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Aloysius
Dec 22nd, 2001, 01:38 PM
This is to go along with Top Tennis Nations where the singles rankings of the highest male and female players were added together to determine the overall top tennis nations. Because I've only taken the top ranked players from each country, these may not be exactly accurate, but it's something.

But first, to recap the Top 20 nations in singles:

01 UNITED STATES<br />02 FRANCE<br />03 SWITZERLAND<br />04 RUSSIA<br />05 SPAIN<br />06 BELGIUM<br />07 ARGENTINA<br />08 AUSTRALIA<br />09 GERMANY<br />10 CROATIA<br />11 CZECH REPUBLIC<br />12 SLOVAK REPUBLIC<br />13 ITALY<br />14 AUSTRIA<br />15 NETHERLANDS<br />16 BELARUS<br />17 SWEDEN<br />18 PARAGUAY<br />19 SOUTH AFRICA<br />20 THAILAND

The following are the Top Tennis Nations in Doubles. Amazingly, there were only 63 nations who could field both a male and female representative:

01 UNITED STATES Donald Johnson (3) + Lisa Raymond (1) = 4 (By virtue of Raymond's #1 rank, I've given the US top spot.)<br />02 AUSTRALIA Todd Woodbridge (2) + Rennae Stubbs (2) = 4<br />03 ZIMBABWE Wayne Black (12) + Cara Black (3) = 15<br />04 RUSSIA Yevgeny Kafelnikov (28) + Elena Likhovtseva (4) = 32 (By virtue of Likhovtseva's #4 rank, I've given Russia fourth place)<br />05 SOUTH AFRICA Ellis Ferreira (15) + Amanda Coetzer (17) = 32<br />06 YUGOSLAVIA Nenad Zimonjic (21) + Jelena Dokic (12) = 33<br />07 ARGENTINA Lucas Arnold (30) + Paola Suarez (6) = 36<br />08 SWEDEN Jonas Bjorkman (1) + Asa Carlsson (36) = 37<br />09 GERMANY David Prinosil (18) + Barbara Rittner (24) = 42<br />10 JAPAN Thomas Shimada (43) + Ai Sugiyama (9) = 52<br />11 FRANCE Arnaud Clement (40) + Sandrine Testud (13) = 53<br />12 CZECH REPUBLIC David Rikl (7) + Kveta Hrdlickova (47) = 54<br />13 BELGIUM Tom Vanhoudt (42) + Kim Clijsters (15) = 57<br />14 NETHERLANDS Sjeng Schalken (27) + Caroline Vis (37) = 64<br />15 SPAIN Tomas Carbonell (64) + Virginia Ruano Pascual (8) = 72<br />16 SLOVAK REPUBLIC Dominik Hrbaty (58) + Janette Husarova (28) = 86<br />17 BELARUS Max Mirnyi (11) + Tatiana Poutchek (80) = 91<br />18 SWITZERLAND Roger Federer (66) + Martina Hingis (30) = 96<br />19 CANADA Daniel Nestor (10) + Sonya Jeyaseelan (88) = 98<br />20 AUSTRIA Julian Knowle (84) + Barbara Schett (18) = 102

The rest of the nations are ranked as:

21 ITALY<br />22 INDIA<br />23 UZBEKISTAN<br />24 BRAZIL<br />25 CROATIA<br />26 HUNGARY<br />27 GREAT BRITAIN<br />28 UKRAINE<br />29 BULGARIA<br />30 ROMANIA

31 KAZHAKSTAN<br />32 VENEZUELA<br />33 NEW ZEALAND<br />34 ISRAEL<br />35 IRELAND<br />36 POLAND<br />37 SLOVENIA<br />38 INDONESIA<br />39 HONG KONG<br />40 ECUADOR

41 MACEDONIA<br />42 LUXEMBOURG<br />43 PARAGUAY<br />44 CHINESE TAIPEI<br />45 THAILAND<br />46 MEXICO<br />47 GEORGIA<br />48 GREECE<br />49 KOREA<br />50 MOROCCO

51 PORTUGAL<br />52 DENMARK<br />53 URUGUAY<br />54 ESTONIA<br />55 ARMENIA<br />56 COLOMBIA<br />57 TURKEY<br />58 LATVIA<br />59 CUBA<br />60 LITHUANIA

61 TUNISIA<br />62 BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA<br />63 BOLIVIA

Interesting.

Aloysius
Dec 22nd, 2001, 01:42 PM
Oh yeah, and once again, retired players have been ommitted. For example, France had #5 Nathalie Tauziat, but because she retired, I used the ranking of the next best player, which was #13 Sandrine Testud. It didn't make much difference in the end though. With Tauziat, France were 10th. With Testud, France were 11th.

Alek
Dec 22nd, 2001, 03:05 PM
Mexico <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

Sweden <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Martian KC
Dec 22nd, 2001, 03:12 PM
Zimbabwe! <img src="smile.gif" border="0"> <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

matthias
Dec 22nd, 2001, 03:14 PM
germany twice on #9! <img src="frown.gif" border="0">

Randy H
Dec 22nd, 2001, 05:58 PM
well done Canada! glad Daniel helped us out in doubles <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> Sonya thankfully had a pretty good doubles season overall as the only Canadian female in the top 100 in doubles.

Monica_Rules
Dec 22nd, 2001, 06:34 PM
OMG GBR 27!U mean we aren't last in something to do with tennis!

veryborednow
Dec 22nd, 2001, 06:47 PM
how the hell is the UK so high!!

paul_masterton
Dec 22nd, 2001, 07:54 PM
surprised uk isnt higher actually. Pullin is ranked about 115 so a half-decent male would get us a bit higher.

PAul

NejedlyKanepi
Dec 23rd, 2001, 12:15 AM
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NejedlyKanepi
Dec 23rd, 2001, 12:17 AM
olga puchkova needs to start playing doubles, so she and max can make belarus #1!!!!!!!!! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" /> <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="[Bounce]" />

Aloysius
Dec 23rd, 2001, 02:01 PM
Amazing feat for Zimbabwe. One family single-handedly lifted a nation to #3 in doubles!

Yugoslavia, Japan and Canada took to the Top 20 by storm.

Switzerland went from #3 in singles to #18 in doubles. A severe drop for two top singles players who also happen to excel in doubles.

United States, Russia, Argentina, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands and Belarus remained consistent across the board.

Australia hoisted to #2 in doubs by a couple of Grand Slam champs.

Amazingly, there are only two African nations represented and both are in the Top 5!

The Top 4 female doubles players (Raymond, Stubbs, Black and Likhovtseva) are ranked in the exact order as they would appear on the women's doubles rankings.

The Asian rankings:

01 JAPAN (10th)<br />02 INDIA (22nd)<br />03 INDONESIA (38th)<br />04 HONG KONG (39th)<br />05 CHINESE TAIPEI (44th)<br />06 THAILAND (45th)<br />07 KOREA (49th)

The South American rankings:

01 ARGENTINA (7th)<br />02 BRAZIL (24th)<br />03 VENEZUELA (32nd)<br />04 ECUADOR (40th)<br />05 PARAGUAY (43rd)<br />06 URUGUAY (53rd)<br />07 COLOMBIA (56th)<br />08 BOLIVIA (63rd)

NejedlyKanepi
Dec 23rd, 2001, 05:34 PM
future #1's:

http://rachelmcquillan.homestead.com/files/Olga_Super.jpg

http://rachelmcquillan.homestead.com/files/Max_Super.jpg