Is someone really gonna play singles, doubles and mixed? I can't imagine so. The schedule must be brutal. Only men's singles finals will be best of five?
How are the grass courts gonna be prepared after Wimbledon? I haven't really read anything about it.
I do have a feeling all the top players will be there. Maybe someone has to pull out at the last second, but I believe everyone is pretty interested.
I have to admit the qualification rules are a bit mysterious to me. Ok, in singles it obviously goes by the rankings(and four players from one country max), but the doubles and mixed are a question mark. So are the wild cards. I'm very interested to see if Massu and Gonzalez are gonna get something.
Still kind of think that the 1992 Olympics were the most interesting. There were some incredible doubles pairings.
Expensive is the first and last thing that comes to mind.
I'm just glad it's at Wimbledon. Makes it seem like it's not part of the Olympics itself.
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Olympic tennis has almost everytime been played on a hard court, which is very logical. The fact that they are playing this time on grass is pretty cool and special. Of course Wimbledon was the obvious site. And I'm pretty sure the All England Lawn Tennis Club would have never even considered a temporary hard court to be used.
At the 1908 Olympics there were six events. Men's singles and doubles outdoors + indoors and women singles outdoors + indoors.
Now they should do it the same way, just add the women's doubles outdoors/indoors and mixed doubles both outdoors + indoors. And all the events should be played in seven days.
In 1908 the outdoor events were held at Worple Road and the indoor events were held at Queen's club.
the olympics dont have enough pedigree in tennis. they're not that important
But I think Roger and Nole would be so motivated. Roger knows this is the last chance he has, and Nolevic needs to win something for his country after his awful Davis Cup moment.
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I think the olympics are becoming more and more important. The players realize they probably only get 2 or 3 shots at it in their career, and that we are talking about the biggest sports event on the planet. Just look at the reactions from Rafa and Novak in the video below, or look at Federinka when they took the gold in doubles. The olympics is the first tournament you'd want to win after the 4 slams.
Just a little teaser, now that was a fast hardcourt