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Paris Masters 2006 Doubles Final more exciting than Singles Final?

Metis
11-04-2006, 07:47 PM
I know many of you couldn't care less about doubles matches. Personally, I love doubles, especially when the best teams are competing. The way things have developed in Paris Masters, if I was given the choice which of the 2 finals to watch, I would prefer the doubles final without any hesitation.

If you think about it, who wouldn't want to watch this match:


Arnaud "I'm too sexy for my bandanas :devil: " Clement and Michael "I split with Santoro to focus on my singles career :confused: " Llodra against Fabrice "I have more shots than Federer and I like it" Santoro and Nenad "singles is for girls ;) " Zimonjic

Santoro/Zimonjic beat the #1 team (Bryan/Bryan)
Clement/Llodra beat the #2 team (Bjorkman/Mirnyi) Sorry GlennMirnyi! :p

Such a pity Masters TV will not show the doubles final like they did in Madrid. Or will they?

rmb6687
11-04-2006, 08:17 PM
That does sound like a very interesting match up. I would love to see it too!

cobalt60
11-04-2006, 08:21 PM
I know many of you couldn't care less about doubles matches. Personally, I love doubles, especially when the best teams are competing. The way things have developed in Paris Masters, if I was given the choice which of the 2 finals to watch, I would prefer the doubles final without any hesitation.

If you think about it, who wouldn't want to watch this match:


Arnaud "I'm too sexy for my bandanas :devil: " Clement and Michael "I split with Santoro to focus on my singles career :confused: " Llodra against Fabrice "I have more shots than Federer and I like it" Santoro and Nenad "singles is for girls ;) " Zimonjic

Santoro/Zimonjic beat the #1 team (Bryan/Bryan)
Clement/Llodra beat the #2 team (Bjorkman/Mirnyi) Sorry GlennMirnyi! :p

Such a pity Masters TV will not show the doubles final like they did in Madrid. Or will they?

I am a doubles fan and I agree this appears to be a better match. I think on the ATP site you can watch the match for free on livestream. Or the actual masters site. Good watching:)

GlennMirnyi
11-04-2006, 08:22 PM
Bjorki/Mirnyi x Llodra/Clement was the real final... :sad:

Marine
11-04-2006, 08:30 PM
Personly, I prefer double final this year. Allez Micka et Arnaud !

Nadie
11-04-2006, 08:45 PM
Bjorki/Mirnyi x Llodra/Clement was the real final... :sad:


Max and Jonas :awww:

Metis
11-04-2006, 09:31 PM
I am a doubles fan and I agree this appears to be a better match. I think on the ATP site you can watch the match for free on livestream. Or the actual masters site. Good watching:)
You are right. I just saw on the ATP website that Masters TV is showing it for free! :)

LK_22
11-04-2006, 09:33 PM
I'm not sure about this. Although they should show more doubles, it is nice to see two different names in a TMS Final for a change

ae wowww
11-04-2006, 10:09 PM
Going to be a great one :D I'm a fan of Clement/Llodra. Yes, final will be shown livestream for free - see ATPTennis.com for details.

silverwhite
11-05-2006, 01:25 AM
Yes. Like Metis said, one team upset the #1 seeds while the other upset the #2 seeds. Would have loved to watch the semis. :p

CooCooCachoo
11-05-2006, 09:18 AM
Fab & Nenad are truly awesome and they always have so much fun together.

Oh, I don't agree with your assessment of Nenad by the way. He does play singles every now and then, but he just is not good enough compared to his doubles level. He could have a nice career in Challengers if he wanted to, but this is just working better for him. Occasionally, he does enter a Challenger in singles (qualifying) and does well.

chewy
11-05-2006, 10:24 AM
I am a doubles fan and I agree this appears to be a better match. I think on the ATP site you can watch the match for free on livestream. Or the actual masters site. Good watching:)

i enjoy doubles aswell, watch and play.
i saw the news on atp site about showing the doubles for free, but not sure what to do after i clicked the link provided, it leads me to the livestream site but i found nothing there about the free doubles final:confused: anyone have a clue what to do?

Metis
11-05-2006, 11:06 AM
Here is the link but it is not working; all I get is the black screen :(

http://www.atpmastersseries.tv/page/AtpLogin/Live2

chewy
11-05-2006, 11:12 AM
Here is the link but it is not working; all I get is the black screen :(

http://www.atpmastersseries.tv/page/AtpLogin/Live2
yeah i manage to find this page, but like u said only a black screen, nothings loading.
i read somewhere that only countries listed can see the live stream, unfortunately Australia is not one of them...i think this might be the reason, but im not sure if greece is on the list or not.

thankyou anyway:)

maldini
11-05-2006, 11:19 AM
i'd have loved to see the match, but it doesn't work for me, neither....:confused:

Metis
11-05-2006, 11:21 AM
No problem.

I live in the US, so I should be able to watch it. Their service has been very problematic since the Madrid tournament though.

Five
11-05-2006, 11:30 AM
This is the most exciting final so far this year ;)

Naranoc
11-05-2006, 12:05 PM
What an anti-climax! Clement/Llodra def. Santoro/Zimonjic 7-6, 6-2

:ras:

Let's hope the Singles is more exciting ;)

Metis
11-05-2006, 12:12 PM
What an anti-climax! Clement/Llodra def. Santoro/Zimonjic 7-6, 6-2

:ras:

Let's hope the Singles is more exciting ;)

Damn, I was hoping Santoro/ Zimonjic would win. Did you manage to watch it? The online stream wasn't working for me.

So much for the free live coverage on ATP Masters TV. What clowns! :smash:

Metis
11-05-2006, 12:17 PM
Oh, I don't agree with your assessment of Nenad by the way. He does play singles every now and then, but he just is not good enough compared to his doubles level. He could have a nice career in Challengers if he wanted to, but this is just working better for him. Occasionally, he does enter a Challenger in singles (qualifying) and does well.
No disrespect meant towards Nenad. I think he is a great player. I was actually trying to find something funny to write about him, I looked in his ATP profile and saw his singles career record (something like 7-21 I think). That's why I borrowed Dima's phrase "clay is for girls" with a slight modification. ;)

Naranoc
11-05-2006, 12:23 PM
None of the streams were working for me either - had to make do with occassionally checking the screboard :(

silverwhite
11-05-2006, 12:43 PM
Congrats, Clement/Llodra! Hopefully, they'll carry this form into DC ties next year. :yeah:

Marine
11-05-2006, 01:19 PM
Congrats, Clement/Llodra! Hopefully, they'll carry this form into DC ties next year. :yeah:

I hope so :angel:

Katastrophe
11-05-2006, 01:28 PM
Congrats, Clement/Llodra! Hopefully, they'll carry this form into DC ties next year. :yeah:

Very nice, I'm sorry I missed it. Guess I have to set my alarm clock a little earlier next time. :p

~EMiLiTA~
11-05-2006, 01:36 PM
well i'm only watching livescores, no coverage, but by the looks of it this singles final is pathetic

congrats to Clement and Llodra!!

Naranoc
11-05-2006, 01:41 PM
well i'm only watching livescores, no coverage, but by the looks of it this singles final is pathetic



:lol: Was thinking of posting the same thing :yeah:

Wake up Hrbaty :smash:

helen phillips
11-05-2006, 03:41 PM
A nice way for the maturing Clement to cap his best season in a while. Has to be all the sweeter coming over Santoro in France for both Clement and Llodra. I'm guessing Davis Cup captain Guy Forget isn't terribly disapppointed either.

cobalt60
11-06-2006, 01:13 AM
Shown on the TTC again late this afternoon. Much better than the singles final. Good for Clement/Llodra. :)