
Powerful combination :eek:

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 10:08 PM
I think it has something to do with Andre & Robby's combined ranking in singles. They changed the requirements last year or the year before to try and get more singles players to participate in Doubles.

Ah OK :)

The thing is.. they could actually win that match. I know Mark is a good doubles player, but not a great one and well Robby.. :(

LCeh
06-05-2004, 10:11 PM
I wonder why don't more top players do the same. Roger should team up with Henman, Safin should team up with the Poo, so that we can see more interesting double matches. :)

CooCooCachoo
06-05-2004, 10:15 PM
Roger often played with Max..
Henman and Greg have played together..
I have seen Safin and Escudé in action too.
They do team up, just not that frequently :(

PinkFeatherBoa
06-05-2004, 10:18 PM
Ooh I might be able to watch them at Queens.:D Should be interesting to see how they do.

Carito_90
06-05-2004, 10:19 PM
Aww that's great :)

And yah Brad must be very proud to see his kids playing together :lol:

little duck
06-05-2004, 10:23 PM
I can't believe this. I can't even imagine them together on court! This is realy interesting, a realy good idea! Well done Andy and Andre.

But I am not sure how good they will actually be?

darnyelb
06-06-2004, 12:01 AM
How cool... is this the doubles team Roddick wants to play in Athens?

David Kenzie
06-06-2004, 12:06 AM
I see Gasquet will play together with Grosjean :) interesting ...

jazz_girl
06-06-2004, 12:13 AM
Wow, I'd love to see it!!!
How far do you think they'll get?

Fedex
06-06-2004, 01:44 AM
Federer and Henman on grass would be a great doubles team! :) But there playing in different tournements.

alfonsojose
06-06-2004, 01:47 AM
They're going to lose in the first round :tape: but i think it'll be really funny :cool:

Good for them :yeah:

star
06-06-2004, 01:48 AM
How cool... is this the doubles team Roddick wants to play in Athens?

Good point. I think it would be a shame not to select the Bryan brothers for that team.

CarnivalCarnage
06-06-2004, 01:51 AM
A tacit admission by Andre that he needs more matchplay to avoid another debacle at Wimbledon?

Havok
06-06-2004, 01:53 AM
Hey Roddick/Vahaly breat the Bryan brothers last year so who knows what can happen:scared: and star the Bryans are a lock for the doubles, and so is Andy for singles. USA is allowed a total of 6, so they have 3 more slots to fit in. I'm pretty sure Agassi stated that he isn't playing both Davis Cup and the Olympics, he wants to leave that up to the young americans. So if they go with lets say Fish, Ginepri, and Spadea, I can see Roddick teaming up with Fish for the 2nd doubles team for the USA. If somehow Blake gets a spot for the singles, the 2nd doubles team will be Fish/Blake without a doubt

Havok
06-06-2004, 01:54 AM
A tacit admission by Andre that he needs more matchplay to avoid another debacle at Wimbledon?
could be, but with the quick surface change, lots of people who usually don't play doubles enter the doubles field for more matches under their belt on the new current surface they're playing on

CarnivalCarnage
06-06-2004, 01:57 AM
could be, but with the quick surface change, lots of people who usually don't play doubles enter the doubles field for more matches under their belt on the new current surface they're playing on

So yes.

¿esquímaux?
06-06-2004, 02:28 AM
I'd like to see this match :D

MisterQ
06-06-2004, 02:38 AM
That's a bizarre doubles team! But I like it... ;) :banana:

It will be interesting to see if they can be effective. Andre has only one doubles title to his name (1993 Cincinnati, w/ Petr Korda). Andy has two (Houston 2002, w/Mardy Fish; Delray Beach 2001, w/ Jan-Michael Gambill) .

alfonsojose
06-06-2004, 02:50 AM
They are going to play from the baseline, like Suarez and Ruano-Pascual ;)

Pea
06-06-2004, 03:12 AM
:haha:

Havok
06-06-2004, 03:13 AM
I don't think they'll stay stuck to the base line like the #1 doubles players on the WTA Tour:scared: they're pretty capable volleyers, they'll find their way to net during play;)

andyroxmysox12191
06-06-2004, 03:42 AM
how about a pairing with roger and andy?
;)

¿esquímaux?
06-06-2004, 03:47 AM
It should benefit Andy's volleys too :D

Billabong
06-06-2004, 03:59 AM
What a team:D!

YoursTruly
06-06-2004, 04:23 AM
1. Agassi playing doubles
2. Agassi with someone like Roddick

This is great, but also weird is another way to describe it!

TennisLurker
06-06-2004, 12:27 PM
they're pretty capable volleyers
:lol:

Scotso
06-06-2004, 12:33 PM
this must be my least favorite team ever :D

CarnivalCarnage
06-06-2004, 12:59 PM
I don't think they'll stay stuck to the base line like the #1 doubles players on the WTA Tour:scared:

Suarez and Vivi? Not a baseline combo.

croat123
06-06-2004, 01:03 PM
Roddick/Agassi :yawn:
Ancic/Ivanisevic :banana::woohoo: AJMO DECKI!!

GermanBoy
06-06-2004, 02:44 PM
Why not Robby and Andy? :(

Havok
06-07-2004, 07:50 PM
pft, Agassi and Roddick suck ass
My first thought when I read this?

:lol::lol:

Too damn funny. Talk about some awkward doubles. They might get a game in each set :rolleyes:
Roddick/Agassi def Ginepri/Merklein 6-2 6-2 :woohoo:

Havok
06-07-2004, 07:51 PM
and TL capable volleyers doesn't mean the greatest volleyers, but they can manage at the net, and both can do so, so uhh....:p

J. Corwin
06-07-2004, 07:58 PM
They won each set easily. Go them. :)

Tricky_Forehand
06-07-2004, 09:47 PM
I can't believe they won so easily :eek: :eek:

tangerine_dream
06-07-2004, 09:53 PM
:woohoo: Double A Team!

ys
06-08-2004, 04:10 AM
Oh my, I'd love to watch Agassi/Roddick - Hewitt/Scud match.. That could be fun..

CooCooCachoo
06-08-2004, 08:09 AM
I expected that.. Mark should've teamed up with someone DECENT in doubles.

CooCooCachoo
06-08-2004, 08:15 AM
Suarez and Vivi? Not a baseline combo

:hearts: Paola :hearts: and :kiss: Virginia :kiss:

The best doubles team ever :worship: :bowdown: :woohoo:

Lady
06-08-2004, 09:25 AM
Great result! :banana:

Who's next??

Lalitha
06-08-2004, 09:30 AM
They are playing just to get their feet on grass, I think so.

star
06-08-2004, 02:07 PM
I can't believe they won so easily :eek: :eek:

Why not?

WyveN
06-08-2004, 02:13 PM
with Agassi's return & Roddick's serve they should be able to be competetive against any doubles team despite their poor volley skills. It sort of reflects badly on the standard of doubles these days but thats the way it is.

star
06-08-2004, 02:17 PM
I don't think their volleying skills are "poor." I think they have on the order of average volleying skills for pro tennis. Andy can make amazing volleys off his shoe laces one minute and brick an easy volley the next. I think he's more inconsistent than anything.

Anyway, we don't know their style of playing doubles because we haven't seen them in action.

WyveN
06-08-2004, 02:18 PM
I don't think their volleying skills are "poor." I think they have on the order of average volleying skills for pro tennis. Andy can make amazing volleys off his shoe laces one minute and brick an easy volley the next. I think he's more inconsistent than anything.


poor volleys relative to their other skills and relative to the top doubles teams, volleys are crucial in doubles.

star
06-08-2004, 02:19 PM
:lol:

Thanks for letting me know that volleys are crucial in doubles. :worship:

:haha:

WyveN
06-08-2004, 03:01 PM
:lol:

Thanks for letting me know that volleys are crucial in doubles. :worship:

:haha:

Your welcome. Tomorrow we will cover forehands.

Howlman
06-08-2004, 08:10 PM
[QUOTE=star]hey! That's nice I guess. Andre and Andy have been practicing together out in California on grass so I guess it makes sense that they play some doubles too.

I think there is a lot more to this! I think it is great for Andy to practice and play with one of the all-time greats, who is obviously getting ready to retire.
Andre has ALWAYS been a giving person...this is another way for him to pass it on!!

Andre you have been great..Andy your greatness will shine one day!!!

Howlman
06-08-2004, 08:11 PM
Your welcome. Tomorrow we will cover forehands.

Gee let me get out my pen paper and video camera....!!!!

Deboogle!.
06-09-2004, 04:33 AM
I can't believe they won so easily :eek: :eek:

You must never have seen Merklein/Ginepri play before. They were pretty bad in Houston IMO. Then again..Andre and Andy.... :haha: I bet ESPN is kicking themselves for not televising this one :lol: I shrieked with laughter when I returned at 11pm and this was among the first things I read in my email LOL

I should think Arthurs and Hanley will have them for lunch tomorrow, though.

WyveN
06-09-2004, 05:07 AM
I should think Arthurs and Hanley will have them for lunch tomorrow, though.

depends how motivated Andre/Andy are

Tricky_Forehand
06-09-2004, 06:01 AM
Depends on if they don't pull out :rolleyes: . And by "they" I mean Andre. I'm kind of glad to see Roddick playing doubles. It's too bad he doesn't play it as much anymore. Then again, look who is coach is ;) .

Welcome back, Deb!! :bigwave:

No, I've never seen Robby & Mark play in person but I figured that they had the upper hand seeing that Mark is a doubles player and Robby plays on a fairly consistent basis :shrug:

Deboogle!.
06-09-2004, 02:15 PM
Thanks Katherine :) (jet lag sucks!)

No actually, they're not that bad, perhaps I was exaggerating. I saw their match against Mardy and James in Houston and Mardy and James were just playing really well together that week, plus how much can you judge about a team from one match :) I remember thinking their communication wasn't that great and just put up against a good doubles team I don't think they'll usually do well. I was really shocked to see that Andy and Andre beat them that easily though, since Andre hasn't played doubles in so long and it's certainly not Andy's strong point. Sounds like they've been spending a lot of time together though... I hope only the good stuff about Andre rubs off on him ;)

Leo
06-09-2004, 05:33 PM
I don't think they'll stay stuck to the base line like the #1 doubles players on the WTA Tour:scared: they're pretty capable volleyers, they'll find their way to net during play;)

But they're not nearly as good volleyers as most of the competition in doubles these days. Still, it's nice to see them try.

Havok
06-09-2004, 05:44 PM
Yeah I know leo, but they gave it a shot and did well:yeah:

Leo
06-09-2004, 06:14 PM
with Agassi's return & Roddick's serve they should be able to be competetive against any doubles team despite their poor volley skills. It sort of reflects badly on the standard of doubles these days but thats the way it is.

I think men's doubles has a very high standard these days.

Deboogle!.
06-09-2004, 06:49 PM
well at least they put in a respectable showing. I was expecting 61 61 lol

Leo
06-09-2004, 06:52 PM
Oh, did they lose today? Who'd they play?

Deboogle!.
06-09-2004, 07:23 PM
Arthurs/Hanley, the score was 6-4 7-6(6) I think.. one break at 4-4 in the first and they traded breaks in the second and it was a pretty tight TB (from the way the live scoring showed anyway ;))

Seeing pics of them on the court together is just really creepy and really funny, yet I'm not sure why :scared: :bolt:

Kiara
06-09-2004, 07:33 PM
A&A we'ren't bad at ALL, they were clearly having fun out there, they were on court 1 which is so much more intimate, it had obviously been a while since either one of them had played on such a small court
Andre was laughing and joking with the crowd, the atmosphere was great, and it was a closer match than the score suggests.
Andre played some superb volleys, and rarely missed. He missed one in the second set and was like " come on Andre you faggot" lol! At the end of the second set he was just hitting winners off Arthurs' serve. Andy didnt volley at the start, he flubbed a few and then stopped volleying but but he hit a couple of amazing smashes and served well. The majority of the time, they were at the baseline or one would start at the net and end at the baseline .At the net Andre did most of the work. All in i think they work well together and having a good time, they didnt look like they were talking it too seriously though, Andre kept asking for the score of the Henman match.

Arthur's served his usual billion aces while Hanley worked his butt off at the net but they had to work pretty hard today to pull off a win The last few games and the tb were very close, but they lacked the co-ordination than Arthurs and Hanley had and next to them A&A's lack of double's experience was glaringly obvious . Had they been more motivated and taken it seriously they couldve pulled it off.

Ginepri and Merklein weren't much of a challenge at all, Merklein's serve sucked big time. Andy did most of the work in that match, he just smacked fh winners from the back of the court throughout the whole match.

Oh and Gilbert didnt shut his gob for one second, he was giving Cahill a migraine ;)

Deboogle!.
06-09-2004, 07:38 PM
Thanks Kiara!!! :kiss: You were at the match then, I take it? I'm sure they were both using it just to get match play, if they were both serious about doubles they'd play it more :lol: Too bad they didn't take it a little more seriously... usually Andy is so competitive that he'll beat himself up in practice :lol:

and that's hilarious about Brad (though yet, not at all surprising) :haha: People really just need to learn not to sit next to him (and even then he'd still talk to the empty seat :))

Kiara
06-09-2004, 07:46 PM
Yeah I was at both matches and they were pretty exciting, they really know how to work the crowd. Im glad Andre didnt pull out after his loss like Poo did :fiery:
Spreen was sitting next to Gilbo initially and he moved so Cahill had to sit there.. even his son moved to the next row lol! He just doesn't know when to or HOW to shut his mouth.

Deboogle!.
06-09-2004, 07:49 PM
well that's great they were making it entertaining, glad to hear it :) Doubles is more fun to watch than singles a lot of the times IMO. The best matches I saw at Houston were James and Mardy's dubs matches for the exact same reason :) I wish dubs would get better tv coverage :(

re: Brad.... :haha: :haha: that is TOO funny!

MisterQ
06-09-2004, 08:24 PM
Andre, master volleyer? :woohoo:

I'm glad to hear they were enjoying themselves. I hope they will play again because A) they would undoubtedly improve as a team, and B) I didn't get to see TV coverage of this one... ;)

Scotty5
06-10-2004, 06:44 AM
which side of the court did each play on when they received? I doubt they actually sat down and tried to decide who had the bigger forehand (which usually plays the ad side if they're both right-handed)