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Why upcoming players like Kyrgios and Kokkinakis playing doubles, instead they can focus only on singles.. at least in Grand slam events.

I feel Coric is doing right thing by not playing doubles in Roland Garros

Playing doubles in small event is OK to get some money/practice. Is it OK to play in GS? Your thoughts? :wavey:
 

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I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but I think ever since Djokovic got into the domination mix, it seems no top player wants to touch Doubles again, where unlike during the Fed and Nadal times I noticed that they had their runs in some doubles even if sparingly -- now, they virtually don't touch it. I think Djokovic not really focusing on doubles during the dominant stage (and his tendency to not really be a decent doubles player IMO) affects how top players approach the game in that the single-focus of Djokovic to do well in singles pushed them to the limit that it's going to be hard to be on the top and still play doubles. It's actually refreshing to see the likes of Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Pospisil and Sock promote doubles tennis as not only for the "retiring players". I hope they push for a faster singles game (at least the surface) so that we could put back some good light in doubles and not just let doubles specialists run it.
 

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I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but I think ever since Djokovic got into the domination mix, it seems no top player wants to touch Doubles again, where unlike during the Fed and Nadal times I noticed that they had their runs in some doubles even if sparingly -- now, they virtually don't touch it. I think Djokovic not really focusing on singles during the dominant stage (and his tendency to not really be a decent doubles player IMO) affects how top players approach the game in that the single-focus of Djokovic to do well in singles pushed them to the limit that it's going to be hard to be on the top and still play doubles. It's actually refreshing to see the likes of Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Pospisil and Sock promote tennis as not only for the "retiring players". I hope they push for a faster singles game (at least the surface) so that we could put back some good light in doubles and not just let doubles specialists run it.
A typo? :)
 

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Doubles is great for the youngsters, gives hope we won't have another generation of the baseline bound.
 
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It is long term strategy over short term. Playing doubles as younster hones other skillsets such as volley, which in the end makes you more complete player. So, while they will be more tired at this RG it will probably pay off somewhere in the future.
 

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Better skip doubles if you aim high.
It's just the current metagame that is more about longer rallies being more effective than shorter ones is the reason why the shift on focusing so much in doubles. Before, we have many styles that have shorter points be more effective. We have seen in the Stepanek match that net play and touch could still trouble big baseliners like Berdych. Playing doubles would help minimize the ridiculous net play we see from the top players (especially when you compare it to some lower ranked player who seem to make it easy).
 

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Why upcoming players like Kyrgios and Kokkinakis playing doubles, instead they can focus only on singles.. at least in Grand slam events.

I feel Coric is doing right thing by not playing doubles in Roland Garros

Playing doubles in small event is OK to get some money/practice. Is it OK to play in GS? Your thoughts? :wavey:
As long as the players in question are fit enough to play doubles without it causing them problems in the singles I don't see why not.
 

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It's just the current metagame that is more about longer rallies being more effective than shorter ones is the reason why the shift on focusing so much in doubles. Before, we have many styles that have shorter points be more effective. We have seen in the Stepanek match that net play and touch could still trouble big baseliners like Berdych. Playing doubles would help minimize the ridiculous net play we see from the top players (especially when you compare it to some lower ranked player who seem to make it easy).
Unfortunately with today's ULTRA SLOW courts, playing on net is not so effective as before. Is not a matter of knowing how to play on net or no. :sad:
 

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I hope no one takes this the wrong way, but I think ever since Djokovic got into the domination mix, it seems no top player wants to touch Doubles again, where unlike during the Fed and Nadal times I noticed that they had their runs in some doubles even if sparingly -- now, they virtually don't touch it. I think Djokovic not really focusing on doubles during the dominant stage (and his tendency to not really be a decent doubles player IMO) affects how top players approach the game in that the single-focus of Djokovic to do well in singles pushed them to the limit that it's going to be hard to be on the top and still play doubles. It's actually refreshing to see the likes of Kyrgios, Kokkinakis, Pospisil and Sock promote tennis as not only for the "retiring players". I hope they push for a faster singles game (at least the surface) so that we could put back some good light in doubles and not just let doubles specialists run it.
Well, Federer is not much different. Majority of his doubles titles and matches happened before 2005 or thereabouts, since then he plays only a handful of doubles matches per year, even though he's much better doubles player.
 

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So according to some here, top players not playing doubles is somehow No1e's fault now. :eek:

You cannot be serious.
 

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Youngsters playing doubles is good for the game - doubles has lost its lustre since the singles players dropped it, but not deserved really, so fun to watch.

Also helps the youngsters by developing their game, gives them more time on court at a stage when they aren't likely to make to the final rounds in singles.

Importantly, hones skills for Davis Cup, and of course there is the lure of Olympics medals to start thinking about...
 

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So according to some here, top players not playing doubles is somehow No1e's fault now. :eek:

You cannot be serious.
:facepalm: Is it that difficult to comprehend? I am not even sure if you are joking or serious.
 

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Doubles is a fantastic format, which is not only entertaining but is actually really helpful for players be it at an amateur level or a pro level.
 
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