Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: hiding in my bed
Re: New YEC format from 2014: 8 singles and 8 doubles teams
simply since the itf and olympic commitee dont require 52 week doubles credentials.
i think the fact any singles player in the top 20 or so can team up with a decent server to rack up most mm titles proves the doubles tour as irrelevant for an 8 team format.
gone are the days that a player played doubles for ranking, when thier prestige are WC worthy.
italy, spain, czechs and usa are almost the last of the capable nations.
russians otoh capitalize easy draws against top20 sucky doubles players, without withdrawing too early.
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