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Do Suarez/Ruano Pascual rate as one of the best doubles team ever?

Suarez and Ruano Pascual have now won their 7th GS title, and have reached 12 GS finals. In comparsion to other great doubles teams, Gigi and Zvereva and Shriver and Navratilova how do they compare?

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old Sep 13th, 2004, 01:29 PM
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Shriver n Nvratilova r still the best in doubles history... they were basically impeccable during their time... Suraez/Pascual's love for the doubles game definitely win the hearts of all of us over but they still have to win a couple more GS n Tier1 titles to be ranked among the best...

they r in the history books though... the first team to win 3 straight US Open titles since open era
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Sure they are one of the best couples in history..

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they should be.. plus they should get extra points for playing diferently not the typical serve and volley game in doubles..
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Yes, they are one of the greats. i'd be even more convinced if they beat Serena and Vee on a grass court

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It's too soon to tell. In fact, if Clijsters and Sugiyama were still together and competeing on a regular basis, the VRP/Paola team would not have won as many slams as they did.
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It's too soon to tell. In fact, if Clijsters and Sugiyama were still together and competeing on a regular basis, the VRP/Paola team would not have won as many slams as they did.
same thing about Kim/Ai can be said about them, if Venus/Serena were together, really none of these players would most likely be winning slams.

they still have the best records ever in doubles

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Top single player also represents top doubles player but nowaday top single players rarely play doubles

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You know that word game that people would play where someone would say a word, then the next person would say the first thing that came to mind? Well, in the good ole days, if someone said "doubles"; the response would be "volley"

Nowadays you got all of these baseliners playing because serve and volleyers are dead, so most of the time both players back, or one up and the other back. Most baseliners don't even serve and volley in doubles (go figure).

My point is, this makes Ruano/Suarez appear very boring. People were excited when the saw all four players at the net slamming volleys at each other. Teams like Nav/Shriver, Novotna/Sukova, King/Casals and Natasha and Gigi. I don't think Vivi and Paola are comparable to the best yet, but their style of play could be hurting them.

I laughed so hard at the Ruano/Suarez vs Martinez/Husarova match. Paola doesn't volley too well, but she's the one at the net most. Ruano volleys well, but doesn't serve and volley and hangs back a lot. Martinez is crazy, she doesn't do anything but stay back and hit moonballs, IN DOUBLES . The only person on court that played premier doubles was Husarova, and I didn't even know who she was, lol... but I was impressed with her!

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Venus and Serena haven't played doubles, they play 2 singles at the same time ....
Vivi & Paola is one of the best teams in history!!!!!!!

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Yeah, I think so. Their dominance in the slams over the past few years is quite simply amazing. As for the point that they don't play a conventional doubles style, I think the fact that they can play doubles the way they do and still be, indiscutably, the best team in the world, just makes their achievements even greater. Personally, I would place them behind teams such as Navratilova/Shriver and Fernandez/Zvereva, as I think there were more top doubles teams around in their time to challenge them. Having said that, though, you can't beat teams that aren't there, so we'll never know if Vivi/Paola would have been as dominant with as many top teams consistently around as those other two teams had to face. As things stand they are one of the best teams ever and have already made their mark on history to prove it! Vamos Vivi & Paola!!!

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Definately

also add to that list Stubbs and Raymond ???

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Yes, definitely .

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Gigi/Natasha were wonderful. You can't even compare the two.
Sorry, they were out of this world. Personality, personality, and
unbelieveable skills. ASV/Jana, and the Hingis/Jana pairings were
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