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Cincy or the Olympics

Im shocked. If you make it to the weekend of Cinny you then have to get on a flight to be ready to paly in the Olympics for Tuesday. I dont think that the winner of Cincy is going to win the Olympics. Not in the buring heat. And for Federer well it will have to be Number 1 or the Olympics.
Fed want the Olympics more I think he may tank his match tomorrow.

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Re: Cincy or the Olympics

Cincinnati ends on August 3rd. The Olympics Tennis begins on August 10th. In other words, what are you talking about?
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Cincinnati ends on August 3rd. The Olympics Tennis begins on August 10th. In other words, what are you talking about?
Oh god sorry Peter Flemming was saying that who ever won the title this week would have no chance in the Olympics as they would have to paly there first match on Tuesday. As I could not remeber when it started. I what he ment then as that is loads of time to jump on a plane and get over the jet lag. Strange

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Cincinnati ends on August 3rd. The Olympics Tennis begins on August 10th. In other words, what are you talking about?
It's a long flight and a big time difference. A week isn't that long to adjust to conditions. Not to mention all the hoopla surrounding the Olympics.
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It's a long flight and a big time difference. A week isn't that long to adjust to conditions. Not to mention all the hoopla surrounding the Olympics.
No tht not really that bad. Most of the guys are super fit a week is plenty of time I think. I thought they would have to paly there first match on tuesday. Now that would of been rough.

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It's a long flight and a big time difference. A week isn't that long to adjust to conditions. Not to mention all the hoopla surrounding the Olympics.
I'm not saying it's going to be an easy transition, but it is a week (more actually as it's likely Federer/Nadal/Djokovic will be scheduled to start on the tuesday) as opposed to the couple of days being claimed by the thread starter (who appears to have been badly advised by Peter Fleming).

Most of the players will have a week to 10 days to prepare, so they are all essentially in the same boat. No excuses for any of them.
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I'm not saying it's going to be an easy transition, but it is a week (more actually as it's likely Federer/Nadal/Djokovic will be scheduled to start on the tuesday) as opposed to the couple of days being claimed by the thread starter (who appears to have been badly advised by Peter Fleming).

Most of the players will have a week to 10 days to prepare, so they are all essentially in the same boat. No excuses for any of them.


Very badly advised. Im gonna change mt thread name as I now know the truth.

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Fed want the Olympics more I think he may tank his match tomorrow.
At least you're giving a nice excuse to the Fedtards for his next loss

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I'm not saying it's going to be an easy transition, but it is a week (more actually as it's likely Federer/Nadal/Djokovic will be scheduled to start on the tuesday) as opposed to the couple of days being claimed by the thread starter (who appears to have been badly advised by Peter Fleming).

Most of the players will have a week to 10 days to prepare, so they are all essentially in the same boat. No excuses for any of them.
The big names like to have extra time, though. It's like when some of them skip Paris or even Madrid to be ready for the Masters Cup. The stars are already coddled, but they're the first to complain about the schedule. I'm not saying that Fed, or anyone else, will lose early to get ready for the Olympics, but I also don't think it's a ridiculous idea.
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Re: Cincy or the Olympics

Well, if forced to choose the options are:

More prestige but only 400 points.

OR

Less Prestige but 500 points.

I still think that the once every four years if a pretty rare and valuable event.

So I'll go for the Olympics, but not by too much.

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Well, if forced to choose the options are:

More prestige but only 400 points.

OR

Less Prestige but 1000 points.

I still think that the once every four years if a pretty rare and valuable event.

So I'll go for the Olympics, but not by too much.
Masters events are not worth 1000 points, they are worth 500.
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A week is sufficient time to make the transition here, in my mind it will be a more serious issue for those who go deep in the Olympics to acclimatize at the US Open.

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Well, if forced to choose the options are:

More prestige but only 400 points.

OR

Less Prestige but 500 points.

I still think that the once every four years if a pretty rare and valuable event.

So I'll go for the Olympics, but not by too much.
What prestige?

Since when do the Olympics have more prestige than a masters series event?

This was never the case. The olympics have very little history as far as tennis is concerned.

And quick - who was the last guy to win the gold medal in Olympic tennis competition? Exactly.

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Re: Cincy or the Olympics

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What prestige?

Since when do the Olympics have more prestige than a masters series event?

This was never the case. The olympics have very little history as far as tennis is concerned.

And quick - who was the last guy to win the gold medal in Olympic tennis competition? Exactly.
You expect logical reasoning from someone who thinks Latin is Dutch?

I agree with you.

TMS>Olympics.
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What prestige?

Since when do the Olympics have more prestige than a masters series event?

This was never the case. The olympics have very little history as far as tennis is concerned.

And quick - who was the last guy to win the gold medal in Olympic tennis competition? Exactly.
Was it Massu?

edit: Hah, I remembered that without looking it up! I Just confirmed my doubts.

I see your point, but if it did not matter too much and it's worth less than a Masters, why do so many tennis players bother going?

There has to be something going for the Olympics in terms of players wanting the Gold.

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