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Congratulations Murray & Jankovic!!

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comment by Erd (U7555611)

posted Jul 8, 2007

Weird Al Jankovic?

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posted Jul 8, 2007

I thought they played superbly and they should definitely think about pairing up again in the future.

In response to your question, i should think they would be seeded as a pair because when they played in the final they were unseeded (whilst the opposition was seeded 5th) and they have never played before. And it is quite possible that his ranking would improve, and Jankovic would be seeded because, after all, a doubles match is a doubles match, right?

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comment by KG (U4298164)

posted Jul 8, 2007

But i thought his points tally for his doubles ranking would come from his performances with Butorac at Wimbledon? If Jamie has played both mixed and mens doubles then it kinda confuses the issue (well it confuses me anyway)

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comment by Ruggers (U3472595)

posted Jul 8, 2007

About the issue of seeding for mixed doubles, I believe it is calculated through adding up the doubles ranking of the two players. Them winning today wont have an effect.

The events that carries ranking points (though I am not certain) are the men's and women's doubles.

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posted Jul 8, 2007

I think that's exactly right Ruggers. Probably because the separate tours would make mixed doubles ranking rather complicated.

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posted Jul 9, 2007

Yes great performance - I thought Bjorkman played poorly for someone with his experience, but still a great performance by the pair.

Hopefully they will team up again in the future, as there was an obvious chemistry there.

Finally something for us Brits to cheer about!

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comment by Ruggers (U3472595)

posted Jul 9, 2007

"Hopefully they will team up again in the future"

I doubt it, Jankovic has her commitment to singles. Yet Murray can get another good partner for Mixed Doubles after this performance.

*Mixed Doubles as expected carry no ranking points. Murray takes 150 points for reaching the last 16 in the Men's Doubles. He has risen to a career high 29.

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posted Jul 9, 2007

i really wished i'd caught this match - i find mixed doubles fascinating. Did anybody see the wheelchair final?

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posted Jul 9, 2007

Congratulations to Murray and Jankovic they played brilliantly! Maybe they will actually be seeded next year for the same competition if Jankovic whats to be his partner again.

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posted Jul 9, 2007

I'm very pleased for both Jelena and Jamie. What I found refreshing is the manner in which they played each of their matches. Good grace, great humour and with that bit of "will they, won't they" thrown in. Their good humour extended to post-match interviews and the manner in which they dealt with media questions about their "relationship". I deduce from their post match interview that they may well be back to defend their title next year. I sincerely hope so. Maybe I will stay in the country this time next year, after all!

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comment by Ruggers (U3472595)

posted Jul 9, 2007

"Maybe they will actually be seeded next year"

Seeding is based on adding the doubles ranking of the two players, them being defending champions wont have an effect.

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posted Jul 9, 2007

Which is completely stupid imo. Under the old informal seeding system being defending champion would have been taken into account by the panel rather than simply using rankings.

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comment by Ian2861 (U8898898)

posted Jul 10, 2007

Agree, ArmchairPro

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