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2010 Olympics to Add Mixed Doubles

It was announced today that Mixed Doubles will be included in the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

While I'm not too excited of same-sex doubles, I'm a huge fan of mixed doubles, and think it should be played far more often. I have never understood why joint ATP/WTA events like Miami, Indian Wells and Beijing don't have mixed doubles. I think mixed doubles allow what men and women bring to the game. Watching a doubles match is far more interesting to me. It's more dynamic and fun to watch.

In any event, more mixed is good news, and should make for some pretty awesome action at the Olympics 2012.

My early picks to medal:

Andy Roddick and Serena Williams, United States -- These two seem to have pretty good chemistry, and their booming serves should serve them extremely well.

Novak Djokovic and Jelena Jankovic, Serbia --She and Djokovic were runners up at Hopman Cup a couple years ago, and seem to be the most likely pairing for Serbia in 2012.

Fernando Verdasco and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Spain -- MJMS is one of the strongest players at net in the WTA, and if the Spanish men really want medals they should start lobbying now to be her partner in London. Verdasco has had a lot of success in Davis Cup doubles, so he's my pick for now.

Any other pairings you'd like to see?


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