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Post by laverfan Sat 06 Jul 2013, 6:31 pm

The Bryan Brothers completed a remarkable non-calendar-year Golden Grand Slam on Saturday after defeating Marcelo Melo and Ivan Dodig in the Gentlemen's Doubles final on Centre Court.

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/articles/2013-07-06/201307061373130888911.html

Wonderful achievement. clapclap

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Post by MrInvisible Sat 06 Jul 2013, 7:21 pm

Grrr..can't stand the Bryan brothers - find them v arrogant and full of themselves - and those phoney chest-bumps make me want to throw up, but congratulations, sort of...

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Post by laverfan Sat 06 Jul 2013, 8:47 pm

MrInvisible wrote:Grrr..can't stand the Bryan brothers - find them v arrogant and full of themselves - and those phoney chest-bumps make me want to throw up, but congratulations, sort of...

There Tennis is pretty good, would you agree?

There achievement is not the same a McGregor/Sedgman who held the doubles from 1951 AO - 1952 W, a total of 7-in-a-row, still, it is a good one.

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Post by bogbrush Sat 06 Jul 2013, 9:24 pm

Doubles is devalued as the best players no longer participate. It's like they set a record in the Europa League.
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Post by laverfan Sat 06 Jul 2013, 9:53 pm

bogbrush wrote:Doubles is devalued as the best players no longer participate. It's like they set a record in the Europa League.

What I think you are suggesting is that FedAlOvicUrrRerDel do not play doubles. They seem to devalue the event more than anything else.


List of select players from the W 2013 Doubles draw...

(Should I have a Quiz asking which W2013 Singles Main/Qualifier Round did the following participate in? Wink)

http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/scores/draws/md/r1s2.html

Andreas Seppi (ITA)
Jamie Baker (GBR)
Kyle Edmund (GBR)
Denis Kudla (USA)
Tim Smyczek (USA)
Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP)
Daniel Gimeno-Traver (ESP)
Paolo Lorenzi (ITA)
Benoit Paire (FRA)
Jesse Levine (CAN)
Vasek Pospisil (CAN)
Leonardo Mayer (ARG)
Albert Ramos (ESP)
Fabio Fognini (ITA)
Potito Starace (ITA)
Daniel Brands (GER)
Lukas Rosol (CZE)    
Jarkko Nieminen (FIN)
Dmitry Tursunov (RUS)
Rohan Bopanna (IND)
Edouard Roger-Vasselin (FRA)
Martin Klizan (SVK)
Pablo Andujar (ESP)
Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP)
Robin Haase (NED)
Igor Sijsling (NED)
Eduardo Schwank (ARG)
Horacio Zeballos (ARG)
Denis Istomin (UZB)
Dustin Brown (GER)
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Bernard Tomic (AUS)
Viktor Troicki (SRB)
Grigor Dimitrov (BUL)
Bernard Tomic (AUS)
Viktor Troicki (SRB)  

Lukas Lacko (SVK)
Julien Benneteau (FRA)
Lukasz Kubot (POL)
Marinko Matosevic (AUS)
Jamie Delgado (GBR)
Matthew Ebden (AUS)
Lleyton Hewitt (AUS)
Ricardas Berankis (LTU)
Yen-Hsun Lu (TPE)
Santiago Giraldo (COL)
Michael Russell (USA)
Ivan Dodig (CRO)
Michael Llodra (FRA)
Nicolas Mahut (FRA)
James Blake (USA)
Jurgen Melzer (AUT)
Marcel Granollers (ESP)

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Post by kingraf Sat 06 Jul 2013, 10:14 pm

Sixty years ago, this would have been awesome. But its still an neat feat
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Post by bogbrush Sat 06 Jul 2013, 10:40 pm

That's what I mean laverfan.

Don't forget what happened to them in the Olympics when they met TMF......
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Post by Henman Bill Sat 06 Jul 2013, 11:01 pm

Well done for the Bryans who will try for 5 in a row and a calendar year grand slam at the US Open. I wonder how much media coverage they will get with US men 's singles players not as good as they have been in the past.

Interesting that most of their success has been in their late 20s and 30s (now 35)

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Post by time please Sat 06 Jul 2013, 11:30 pm

Henman Bill wrote:Interesting that most of their success has been in their late 20s and 30s (now 35)

Not really - doubles doesn't need one player to make the same court coverage as they would in a singles match. Think of Navratilova and Billie Jean King continuing to scoop doubles titles by the handful every year, long after they were a force in the singles.

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Post by bogbrush Sat 06 Jul 2013, 11:35 pm

Henman Bill wrote:Well done for the Bryans who will try for 5 in a row and a calendar year grand slam at the US Open. I wonder how much media coverage they will get with US men 's singles players not as good as they have been in the past)
Wall-to-wall.

It will be made bigger than the singles. They broke away from Bartoli /Flipkins to cover the Bryan's the other day.
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Post by barrystar Sun 07 Jul 2013, 10:56 am

They've reached the pinnacle of their chosen career, which is obviously a huge achievement, but there's some truth in the old saying that in the land of the blind the one-eyed-man is king....
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