Individual sports, definitely not your thing. What you like is to be surrounded by teammates. Problem: you love tennis. Your salvation thus requires playing doubles tennis. A discipline that you love much more than the singles. And it's pretty obvious.

Individual sports, definitely not your thing. What you like is to be surrounded by teammates. Problem: you love tennis. Your salvation thus requires playing doubles tennis. A discipline that you love much more than the singles. And it's pretty obvious.

 

...You’re clearly more into Starsky and Hutch than Colombo.

 

...The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas is your favourite competition.

 

...At school, you had all your top marks in group works.

 

...You didn’t enjoy the movie Into the Wild.

 

...You know how to differentiate the Bryan brothers.

 

... There was only one calendar Grand Slam ever achieved in men's doubles against three in singles. The doubles is therefore three times more difficult than the singles. QED.

 

...You lack of self-confidence.

 

...Besides, you do not exist on your own.

 

...Anonymous of the Challengers in singles or legend in doubles, the choice is easy. The Bryan brothers know better.

 

...You're afraid of touching your friend when you’re serving.

 

...You bend down in the middle of the court when your partner is serving.

 

...You love screaming at your opponent at the net and apologizing with a smirk.

 

...You met your wife during a mixed doubles.

 

...You're ranked beyond the 457th place in the world in singles.

 

...At least there, you pass a few rounds.

 

...The doubles, the last refuge of the serve-and-volley. And since you only swear by the chip and charge...

 

...You love anonymity.

 

...You play tennis but you've always dreamed yourself as a team sports player.

 

...You put a ball out of two in the lane.

 

...You're only on TV for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas. Twice a year.

 

...You love the idea of being able to blame someone else in case of defeat.

 

...You know very well that it's better to be two to celebrate than to be alone on your knees like an idiot.

 

...You love to be able to count accurately the number of spectators at your matches.

 

...You love high fives and little slap of encouragement on your bottom.

 

...You spent your childhood sleeping on a bunk bed.

 

...You never forgot Roger Federer's explosion of joy after his doubles victory at the Beijing Olympics. Only the real ones know how important this title was at a crucial time in his career.

 

...You love whispering.

 

...You master sign language.

 

...For you, a nod to your partner means "Serve a first exterior ball."

 

...Through the preferred partners of players you love guessing the affinities and enmities between the pros.

 

...You have the same goatee than Nenad Zimonjic.

 

...You're Indian and fan of Leander Paes. Or of Mahesh.

 

...You know that without the doubles, tournaments would have a lot of trouble to fill their program in the last days.

 

...You no longer have the physical condition of your 20s and half a court to cover, it's enough.

 

By So Press