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Australian Open Doubles Draw

*Jean*
01-13-2013, 03:35 PM
(1)Bryan/Bryan (USA) vs Marach/Zeballos (AUT/ARG)
Rosol/Troicki (CZE/SRB) vs Cipolla/Seppi (ITA)
(wc)Duckworth/Guccione (AUS) vs (wc)Groth/Reid (AUS)
Chardy/Kubot (FRA/POL) vs (15)Cermak/Mertinak (CZE/SVK)

(10)Dodig/Melo (CRO/BRA) vs Bracciali/Dlouhy (ITA/CZE)
(wc)Bolt/Jones (AUS) vs Falla/Giraldo (COL)
Ratiwatana/Ratiwatana (THA) vs Stakhovsky/Youzhny (UKR/RUS)
(wc)Peers/Smith (AUS) vs (8)Fyrstenberg/Matkowski (POL)

(4)Mirnyi/Tecau (BLR/ROU) vs Huey/Inglot (PHI/GBR)
Baghdatis/Dimitrov (CYP/BUL) vs Ebden/Harrison (AUS/USA)
Cabal/Farah (COL) vs (wc)Udomchoke/Wang (THA/TPE)
Lu/Soeda (TPE/JPN) vs (14)Knowle/Polasek (AUT/SVK)

(12)Bopanna/Ram (IND/USA) vs (wc)Kokkinakis/Kyrgios (AUS)
Bolelli/Fognini (ITA) vs Brunstrom/Nielsen (SWE/DEN)
Baker/Klaasen (GBR/RSA) vs Hanescu/Klizan (ROU/SVK)
Andujar/Garcia-Lopez (ESP) vs (5)Bhupathi/Nestor (IND/CAN)

(6)Qureshi/Rojer (PAK/NED) vs Goffin/Stadler (BEL/GER)
Monroe/Zemlja (USA/SLO) vs Malisse/Norman (BEL)
Kamke/Mayer (GER) vs Bellucci/Paire (BRA/FRA)
Melzer/Rochus (AUT/BEL) vs (9)Peya/Soares (AUT/BRA)

(13)Gonzalez/Lipsky (MEX/USA) vs Butorac/Hanley (USA/AUS)
Kohlmann/Nieminen (GER/FIN) vs Fleming/Murray (GBR)
Lorenzi/Starace (ITA) vs Becker/Moser (GER)
Brown/Kas (GER) vs (3)Granollers/Lopez (ESP)

(7)Lindstedt/Zimonjic (SWE/SRB) vs Llodra/Mahut (FRA)
Elgin/Istomin (RUS/UZB) vs Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Bednarek/Janowicz (POL) vs Delgado/Skupski (GBR)
Bautista-Agut/Lopez (ESP) vs (11)Marrero/Verdasco (ESP)

(16)Marray/Sa (GBR/BRA) vs Lacko/Zelenay (SVK)
Mayer/Ramos (ARG/ESP) vs Haase/Sijsling (NED)
(wc)Barton/Millman (AUS) vs Gimeno-Traver/Matosevic (ESP/AUS)
Anderson/Erlich (RSA/ISR) vs (2)Paes/Stepanek (IND/CZE)

cobalt60
01-13-2013, 04:14 PM
This looks like a lot of fun

Pratik
01-13-2013, 05:02 PM
The top half is loaded :eek:

Very good draw for Paes/Steps. Assuming Steps has no trouble with his injury, I don't see any team troubling them before the semis.

After already going 0-2 this season, Lindstedt/Zimonjic face Llodra/Mahut in R1 and Benny/ERV in R2. No way they are reaching R3.

CooCooCachoo
01-13-2013, 07:47 PM
Cipo could actually win a match. Not that he will, but it's not too unfortunate.

champion88
01-13-2013, 09:26 PM
How come Nielsen/Marray split? :shrug:

Mahqz
01-13-2013, 09:34 PM
Marray wants to play only doubles with regular partner. Nielsen still wants to play singles and for this he'll have to play challengers and futures. So he'll have different partners in the Main Tour tournaments.

CooCooCachoo
01-14-2013, 09:45 PM
Nielsen is really delusional. I understand he wants to try and rise in singles, but it won't happen. He's Top 100 in doubles, but nowhere near that in singles.

nole_no1
01-14-2013, 09:49 PM
Tough draw for Mirnyi/Tecau :(

JeffCandoi
01-14-2013, 10:33 PM
bad draw for Peers/Smith :(

Pratik
01-15-2013, 10:27 AM
I understand not having first round doubles matches on televised courts. But, it's completely ridiculous to put the Australian WC-fest Duckworth/Guccione vs Groth/Reid on a televised court and not Lindstedt/Zimonjic vs Llodra/Mahut :facepalm:

Rumblingbelly
01-15-2013, 11:35 AM
Can somebody remind me of the grand slam doubles rules? No deciding points at deuce right? Best of 5?

Brit Tennis Fan
01-15-2013, 11:56 AM
Can somebody remind me of the grand slam doubles rules? No deciding points at deuce right? Best of 5?

Proper scoring system, best of 3 (only Wimbledon retains best of 5)

CooCooCachoo
01-16-2013, 12:23 AM
Nielsen just went out unceremoniously, 3-6 3-6 to a weak team. :help:

Pratik
01-16-2013, 04:09 AM
Lindstedt/Zimonjic get lucky. Any news on why Llodra/Mahut retired?

Rumblingbelly
01-16-2013, 05:14 AM
The brits Fleming/J.Murray had 2 sp's at 5-4* 15-40, didnt use them and lost their serve to lose set 5-7.
2nd set the brits lead *2-0 and lose their serve and the set 5-7. Bp's won for brits 1/6...
Kohlmann/Nieminen win 7-5 7-5 :p

willoughby
01-16-2013, 05:27 AM
Granollers/López won 62 36 76(7) after saving mp at *5-6 in the tiebreak. Before the tb, Brown/Kas had saved 4 mp (they faced 15-40 serving at both 4-5 and 5-6 in the 3rd)

Rumblingbelly
01-16-2013, 06:41 AM
So many weird results, I mean Starace/Lorenzi won the first set 7-6(0) from Becker/Moser.

Just counted that in 10/17 matches the underdogs won
Biggest surprise wins for bolt/jones, starace/lorenzi, lu/soeda

CooCooCachoo
01-16-2013, 01:11 PM
Flavio and Seppi won :woohoo: :lol:

CooCooCachoo
01-16-2013, 01:12 PM
So many weird results, I mean Starace/Lorenzi won the first set 7-6(0) from Becker/Moser.

Just counted that in 10/17 matches the underdogs won
Biggest surprise wins for bolt/jones, starace/lorenzi, lu/soeda

Starace/Lorenzi's win is definitely a surprise, but Becker/Moser aren't a strong team to be honest.

Rumblingbelly
01-17-2013, 06:09 AM
Ebden/Harrison are you for real? :facepalm: They lead first set *6-5 and fail to serve it out after I saw it being 30-30 and 40-40, ok then tiebreak they lead *6-4 and I was like oh thank god they didnt lose the momentum. They lose TB from 6-4 to 6-8 :timebomb:

Keyser Soze
01-17-2013, 07:28 AM
bad draw for Peers/Smith :(

yet they won without their serv being broken. Time for the polish mugs to retire.

Pratik
01-17-2013, 08:48 AM
R2:

(1)Bryan/Bryan (USA) vs Cipolla/Seppi (ITA)
(wc)Groth/Reid (AUS) vs Chardy/Kubot (FRA/POL)
Bracciali/Dlouhy (ITA/CZE) vs (wc)Bolt/Jones (AUS)
RStakhovsky/Youzhny (UKR/RUS) vs (wc)Peers/Smith (AUS)

(4)Mirnyi/Tecau (BLR/ROU) vs Baghdatis/Dimitrov (CYP/BUL)
Cabal/Farah (COL) vs Lu/Soeda (TPE/JPN)
(12)Bopanna/Ram (IND/USA) Bolelli/Fognini (ITA)
Hanescu/Klizan (ROU/SVK) vs (5)Bhupathi/Nestor (IND/CAN)

(6)Qureshi/Rojer (PAK/NED) vs Malisse/Norman (BEL)
Bellucci/Paire (BRA/FRA) vs (9)Peya/Soares (AUT/BRA)
Butorac/Hanley (USA/AUS) vs Kohlmann/Nieminen (GER/FIN)
Lorenzi/Starace (ITA) vs (3)Granollers/Lopez (ESP)

(7)Lindstedt/Zimonjic (SWE/SRB) vs Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Bednarek/Janowicz (POL) vs (11)Marrero/Verdasco (ESP)
(16)Marray/Sa (GBR/BRA) vs Haase/Sijsling (NED)
(wc)Barton/Millman (AUS) vs Anderson/Erlich (RSA/ISR)

Pratik
01-17-2013, 09:28 AM
6 of the 8 matches tomorrow will be streamed :woohoo:

CooCooCachoo
01-17-2013, 12:08 PM
yet they won without their serv being broken. Time for the polish mugs to retire.

Smith's doubles record in college tennis is equaled only by Rick Leach. The guy has one heck of a future on the doubles tour, so in that respect the win isn't surprising.

MaxPower
01-17-2013, 04:48 PM
Damn. Doubles weird as usual. Paes/Stepanek already out?


Think most seeds will survive R2. I could see Bolelli/Fognini taking out Bopanna/Ram. With Marray you never know. Marray/Sa vs the dutch team feels like a toss-up too

CooCooCachoo
01-17-2013, 06:37 PM
I'm so worried for Flavio and Andreas :scared:

Björki
01-17-2013, 07:02 PM
I wonder how far Peya/Soares will go. SF or F is possible. :rocker2: Great team imho.

I am glad Paes/Stepanek are out :) :tape:

Rumblingbelly
01-18-2013, 05:16 AM
Butorac/Hanley beat Nieminen/Kohlmann 6-1 6-4, comfortable win although B/H was 15-40 down when they were serving for the match I heard. I wonder how Fleming/Murray lost so easy to N/K, maybe Jamie Murray was the weak link.

Rumblingbelly
01-18-2013, 07:15 AM
Two interesting matches for me tomorrow:
Bellucci T./Paire B. - Peya A./Soares B.
Mirnyi M./Tecau H. - Baghdatis M./Dimitrov G.

Question for doubles experts, who do you think is more likely to win Peya/Soares or Mirnyi/Tecau?

Pratik
01-18-2013, 08:01 AM
Two interesting matches for me tomorrow:
Bellucci T./Paire B. - Peya A./Soares B.
Mirnyi M./Tecau H. - Baghdatis M./Dimitrov G.

Question for doubles experts, who do you think is more likely to win Peya/Soares or Mirnyi/Tecau?

IMO, Lindstedt/Zimonjic vs. Benny/ERV should be the most interesting match tomorrow. But it is on Court 13. No stream :mad: Both the matches you mentioned also will not be streamed(both on Court 7) :mad: Only 3 of the 8 matches tomorrow will be streamed(on Court 6).

Court 8 has only juniors matches!!

To answer your question, my bet would be Minrnyi/Tecau.

Adri89
01-18-2013, 11:11 AM
Lindstedt/Zimonjic get lucky. Any news on why Llodra/Mahut retired?

The goods aren't good from Mahut. He has still a problem with his knee.
Here an article in French : http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actualites/Mahut-la-tuile/342755

Short traduction :

"Since one week, Nicolas Mahut felt better, his knee evolved good. He was even thinking that he could've play in single. This wenesday, it's again the tile. Whereas he was playing the double with Llodra against Zimonjic/Lindstet, the Angevin had to retire at 3-6, 7-5. After one set, the knee's pains were back and the dark thoughts has followed : "Yet, I have dark thoughts and I could fall in the pessimism" said Nicolas Mahut who was trying to go back as soon as possible in France to spend exams. The Frenchman couldn't hide that he bore very bad to suffer the same treatment as the end of last year : "I'm not sure to have the courage for it".

CooCooCachoo
01-18-2013, 08:42 PM
Two interesting matches for me tomorrow:
Bellucci T./Paire B. - Peya A./Soares B.
Mirnyi M./Tecau H. - Baghdatis M./Dimitrov G.

Question for doubles experts, who do you think is more likely to win Peya/Soares or Mirnyi/Tecau?

My bet would also be on Mirnyi/Tecau since their opponents lack finesse and net skills. I would say Baghdatis/Dimitrov is still a better team than Bellucci/Paire, but I don't rate Peya/Soares as anything more than a decent team (pace Björki) whereas Mirnyi and Tecau are stellar players.

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2013, 01:51 AM
I hope you didn't bet on Peya/Soares as they were just bumped by Bellucci/Paire :lol:

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2013, 01:52 AM
Haase/Sijsling took out Marray/Sa :help:

Pratik
01-19-2013, 05:33 AM
I hope you didn't bet on Peya/Soares as they were just bumped by Bellucci/Paire :lol:

Haase/Sijsling took out Marray/Sa :help:

In addition, Fog/Bolelli take out Bopanna/Ram.
Baghdatis/Grisha up a break against Mirnyi/Tecau in the third set.
Benny/ERV-Linds/Nenad also in 3rd set

Edit: Mirnyi/Tecau also lose.
Lindstedt/Zimonjic squander a couple of BPs

FedererBulgaria
01-19-2013, 07:16 AM
great win for Dimitrov

Björki
01-19-2013, 07:35 AM
:eek: so many upsets already.

give the title to the Bryans :)

Rumblingbelly
01-19-2013, 07:42 AM
I hope you didn't bet on Peya/Soares as they were just bumped by Bellucci/Paire :lol:

Thanks for your concern, initially I liked both of the doubles experts to win but then I started thinking more how dangerous good singles players can be in doubles and didnt bet. Feels good to see both got upset, they were heavy 1.36 favourites.

born_on_clay
01-19-2013, 11:11 AM
Granollers / Lopez for the title !

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2013, 11:52 AM
This event is crazy.

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2013, 11:54 AM
Third Round:

Bryan/Bryan [1] vs. Chardy/Kubot
Bracciali/Dlouhy vs. Stakhovsky/Youzhny
Baghdatis/Dimitrov vs. Cabal/Farah
Bolelli/Fognini vs. Bhupathi/Nestor [5]

Qureshi/Rojer [6] vs. Bellucci/Paire
Butorac/Hanley vs. Granollers/Lopez [3]
Benneteau/Roger-Vasselin vs. Marrero/Verdasco [11]
Haase/Sijsling vs. Anderson/Erlich

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2013, 11:55 AM
In a round where the 16 seeded teams are scheduled to meet each other, only 5 seeded teams remain :speakles:

Pratik
01-19-2013, 12:57 PM
Chardy/Kubot to take out the Bryans tomorrow :rocker:

CooCooCachoo
01-19-2013, 01:35 PM
I hope Marrero/Verdasco will be upset. IMO Benneteau and Doud could reach the semis here.

Pratik
01-20-2013, 03:22 AM
Bryans win a tough 2.5 hour match 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3

Bryans had a set point in the first set. In the TB, Chardy doublefaulted twice, but C/K were the much better team and they managed to win it easily.

Chardy played really well towards the end of the first set and he continually out-volleyed the Bryans. But this didn't last long. He was the weak link for most of the remaining match and Bryans closed it out easily.

There was a 42 stroke rally when Bryans were serving for the second set which C/K won.


Easy win for Granny/Lopez.

Sauletekis
01-20-2013, 03:55 AM
I So hope Paire/Thomaz will win this! I saw the last part of today match, and you can see they were having so much fun, even with the crowd. Great win vs an experienced doubles team like Rojer and Qureshi! Already in the QF.

Next is Lopez/Gruntolers. Another good experienced team, from spanish david cup team, and specially a great doubles player like Marc. Hard, but doable for the Franco-Brazilian team. Allez/Vamos!

Rumblingbelly
01-20-2013, 11:05 AM
Its funny how guys like Bellucci/Paire, Baghdatis/Dimitrov who never take doubles seriously are beating these doubles specialists left and right.

CooCooCachoo
01-20-2013, 01:04 PM
Bryans win a tough 2.5 hour match 6-7(4) 6-4 6-3

Bryans had a set point in the first set. In the TB, Chardy doublefaulted twice, but C/K were the much better team and they managed to win it easily.

Chardy played really well towards the end of the first set and he continually out-volleyed the Bryans. But this didn't last long. He was the weak link for most of the remaining match and Bryans closed it out easily.

There was a 42 stroke rally when Bryans were serving for the second set which C/K won.


Easy win for Granny/Lopez.

I really disagree and would say Kubot was the weak link in the final set. Jérémy produced some great winners while Lukasz was largely invisible. I also don't think it was Jérémy's fault that Kubot got broken.

I was really pleased to see how much Jérémy has improved as a doubles player, because he really used to be all over the place. The Bryans were more consistent though and played some smart decisions towards the end. Too bad the team with the obnoxious on-court attitude had to win.

Pratik
01-20-2013, 02:03 PM
I really disagree and would say Kubot was the weak link in the final set. Jérémy produced some great winners while Lukasz was largely invisible. I also don't think it was Jérémy's fault that Kubot got broken.

Chardy had one really good game in the final set. It was his serve(2-2 or 3-3, not sure), he hit 3 great FH winners from the baseline. Other than that his level was much lower than what it was in the first set, IMO.


I was really pleased to see how much Jérémy has improved as a doubles player, because he really used to be all over the place.

I agree here. I think C/K have improved a lot as a team too.

I have always wanted Kubot to concentrate on his doubles career. Maybe C/K can become a consistent top doubles team. But I guess that is far from happening.

CooCooCachoo
01-20-2013, 02:10 PM
Chardy had one really good game in the final set. It was his serve(2-2 or 3-3, not sure), he hit 3 great FH winners from the baseline. Other than that his level was much lower than what it was in the first set, IMO.


I think the Bryans were smart to target Jérémy when at the net. He hit some bad volleys but I would call them forced errors. Kubot was more consistent but also contributed less, I think.


I agree here. I think C/K have improved a lot as a team too.

I have always wanted Kubot to concentrate on his doubles career. Maybe C/K can become a consistent top doubles team. But I guess that is far from happening.

I think Kubot is a good partner for Jérémy. He is someone who takes doubles very seriously, has good tactical insights and complements Chardy nicely. It's a much better choice than previous partners such as Simon, Andreev and Gicquel.

Pratik
01-20-2013, 03:10 PM
I think the Bryans were smart to target Jérémy when at the net. He hit some bad volleys but I would call them forced errors.

What really surprised me was how well Chardy was volleying towards the end of the first set.


I think Kubot is a good partner for Jérémy. He is someone who takes doubles very seriously, has good tactical insights and complements Chardy nicely. It's a much better choice than previous partners such as Simon, Andreev and Gicquel.

Haven't seen Chardy play before Kubot, so can't comment on that. I really liked the Kubot/Marach team. It was a shame they split. (Sure some people could make the argument that Kubot was the much better player in the team but I never agreed with that). Hopefully C/K stick together for a while. Though it may be tough with both concentrating on singles.

Rumblingbelly
01-21-2013, 08:49 AM
Today 4/4 underdogs won, odds of 3.55, 4.15, 2.72, 2.22 :eek:

SUPERBOLE FAN
01-21-2013, 10:46 AM
I think that Bolelli/Fognini are very underrated, remember that they already reached a SF in 2011 Us Open (they lost in tre sets to Melzer/Petzschner).

For me no surprise they beated Bhupathi/Nestor.

CooCooCachoo
01-21-2013, 11:40 AM
Cabal/Farah took out Baghdatis/Dimitrov

Sad to see Benneteau/ERV going down to Marrero/Verdasco :sad:

CooCooCachoo
01-21-2013, 11:41 AM
Quarter Finals

Bryan/Bryan [1] vs. Bracciali/Dlouhy
Cabal/Farah vs. Bolelli/Fognini
Bellucci/Paire vs. Granollers/Lopez [3]
Marrero/Verdasco [11] vs. Haase/Sijsling

CooCooCachoo
01-21-2013, 11:43 AM
I can't believe the Dutch team is in the QF :tape: I am not surprised that Sijsling does well in doubles; it fits with his game. But Haase has really never done well in doubles except for the odd weak event (and always with a better partner).

GSMnadal
01-21-2013, 11:53 AM
How awesome would it be for Haase and Sijsling to be lifting a Slam trophy :lol:

A man can dream

Pratik
01-21-2013, 12:45 PM
Cabal/Farah for the title :rocker:

:lol:

Felipe Abe
01-21-2013, 02:52 PM
Second game on Margaret today, Bellucci/Paire x Granollers/Lopez
COME ON THOMAZ !!!

CooCooCachoo
01-21-2013, 09:50 PM
Cabal/Farah for the title :rocker:

:lol:

I certainly hope they'll reach the final, facing either Granollers/Lopez (who I'd like to win) or Bellucci/Paire.

I can dream too.

CooCooCachoo
01-22-2013, 02:09 AM
Granollers/Lopez trounced Bellucci/Paire, 6-3 6-1.

Bellucci was truly woeful :help: Many bad UEs and lots of poor lobbing and moonballing.

Smoke944
01-22-2013, 05:44 AM
Haase/Sijsling are in the semifinal in straight sets over Marrero/Verdasco.

Björki
01-22-2013, 05:54 AM
:help:

GSMnadal
01-22-2013, 06:41 AM
Sijsling and Haase are so going to win this.

CooCooCachoo
01-22-2013, 12:11 PM
I can't. :sobbing:

Apart from their first-round opponents they've beaten good or solid teams too, and in straight sets :o But the best test is to come next.

Vinceremo
01-22-2013, 02:21 PM
Bol/Fog :worship:

Cabal and Farah are tough opponents but it's still a great chance to make SF and stun the Bryans :cool:

CooCooCachoo
01-23-2013, 01:10 AM
The Italians advance, winning 1-6 6-4 6-3. Only saw the last set and it wasn't the best of matches, but the right team won. Bolelli is inflammable at the net.

Also, so much testosterone on court :spit: A lot of cheering, chest-bumping and overly aggressive volleys and smashes being hit. And Bolelli grabbing Fognini's ass as they jumped to celebrate the win :tape:

Smoke944
01-23-2013, 01:13 AM
Cabal/Farah started very solid but they got worse and worse as the match progressed. Last set was a disaster. Can't believe that overhead Cabal hit in the last game. There was seriously no reason for him to try and hit the felt off the ball when a simple smash would have sufficed.

CooCooCachoo
01-23-2013, 01:29 AM
And the Bryans win too, 6-3 7-5 :zzz: Bracciali/Dlouhy blew a break in that second set, and saw Dlouhy get broken because of his piss-poor second serve at 5-5.

Pratik
01-23-2013, 03:46 AM
Semi-Finals
Bryan/Bryan [1] vs. Bolelli/Fognini (USA vs. ITA)
Granollers/Lopez [3] vs. Haase/Sijsling (ESP vs. NED)


When was the last time that all four teams in the SF were single country teams?

ITA vs. NED for the final :rocker2:

Vinceremo
01-23-2013, 06:09 AM
Wow, great result for Bolelli and Fogna after that first set ! wasn't able to watch any of it, but nice to read that Simone was playing good and coming up with the crisp volleys at important points.

Also, so much testosterone on court :spit: A lot of cheering, chest-bumping and overly aggressive volleys and smashes being hit. And Bolelli grabbing Fognini's ass as they jumped to celebrate the win :tape:

You know? They are taking it very seriously, i'm sure they didn't feel the same way when they first begin to play together regularly, but as the positive results kept coming and also considering Bolelli's form at singles, their enthusiasm to perform as well as they can has been increasing a lot! What i'm trying to say is that, even if no one wants to lose, the circumstances (momentum at singles play, being the doubles pair for Davis Cup, etc) have enhanced their motivation considerably!

ITA vs. NED for the final :rocker2:

Hoping for the same as it is, on paper, the easiest scenario :p but, well, Haase and Sijsling have been on fire this week it seems and it's impossible to look past the Bryans.

Forza ragazzi!

Pratik
01-23-2013, 07:14 AM
6(of the 8) players in the SF have never been in a GS Final. No points for guessing which 6.

asmazif
01-23-2013, 10:43 AM
waiting for the EPIC final between The Fog/Bol and Haase/Sijsling.

CooCooCachoo
01-23-2013, 12:15 PM
You know? They are taking it very seriously, i'm sure they didn't feel the same way when they first begin to play together regularly, but as the positive results kept coming and also considering Bolelli's form at singles, their enthusiasm to perform as well as they can has been increasing a lot! What i'm trying to say is that, even if no one wants to lose, the circumstances (momentum at singles play, being the doubles pair for Davis Cup, etc) have enhanced their motivation considerably!

Yep, very seriously. And both teams were feeding off each other's hypermasculinity too, it seemed.

I'm hoping for a Mediterranean final now, with Marcel and Marc taking the title :armed:

CooCooCachoo
01-24-2013, 01:58 AM
The Bryans win 6-4 4-6 6-1
And the Dutchies win 7-5 6-4 :speakles: :eek: :sobbing:

I will now cheer for Haase and Sijsling :unsure:

GSMnadal
01-24-2013, 06:26 AM
Ahahahahaha Haase and Sijsling in a slam final. Take it down and become a grand slam champion :bowdown:

swordsman
01-24-2013, 07:16 AM
Didn't see any of their matches, but this is pretty much amazing! Forget about singles, start playing doubles full time already!

Pratik
01-24-2013, 07:30 AM
I will now cheer for Haase and Sijsling :unsure:

:lol:

+1


Coming into the AO, Haase had a GS doubles W/L record of 2-11 and Sijsling 0-1. Now they have are one match away form the AO title :tape:

born_on_clay
01-24-2013, 05:08 PM
doubles is so unpredictable

The Prince
01-24-2013, 08:39 PM
Haase and Sijsling, congratulations!

To me, this is almost like Cuevas & Horna or Cabal & Schwank (both RG). Completely unexpected but immensely pleasurable. Hopefully they do what the former pair did and take home the title.

Jimnik
01-24-2013, 09:42 PM
GOATwins one win away from slam #13.

Pratik
01-25-2013, 05:42 AM
Matthew Ebdens(with Gajdosova) dream run continues. Into the (mixed doubles) final now. They beat three good teams to reach the SF(Lisicki/Nielsen, Vesnina/Paes, Petrova/Bhupathi) and (relatively) easier opponent in Shvedova/Istomin in the SF.

CooCooCachoo
01-25-2013, 12:08 PM
There's no way Shvedova/Istomin are an easier team than Lisicki/Nielsen. Yari is a much more accomplished doubles player than Lisicki, and in the mixed it is often the female player who makes the difference.

The Prince
01-25-2013, 06:54 PM
There's no way Shvedova/Istomin are an easier team than Lisicki/Nielsen. Yari is a much more accomplished doubles player than Lisicki, and in the mixed it is often the female player who makes the difference.

Agreed, and it's not like Nielsen is all of a sudden a brutal force in doubles. Yes, he had a a fairy tale with Marray, but I still consider him as a singles player, and matched up with Istomin, I think there's not much between them on the doubles court. Shvedova's record in doubles speaks for itself, and Lisicki doesn't really have the greatest skill set for doubles matchplay, but the serve is obviously key. When the woman can hold, it goes a long way to deciding sets in mixed doubles.

Pratik
01-29-2013, 04:25 PM
Granollers has equaled his career best ranking of 5(which he reached for one week in 2010).

Lopez has reached a career best of 3 :eek: (previous best was 6).

Sijsling jumped 275:eek: spots to 52 and Haase jumped 109 spots to 43.