So there's a huge amount of nonsense in doubles with elite mode
1- Partners are just weirdos running around and doing crap all of the time. They push the ball out on some shorter passing shots constantly when trying to volley...if you repeat a certain pattern. Also if the partner lobs you basically have to run back like a headless chicken while in fair mode previously you could stop the smash with a safe strike - yes, that was unrealistic but this is just not fun at all...depending on your partner's idiotic decisions to lob. And often you can't really run back in time so you end up losing the point anyway.
2- Also, partners are extremely poor at returning specific kick serves on T and wide for some reason and everyone is abusing that which is also lame as all hell. I remember partners used to have similar issues when returning, what's the deal there? I'm sure we can get that fixed at least
3- There are more things like the ping pong at net with safe shots that partners do between each other until one of them hits out...I'm looking at it and wondering whether to cry or laugh...I even run there to try and join but my partner hugs the net and I cant hit the ball anyway so just let them do random safe strikes until one makes a random error
When partners are doing this ping pong thing with safe strikes or generally volleying several times in a row they continuously move closer to the net which will also eventually lead to an error...They should hit a volley and slightly reposition by going backwards. They never do this. But that was also present in the past. And I don't understand that safe strike fiesta at the net between partners, the funniest thing you can see in this game
4- Furthermore, another random sequence...say my partner is at the baseline and I'm at the net...He has 0 spin yet sends loopy shots, why exactly? I want him to keep everything low over the net but he's a noob
If the opposing CPU partner intercepts this loopy shot he hits a strong bash volley into my player at the net and pressing a button or a safe strike almost never works and I hit an error (could be handled in fair mode in the past). So, it's like I'm supposed to pray that he doesn't send loopy crap to the opposing partner at the net because he might bang a big volley into me and my volley will be an error
But yeah...in general it's just weird. Not sure if it's better in fair mode...but some of these things were present a long time ago - safe strike ping pong between partners, bad handling of shorter passing shots by partners, and general randomness...Now there's more mess added to it and it's as chaotic as it can get.
I'm all for skill and tactics deciding the winner, but when there's such a large amount of randomness skill doesn't mean much.
Maybe it's time for 2 vs 2 human doubles