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The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

This way, nearly every country gets represented and some decent players don't get left out. I think it would be fair to all the players.


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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

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yes, that way zopp could have qualified! but also, the olympics are every 4 years. GSs take place 4x a year. why not have a proper draw?
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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

It would have been nice for the players that are coming back from injuries and stuff(like previously high ranked players that are having to miss this olympics).
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It would have been nice for the players that are coming back from injuries and stuff(like previously high ranked players that are having to miss this olympics).
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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

No, thanks.

so we coudl have 1 more round of autobyes/mug matches?
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Even with 128 draw mexico wouldnt be there
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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

No and bcs a lot of guys play singles and doubles and some of them may enter mix doubles. And it's not like in GS where you play every other day, here you play every day. It would be too much IMO.

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No and bcs a lot of guys play singles and doubles and some of them may enter mix doubles. And it's not like in GS where you play every other day, here you play every day. It would be too much IMO.
Good point but why do we play everyday?

Olympics, being prestigious as it is, could have been played on a two week schedule, the only difference being that the matches would be best of three. Perfectly possible.

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

I feel Olympics should aquire a Grand Slam status.
But that's my opinion. Ive always been in favour of Olympic games.

So it's a big yes from me. Should be a two-week field and best of five sets tournament. Would make it way more interesting and prestigious.

Since Wimbledon is moving one week back, I don't see why the calendar couldnt be worked into this direction some time in the distant future. I would love to see the Olympics become a really prestigious event.

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

I don't think so.

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Re: The Olympics should've expanded to 128 player draw

And to Best of 7.
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I feel Olympics should aquire a Grand Slam status.
But that's my opinion. Ive always been in favour of Olympic games.

So it's a big yes from me. Should be a two-week field and best of five sets tournament. Would make it way more interesting and prestigious.

Since Wimbledon is moving one week back, I don't see why the calendar couldnt be worked into this direction some time in the distant future. I would love to see the Olympics become a really prestigious event.
You've posted like a man on a mission and I think its all true. Unconventional thinking but that's how you change things.

Its worthy of being the real '5th slam' - one played every four years.

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Good point but why do we play everyday?

Olympics, being prestigious as it is, could have been played on a two week schedule, the only difference being that the matches would be best of three. Perfectly possible.
Bcs ATP has contracts with ATP events and they cant move so many tournaments around. But i agree with you that Olympics should be played over 2 weeks. But look at this year, the tournaments in LA, Washington, Kitzbuhel are ruined and some other tournaments are weaken, and they would have to move Canada, it would be a mess...

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