30 Days of Tennis Challenge – Day 23: Favorite mixed doubles team

Maybe the ‘challenge’ is to test your randomness. Because I don’t see any other way ‘favorite mixed doubles team’ would feature ANYWHERE. There are only four (five, if you count Hopman Cup) mixed events throughout the season, and even though they are a nice form of entertaining, to free your mind from the tough and drenching singles five-setters, I, personally, barely pay attention on who’s and who’s not playing.

Whatever. I declined Kim-Hewitt, for the same reason I have denied her before: do not want this turning into 30 Days of Kim Challenge. My next choice then would be Roddick-Serena, but it still hasn’t happened (though they’re planning to team up for the Olympics).

Next? I thought Jarka-Bellucci, but nah. Then Dulgheru-Marrero, but hell, who is this Diego Marrero guy and what the hell does he think he is doing with my girl? I also excluded some really nice pairings – like the ones involving Hantuchova and Golovin-Gasquet – because I didn’t follow tennis back then. Sucks, huh? Very well. I managed to remind of this one, so, my favorite mixed doubles team is…

 

Alize hit Melo's back with one of her serves. I remember that.

Alizé Cornet and Marcelo Melo! Alizé was my first tennis crush – she’s so cute, isn’t she? – and still today, even though she’s not one of my primary favorites anymore, I still like her. And Marcelo “Giraffe” Melo is Brazilian. I know this goes against my philosophy, but being Brazilian is a good reason for me to grow respect towards a tennis player – for many reasons (patriotism not included).

Don’t know if they played together again after the ’09 Australian Open, when they eventually reached the quarterfinals but were forced to withdrew due to an Alizé’s shoulder injury.

 

Useful:

Prologue and explanation

Day 1 – Favorite men’s player

Day 2 – Favorite women’s player

Day 3 – Favorite doubles team

Day 4 – Least favorite men’s player

Day 5 – Least favorite women’s player

Day 6 – Most memorable match

Day 7 – First player you became a fan of

Day 8 – Earliest tennis memory

Day 9 – Favorite retired men’s player

Day 10 – Favorite retired women’s player

Day 11 – A player nobody would expect you to love

Day 12 – A player that you aren’t a fan of but you respect

Day 13 – Favorite Grand Slam tournament

Day 14 – Favorite non-Slam tournament

Day 15 – Most attractive women’s player

Day 16 – Most attractive men’s player

Day 17 – Favorite women’s outfit

Day 18 – Favorite men’s outfit

Day 19 – Who were the #1 the day you were born

Day 20 – Favorite men’s Slam champion

Day 21 – Favorite women’s champion

Day 22 – Favorite umpire

About Pete S. Liguori
Pete was born in São Paulo, Brasil. Loves sports - pigskin fanatic, tennis lover. One of his most famous quotes is "I'm no Tolstoi, but I love the Dallas Cowboys" His favorite quote of all time is "I'll keep playing", unknown author.

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