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View Poll Results: Which player can do the surprise in the olympics?
Murray getting the Gold 11 25.00%
Tsonga getting a medal 7 15.91%
Kohlsreiber getting a medal 3 6.82%
Raonic getting a medal 2 4.55%
Cilic getting a medal 3 6.82%
another big surprise like Verdasco pass the 2nd round 8 18.18%
Federer or Djoko not in the final 10 22.73%
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Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

To get a medal or to get the gold.
I hope Kolsreiber can get at least the 3rd place
Also I think in three sets Raonic could be dangerous.
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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

i think the first half of the 2012 season has proven that the top 3 are not nearly as invulnerable as they were last year.

both djokovic and federer have the ability to lose to an opponent who is absolutely on fire

i think it will be djokovic because federer is too confident right now

plus the olympics are usually not indicative of current rankings (please don't flame me if this is kind of wrong I'm not too experience with olypics)

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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

An American surprise like the last 2 olympics. Blake was match point away from a silver, and Fish was the same in 2004. An American medaling
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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

Monaco beats Federer in the final
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An American surprise like the last 2 olympics. Blake was match point away from a silver, and Fish was the same in 2004. An American medaling
They have another guy like 04 Fish or 08 James

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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

if there is anything we have learned from the olympics its that anything can happen. Nicolas massu won in 2004 on a fast, hard court.

I think that if they keep the form they had at wimbledon up than tsonga and kohlschreiber can definately do damage and perhaps medal. I know its grass and best of 2 but i still think that once they come up against a skilled enough grass courter big serves like isner and raonic are going to be exposed.

my top 4 that can make a run if they keep the wimbledon/recent form up are:

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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

I've said this before, and I'll say it again. It's going to be a Harrison-Young final with Young ultimately prevailing You can guarantee it!

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I've said this before, and I'll say it again. It's going to be a Harrison-Young final with Young ultimately prevailing You can guarantee it!
how does this qualify as a surprise
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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

Raonic, Isner, Karlovic. That players with great serves.
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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

Raonic questionable on grass. He has not shown much ability on grass. The serve of course very beneficial, but lack of experience and poor movement hurt him much more than the serve helps him, even if this is grass. I won't entire count him out though. Isner similarly is someone I would question. Sure, he did good in Newport, but the pressure won't compare to Olympics/Wimbledon especially against the best in the world.

Roddick is one to watch out for I think. The British crowd always cheer for him, he has found some form again, his confidence should be high enough, and this is best of 3 which works perfectly because he still needs more time to be ready for best of 5 matches IMO. In fact, if Roddick wins which is either way quite doubtful, it would so great. At least he wins at Wimbledon in some way

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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

tsonga getting a medal wouldn't be a surprise for me

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They have another guy like 04 Fish or 08 James
Isner or Roddick are medal possibilities. For the other guys, I just want them to win a match each
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Monaco beats Federer in the final
haas > federer

monaco > haas

i'll let you make the conclusion

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Re: Who can do the surprise in the olympics?

i'll also say this

yanks will have no chance to get a male singles medal. the one with the best chance is roddick but even he will make the QF at best if he gets a good draw.

this might come to bite me in the ass as stranger things have happened in the olympcs (massu winning them) but i'm sure of what im saying here.

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i'll also say this

yanks will have no chance to get a male singles medal. the one with the best chance is roddick but even he will make the QF at best if he gets a good draw.

this might come to bite me in the ass as stranger things have happened in the olympcs (massu winning them) but i'm sure of what im saying here.
Why wouldn't Roddick have a good shot? He has found some form and he can still derail either Federer or Djokovic especially considering this is grass. Federer might be a stretch, but beating Djokovic on best of 3 grass isn't far-fetched. I think if Roddick can get to the QFs, he has a very good shot at a medal from that point on. He is a lot more likely to be upset the first few rounds, but once he can get over that hurdle, honestly I think he has as much as a chance as anybody.

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