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    thoughts on doubles tennis
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    There's someone in search of a squabble.
    Tennis doubles, for which I have not a scintilla of interest, is indeed a legit sport.
    In addition to all the tennis skills required, reaction time, both in physical dexterity (there's only a split second to get racket on a shot), and mental acuity (where to place the shot) is at a premium.
    A good rally is absolutely fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    There's someone in search of a squabble.
    Sure looks that way to me. I'm not a tennis fan either, but I used to go to matches occasionally and found doubles quite enjoyable.
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    I don't follow tennis now a days but thirty + years ago, there was tennis resurgence in the US general population. I dabbled in tennis but the court is too small. I could not keep the ball in play long enough to sustain interest.
    I admire the skill/stamina of good tennis players but there are just too many other sports/things to keep track of.
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    On the topic of meaningless Olympic sports...doubles would hardly lead the list....
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    That guy's a pompous ass - is NFL football not a legit sport because Tom Brady can play it well at 41 yo? And John McEnroe critical of doubles??? He loved doubles, and some people consider him the greatest doubles player ever, because of his volleying skill and quick hands at net.
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    Jeannie Longo not only competed in 2008 Olympics, but came within two seconds of winning the bronze medal at age 49. Does that make road cycling a joke?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN1965 View Post
    Jeannie Longo not only competed in 2008 Olympics, but came within two seconds of winning the bronze medal at age 49. Does that make road cycling a joke?
    Not in my book, but road cycling seems to be a 'endurance muscle' sport, and just as with 40-something DTers and HTers excelling, one can continue to build that after one's 'athletic' peak.
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    I wonder what he thinks of mixed double of any racquet sports...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    Not in my book, but road cycling seems to be a 'endurance muscle' sport, and just as with 40-something DTers and HTers excelling, one can continue to build that after one's 'athletic' peak.
    Not in men's cycling...no way a 49 year old man could almost medal...there is like zero money for women's cycling.....
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