View Full Version : Can anyone describe Ruano-Pascual/Suarez' game to me?

Jun 5th, 2005, 12:54 PM
Because I have never really seen them play a full match.

I do know that they both prefer to stay at the baseline, but that alone doesn't explain why they win so much. It's not that their shots are incredibly hard or something, and their serves aren't mighty either.
How do they prevent that the other team just moves in and takes position at the net to finish off points?

Jun 5th, 2005, 12:55 PM
they make a lot of lobs (today didi more than 20 i woulkd say), they play great tennis from baseline and of course can win a lot of points in the net!

Jun 5th, 2005, 12:57 PM
They cover every aspect of the doubles game well :D

But the main reason why they win so much is that they have so much fun on court, IMO :D

Jun 5th, 2005, 12:59 PM
yes today although they were losing, they were enjoying, laughing.... smiling
they are lovely girls!!! :hearts:

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:02 PM
They play really connected, Paola from the baseline is an amazing player and Vivi plays better at net. Although they both play from the baseline mostly.

I really enjoy when I have the shot to see them play, they laugh to each other and have no pressure, they are relaxed.

I am impressed, they didn't play much on clay this year and they won the 1st Slam they play together.

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Because I have never really seen them play a full match.


They are 29 & 31-year-old journeywomen who have had some success recently due to the declining level of women's tennis in the last years (esp.in doubles; Suarez even was top-10 in singles last year).

To evaluate their abilities it is very revealing that they lost their last matches against a washed-up Steffi Graf in 1998/99 with 0-6 3-6 (Suarez) and 0-6 1-6 (R.-P.).

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:05 PM
i still remember kim and sugiyama used to give them hell loads of problem

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:18 PM
They lob incessantly from the back and play lots of floated, dipping awkward returns of serve.

To be honest ( and I'm not wanting to play down theire success as they can only beat the opponents put in front of them ) they would not have stood a chance against any of the top pairs from the '80s through to the mid-late '90s. Kuznetsova & Molik are likely to be their biggest threat at Wimbledon as they have the power to overwhelm Vivi and Paola - also the Williams sisters have the power to hit through them.

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Kuzzy and Molik will win WIMBY

these gurls suck at grass..

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:31 PM
They mostly stay on the baseline and pass their opponents at the net with passing shots and lobs. It is effective against most doubles teams today, but when the top players do play doubles, Vivi and Paola struggle and can be overpowered. Like the Williams sisters used to beat them all the time, Kim and Sugiyama too.

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:33 PM
i just wish


will play together soon
this team is just soo lucky

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:38 PM
Kuzzy and Molik will win WIMBY

these gurls suck at grass..

Suck at grass? They play two finals at wimbledon

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:40 PM
The haters really have unfounded opinions :D Great to see the lack of arguments shows how weak their views are :D

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:43 PM
I think they are a very completete team. They use the eye formation when serving a lot which is a good stragtegy. When they return serve one stays on the base line abd the other stays a little bit before it. If it is a second serve they go into normal position. I think they are a very good team.

Jun 5th, 2005, 01:43 PM
They are 29 & 31-year-old journeywomen who have had some success recently

LOL some success recently?? In the past 5 years their win/loss record in slams is 84-9. There have been VERY FEW teams who have ever been that dominant

QF .............. Australian Open 2001
WON ............. French Open 2001
SF .............. Wimbledon 2001
3r .............. US Open 2001

3r .............. Australian Open 2002
WON ............. French Open 2002
RU .............. Wimbledon 2002
WON ............. US Open 2002

RU .............. Australian Open 2003
RU .............. French Open 2003
RU .............. Wimbledon 2003
WON ............. US Open 2003

WON ............. Australian Open 2004
WON ............. French Open 2004
SF .............. Wimbledon 2004
WON ............. US Open 2004

dnp ............. Australian Open 2005
WON ............. French Open 2005

Vamos Vivi & Paola! Keep proving the haters wrong :bounce:

Jun 6th, 2005, 12:53 AM
They rock. And they are not typical doubles players, but they seem to annihiliate those anyway. I wouldn't be so quick to say they couldn't match up to the 80s and 90s teams... they find a way to win. They're smarter than all the teams out there, which is why they do it. They also just know each other extremely well from playing together for so long.

Jun 6th, 2005, 01:12 AM
I got to see them in person... the only doubles match I've ever seen that only went 2 sets because they CRUSHED their opponents!

And I've seen :
Ruano Pascual/Suarez
Davenport/ Raymond
Raymond/ Stubbs
Navratilova/ Raymond
Black/ Likhovsteva
Sun/ Tu

and they are the cream of the crop

Jun 6th, 2005, 01:27 AM
How did Davenport play, when she played doubles with Morariu/Raymond?