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Federer Playing Doubles At Grand Slams?

Jaffas85
03-10-2007, 07:35 AM
Has Federer actually played any doubles at the Grand Slams?

I noticed he is playing doubles with Allegro at Indian Wells and I was thinking it would be interesting if he could at least play doubles at Wimbledon as he knows he doesn't really have to stress too much about his singles tennis there because he always does so well.

BTW, I'm surprised by how many high ranked singles players have entered into playing doubles at Indian Wells.

Boris Franz Ecker
03-10-2007, 11:24 AM
Because Indian Wells is too long for short matches and players need to fill their breaks.

Sean.J.S.
03-10-2007, 11:30 AM
Allegro is a very funny name. :lol:

Winston's Human
03-10-2007, 11:49 AM
Has Federer actually played any doubles at the Grand Slams?


Federer played occasional doubles in the slams until 2003.

Burrow
03-10-2007, 12:04 PM
Allegro is a very funny name. :lol:

uh..

I dont think Federer would risk playing doubles, he might get burned out, especially if he is not used to it.

freesbee
03-10-2007, 12:06 PM
Allegro is a very funny name. :lol:

:retard:

CmonAussie
03-10-2007, 12:18 PM
Federer played occasional doubles in the slams until 2003.


:wavey:
Actually Federer played doubles at AO in 2004, where he lost in Rd 1;)


>>>
Australian Open, Australia
Grand Slam, 19-Jan-04, O, Hard , Draw: 64, Partner: Yves Allegro (SUI)

R64 Sa, Andre (BRA)/
Saretta, Flavio (BRA) 74
363 4-6 4-6

This Event Points: 5, Prize Money: US $3,587



Then of course he went on to win his 1st AO & 2nd Slam in singles, thereby becoming number #1 finally~>> the rest is history...162weeks at the top & counting.....:worship:


Australian Open, Australia
Grand Slam, 19-Jan-04, O, Hard , Draw: 128

R128 Bogomolov Jr., Alex (USA) 117 6-3 6-4 6-0 Stats
R64 Morrison, Jeff (USA) 156 6-2 6-3 6-4 Stats
R32 Reid, Todd (AUS) 148 6-3 6-0 6-1 Stats
R16 Hewitt, Lleyton (AUS) 11 4-6 6-3 6-0 6-4 Stats
Q Nalbandian, David (ARG) 8 7-5 6-4 5-7 6-3 Stats
S Ferrero, Juan Carlos (ESP) 3 6-4 6-1 6-4 Stats
W Safin, Marat (RUS) 86 7-6(3) 6-4 6-2 Stats

rubsch
03-10-2007, 01:17 PM
I wouldn't play doubles at grand slams either if I were federer... he has to concetrate on the singles and that is tough enough... he doesn't need more to think of and also it would be a big physical strain to do both...

Rosa Luxembourg
03-10-2007, 01:40 PM
Because Indian Wells is too long for short matches and players need to fill their breaks.

Come again?

Metis
03-10-2007, 03:38 PM
Has Federer actually played any doubles at the Grand Slams?

I noticed he is playing doubles with Allegro at Indian Wells and I was thinking it would be interesting if he could at least play doubles at Wimbledon as he knows he doesn't really have to stress too much about his singles tennis there because he always does so well.

BTW, I'm surprised by how many high ranked singles players have entered into playing doubles at Indian Wells.

I just looked at the doubles draw. :eek: Theoretically we could have a Federer/Allegro vs. Nadal/Lopez final. :lol:

jazar
03-10-2007, 03:41 PM
fed is going for the grand slam, like he is going to risk playing doubles in a slam

D Optimist
03-10-2007, 03:47 PM
You do not understand the point! is also for his net game....

Raquel
03-10-2007, 04:10 PM
[B]:wavey:
Actually Federer played doubles at AO in 2004, where he lost in Rd 1;)


>>>
Australian Open, Australia
Grand Slam, 19-Jan-04, O, Hard , Draw: 64, Partner: Yves Allegro (SUI)

R64 Sa, Andre (BRA)/
Saretta, Flavio (BRA) 74
363 4-6 4-6

This Event Points: 5, Prize Money: US $3,587

:wavey: Cmon Aussie, look who he played with at Wimbledon 1999 ;)

Wimbledon, England
Grand Slam, 21-Jun-99, O, Grass , Draw: 64, Partner: Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)


R64

Kulti, Nicklas (SWE)/
Tillstrom, Mikael (SWE)

4-6 6-3 7-6(3) 6-7(4) 6-4

R32

Coupe, Brandon (USA)/
Merklein, Mark (BAH)

6-4 7-6(1) 6-3

R16

Bjorkman, Jonas (SWE)/
Rafter, Patrick (AUS)

6-7 7-5 6-3 6-7 4-6

This Event Points: 114, Prize Money: US $10,528

I would love a picture of them on court together at this Wimbledon for an avatar :) I'm making do with Roger doing the Vicht until I find one :D

SloKid
03-10-2007, 05:39 PM
Allegro is a very funny name. :lol:
:retard:
Couldn't have put it better myself. Show some respect Shyown. Now there's a funny name if I ever saw one.

njnetswill
03-10-2007, 09:54 PM
How is Allegro a funny name? Is this a Spanish thing I am missing? :confused:

NYCtennisfan
03-10-2007, 10:19 PM
I just looked at the doubles draw. :eek: Theoretically we could have a Federer/Allegro vs. Nadal/Lopez final. :lol:

The 3rd set super TB'er has a lot to do with it as well. You know there will be at most 2 sets of doubles tennis and that's good for practicing various serves, net play, returns, etc.

David Kenzie
03-10-2007, 10:25 PM
How is Allegro a funny name? Is this a Spanish thing I am missing? :confused:
In music it means "quick and lively" if that's what he meant.