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Date: 15 Jan 2009 05:48:43
From:
Subject: Tennis identical twins
I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who are
(or were) identical twins:
Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
Ratiwatana.

Are there any others? Also, are there any examples where one of the
twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?

Thanks,

Paul Epstein




 
Date: 21 Jan 2009 18:52:56
From: amy
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 15, 9:39=A0am, Raja <zepflo...@gmail.com > wrote:
> On Jan 15, 9:35=A0am, GOAT <thetruetennisg...@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > On Jan 15, 1:48 pm, pauldepst...@att.net wrote:
>
> > > I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who are
> > > (or were) identical twins:
> > > Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
> > > Ratiwatana.
>
> > > Are there any others? =A0Also, are there any examples where one of th=
e
> > > twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?
>
> > > Thanks,
>
> > > Paul Epstein
>
> > I hear Pete Sampras had a twin brother who was so ugly and obnoxious
> > that his family shipped him off to Australia, where he currently
> > resides as a tramp outside the library in Newcastle whilst also
> > venturing in for free internet access to live his life vicariously
> > through his much more successful brother.
>
> I also heard that the twin brother was born without a dick- Hide quoted t=
ext -
>
> - Show quoted text -

as were you


 
Date: 17 Jan 2009 07:03:08
From: b
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 16, 11:35 am, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article
> <89893741-bcac-42c3-a945-debdce6ef...@v39g2000pro.googlegroups.com>,
>
> pauldepst...@att.net () wrote:
>
> > I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who
> > are
> > (or were) identical twins:
> > Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
> > Ratiwatana.
>
> > Are there any others? Also, are there any examples where one of the
> > twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?
>
> Also, the Klemenschits sisters, who played doubles together. (One of them
> died of some terribly rare disease last year I think; IIRC the other also
> has it.)
>
> Still can't remember the triplets' names, though.
>
> wg

O'Reilly triplets?


 
Date: 16 Jan 2009 10:35:55
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
In article
<89893741-bcac-42c3-a945-debdce6ef375@v39g2000pro.googlegroups.com >,
pauldepstein@att.net () wrote:

>
> I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who
> are
> (or were) identical twins:
> Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
> Ratiwatana.
>
> Are there any others? Also, are there any examples where one of the
> twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?

Also, the Klemenschits sisters, who played doubles together. (One of them
died of some terribly rare disease last year I think; IIRC the other also
has it.)

Still can't remember the triplets' names, though.

wg


  
Date: 16 Jan 2009 22:09:27
From: John P
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
wendy,

the triplets vaguely ring a bell, but I am not going to rember their
names, either.



 
Date: 16 Jan 2009 20:32:52
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
pauldepstein@att.net wrote:
> I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who are
> (or were) identical twins:
> Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
> Ratiwatana.
>
> Are there any others? Also, are there any examples where one of the
> twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?
>



My arse & Haze's face are identical twins.


 
Date: 16 Jan 2009 00:43:46
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 16, 4:50=A0am, JT...@webtv.net (John P) wrote:
> as an identical twin, why do you ask about tennis identical twins?

Hi John P,

It's a hypothesis of mine that, far more than in other fields, a
sibling of a pro tennis player is also a pro tennis player. There's
an inordinate number of sibling pairs who are both tennis pros: the
twin pairs already mentioned + John and Pat McEnroe + Suk and Sukova +
the Williams sisters + the Maleeva sisters + John Lloyd, David Lloyd
and Tony Lloyd + Jaroslav Navratil and Martina Navratilova + Safin and
Safina + the Bondarenko sisters + Andy Roddick and John Roddick +
Tracy Austin and John Austin + Jamie and Andy Murray + Jennifer and
Steven Capriati + Anand Amritraj, Vijay Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj +
Mashiska Washington, Malivai Washington and Mashona Washington +
Michael Chang and Carl Chang and I'm sure this is only a very partial
list.
Then it occurred to me that, in all the examples of identical twins in
tennis that I know of, both twins are famous tennis players. I don't
know if this is true in fields other than tennis. A friend of mine
who was an identical twin was quite a well-known research
mathematician but his twin brother is a surgeon. [Yes, you can't tell
much from small samples, I know].

Paul Epstein



  
Date: 17 Jan 2009 06:16:36
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 17, 2:40=A0pm, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article
> <5ab5f6e8-0216-404b-bd4f-3b35582ab...@s9g2000prg.googlegroups.com>,
>
>
>
> pauldepst...@att.net () wrote:
>
> > On Jan 16, 4:50=A0am, JT...@webtv.net (John P) wrote:
> > > as an identical twin, why do you ask about tennis identical twins?
>
> > Hi John P,
>
> > It's a hypothesis of mine that, far more than in other fields, a
> > sibling of a pro tennis player is also a pro tennis player. =A0There's
> > an inordinate number of sibling pairs who are both tennis pros: =A0the
> > twin pairs already mentioned + John and Pat McEnroe + Suk and
> > Sukova +
> > the Williams sisters + the Maleeva sisters + John Lloyd, David Lloyd
> > and Tony Lloyd + Jaroslav Navratil and Martina Navratilova + Safin
> > and
> > Safina + the Bondarenko sisters + Andy Roddick and John Roddick +
> > Tracy Austin and John Austin + Jamie and Andy Murray + Jennifer and
> > Steven Capriati + Anand Amritraj, Vijay Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj
> > +
> > Mashiska Washington, Malivai Washington and Mashona Washington +
> > Michael Chang and Carl Chang and I'm sure this is only a very
> > partial
> > list.
> > Then it occurred to me that, in all the examples of identical twins
> > in
> > tennis that I know of, both twins are famous tennis players. =A0I
> > don't
> > know if this is true in fields other than tennis. =A0A friend of mine
> > who was an identical twin was quite a well-known research
> > mathematician but his twin brother is a surgeon. =A0[Yes, you can't
> > tell
> > much from small samples, I know].
>
> I don't think there's much surprise in this - in families where the
> parents play tennis all the children learn, and with each other to compet=
e
> against it's not surprising if more than one tries life as a pro.
>
> Chris Evert's sister, Jeanne, played the pro tour briefly. Steven Capriat=
i
> played tennis but was never a pro (though he was competent enough to be a
> hitting partner for his sister for a while).
>
> Bear in mind that all these players have lots of other siblings who
> *don't* play pro tennis and that therefore you don't hear much about.
>
> And what about the developing Hollywood dynasties? Emilio Estevez and
> Charlie Sheen are brothers and their father is Martin Sheen; both of Mery=
l
> Streep's daughters are going into acting; there's the Olsen twins; the
> Arquette sisters and brother (Rosanna, Patricia, and David); Michelle and
> Didi Pfeiffer are sisters; Meg and Jennifer Tilly are sisters; etc. etc.
> etc.
>
> Plus of course all the parent/child pairs, too numerous to name.
>
> wg

Re Steven Capriati, I definitely recall that he played in major events
in mixed doubles with Jennifer. Wouldn't that make him a pro?

Paul Epstein


   
Date: 18 Jan 2009 19:47:04
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 18, 11:10=A0pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au > wrote:
> pauldepst...@att.net wrote:
> > On Jan 18, 2:39 pm, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> >> In article
> >> <cad2ac71-7602-46fc-b528-d09f2afbc...@v18g2000pro.googlegroups.com>,
>
> >> pauldepst...@att.net () wrote:
>
> >>> Re Steven Capriati, I definitely recall that he played in major
> >>> events
> >>> in mixed doubles with Jennifer. =A0Wouldn't that make him a pro?
> >> Dunno. If he was a pro, he wasn't much of one. Tracy Austin played mix=
ed
> >> doubles with her brother, but we never heard anything else about him!
>
> >> wg
>
> > Well, John Austin (and his sister) did win the Wimbledon mixed doubles
> > title! =A0Ok, it doesn't make him Federer or Sampras but hell, that's a
> > greater achievement than most of us ever reach.
>
> > I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. =A0Most people could never
> > come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
>
> > Paul Epstein
>
> 'Most people' if you take everyone that playstennissure - but there
> would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.

I thought Steven Capriati was much much better than you imply. He
served at 120 mph for example.
Also, he played as no. 1 and no. 2 for the University of South
Florida.
"Tens of thousands" -- he was much better than that.




    
Date: 19 Jan 2009 17:31:26
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
pauldepstein@att.net wrote:
> On Jan 18, 11:10 pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> pauldepst...@att.net wrote:
>>> On Jan 18, 2:39 pm, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>>>> In article
>>>> <cad2ac71-7602-46fc-b528-d09f2afbc...@v18g2000pro.googlegroups.com>,
>>>> pauldepst...@att.net () wrote:
>>>>> Re Steven Capriati, I definitely recall that he played in major
>>>>> events
>>>>> in mixed doubles with Jennifer. Wouldn't that make him a pro?
>>>> Dunno. If he was a pro, he wasn't much of one. Tracy Austin played mixed
>>>> doubles with her brother, but we never heard anything else about him!
>>>> wg
>>> Well, John Austin (and his sister) did win the Wimbledon mixed doubles
>>> title! Ok, it doesn't make him Federer or Sampras but hell, that's a
>>> greater achievement than most of us ever reach.
>>> I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. Most people could never
>>> come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
>>> Paul Epstein
>> 'Most people' if you take everyone that playstennissure - but there
>> would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.
>
> I thought Steven Capriati was much much better than you imply. He
> served at 120 mph for example.
> Also, he played as no. 1 and no. 2 for the University of South
> Florida.
> "Tens of thousands" -- he was much better than that.
>
>


Ok I'm not familiar with his career, but based on other guys jumping in
& playing mixed doubles type events etc like John Austin, MN's coach
played mixed with her a few times etc those guys are a dime a dozen.
Doubles is a completely different beast to singles & you can't draw any
conclusions based on performance. Guys I struggle with in doubles eg 64
or even lose, I 'crush' in singles 61 60 type. This is the kind of
thing that doesn't need explaining to anyone who's played competitive
tennis.






    
Date: 19 Jan 2009 01:47:51
From: Javier Gonzalez
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
pauldepstein@att.net wrote:
> On Jan 18, 11:10 pm, Whisper <beaver...@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>> pauldepst...@att.net wrote:
>> > On Jan 18, 2:39 pm, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>> >> In article
>> >> <cad2ac71-7602-46fc-b528-d09f2afbc...@v18g2000pro.googlegroups.com>,
>>
>> >> pauldepst...@att.net () wrote:
>>
>> >>> Re Steven Capriati, I definitely recall that he played in major
>> >>> events
>> >>> in mixed doubles with Jennifer.  Wouldn't that make him a pro?
>> >> Dunno. If he was a pro, he wasn't much of one. Tracy Austin played mixed
>> >> doubles with her brother, but we never heard anything else about him!
>>
>> >> wg
>>
>> > Well, John Austin (and his sister) did win the Wimbledon mixed doubles
>> > title!  Ok, it doesn't make him Federer or Sampras but hell, that's a
>> > greater achievement than most of us ever reach.
>>
>> > I would respect Steven Capriati as a player.  Most people could never
>> > come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
>>
>> > Paul Epstein
>>
>> 'Most people' if you take everyone that playstennissure - but there
>> would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.
>
> I thought Steven Capriati was much much better than you imply. He
> served at 120 mph for example.
> Also, he played as no. 1 and no. 2 for the University of South
> Florida.
> "Tens of thousands" -- he was much better than that.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/3/en/players/playerprofiles/default.asp?playersearch=capriati


   
Date: 18 Jan 2009 17:05:02
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
>
> > I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. =A0Most people could never
> > come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
>
> > Paul Epstein
>
> 'Most people' if you take everyone that plays tennis sure - but there
> would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.

You being one of them, I presume?



    
Date: 19 Jan 2009 17:23:01
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
>>> I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. Most people could never
>>> come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
>>> Paul Epstein
>> 'Most people' if you take everyone that plays tennis sure - but there
>> would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.
>
> You being one of them, I presume?
>


More than likely. The singles comp I'm playing now includes a couple of
tennis coaches. I haven't played them yet, but the guy I beat 61 63
type beat one of them 64 76 on saturday - I'll let you know how I go
when I play them.



     
Date: 20 Jan 2009 20:11:33
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins

On 18-Jan-2009, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au > wrote:

> gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
> >>> I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. Most people could never
> >>> come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
> >>> Paul Epstein
> >> 'Most people' if you take everyone that plays tennis sure - but there
> >> would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.
> >
> > You being one of them, I presume?
> >
>
>
> More than likely. The singles comp I'm playing now includes a couple of
> tennis coaches. I haven't played them yet, but the guy I beat 61 63
> type beat one of them 64 76 on saturday - I'll let you know how I go
> when I play them.

Being a tennis coach doesn't necessarily mean you are any good at
playing.....


      
Date: 20 Jan 2009 20:43:39
From: Vari L. Cinicke
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
jdeluise wrote:
> On 18-Jan-2009, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
>
>> gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
>>>>> I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. Most people could never
>>>>> come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
>>>>> Paul Epstein
>>>> 'Most people' if you take everyone that plays tennis sure - but there
>>>> would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.
>>> You being one of them, I presume?
>>>
>>
>> More than likely. The singles comp I'm playing now includes a couple of
>> tennis coaches. I haven't played them yet, but the guy I beat 61 63
>> type beat one of them 64 76 on saturday - I'll let you know how I go
>> when I play them.
>
> Being a tennis coach doesn't necessarily mean you are any good at
> playing.....

From what WHisp has been saying, any one of his matches is better than
a highlight reel from any slam in this era. He should really grace us
with videos of each of his matches so that we might learn a thing or two
and see what a pitiful bunch the pros these days are.

Can't wait to add to my collection of great matches that has been
stagnant now for at least a few years, ever since this chump Federer
lucked out against the great Sampras at Wimbledon in fact. And I can
throw away the old Whisp forehand picture where he looks like he is
trying to hump the fence. ;-)

--
Cheers,

vc


       
Date: 20 Jan 2009 23:03:37
From: jdeluise
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins

On 20-Jan-2009, "Vari L. Cinicke" <cinicke@netscape.net > wrote:

> jdeluise wrote:
> > On 18-Jan-2009, Whisper <beaver999@ozemail.com.au> wrote:
> >
> >> gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:
> >>>>> I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. Most people could
> >>>>> never
> >>>>> come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
> >>>>> Paul Epstein
> >>>> 'Most people' if you take everyone that plays tennis sure - but there
> >>>> would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.
> >>> You being one of them, I presume?
> >>>
> >>
> >> More than likely. The singles comp I'm playing now includes a couple
> >> of
> >> tennis coaches. I haven't played them yet, but the guy I beat 61 63
> >> type beat one of them 64 76 on saturday - I'll let you know how I go
> >> when I play them.
> >
> > Being a tennis coach doesn't necessarily mean you are any good at
> > playing.....
>
> From what WHisp has been saying, any one of his matches is better than
> a highlight reel from any slam in this era. He should really grace us
> with videos of each of his matches so that we might learn a thing or two
> and see what a pitiful bunch the pros these days are.
>
> Can't wait to add to my collection of great matches that has been
> stagnant now for at least a few years, ever since this chump Federer
> lucked out against the great Sampras at Wimbledon in fact. And I can
> throw away the old Whisp forehand picture where he looks like he is
> trying to hump the fence. ;-)

Yes, that would be something. Maybe we could get an exhibition match
between Whisper and bob!


   
Date: 18 Jan 2009 07:13:09
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 18, 2:39=A0pm, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article
> <cad2ac71-7602-46fc-b528-d09f2afbc...@v18g2000pro.googlegroups.com>,
>
> pauldepst...@att.net () wrote:
>
> > Re Steven Capriati, I definitely recall that he played in major
> > events
> > in mixed doubles with Jennifer. =A0Wouldn't that make him a pro?
>
> Dunno. If he was a pro, he wasn't much of one. Tracy Austin played mixed
> doubles with her brother, but we never heard anything else about him!
>
> wg

Well, John Austin (and his sister) did win the Wimbledon mixed doubles
title! Ok, it doesn't make him Federer or Sampras but hell, that's a
greater achievement than most of us ever reach.

I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. Most people could never
come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.

Paul Epstein


    
Date: 19 Jan 2009 00:22:02
From: pltrgyst
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Sun, 18 Jan 2009 07:13:09 -0800 (PST), pauldepstein@att.net wrote:

>Well, John Austin (and his sister) did win the Wimbledon mixed doubles
>title!

...and made the final again the following year.

-- Larry


    
Date: 19 Jan 2009 09:10:38
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
pauldepstein@att.net wrote:
> On Jan 18, 2:39 pm, wen...@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>> In article
>> <cad2ac71-7602-46fc-b528-d09f2afbc...@v18g2000pro.googlegroups.com>,
>>
>> pauldepst...@att.net () wrote:
>>
>>> Re Steven Capriati, I definitely recall that he played in major
>>> events
>>> in mixed doubles with Jennifer. Wouldn't that make him a pro?
>> Dunno. If he was a pro, he wasn't much of one. Tracy Austin played mixed
>> doubles with her brother, but we never heard anything else about him!
>>
>> wg
>
> Well, John Austin (and his sister) did win the Wimbledon mixed doubles
> title! Ok, it doesn't make him Federer or Sampras but hell, that's a
> greater achievement than most of us ever reach.
>
> I would respect Steven Capriati as a player. Most people could never
> come close to his level, no matter how hard they tried.
>
> Paul Epstein


'Most people' if you take everyone that plays tennis sure - but there
would be tens of thousands who'd whip him even when he was peak.



   
Date: 18 Jan 2009 07:39:19
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
In article
<cad2ac71-7602-46fc-b528-d09f2afbce8a@v18g2000pro.googlegroups.com >,
pauldepstein@att.net () wrote:

>
> Re Steven Capriati, I definitely recall that he played in major
> events
> in mixed doubles with Jennifer. Wouldn't that make him a pro?

Dunno. If he was a pro, he wasn't much of one. Tracy Austin played mixed
doubles with her brother, but we never heard anything else about him!

wg


  
Date: 17 Jan 2009 07:40:29
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
In article
<5ab5f6e8-0216-404b-bd4f-3b35582ab86d@s9g2000prg.googlegroups.com >,
pauldepstein@att.net () wrote:

>
> On Jan 16, 4:50 am, JT...@webtv.net (John P) wrote:
> > as an identical twin, why do you ask about tennis identical twins?
>
> Hi John P,
>
> It's a hypothesis of mine that, far more than in other fields, a
> sibling of a pro tennis player is also a pro tennis player. There's
> an inordinate number of sibling pairs who are both tennis pros: the
> twin pairs already mentioned + John and Pat McEnroe + Suk and
> Sukova +
> the Williams sisters + the Maleeva sisters + John Lloyd, David Lloyd
> and Tony Lloyd + Jaroslav Navratil and Martina Navratilova + Safin
> and
> Safina + the Bondarenko sisters + Andy Roddick and John Roddick +
> Tracy Austin and John Austin + Jamie and Andy Murray + Jennifer and
> Steven Capriati + Anand Amritraj, Vijay Amritraj and Ashok Amritraj
> +
> Mashiska Washington, Malivai Washington and Mashona Washington +
> Michael Chang and Carl Chang and I'm sure this is only a very
> partial
> list.
> Then it occurred to me that, in all the examples of identical twins
> in
> tennis that I know of, both twins are famous tennis players. I
> don't
> know if this is true in fields other than tennis. A friend of mine
> who was an identical twin was quite a well-known research
> mathematician but his twin brother is a surgeon. [Yes, you can't
> tell
> much from small samples, I know].

I don't think there's much surprise in this - in families where the
parents play tennis all the children learn, and with each other to compete
against it's not surprising if more than one tries life as a pro.

Chris Evert's sister, Jeanne, played the pro tour briefly. Steven Capriati
played tennis but was never a pro (though he was competent enough to be a
hitting partner for his sister for a while).

Bear in mind that all these players have lots of other siblings who
*don't* play pro tennis and that therefore you don't hear much about.

And what about the developing Hollywood dynasties? Emilio Estevez and
Charlie Sheen are brothers and their father is Martin Sheen; both of Meryl
Streep's daughters are going into acting; there's the Olsen twins; the
Arquette sisters and brother (Rosanna, Patricia, and David); Michelle and
Didi Pfeiffer are sisters; Meg and Jennifer Tilly are sisters; etc. etc.
etc.

Plus of course all the parent/child pairs, too numerous to name.

wg


  
Date: 16 Jan 2009 22:07:41
From: John P
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
Paul,

wow, interesting hypothesis! I am of course familiar with the Bryans
and Gulliksons, but never gave the tennis identical twins issue any
thought beyond that.

the only other pro athlete identical twins that come to mind are the Van
Arsdales (or something like that). They were pro basketball players
back in the 70s, iirc.



   
Date: 16 Jan 2009 21:35:02
From: Georgiana Gates
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
John P wrote:
> Paul,
>
> wow, interesting hypothesis! I am of course familiar with the Bryans
> and Gulliksons, but never gave the tennis identical twins issue any
> thought beyond that.
>
> the only other pro athlete identical twins that come to mind are the Van
> Arsdales (or something like that). They were pro basketball players
> back in the 70s, iirc.
>
In baseball, Eddie and Johnny O'Brien, who were a double-play
combination for the Pirates in the 1950s. And Jose Canseco, who had a
fine major-league career, had an identical twin, Ozzie, who had no
career to speak of.


 
Date: 15 Jan 2009 22:50:25
From: John P
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
as an identical twin, why do you ask about tennis identical twins?



 
Date: 15 Jan 2009 16:17:09
From:
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
In article
<89893741-bcac-42c3-a945-debdce6ef375@v39g2000pro.googlegroups.com >,
pauldepstein@att.net () wrote:

>
> I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who
> are
> (or were) identical twins:
> Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
> Ratiwatana.

Tami and Teri Whitlinger, for sure.


>
> Are there any others? Also, are there any examples where one of the
> twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?

Don't know of that, but there was or is a set of triplets who are all
pros. I'm blanking on their names, but Waltz will probably remember.

wg


  
Date: 16 Jan 2009 08:53:32
From: Michal Jankowski
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
"We were identical twins, but somehow Beau was much more identical
than me."

MJ


 
Date: 15 Jan 2009 10:05:17
From: Raja
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 15, 11:42=A0am, TT <g...@Olympics.org > wrote:
> Raja wrote:
> > On Jan 15, 9:35 am, GOAT <thetruetennisg...@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
> >> On Jan 15, 1:48 pm, pauldepst...@att.net wrote:
>
> >>> I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who are
> >>> (or were) identical twins:
> >>> Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
> >>> Ratiwatana.
> >>> Are there any others? =A0Also, are there any examples where one of th=
e
> >>> twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Paul Epstein
> >> I hear Pete Sampras had a twin brother who was so ugly and obnoxious
> >> that his family shipped him off to Australia, where he currently
> >> resides as a tramp outside the library in Newcastle whilst also
> >> venturing in for free internet access to live his life vicariously
> >> through his much more successful brother.
>
> > I also heard that the twin brother was born without a dick
>
> Which one?

Obviously the retarded one which was parcelled to Australia, the
dumping ground on Earth.


 
Date: 15 Jan 2009 07:39:11
From: Raja
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 15, 9:35=A0am, GOAT <thetruetennisg...@hotmail.co.uk > wrote:
> On Jan 15, 1:48 pm, pauldepst...@att.net wrote:
>
> > I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who are
> > (or were) identical twins:
> > Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
> > Ratiwatana.
>
> > Are there any others? =A0Also, are there any examples where one of the
> > twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?
>
> > Thanks,
>
> > Paul Epstein
>
> I hear Pete Sampras had a twin brother who was so ugly and obnoxious
> that his family shipped him off to Australia, where he currently
> resides as a tramp outside the library in Newcastle whilst also
> venturing in for free internet access to live his life vicariously
> through his much more successful brother.

I also heard that the twin brother was born without a dick


  
Date: 15 Jan 2009 19:42:06
From: TT
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
Raja wrote:
> On Jan 15, 9:35 am, GOAT <thetruetennisg...@hotmail.co.uk> wrote:
>> On Jan 15, 1:48 pm, pauldepst...@att.net wrote:
>>
>>> I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who are
>>> (or were) identical twins:
>>> Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
>>> Ratiwatana.
>>> Are there any others? Also, are there any examples where one of the
>>> twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?
>>> Thanks,
>>> Paul Epstein
>> I hear Pete Sampras had a twin brother who was so ugly and obnoxious
>> that his family shipped him off to Australia, where he currently
>> resides as a tramp outside the library in Newcastle whilst also
>> venturing in for free internet access to live his life vicariously
>> through his much more successful brother.
>
> I also heard that the twin brother was born without a dick

Which one?

--
"Now I have so many dreams to chase - the French Open, an Olympic
singles gold medal in London in 2012, the Davis Cup for Switzerland"


 
Date: 15 Jan 2009 07:35:16
From: GOAT
Subject: Re: Tennis identical twins
On Jan 15, 1:48 pm, pauldepst...@att.net wrote:
> I know three examples of pros with successful playing careers who are
> (or were) identical twins:
> Mike and Bob Bryan, Tom and Tim Gullikson, Sonchat and Sanchai
> Ratiwatana.
>
> Are there any others? Also, are there any examples where one of the
> twins is/was a tennis pro but the other isn't?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Paul Epstein

I hear Pete Sampras had a twin brother who was so ugly and obnoxious
that his family shipped him off to Australia, where he currently
resides as a tramp outside the library in Newcastle whilst also
venturing in for free internet access to live his life vicariously
through his much more successful brother.