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First and foremost, is it me or does tennis at the Olympics this year (or every year, for that matter) resemble a typical ATP and WTA tournament? I understand that everyone and anyone who has the talent and the fitness can represent their country, but how are the fledging/potential Grand Slam champs supposed to break into the scene when we get 30-year-old professionals hogging all the tennis matches? *hint hint Roget Federer.
That being said, here are the tennis doubles highlights you Djoker-fans should be aware of.
America’s favorite tennis twins the Bryan brothers, who are ranked #2 in the world, never fail to bring theatrics for the audience and stiff competition to their opponents on the court. They will face French duo Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet in the semifinals tomorrow at 6 a.m. (our time).
The winner (which will be the Bryan brothers, of course) of that semifinals match will meet winner the other semifinals between Spain’s Ferru and left-handed Feliciano Lopes, and France’s Michael Llodra (ranked #6 in men’s doubles) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (ranked #6 in the world for men’s singles). Currently in the ATP tours, Llodra is partnered with Nenad Zimonjic from Serbia. The semifinals match between Spain and France is scheduled at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
VoxTalk prediction: The Bryan brothers to meet Tsonga and Llodra.
Fun facts: The last time Llodra met the Bryan brothers in a doubles match was last August in Toronto. Llodra and Zimonjic upset with American twins by winning the Rogers Cup 6–4, 6–7(5-7), 10–5.
Bob is left-handed and Mike right.
The Williams sisters (ranked #40 in women’s doubles according to WTA) will meet Russian duo Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova (ranked #7 and #9 for doubles). Will the Williams sisters upset one of the top 10 women’s-doubles stars, or will Serena’s bad-temper get the best of her and cause America’s tennis celebrity sisters to lose the semifinals tomorrow at noon?
All hope is not lost for America because at noon tomorrow, the #1 and #2 ranked tennis duo stars, Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond, will play Czech Republic’s Lucie Hradecka (#8) and Andrea Hlavackova (#12). Yes, there are better and more talented women’s tennis players from America other than the Williams sisters. Watch America’s best women’s tennis duo play at 6 a.m. tomorrow.
VoxTalk prediction: It would be a really fun match to watch is the two American women’s doubles team meet in the finals. I secretly wish the Williams sisters doesn’t win.
Fun fact: During last year’s U.S. Open
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