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Another result that shows how random is doubles this days.

Pick two players who can serve their luck every match - and you have a doubles team.

They did 'the great escape' two times [after losing first set 2-6]

Third set is killing doubles tennis - get rid of it ATP/WTA.:mad:

Before this tournament they lost in R1 (Braunschweig and Marburg) against challenger/futures level teams.

vs SHAMASDIN, A (CAN) /SKUGOR, F (CRO) 5-7 2-6

vs KAHLKE, J (GER) /TURK, T (SLO) 6-7(7) 3-6

ATP Stuttgart doubles
1/8 - M. Kowalczyk/A. Sitak def. Barrientos N. / Spir J. 6-4 6-3
QF - M. Kowalczyk/A. Sitak def. Draganja M./Mergea F. 2-6 7-6(3) 10-6
SF - M. Kowalczyk/A. Sitak def. Berrer M./Zverev A. 6-3 6-0
F - M. Kowalczyk/A. Sitak def. G. Garcia-Lopez/P. Oswald 2-6 6-1 10-7
 

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isn't part of the fun of doubles now is that is so random?
 

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I don't understand how GGL/oswald are still a doubles team. Watch them live at Portugal Open vs Spusa/Elias and they were fucking awful. No chemestry between them. Oswald isn't even a good "voleyer"
 

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While I also wish the ATP & WTA would go back to a "proper" third set, frankly none of those doubles combinations at Stuttgart would strike fear in one's heart!
Sitak is playing with a different partner (Daniell) at a challenger. (Granby & its one weak field!) Lets see how he goes there.
 

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Couple of thread now where the topic of 3rd set MTB and no-ad scoring have been brought up. People don't seem to realise that they were introduced to INCREASE people's interest in doubles. Or at the least decrease their disinterest. Stadium audiences were not interested in seeing long doubles matches and hence, these measures were introduced to reduce their length.

Yes, it does add an element of luck, but then introducing the TB at the end of the set also added that same element(but to a lesser extent).
 

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No-AD rule is a joke.
10 point tie breaker is fine.
 

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sitak going pretty well this week also
 
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