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Offline Tennis4you

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« on: January 20, 2005, 04:29:39 PM »
ANyone ever see Federer play any doubles?  I wonder how he would do in competition doubles against the best players...  I would love to see him try.  I assume he will be like Sampras and never try.
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« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2005, 04:42:03 PM »
He played doubles in Davis Cup. That's how Swiss won their matches, Fed would win 2 singles and a double. So he can't be that bad.
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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2005, 04:49:14 PM »
I would love to see him play the Bryon Brothers.  :)
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2005, 07:45:54 PM »
I saw him play doubles in Davis Cup.  This was about two years ago.  It was before he became GREAT GREAT, but he single-handedly destroyed the USA squad.  In doubles he clearly dominated the court, and could end points seemingly at will.  I'd imagine it would be no different today.

Even though he doesn't play it really, he's probably by far the greatest doubles player in the world.   :)

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2005, 07:50:11 PM »
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I would love to see him play the Bryon Brothers.  :)


Phrase of the day, Scott?  BTW its Bryan, not Bryon... :whistle:

He won DC with that huge-serving guy, forget his name, Marc something.
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« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2005, 09:48:34 PM »
hmmm, will you believe me if I told you it was a typo?  Crap, I didn't think so. lol
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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2005, 05:04:51 AM »
Federer is pretty good at doubles, although I haven't seen him play that format myself.  He has six titles, (almost got his seventh in Bangkok last year: he and Yves Allegro won the first set of the final but couldn't finish it off).  

He doesn't play so much now that his singles career has er, blossomed, but has won TMS Miami (and other titles) with Max Mirnyi, and Gstaad with Marat Safin.  He even played with Lleyton Hewitt at Wimbledon a few years ago, and they lost a 5 set thriller to Bjorkman and Rafter (who then defaulted - aargh).

You'll probably catch him playing doubles later in the year with Allegro if he decides to play Switzerland's second DC rubber; they usually enter a couple of ATP tournaments for "practice".