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Question: Just how dull is doubles to watch?
...as dishwater?
...as watching paint dry?
...as watching paint dry while doing the dishes?
...as watching the contestants of Big Brother 9 watching paint dry while doing the dishes?
Are you mad? Doubles tennis is the very essence of tension, excitement and seat-wetting breathless anticipation at every point!  I pity the fool who disagrees!

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Just how boring is doubles? « on: September 08, 2009, 10:02 PM »
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Discuss... yawn
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #1 on: September 08, 2009, 10:03 PM »
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Discuss... yawn
Ooooo.... is there a word count, Sir??   
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #2 on: September 08, 2009, 10:05 PM »
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Doubles is the worst part of tennis, even worse than women's tennis and that's saying something! People always complain when Murray's doubles matches are not aired on TV but I totally appreciate why they aren't, boring as hell!
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #3 on: September 08, 2009, 10:07 PM »
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Ooooo.... is there a word count, Sir??   

Max 2000, and I expect references in the Harvard system and British spelling...
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009, 10:14 PM »
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Max 2000, and I expect references in the Harvard system and British spelling...
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Dubbels is boaring....

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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #5 on: September 08, 2009, 10:15 PM »
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Doubles is totally different compared to singles in terms of tactics. It can very intersting to watch with some great touch and net play. At times thought it can get a bit boring to watch.
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #6 on: September 08, 2009, 10:16 PM »
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Dubbels is boaring....

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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 10:21 PM »
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Great to play, dull to watch (Nomad, Elly & Sanger, 2009).  Others disagree (Allan, 2009).

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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 10:24 PM »
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This thread demands its own poll!
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #9 on: September 08, 2009, 10:28 PM »
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Incredibly. Everlasting rallies of 4 ping pong shots at the next. It may as well be a reflex test.

Nobody watches it lolz.
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #10 on: September 09, 2009, 09:04 AM »
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This thread demands its own poll!

Poll added, Sir...  Remember, most of the marks come from showing your working, not from just guessing the correct answer!
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #11 on: September 09, 2009, 09:05 PM »
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Come on now, you just haven't been watching the right people play
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #12 on: September 09, 2009, 09:14 PM »
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Doubles takes away the one thing that for me makes tennis stand out - the complete reliance on yourself.  I'm just not a fan of team games.
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #13 on: September 14, 2009, 03:54 AM »
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I wonder why it is that many have voted doubles as exciting yet none have posted. I love watching doubles on TV. The strategy is so fascinating. Also, mixed doubles is quite a bit of fun to play. Wink
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Re: Just how boring is doubles? « Reply #14 on: September 14, 2009, 07:31 AM »
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I love watching doubles its fast I love the net play. 

I am a serve and volley fan, modern back of the court slugging to and fro till one makes a mistake is extremely boring.
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