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New teams for 2013

smucav
09-14-2012, 12:43 AM
Bhupathi/Nestor
Mirnyi/Tecau
Lindstedt/Zimonjic

http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/09/nestor-and-mirnyi-split/39414/News & Analysis
Nestor and Mirnyi to split
Aaron Morrissey
Thursday, September 13, 2012

The doubles team of Daniel Nestor and Max Mirnyi will end their partnership at the end of this season, the Canadian journalist Tom Tebbutt reported in hisoblog. The pair played together for two years, won two Roland Garros titles, and reached No. 1.

“Max isn’t confirmed to play a full season next year, he’s a little bit skeptical about his elbow,” Nestor said. “It’s a little bit hard for me to wait until the last second to see what he’s going to do. So I just decided to switch.”

Nestor, 40, will team up with 38-year-old Indian Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been playing with his countryman Rohan Bopanna.

“He’s eager and I’ve had a lot respect for his accomplishments over the years,” said Nestor, who has won 79 doubles titles in his career. “He’s a great doubles player and he has great doubles instincts. I feel that if he can make the transition well to the other side (the deuce court), we can be a very good team.”

Nestor also told Tebbutt that next year, Nenad Zimonjic will play with Robert Linstedt, and Mirnyi will play with Horia Tecau.

Eddy DoubleD
09-14-2012, 01:59 AM
If Mirnyi has problems, it will suck for Horia:|

mreccentric
09-14-2012, 04:25 AM
I had a feeling that Zimonjic and Bhupathi would play together. Now, this is a woderful news. Who will Bopanna play with? Will Qureshi and he partner again?

Pratik
09-14-2012, 08:44 AM
These teams are just :facepalm:

Lind/Tec finally split, Horia gets a likeable partner for a change. But, with Mirnyi's problems, this team isn't going to last long. Well, atleast we will have new runner-ups at Wimbledon :lol:

Due to his partnership with Nestor, I may end up supporting Bhupathi for a change :facepalm:

The only good thing is that the Indo-Pak express will be getting back together.

Saviolero
09-14-2012, 10:14 AM
And Llodra with???

mreccentric
09-14-2012, 12:04 PM
These teams are just :facepalm:

Lind/Tec finally split, Horia gets a likeable partner for a change. But, with Mirnyi's problems, this team isn't going to last long. Well, atleast we will have new runner-ups at Wimbledon :lol:

Due to his partnership with Nestor, I may end up supporting Bhupathi for a change :facepalm:

The only good thing is that the Indo-Pak express will be getting back together.

Hope Bhupathi gets out of mens doubles gs deficit. He's hasn't won it from last 10 years. I'm gonna support him back for two reasons: 1) he teaming up Nestor; 2) terminating quite a bad partnership with Bopanna.

It will be nice if Bopanna teams again with Qureshi. But, are you sure about this, as you're saying?

Lins/Tec :facepalm:
Mirnyi :facepalm:

Zimonjic should be happy because he broke his partnership with Llodra. BTW, People win GS when they team with :worship:Nestor:worship:. Same happened to Zimonjic and Mirnyi. I still can't believe that Bhupathi has teamed Nestor.

kaustav4
09-14-2012, 02:17 PM
Hope Bhupathi gets out of mens doubles gs deficit. He's hasn't won it from last 10 years. I'm gonna support him back for two reasons: 1) he teaming up Nestor; 2) terminating quite a bad partnership with Bopanna.

It will be nice if Bopanna teams again with Qureshi. But, are you sure about this, as you're saying?

Lins/Tec :facepalm:
Mirnyi :facepalm:

Zimonjic should be happy because he broke his partnership with Llodra. BTW, People win GS when they team with :worship:Nestor:worship:. Same happened to Zimonjic and Mirnyi. I still can't believe that Bhupathi has teamed Nestor.

Yes goo decision from Mahesh Bhupathi to splt up with Bopanna...But why do you cant belive that Bhupathi teamong up with Nestor ? :)

mreccentric
09-14-2012, 02:40 PM
Yes goo decision from Mahesh Bhupathi to splt up with Bopanna...But why do you cant belive that Bhupathi teamong up with Nestor ? :)

Just like that... it will be good to see him with a good partner. He didn't have a such good partner excluding Leander Paes. Now i think, both Leander and Mahesh would be quite equally competitive in Men's Doubles.

kaustav4
09-14-2012, 02:53 PM
Absolutely right...Actually with Mirnyi he was lethal in 2003-04..But after that he didn't have good partners and Mark Knowles was way past its prime in 2008-09..So finally if they click Mahesh would be very competitive...All the best for this team 2013...And my support would with them for sure :)

kaustav4
09-14-2012, 02:56 PM
So very interesting new team for 2013..This team can be very good..guys have your say :)

Certinfy
09-14-2012, 05:03 PM
Very interesting.

Really hope Tecau can finally win Wimbledon though, deserves it so much.

MaxPower
09-14-2012, 06:01 PM
Dunno why Lindstedt/Tecau split. They had something going on. Won their first M1000 just weeks ago an qualified for WTF much earlier than last year. Mirnyi is plagued by injuries...

Zimonjic/Llodra hasn't done so well it seems and I honestly don't know who's fault that is. But Lindstedt and Tecau complemented their games very well and i'd be surprised if either of Mirnyi/Tecau or Lindstedt/Zimonjic actually does better. But you never know with doubles.

doubles players seem to like a fresh start every now and then. Just a bit odd to break up when you do really well in a season

Pirata.
09-14-2012, 10:04 PM
The only good thing is that the Indo-Pak express will be getting back together.

Hope so.

Pratik
09-15-2012, 06:32 AM
Merge with "New teams for 2013" thread

gaitare
09-15-2012, 11:12 AM
Dunno why Lindstedt/Tecau split. They had something going on. Won their first M1000 just weeks ago an qualified for WTF much earlier than last year. Mirnyi is plagued by injuries...

Zimonjic/Llodra hasn't done so well it seems and I honestly don't know who's fault that is. But Lindstedt and Tecau complemented their games very well and i'd be surprised if either of Mirnyi/Tecau or Lindstedt/Zimonjic actually does better. But you never know with doubles.

doubles players seem to like a fresh start every now and then. Just a bit odd to break up when you do really well in a season

They must have been tired mentally and they must have felt they won't win a slam together. Such a losing history stays deeply in you and I think it's even tougher for a team than it is for a singles player to deal with it.

nole_no1
09-17-2012, 11:49 AM
If Mirnyi will be healthy, Tecau/Mirnyi will be one hell of a pair :rocker2: But i think Lindstedt/Tecau could have played together for at least one year more...

mreccentric
09-17-2012, 12:27 PM
Linds/Tecau was a better pair. They came close once winning against bryans this year in SF, in Some GS. They could have possibly won a slam next year if they continued together.

JeffCandoi
09-18-2012, 02:34 PM
and Max?

Netin!
09-20-2012, 03:15 PM
Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya should be a new team for 2013!

kush wadhawan
09-21-2012, 05:21 AM
Hi all I m new here.I read ur comments.
But who will bopanna,rojer,qureshi,llodra,paes,stepanek,lukas dlouhy,rajeev ram,bruno soares,polasek,Eric butorac,Paul Hanley,jurgen melzer,Andre sa,jamie Murray,Alexander peya and lukasz kubot,Marcel granollers and marc lopez,oliver marach will make team with.

kush wadhawan
09-21-2012, 05:25 AM
Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya should be a new team for 2013!

I think soares will make with Andre sa

kush wadhawan
09-21-2012, 09:36 AM
and Max?
max and horia tecau.
lindstedt and zimonjic.
bhupathi and nestor.
know only these three.if u know any other team let me know.

kush wadhawan
09-21-2012, 09:39 AM
After the bhupathi-bopanna split and bhupathi have agreed to play with daniel nestor.
then bopanna will make with whom? guys have ur say.

kush wadhawan
09-21-2012, 01:26 PM
bopanna,rojer,qureshi,llodra,lukas dlouhy,rajeev ram,bruno soares,polasek,Eric butorac,Paul Hanley,jurgen melzer,Andre sa,jamie Murray,Alexander peya and lukasz kubot,oliver marach are still looking for new partners.guys let me know about their new teaming for 2013.

mreccentric
09-22-2012, 04:12 AM
most of the other teams continue with their present teams.

kaustav4
09-22-2012, 12:36 PM
Aisam...Who else :)

mreccentric
09-22-2012, 05:30 PM
possible? Aisam should leave his semi-successful partnership with Rojer.

kush wadhawan
09-22-2012, 05:52 PM
any new teeams for 2013? rajeev ram to make with whom?

kush wadhawan
09-22-2012, 05:54 PM
rajeev ram playing very well with zimonjic in st petersberg.whom do u think he will make with in 2013?
GUYS DO COMMENT NOT ONLY SEE.ANYTHING U KNOW ABOUT HIS NEW PARTNER

Ibracadabra
09-22-2012, 06:38 PM
He usually partners lipsky but hes had alot of partners during any given seasons.

kush wadhawan
09-23-2012, 05:20 AM
He usually partners lipsky but hes had alot of partners during any given seasons.

Permanent partner of him?

Tag
09-23-2012, 05:29 PM
sampras out of retirement obviously

kush wadhawan
09-24-2012, 07:13 AM
vat a news?
guys sry u can only see tis link in ur notebooks for understanding french
http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/302672/mahut-et-llodra-vont-faire-la-paire/

http://www.le10sport.com/omnisport/competitions/tennis/atp-mahut-avec-llodra-75696

great team!guys just dont only see do comment and do translate french language into english..

kush wadhawan
09-24-2012, 07:18 AM
bopanna new partner update.do read tis guys..
it may be qureshi.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/mahesh-rohan-end-partnership/1003216/

Pratik
09-24-2012, 07:30 AM
Mods, please merge all these with the New teams for 2013 thread.

vat a news?
do translate french language into english..

There is this brilliant thing known as Google Translate. Use it.

Could potentially be a good team. But, with Mahut focusing on singles and Llodra playing his share of singles too, I doubt they would achieve much. I have never understood Llodra's insistence on playing only with french partners. I thought that finally changed with Zimonjic, but he has gone back to his old ways. Apart from the Olympics, this has been a pretty bad year for Llodra. Really hope this partnership succeeds.

kush wadhawan
09-24-2012, 07:38 AM
Mods, please merge all these with the New teams for 2013 thread.



There is this brilliant thing known as Google Translate. Use it.

Could potentially be a good team. But, with Mahut focusing on singles and Llodra playing his share of singles too, I doubt they would achieve much. I have never understood Llodra's insistence on playing only with french partners. I thought that finally changed with Zimonjic, but he has gone back to his old ways. Apart from the Olympics, this has been a pretty bad year for Llodra. Really hope this partnership succeeds.

i used google translater thats y i know.i m interested un more doubles teams for 2013.if u know some then let me know.

kush wadhawan
09-24-2012, 08:57 AM
He usually partners lipsky but hes had alot of partners during any given seasons.

With Brian baker I think

soulage
09-24-2012, 11:05 AM
Mahut wants to focus also on doubles next year. He says he's ready to miss some singles events for the double. He wants to be an option for Davis Cup.

Nothing official about that Llodra/Mahut association but yes that's they could team up next year.

emotion
09-24-2012, 11:41 AM
Roger-Vasselin :sad:

born_on_clay
09-25-2012, 07:39 AM
Granollers and Lopez to continue I guess :shrug: ?

born_on_clay
09-25-2012, 07:40 AM
nice team :drool:

kush wadhawan
09-25-2012, 11:55 AM
bruno soares,marcelo melo and andre sa are looking for new partners for 2013 to qualify for london 2013.guys give suggestions with whom will they make? guys not only view but also do comment.

Belludal
09-25-2012, 12:03 PM
Soares/Zimonjic?

Melo/Llodra?

Sa/Qureshi?

kush wadhawan
09-25-2012, 12:15 PM
Soares/Zimonjic?

Melo/Llodra?

Sa/Qureshi?

i dont know but i think melo soares

kush wadhawan
09-25-2012, 12:17 PM
doubles star lukas dlouhy future is uncertain.he is playing challengers and losing rank.guys vat u think his new partner for 2013? not only view but also do comment.....

JMG
09-25-2012, 12:49 PM
If he gets a permanent partner to play challengers, it won't be a class player. I guess he will team up with different (good) partners to play challengers.

What I don't understand is that there wasn't really a reason to lose his ranking like that. One thing about him is that he probably has the worst body language of any doubles specialist. Simply pathetic to watch at times, as if he was tanking.

kush wadhawan
09-25-2012, 01:04 PM
If he gets a permanent partner to play challengers, it won't be a class player. I guess he will team up with different (good) partners to play challengers.

What I don't understand is that there wasn't really a reason to lose his ranking like that. One thing about him is that he probably has the worst body language of any doubles specialist. Simply pathetic to watch at times, as if he was tanking.

players like? and if he got good partner he will do atp tours.
with whom he can make?give suggestions..

Freak3yman84
09-25-2012, 11:25 PM
Can you just combine all these threads, and make "New Doubles Partners"?

Pratik
09-26-2012, 05:44 AM
Can you just combine all these threads, and make "New Doubles Partners"?

There is a new teams for 2013 thread.
But, since mods rarely ever visit the Doubles Forum, that will not happen.

MaxPower
09-26-2012, 06:47 PM
This is from Robert Lindstedts blog. Making a quick translation as I see many are interested in the new teams and some of the stuff already posted is confirmed and it's always nice with some of the reasons behind the switches.


Nestor/Mirnyi splits up. I've heard some different reasons and the one I believe in I won't write here. But as I said, both will switch partners. From a professional view this is one of two stupid moves, but it's more than just results that play in. Nestor will play with Mahesh Bhupathi next year

Bopanna/Bhupathi will stop playing. Bopanna wants to play on the backhandside next year and they haven't had as good of a season as they should. New partner for Mahesh is Daniel Nestor as said, Who Rohan will play with is not yet decided. as far as I know. Rumor is that he will go back to Quereshi who he had a nice season with 2011. But I have also heard that if Quereshi/Rojer makes the Masters they will continue. We'll see.

Llodra/Zimonjic. Since Llodra dropped so much in singles ranking he decided to go more for singles and in the middle of the season he changed his schedule with Nenad. He didn't go to the Masters tournaments in Canada and US, and not to Asia either. So in other words he destroyed the teams chances to reach the Masters in London. It's understandable it cracks then.

Lindstedt/Tecau. Yes, we are stopping. This is the other of the two professionally stupid switches. We know that. But as I said there are other reasons playing in. Me and Horia felt we could need a little break and some fresh air under our wings. Don't read that we are enemies and can't stand each other, that is completely wrong! But we have played together for 3 years now and that is long for a doubles team. It is a very demanding relationship as doubles partners.

Me and Horia has had 3 successful seasons behind us. This is no easy decision. But when Zimonjic asked me during summer it was an option impossible to not consider. There are three doubles players in the world I wanted to play with and that is Nestor, Bjorkman and Zimonjic. Finally me and Horia concluded that we should take a break in 2013. I really look forward to this new challenge. Nenad has been one fo the worlds top3 indiviual doublesplayers the last years and I think and believe we could do big things together. Nenad will move to the backhand box where he's played before.

I of course want to thank Horia for these years. We have helped each other up to stable top 10 players and I really hope he will stay there, just as I want to.

Who Horia will play with is as far as I know, not completely decided yet and when it is he can announce it himself when feeling ready. He sort of got a bit more media attention there in Romania.

It's a little hard to explain the sitation in a blog like this. I don't want to bring up everything we talked about me and Horia. But yet again I want to point out we are not enemies! And of course we will play the season out and fight as hard as previous years.

Mine and Nenads first tournament will be Stockholm Open where we have a chance to build our team because Horia felt to worn out to come. It's understandable and we took the same decision last year. So that will be a perfect week for me and Nenad.

kush wadhawan
09-27-2012, 06:24 AM
use google translate to see the source.

http://www.evz.ro/detalii/stiri/El-este-noul-partener-al-lui-Tecu-1002620.html
great team wow.......guys not only see do comment.

156mphserve
09-27-2012, 06:38 AM
Stop making new threads for every new team and new threads for asking who will team up with who. How hard is it to understand that theres are thread for new teams in 2013, and when you know about a new team you're supposed to post there and not start a new thread. And even if it wasn't obvious, you'd think seeing every new thread you've made being merged into that thread would be a good clue

156mphserve
09-27-2012, 06:43 AM
also when people know about new teams they will post. there's no point in asking over and over and over because we don't know yet, and there' no point in asking us to guess because we have no influence, it doesn't matter who we want to partner together.

And if you're really gonna just keep at it over and over, them stop spamming new thread, use the thread that's made for it

Pratik
09-27-2012, 06:50 AM
Stop making new threads.

And next time read the article before posting it here. It talks about their pairing right now in Bangkok. There is no mention of them playing as a team in 2013.

Also, stop asking for new teams. In case you didn't know, there are 3 full months left before the start of the next season. That is plenty of time for the new partnerships to be finalized. And in case you had started following tennis more than a week ago, you would know that speculation about this leads nowhere.

Björki
09-27-2012, 05:12 PM
Peya/Soares is confirmed.

kush wadhawan
09-27-2012, 05:55 PM
Peya/Soares is confirmed.

Can u show the source of tis new team?

kush wadhawan
10-01-2012, 07:02 AM
new teams cmon tell all?

kush wadhawan
10-01-2012, 08:07 AM
what happened qureshi snubs bopanna for 2013.see the source down and guys have ur say about bopanna new partner.

http://www.indianexpress.com/news/qureshi-snub-leaves-bopanna-low-on-options/1010174/.

who will bopanna make team with?
guys not only see do reply too.....

Pratik
10-01-2012, 10:06 AM
new teams cmon tell all?

You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to kush wadhawan again.

mreccentric
10-01-2012, 12:54 PM
Read that Bopanna is waiting for Qureshi's decision. kush wadhawan, i see you being too much curious, check this source (http://www.indianexpress.com/news/mahesh-rohan-end-partnership/1003216/).

I'm getting this message:
You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to Pratik again.

soulage
10-01-2012, 06:19 PM
As for mixed double pair Llodra and Serena Williams should play together next year.

Björki
10-01-2012, 07:43 PM
Can u show the source of tis new team?

Soares confirmed on twitter.

Pratik
10-02-2012, 06:09 AM
As for mixed double pair Llodra and Serena Williams should play together next year.

:eek:
One of my favourite players with one of least favourite. :banghead:

mreccentric
10-02-2012, 06:10 AM
As for mixed double pair Llodra and Serena Williams should play together next year.

i dont think that serena will play in mixeds next year. but how did you take that wild guess. did anyone anywhere say that?

Pratik
10-02-2012, 06:13 AM
i dont think that serena will play in mixeds next year. but how did you take that wild guess. did anyone anywhere say that?

"Everything is possible, I could play the next two Grand Slams with Serena. Today I'd rather not talk about it but there will be other times to do it,"

-Llodra

Serena is an AO and French mixed away from having the career slam in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.

mreccentric
10-02-2012, 06:20 AM
Serena is an AO and French mixed away from having the career slam in singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
oh ya... i read that news just now. i would say serena to pick a better partner, cos llodra hasn't been in good form for some time now.

but... he won silver in olympics

mreccentric
10-02-2012, 06:23 AM
:eek:
One of my favourite players with one of least favourite. :banghead:
you is the favorite one in them? :D

Pratik
10-02-2012, 06:30 AM
you is the favorite one in them? :D

oh ya... i read that news just now. i would say serena to pick a better partner, cos llodra hasn't been in good form for some time now.

but... he won silver in olympics

My hatred for Serena aside, it would great if Llodra could sneak in a couple of slams with her. It's a great opportunity for him.

mreccentric
10-02-2012, 08:26 AM
My hatred for Serena aside, it would great if Llodra could sneak in a couple of slams with her. It's a great opportunity for him.

used to hate her a lot because of her dressing controversies. but now, somewhat okay with her. They will make a good team together.

As far as Mixeds is concerned, i think the top teams remain like that.
Mike huber raymond bob might play together. Will Raymond (Age) Retire? Donno. Leander would continue his partnership with Vesnina, which i think is good. Mirnyi might possibly play with Azarenka, else with Huber. No idea who Bhupathi will pair with. Have no idea about others like Nestor, Zimonjic, Qureshi, Bopanna, poli s, etc.,

I always feel Nestor doesn't take Mixeds that serious.

tommyg6
10-16-2012, 10:03 PM
I got a question, how come Paes and Bhupathi don't rejoin as a team anymore? They were pretty good as a team, especially in 1999. All these new team changes seems unneccesary, like Mirniy and Nestor. They won a Slam this year as a team, why mess with a winning formula? Sheesh.

mreccentric
10-17-2012, 05:32 AM
Paes and Bhupathi would never team again in tour, in the current scenario. Bhupathi has said that he'll retire next year, and so you cant expect that miracle to happen again.

BTW, Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek are going to continue as a team for next year, i read that news yesterday. But their schedule is not complete, Leander might play with other partners occasionally in the next year.

dencod16
10-20-2012, 03:07 AM
I got a question, how come Paes and Bhupathi don't rejoin as a team anymore? They were pretty good as a team, especially in 1999. All these new team changes seems unneccesary, like Mirniy and Nestor. They won a Slam this year as a team, why mess with a winning formula? Sheesh.

with Mirnyi and Nestor. Mirnyi isn't sure if he will play a full sched in 2013, and Nestor wasn't gonna lay around and wait for him to decide last minute. with Bhupathi and Paes, i don't think Bhupathi likes Paes, well a lot players don't like Paes.

alfonsojose
10-22-2012, 07:26 PM
:eek: These guys are worst than the cast of "Melrose Place". They switch partners a lot :lol:

striking19
11-07-2012, 10:34 AM
Bob Bryan will pair up with Sania Mirza in Mixed Doubles for 2013.......

http://epaper.indianexpress.com/c/461327

Certinfy
11-10-2012, 05:36 PM
Any new news if the Indo-Pak Express are getting back together?

It's interesting because when Bopanna made the decision to leave Qureshi last year if I remember correctly Qureshi wasn't happy at all.

Björki
11-10-2012, 06:23 PM
Any new news if the Indo-Pak Express are getting back together?

It's interesting because when Bopanna made the decision to leave Qureshi last year if I remember correctly Qureshi wasn't happy at all.

Qureshi/Rojer will continue 2013, Rojer told me in Stockholm.

mreccentric
11-11-2012, 02:51 AM
Qureshi/Rojer will continue 2013, Rojer told me in Stockholm.

Sort of right decision. Interesting to see who rohan bopanna will partner. No Top Doubles player is free, all committed for a team next year.

Pratik
11-11-2012, 03:03 AM
Sort of right decision. Interesting to see who rohan bopanna will partner. No Top Doubles player is free, all committed for a team next year.

Marray is! That would make an interesting team :drink:

mreccentric
11-11-2012, 03:07 AM
Marray is! That would make an interesting team :drink:

Why isn't Nielson continuing with him? Whom is Nielson playing with next year?

Pratik
11-11-2012, 03:09 AM
Why isn't Nielson continuing with him? Whom is Nielson playing with next year?

Himself :p
He is focusing on his singles career

Henry Chinaski
11-12-2012, 08:33 PM
bopanna will play with rajeev ram

http://www.breitbart.com/system/wire/CNG---f6828a7bb6091a4f9d0e75ba3ae4ded4---631

MIJB#19
11-13-2012, 03:01 PM
:eek: These guys are worst than the cast of "Melrose Place". They switch partners a lot :lol:Melrose Place, huh?

kush wadhawan
11-15-2012, 04:44 AM
new teams for 2013

lindestedt/zimonjic
bhupathi/daniel nestor
rohan bopanna/rajeev ram
max mirnyi/horia tecau
peya/soares
llodra/mahut

teams to continue as same in 2012

fleming/hutchins
granollers/marc lopez
qureshi/rojer
bob/mike bryan
paes/stepanek
erlich/andy ram
delgado/shupski
huey/inglot
marrero/verdasco
fyrentsberg/matkowski

players still looking for partners

julian knowle
frantisek cermak
michal mertinak
marcelo melo
lukas dlouhy
polasek
jonathan marray
scott lipsky
santiago gonzalez
jamie murray
andre sa
oliver marach
lukasz kubot
eduard roger vaselin
jurgen melzer
philipp petzener
christopher kas

kush wadhawan
11-15-2012, 04:45 AM
guys have discussions

Björki
11-15-2012, 05:32 AM
Butorac/Hanley probably

Pratik
11-15-2012, 05:39 AM
bopanna will play with rajeev ram

Servebot team

bhupathi/daniel nestor
bhupathi/daniel nestor
bhupathi/daniel nestor

Still can't get over this. One of my favourite players with one of my least favourite. Should I support them or root against them?

:mad: :confused: :help: :drink: :confused: :stupid: :banghead: :confused: :unsure: :armed: :facepalm: :sadface: :confused: :help:

:timebomb:

MaxPower
11-15-2012, 05:48 AM
Marray/Nielsen breaking up? Thought they would continue after showing promise again in WTF.

Also some smart guys should try to lock up Melo or Kubot. Players like Petzchner or Melzer with good volleys would really benefit playing with a very strong server.

Pratik
11-15-2012, 06:04 AM
Marray/Nielsen breaking up? Thought they would continue after showing promise again in WTF.

Also some smart guys should try to lock up Melo or Kubot. Players like Petzchner or Melzer with good volleys would really benefit playing with a very strong server.

Melz/Petz should continue playing together.
No full time doubles player would want to partner Kubot. He is much more interested in his singles career.

Julián Santiago
11-15-2012, 10:34 AM
You should be against Bhupathi/NEstor, so they can split :haha:

Bopanna/Ram, what a mug team. Ram is only average.

And what a sad desition by Nielsen. He will not have much succes in singles

mreccentric
11-15-2012, 12:17 PM
Julián Santiago is right. ram is an avg player. you're right even in case of Nielsen's decision. But, cross fingers and hope good.

kush wadhawan
11-15-2012, 02:00 PM
Any new doubles teams for 2013?
Guys have discussions

Certinfy
11-15-2012, 03:22 PM
As much as I like Nielsen, what an idiotic decision, I mean if he were in his early twenties then fair enough, but in his current situation. :facepalm:

Anyway hopefully Marray finds a great partner for next year.

kush wadhawan
11-17-2012, 04:13 PM
atp doubles players looking for partners in 2013

julian knowle
frantisek cermak
michal mertinak
marcelo melo
lukas dlouhy
polasek
jonathan marray
scott lipsky
santiago gonzalez
jamie murray
andre sa
oliver marach
lukasz kubot
eduard roger vaselin
jurgen melzer
philipp petzener
christopher kas

any news about them so it will be nice for all......
guys have discussions

Melekhin
11-22-2012, 02:16 PM
Elgin/Istomin will start 2013 together again

mooncreek
11-24-2012, 06:17 PM
I don't know if it's a permanent arrangement but just saw Dustin Brown tweet about playing with Jonathan Marray next year.

Brit Tennis Fan
11-24-2012, 11:20 PM
I don't know if it's a permanent arrangement but just saw Dustin Brown tweet about playing with Jonathan Marray next year.

They played together in 6 challengers in the early part of this year (2W, 2F, 2SF) and in the French Open where they lost in the first round.

Sallydaisy
12-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Jonny Marray starts 2013 with Andre Sa. Information from an interview in The Times a few days ago.
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/sport/tennis/article3626152.ece

“But I like the way Andre plays, I was trying to get someone preferably in the top 30-40 so we could get into the Masters Series but also someone to gel with. We’ll start off the year together and see how it goes.”

motorhead
12-13-2012, 12:53 AM
don't tell me Melzer/Petz have spilt again?

Mae
12-14-2012, 05:03 AM
I really like these two guys together paes/stepanek.

Mahqz
12-14-2012, 05:19 AM
don't tell me Melzer/Petz have spilt again?

Yes I think they did as there singles rankings differ more and more. But I think in some tournaments they'll play together again.

Mae
12-16-2012, 12:48 PM
Yes I think they did as there singles rankings differ more and more. But I think in some tournaments they'll play together again.

That sounds like my TT partner and I. But it is much more important with the real tennis players! And in case you can't tell I can't wait for the start of the season and TT being back :D

JeffCandoi
12-17-2012, 02:41 PM
Melo and Dodig togheter in most tournaments, starting in Melbourne. Melo told me via twitter ;)

Sallydaisy
01-24-2013, 03:13 PM
Jonny Marray #18 and Colin Fleming #26 will be teaming up whilst Fleming's normal partner, Ross Hutchins, is away from the tour battling against Hodgkins Lymphoma. It's a sensible move and fingers crossed they can post some wins and keep their rankings high. I hope they do well and can be part of the DC team against Russia in April.

Report here in The Star (http://www.thestar.co.uk/sport/other-sports/tennis-jonny-marray-and-colin-fleming-join-forces-1-5341728)

Their first event together will be Montpelier per tweet from Fleming:
(https://twitter.com/colin_fleming)Colin Fleming ‏@colin_fleming (https://twitter.com/colin_fleming) Excited to say I'm going to be teaming up on court with Jonny Marray. Our first event will be Montpellier a week on Monday. #serveandjonny (https://twitter.com/search?q=%23serveandjonny&src=hash)

sdmartin
02-12-2013, 10:56 PM
Anyone know what happened to bhupathi/nestor? Nestor was playing with Youzhny in Rotterdam, until Youzhny pulled out with injury and next week he is playing with Kubot in Memphis. Have they split already or is bhupathi injured?

born_on_clay
02-13-2013, 08:35 PM
Nestor will team up with Łukasz ? :eek: great news :yeah:

mreccentric
02-16-2013, 02:05 AM
Lleyton Hewitt/Marinko Matosevic, the next best team. Beat Bryan in the very 2nd match. Like to continue their partnership.

Julián Santiago
02-16-2013, 02:11 AM
Bopanna/Ram not only are very average, they have also bad luck with the draws

Julián Santiago
02-16-2013, 02:13 AM
Lleyton Hewitt/Marinko Matosevic, the next best team. Beat Bryan in the very 2nd match. Like to continue their partnership.

Yeah, Hewitt is a very good doubles player. If only he was more consisten on playing doubles, he will win a lot of tournaments

mreccentric
02-16-2013, 02:14 AM
Bopanna/Ram not only are very average, they have also bad luck with the draws

Not a good team, Bopanna-Qureshi should had been back. Anyway, Roger-Qureshi didn't do well too. But, still very early to say(?)

emotion
02-16-2013, 02:29 AM
I really want to see Nestor/Kubot long term

Pratik
02-16-2013, 03:37 AM
I really want to see Nestor/Kubot long term

I would like to see this team play together too. That said, I don't think it is a good idea for Nestor to play regularly with someone who does not concentrate solely on his doubles career. This is definitely one of his last years on tour and he should have a regular doubles only player partner. I haven't heard anything about Bhupathi being injured, or of a split between them, so am assuming that the Nestor-Bhupathi team will continue for the rest of this year, till Bhupathi retires.

Yves.
02-16-2013, 08:13 AM
I would like to see this team play together too. That said, I don't think it is a good idea for Nestor to play regularly with someone who does not concentrate solely on his doubles career. This is definitely one of his last years on tour and he should have a regular doubles only player partner. I haven't heard anything about Bhupathi being injured, or of a split between them, so am assuming that the Nestor-Bhupathi team will continue for the rest of this year, till Bhupathi retires.

Bhupathi retires at the end of the year?

Pratik
02-16-2013, 08:52 AM
Bhupathi retires at the end of the year?

Affirmative. His exact words were(September last year iirc):

I am at the fag end of my career. Next year will definitely be my last on tour. I am not even sure whether I am going to play a whole schedule

He said this after the pair of Nestor-Bhupathi was confirmed for 2013.

Yves.
02-16-2013, 09:14 AM
Affirmative. His exact words were(September last year iirc):


He said this after the pair of Nestor-Bhupathi was confirmed for 2013.

Wow, end of an era, to my dad and me Bhupathi was like a cult hero. Let's hope he can something big in his last year.

Nestor seems to be at close to the end as well :sad:

Pratik
02-16-2013, 01:05 PM
Wow, end of an era, to my dad and me Bhupathi was like a cult hero. Let's hope he can something big in his last year.

Nestor seems to be at close to the end as well :sad:

From what I know Nestor has not officially said anything about retirement. But, my guess is that he knows that Bhupathi may not play a full season, and thus it is likely that he would retire at the end of the year too(why else would he agree to play with someone who does not want a full calender?). I have never been a fan of Bhupathi, but if Nestor and him retire together, it would leave a huge void.

mreccentric
02-16-2013, 01:07 PM
It sometimes look awkward when they play on ATP, i mean the 40+ players.

born_on_clay
02-16-2013, 01:50 PM
I really want to see Nestor/Kubot long term

yeah, me too

sdmartin
02-20-2013, 12:20 PM
So, Nestor-Bhupathi back together for IW.

Advance entry deadline: February 18, 2013
On-site entry deadline: March 6, 2013
Seeding: March 4, 2013

1 Bryan, Bob (USA)/Bryan, Mike (USA) 3
2 Granollers, Marcel (ESP)/Lopez, Marc (ESP) 8
3 Bhupathi, Mahesh (IND)/Nestor, Daniel (CAN) 14
4 Mirnyi, Max (BLR)/Tecau, Horia (ROU) 17

Miss Molly
02-20-2013, 03:39 PM
During Davis Cup they mentioned that Nestor was thinking of retiring at the end of 2014. His wife is pregnant and they already have 1 kid so I'm sure that, plus his age, plays into his thinking.

mreccentric
02-20-2013, 04:30 PM
Haven't seen Paes much on court this year. Hasn't he found any partner?

Julián Santiago
02-20-2013, 04:35 PM
Stepanek is injured unfortunately. He will play doubles with Melzer in Indian Wells. Hopefully Steps could recover well and play again with Paes and at a good level in singles.

By the way, if Nestor could compete in all 2013 and all 2014 seasons, it will be incredible :)

Snowwy
02-21-2013, 01:11 AM
Kubot/Nestor had a decent win today in Memphis, I like that team

mreccentric
02-21-2013, 04:10 AM
With no stable partnership for Paes this year, i dont think he can make into the WTF.

born_on_clay
02-22-2013, 08:18 AM
Kubot/Nestor had a decent win today in Memphis, I like that team

Yeah, I would love to see them play another tournament togehter :wavey:

Pratik
02-23-2013, 05:44 PM
With no stable partnership for Paes this year, i dont think he can make into the WTF.

Steps will recover and Paes and Steps will make it to the WTF :zzz:

mreccentric
04-01-2013, 12:33 PM
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to partner rest of the year (http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Press-Release--Mahesh-Bhupathi-and-Rohan-Bopanna-to-renew-partnership.html?soid=1102247933797&aid=9aGZv-fufLI)

sdmartin
04-01-2013, 02:38 PM
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to partner rest of the year (http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Press-Release--Mahesh-Bhupathi-and-Rohan-Bopanna-to-renew-partnership.html?soid=1102247933797&aid=9aGZv-fufLI)
Nestor's partnership with Bhupathi wasn't working anyways. Anyone know what Nestor's plans are now? After all he's done in the game, don't like to see him dumped unceremoniously like this.

Pratik
04-01-2013, 02:43 PM
Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to partner rest of the year (http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Press-Release--Mahesh-Bhupathi-and-Rohan-Bopanna-to-renew-partnership.html?soid=1102247933797&aid=9aGZv-fufLI)

Interesting. Any new on Ram or Nestor? I'm happy though. Can go back to rooting against Bhupathi :devil:.

Currently India's top two doubles players

Sounds funny to hear that. Especially the way it's written.
This is the first time that Paes is ranked behind both Bhupathi and Bopanna. In the last four and a half years, Paes has been out of the top 10 for only 2 weeks. Stepanek's injury is affecting Paes' ranking a lot too. They should be back together for MC, so that's good.

ProdigyEng
04-01-2013, 02:45 PM
Lol Bopanna and Bhupathi back together. Ridiculous. Don't like how Bhupathi is controlling Bopanna.

Pratik
04-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Nestor's partnership with Bhupathi wasn't working anyways. Anyone know what Nestor's plans are now? After all he's done in the game, don't like to see him dumped unceremoniously like this.

Hope Nestor finds a good partner fast. He needs to win a few more Master's titles fast to keep his record and time is not on his side.

Björki
04-01-2013, 03:22 PM
the team Lindstedt/Zimonjic seems to be history.

Nenad will play with Benneteau in Mone Carlo, Rome, Madrid (someone wrote this on twitter) No idea about Robert. :awww:

Björki
04-01-2013, 04:13 PM
Nestor/Lindstedt will team up and start in MC.

Pratik
04-01-2013, 04:35 PM
the team Lindstedt/Zimonjic seems to be history.

Nenad will play with Benneteau in Mone Carlo, Rome, Madrid (someone wrote this on twitter) No idea about Robert. :awww:

The first line + plus the fact that Nestor doesn't have a partner made me think that Nestor/Zimonjic could have been back together.

I doubt the Nenad/Benneteau partnership will last. In a career spanning 135 tournaments(ATP level) Benny has had only one non-French partner with whom he played more than one tournament(Jamie Murray, 3 tournaments). If you count futures and challengers too, there is just one other player(Jun Kato, 2 tournaments). I'm surprised to see that they have committed to three tournaments together.

sdmartin
04-02-2013, 02:35 AM
According to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome...P-circuit.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2302473/Mahesh-Bhupathi-Rohan-Bopanna-reunite-ATP-circuit.html) it was Nestor's decision to split. "Bhupathi wanted to continue with Nestor, but the latter decided to play with Swede Robert Lindstedt"

mreccentric
04-02-2013, 06:16 AM
Lol Bopanna and Bhupathi back together. Ridiculous. Don't like how Bhupathi is controlling Bopanna.
Rightly Said.

According to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome...P-circuit.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2302473/Mahesh-Bhupathi-Rohan-Bopanna-reunite-ATP-circuit.html) it was Nestor's decision to split. "Bhupathi wanted to continue with Nestor, but the latter decided to play with Swede Robert Lindstedt"
The decisions happen from both the sides. I think, neither of them wanted to continue with low-successful partnership.

mreccentric
04-16-2013, 06:08 AM
Why aren't Radek Stepanek and Leander Paes playing together? They are playing with different partners in Monte Carlo.

avb
04-19-2013, 10:35 PM
Skupski writes on his twitter, that will be playing next few events with Malisse.

Snowwy
07-16-2013, 01:29 PM
Lindstedt and Nestor might be done together, Lindstedt is in Hamburg with Knowle.

sdmartin
07-16-2013, 04:47 PM
wow ... this is late in the year to be changing (again) if either of them wants to make the WTF. OTOH, this partnership wasn't really working that well either. You've got to wonder if Nestor is maybe winding down.

Another thought: Maybe Nestor's just cutting back on his schedule (family etc.) ... but Lindstedt wants to play a little more often ... let's see if they are together for Washington (think that entry list should come out today or tomorrow).

nole_no1
07-16-2013, 08:04 PM
Lindstedt and Nestor might be done together, Lindstedt is in Hamburg with Knowle.

Maybe Nestor has some problems and he can't play :shrug: Tecau is also playing with Zeballos this week for instance

Snowwy
07-17-2013, 01:00 AM
Maybe Nestor has some problems and he can't play :shrug: Tecau is always playing with Zeballos this week for instance

You seem to be correct, they are signed up together for Washington.

Gris
08-16-2013, 04:31 PM
Team Lindstedt/Nestor has split.

Lindstedt will play with Ryan Harrison in US Open and team Lindstedt/Bhupathi will start at Bangkok.

Good luck to both!

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CooCooCachoo
08-16-2013, 06:06 PM
Wow that sounds like a pretty nasty split, with Nestor screwing Lindstedt over :o

Pratik
08-16-2013, 06:32 PM
Who is next on Nestor's cross-hairs? Surely, he has time to screw over a few more players before he retires.

kaustav4
08-17-2013, 10:58 AM
May be another Canadian Pospisil..At least they are playing at the US Open this year :)

kaustav4
08-17-2013, 11:02 AM
Team Lindstedt/Nestor has split.

Lindstedt will play with Ryan Harrison in US Open and team Lindstedt/Bhupathi will start at Bangkok.

Good luck to both!

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Lindstedt/Bhupathi :wavey::wavey: Good luck

MaxPower
08-17-2013, 11:03 AM
lol wtf. 3 days to find a new partner? Lindstedt is lucky he at least get a decent partner. Harrison is a bit hotheaded to so could get funny.


But as for the Nestor/Lindstedt team it isn't exactly Lindstedts fault they've been stinking it up lately. Nestor has mixed excellent play with complete shit-play. I think he got some injuries bugging him or something because it hasn't been pretty. Sometimes he serves so poorly that anyone can break them. Lindstedt can at least still crank the ball full power.

Lindstedt should have continued with Tecau but at least with Bhupathi it feels like they can challenge for titles again.

Nestor? he should try to end his career with dignity. He still got great tennis in him but he lost so much power and speed to. Having great hands at the net only counts for so much.

mreccentric
08-18-2013, 09:05 AM
Daniel Nestor and Leander Paes team together after 20 years for Winston-Salem! Like to see the two legends together - An combined 80 year old Team. Any team more old than this?

Gris
08-18-2013, 09:21 AM
Daniel Nestor and Leander Paes team together after 20 years for Winston-Salem! Like to see the two legends together - An combined 80 year old Team. Any team more old than this?

:worship:

Pratik will be delighted:wavey:

ProdigyEng
08-18-2013, 09:46 AM
I don't get doubles at times... Paes is with Stepanek for USO but plays with someone else a week before USO? Makes no sense unless it is because Radek cannot play these tournaments due to his singles preperation and Leander wants some more matches under his belt for USO?

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mreccentric
08-18-2013, 11:11 AM
:worship:

Pratik will be delighted:wavey:
I sense the same
I don't get doubles at times... Paes is with Stepanek for USO but plays with someone else a week before USO? Makes no sense unless it is because Radek cannot play these tournaments due to his singles preperation and Leander wants some more matches under his belt for USO?


in simple, Men's doubles is ruined these days. They keep switching partners. Somewhat like each and every player is a friend of other (except the Bryans). The skills and play-secrets get transferred from one to other, and we can see an highly competitive doubles than ever soon.

Pratik
08-18-2013, 12:14 PM
Daniel Nestor and Leander Paes team together after 20 years for Winston-Salem! Like to see the two legends together - An combined 80 year old Team. Any team more old than this?

:woohoo:

Can't think of any team older than this in men's doubles. I believe Huber/Navratilova also played at a combined age to 80 in 2006.

Did you realize that we now have 3 Indians in the top 10!! First Bopanna reaching #3 and now this. Of course, the Indian media doesn't care. It won't last for long though as Paes will most likely drop out of the top 10 after USO.

Pratik will be delighted:wavey:

Yep. Absolutely delighted. Good first match against Knowle/Melzer too.
There better be a stream :unsure:

Although I wouldn't want them to team together for a longer basis. Paes/Stepanek should stick together, despite of not playing their best since Stepanek's return. Also, Paes and Nestor is a huge ego clash waiting to happen. One tournament together for the novelty of a 80 year old team is enough.

I don't get doubles at times... Paes is with Stepanek for USO but plays with someone else a week before USO? Makes no sense unless it is because Radek cannot play these tournaments due to his singles preperation and Leander wants some more matches under his belt for USO?


It's exactly as you said. Paes probably wants more match practice which Stepanek doesn't.

ProdigyEng
08-18-2013, 01:50 PM
I just wish doubles was more easy to follow, sure live scores are all well and good, but there needs to be more reports and coverage of doubles. To me it's a fun format, which is highly underrated and disrespected by a lot of people.

mreccentric
08-18-2013, 02:18 PM
Hope Rohan Bopanna break into no1 ranking. quite possible if he and vasselin continue to perform like this for another year or so.

smucav
08-18-2013, 03:01 PM
Daniel Nestor and Leander Paes team together after 20 years for Winston-Salem! Like to see the two legends together - An combined 80 year old Team. Any team more old than this?At San Jose 2006, Bjorkman was 33 (a month away from 34) and Johnny Mac turned 47 during the tournament.

CooCooCachoo
08-19-2013, 10:00 AM
OMFG

Nestor/Paes v Bhupathi/Lindstedt would be fireworks. It needs to happen.

ProdigyEng
08-19-2013, 12:26 PM
OMFG

Nestor/Paes v Bhupathi/Lindstedt would be fireworks. It needs to happen.

This, although do Paes and Bhupathi still despise each other now? Seems to me like they still dislike each other but the initial bitterness has long gone.

mreccentric
08-19-2013, 05:00 PM
At San Jose 2006, Bjorkman was 33 (a month away from 34) and Johnny Mac turned 47 during the tournament.

so, it will be a record if john mc plays with anyone of these. can we expect him to return, cos he still has a good touch with the racquets.

This, although do Paes and Bhupathi still despise each other now? Seems to me like they still dislike each other but the initial bitterness has long gone.

they are more of a enemies than friends. But still, i think both have an emotional bond when they remember their pasts, that which you see in bollywood movies.

kaustav4
08-19-2013, 05:17 PM
OMFG

Nestor/Paes v Bhupathi/Lindstedt would be fireworks. It needs to happen.

:D Dont know whether it would really happen as Nestor and Leander not yet confirmed their partnership...And if in Bangkok these two meet then whoaaa :D

I surely want it to happen:worship:

ProdigyEng
08-19-2013, 09:24 PM
so, it will be a record if john mc plays with anyone of these. can we expect him to return, cos he still has a good touch with the racquets.



they are more of a enemies than friends. But still, i think both have an emotional bond when they remember their pasts, that which you see in bollywood movies.

I would put money on them teaming again before they retire.

outrider
08-19-2013, 09:25 PM
I really hope ERV/Bopanna will continue as a regular doubles team. The combination is awesome.

mreccentric
08-20-2013, 10:44 AM
I would put money on them teaming again before they retire.

I counter this. There a small chance, but the possibility is low. If there is anyone who ruined their career in doubles, then the first place should go to them. They would have neared Bryans if they continued together. Atleast could have got an Olympic medal to their kitty.

kitasss_vlc
08-23-2013, 10:40 AM
I counter this. There a small chance, but the possibility is low. If there is anyone who ruined their career in doubles, then the first place should go to them. They would have neared Bryans if they continued together. Atleast could have got an Olympic medal to their kitty.

you are going too far... no way they would have neared Bryan brothers... no way at all

mreccentric
08-23-2013, 10:57 AM
you are going too far... no way they would have neared Bryan brothers... no way at all

two grandslams in the very first year they started playing seriously, and 4 slam finals in an year. wouldn't that tell what they are?

kaustav4
08-23-2013, 11:50 AM
You dont have any idea on Leander Paes-Mahesh Bhupathi duo...Check their records in 1998-99 and surely they would have neared Bryann no doubt :)

kitasss_vlc
08-23-2013, 08:19 PM
since when one or two goood seasons is a guaranteed full successful career? C'mon... of course they would have done well, really well... but no way even close to Bryans (and I dont like the brothers)

mreccentric
08-24-2013, 04:38 AM
With the kiddie behavior of the two, anything would have happened. They would have even retired in late 20's with that mentality.

motorhead
08-25-2013, 07:14 PM
I thought Melz/Petz were going to play togheter the uso :sadface:

mreccentric
09-08-2013, 06:30 PM
And while his contemporaries who have been on tour for more than 15 years like Max Mirnyi say they take their careers on a month-by-month basis these days, Paes has no plans to do the same. He said he is currently training toward the 2016 Olympics and sees no reason to stop his career if he can still continue to reach Grand Slam finals.
US Open News (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2013-09-08/201309071378574856991.html)

Best example to show how ruined are Doubles teams this year. Hope not to see the same in 2014.

Pratik
09-08-2013, 06:40 PM
US Open News (http://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/articles/2013-09-08/201309071378574856991.html)

Best example to show how ruined are Doubles teams this year. Hope not to see the same in 2014.

2016 would be his 7th consecutive Olympics!
He plans to play till 43!!

Pratik
09-08-2013, 07:23 PM
With no stable partnership for Paes this year, i dont think he can make into the WTF.

Steps will recover and Paes and Steps will make it to the WTF :zzz:

May have taken longer than I expected, but called it :shrug:

lupojohn
09-08-2013, 07:28 PM
Melo needs a new partner.

mreccentric
09-09-2013, 03:58 AM
2016 would be his 7th consecutive Olympics!
He plans to play till 43!!

My point was that players like Mirnyi don't have a stable partnership in Doubles tennis. He's changing partners, and don't have a permanent one. Same with Bhupathi, Nestor, Tecau and also Zimonjic.

kaustav4
09-09-2013, 07:24 AM
May have taken longer than I expected, but called it :shrug:

Congrats...Actually its the only title which was left for them to grab to secure place in WTF..They have done exactly that after sudden loss at Wimbeldon Semi :)

kaustav4
09-09-2013, 07:31 AM
My point was that players like Mirnyi don't have a stable partnership in Doubles tennis. He's changing partners, and don't have a permanent one. Same with Bhupathi, Nestor, Tecau and also Zimonjic.

Bang on...absolutely and thats the point I have raised 2 days ago that if these doubles greats had permanent partners in 2013 Twins domination might not be as big as this year.

My point was Bryans dominated 2013 only because all the teams changes and experimented a lot...Bryans could not dominate in 2009/2010/2011 or 2012 like this year.I felt because Mirnyi/Nestor,Zimonjic-Nestor/Paes-Stepanek/Paes-Bhupathi had given them tough times..Fortunately for Bryans only because of solid friendship of Steps-Leander is still on and others broken up..But I believe Paes- Steps are going to give them some tough times ahead in upcoming tournaments this year...

But I have to say Bryans are amazing doubles players and with all the stable partnership they could still win lots of matches and grand slams but may be domination would be reduced..That is my point.

Hopefully 2014 all these doubles greats will have stable partners :)

Björki
09-09-2013, 08:11 AM
Melo needs a new partner.

do you know why Dodig & Melo will split?

lupojohn
09-09-2013, 01:19 PM
do you know why Dodig & Melo will split?

Dodig said he wants to focus on his singles to see how high in the rankings he can go.

lupojohn
09-09-2013, 01:21 PM
Bang on...absolutely and thats the point I have raised 2 days ago that if these doubles greats had permanent partners in 2013 Twins domination might not be as big as this year.

My point was Bryans dominated 2013 only because all the teams changes and experimented a lot...

Wrong. There was another year where they got to all 4 Slam finals.

kaustav4
09-10-2013, 09:16 AM
Wrong. There was another year where they got to all 4 Slam finals.

Explained clinically already about 2005 and 1999 all major final appearance of BOB/Mike and Leander/Bhupathi..No comparison with 2013 case...All of us who loves the game of doubles need good solid pair like Sexy-Paes to challenge everyday to Bob and Mike..

Capriati Rules
10-10-2013, 04:14 AM
My point was that players like Mirnyi don't have a stable partnership in Doubles tennis. He's changing partners, and don't have a permanent one. Same with Bhupathi, Nestor, Tecau and also Zimonjic.

...Mirnyi played with Tecau all year except for one tournament...all the others basically had partners for at least a quarter of the year until they deemed their partnerships not working...Bryans just dominated until another established team beat them...plain and simple...I'm not even a fan but can admit this. The other vets just weren't willing to stick it out when they were getting beat by up and coming teams.

azmad_88
10-11-2013, 08:27 AM
Benneteau and Zimonjic wont be continuing if they dont make the London together this year I think.

croat123
10-11-2013, 10:32 PM
Melo needs a new partner.
mistake on dodig's part imo. doubles is what saved his career while he was struggling. good doubles results gave him confidence for singles.

Gris
10-12-2013, 02:48 PM
Knowle and Nestor will team up in Vienna.