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Olympic Acceptance Lists

JonBcn
07-01-2004, 02:15 PM
Argentina - Juan Ignacio Chela, Guillermo Coria, Gaston Gaudio, David Nalbandian
Armenia - Sargis Sargsian
Australia - Mark Philippoussis
Austria - Jurgen Melzer
Belarus - Max Mirnyi
Belgium - Xavier Malisse, Olivier Rochus
Benin - Arnaud Segodo
Brazil - Gustavo Kuerten, Flavio Saretta
Chile - Fernando Gonzalez, Nicolas Massu
Chinese Taipei - Yen-Hsun Lu
Croatia - Mario Ancic, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Ljubicic
Cyprus - Marcos Baghdatis
Czech Republic - Tomas Berdych, Jiri Novak
Ecuador - Nicolas Lapentti
Finland - Jarkko Nieminen
France - Gregory Carraz, Arnaud Clement, Sebastien Grosjean, Fabrice Santoro
Georgia - Irakli Labadze
Germany - Tommy Haas, Nicolas Kiefer, Florian Mayer, Rainer Schuettler
Great Britain - Tim Henman
Greece - Konstantinos Economidis
Italy - Filippo Volandri
Korea - Hyung-Taik Lee
Morocco - Hicham Arazi, Younes El Aynaoui
Netherlands - Raemon Sluiter, Martin Verkerk
Peru - Luis Horna
Romania - Andrei Pavel
Russia - Igor Andreev, Nikolay Davydenko, Marat Safin, Mikhail Youzhny
Slovak Republic - Karol Beck, Dominik Hrbaty, Karol Kucera
Spain - Juan Carlos Ferrero, Feliciano Lopez, Carlos Moya, Tommy Robredo
Sweden - Jonas Bjorkman, Thomas Enqvist, Joachim Johansson, Robin Soderling
Switzerland - Roger Federer
Thailand - Paradorn Srichaphan
USA - Taylor Dent, Mardy Fish, Andy Roddick, Vincent Spadea

Mens Doubles:

Argentina - Guillermo Coria/David Nalbandian and Gaston Etlis/Martin Rodriguez
Australia - Wayne Arthurs/Todd Woodbridge
Bahamas - Mark Merklein/Mark Knowles
Belarus - Max Mirnyi/Vladimir Voltchkov
Belgium - Xavier Malisse/Olivier Rochus
Canada - Daniel Nestor/Frederic Niemeyer
Chile - Fernando Gonzalez/Nicolas Massu
Croatia - Mario Ancic/Ivan Ljubicic
Czech Republic - Tomas Berdych/Jiri Novak and Martin Damm/Cyril Suk
France - Arnaud Clement/Sebastien Grosjean and Michael Llodra/Fabrice Santoro
Germany - Nicolas Kiefer/Rainer Schuettler
Greece - Konstantinos Economidis/Vasilis Mazarakis
India - Mahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes
Israel - Jonathan Erlich/Andi Ram
Morocco - Hicham Arazi/Younes El Aynaoui
Netherlands - Raemon Sluiter/Martin Verkerk
Poland - Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski
Romania - Victor Hanescu/Andrei Pavel
Russia - Igor Andreev/Nikolay Davydenko and Marat Safin/Mikhail Youzhny
Slovak Republic - Karol Beck/Dominik Hrbaty
Spain - Feliciano Lopez/Tommy Robredo and Carlos Moya/Rafael Nadal
Sweden - Jonas Bjorkman/Joachim Johansson and Thomas Enqvist/Robin Soderling
Switzerland - Yves Allegro/Roger Federer
USA - Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan and Mardy Fish/Andy Roddick
Zimbabwe - Wayne Black/Kevin Ullyett

|-Safin_Coria-|
07-01-2004, 02:20 PM
no Lleyton :confused:

jtipson
07-01-2004, 02:23 PM
Lleyton said months ago he wasn't going to play the Olympics, and when he was asked again in his press conf last night, he said "No".

Deboogle!.
07-01-2004, 02:25 PM
Thanks for the list! Should be a great event!! And some really interesting dubs teams too :)

Neely
07-01-2004, 02:33 PM
let's get this gold medal :angel:, Kiwi! :smooch: :yippee: :devil:


@Bunk
yeah, I'm sure you would like to see Bryan/Bryan all the way, right? ;)

athie
07-01-2004, 02:35 PM
Yeah Germany better had Neely!

|-Safin_Coria-|
07-01-2004, 02:35 PM
Lleyton said months ago he wasn't going to play the Olympics, and when he was asked again in his press conf last night, he said "No".
ohh ok thanx!
sorry, I guess i'm a lil behind :o

Neely
07-01-2004, 02:38 PM
Yeah Germany better had Neely!
or maybe Rainer finds back to his prime hardcourt form for this tournament :)
or Tommy upgrades his silver from 2000 to gold this time ;)
and what about Mayer? can he win on hardcourt, too? :angel:

:yeah: :lol:

Deboogle!.
07-01-2004, 02:42 PM
@Bunk
yeah, I'm sure you would like to see Bryan/Bryan all the way, right? ;)

Well they're my fave dubs team lol... but I was talking about the mix of singles players like Guille/David, Andy/Mardy, Marat/Mikhail, Carlos/Rafael..... very intriguing teams :) Not that we'll get to see any of it I'm sure :o

Lady
07-01-2004, 02:49 PM
Robredo/Nadal played many doubles 2gether, quite successfully, right??
Why they're not playing together here? :confused:

joeb_uk
07-01-2004, 02:52 PM
im very surprised, looks like a great list! the court/stadium looks very good too!

Gonzalo81
07-01-2004, 02:58 PM
Come on Argentina!!!!
We have real chances of medal in singles and doubles......:bounce:

Scotso
07-01-2004, 05:36 PM
Lady, I'm guessing they think Nadal has been out so long that Feliciano/Tommy will have a better chance. Oh well, I still think Nadal/Robredo would be the way to go...

So why is Lleyton not playing? :sad: That's a shame. I guess he wants to prepare for the US Open.

Where is Agassi?


:bounce: Karol Beck :bounce:

Angel21
07-01-2004, 05:46 PM
I'm so happy! Igor is coming!!!!! Yeah...
:bounce: :woohoo: :woohoo: :woohoo:
great list and nice doubles... ;)

Leo
07-01-2004, 09:42 PM
Stepanek is Czech, right? So why is Berdych playing instead of him? I don't really care, I'm just sorta curious.

"Konstantinos Economidis" has to be the best name ever. I want him to win the Gold. I'm sure almost everyone in attendance will want that also.

nitsansh
07-02-2004, 12:47 AM
Berdych is not playing instead of Stepanek, they could both qualify.
5 players from the original list have withdrawn:
Agassi
Hewitt
Schalken
Escude
Stepanek

jazz_girl
07-02-2004, 01:02 AM
I love our team! And I'm thrilled about Coria and David playing together! I soooooo wanna see that!

Scotso
07-02-2004, 02:09 AM
soooooooooo, again.... why are Lleyton and Agassi not playing?

Trent
07-02-2004, 03:48 AM
Mahesh Bhupathi/Leander Paes

Been a while since we've seen them playing together ;)

LiZpHaIr
07-02-2004, 06:15 AM
I'm glad to see younes will be playing, haven't seen him in a while

Kristen
07-02-2004, 07:29 AM
Austria - Jurgen Melzer
Finland - Jarkko Nieminen
Germany - Tommy Haas, Nicolas Kiefer, Florian Mayer, Rainer Schuettler
Italy - Filippo Volandri
Sweden - Jonas Bjorkman, Thomas Enqvist, Joachim Johansson, Robin Soderling
Can someone tell me just how good Florian Mayer is? I don't have a problem with him, but I'm thinking that maybe Lars and Alexander should go back to challengers until they become a little more vague, then they can appear out of nowhere (challengers/futures) as a half decent player? I guess I'm just ticked to not see either of my 2 favourite Germans getting in. lol ;)

Such a shame to not see Hewitt :rolleyes: :p


Mens Doubles:
Australia - Wayne Arthurs/Todd Woodbridge
Poland - Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski
Sweden - Jonas Bjorkman/Joachim Johansson and Thomas Enqvist/Robin Soderling
Ok, NOW I'm ticked. I feel really bad for Arthurs' regular doubles partner (Hanley?) They've been "together" so long and now the poor guy isn't a contender. Or maybe he never was... Best of luck to Woodbridge, but I hope he gets his ass kicked by Jonas and PimPim if they meet. :wavey:

Jinx
07-02-2004, 07:36 AM
Guillermo AND David in singles???
Argentina should win this one!!

Guillermo and David together in doubles??? :eek: that is strange!!!!!!!!!
would that work????? :eek:

Lalitha
07-02-2004, 07:43 AM
How many in this list have already made complained about USO and Olympics being so close?

Kristen
07-02-2004, 08:48 AM
soooooooooo, again.... why are Lleyton and Agassi not playing?
An article from December last year:
The Olympic tournament, from August 15-22, finishes a week before the grand slam event starts on August 30.

Former world number one Hewitt said the grand slam events and the Davis Cup were his priorities for 2004.

"The big thing is when we had the Sydney Olympics in 2000, it was after all the four majors had been played," Hewitt told Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper.

"Athens is being held right before the U.S. Open and it's got the same feeling as the Atlanta Olympics (in 1996) when a lot of guys were missing because it was just so close before the U.S. Open.

"I've sat down with (coach) Roger (Rasheed) and we've come up with a schedule designed for me to do well at the grand slams and Davis Cup.

"They're my priorities next year. I would like to win at least one major and help Australia successfully defend the Davis Cup." (CNN) :wavey:

WaynesWorld
07-02-2004, 11:31 AM
No Wayne Ferreira?????? :eek: :sad: :sad:
I hope he will get a wildcard maybe...I read in an interview that he hopes to get one. Would be very sad if he couldn´t attend the last Olympics of his career :sad:

claudine140
07-02-2004, 11:49 AM
spanish team: Moya, Ferrer, Tommy and Mantilla, doubles : Moya and Raphael Nadal, isn't this strange??? I hope it will be tommy and raphael!!!

claudine140
07-02-2004, 11:50 AM
sorry forgot a letter: ferrero i mean

chris whiteside
07-02-2004, 12:02 PM
Are all four players from any country able to compete in the singles?

jazz_girl
07-02-2004, 01:45 PM
Guillermo AND David in singles???
Argentina should win this one!!

Guillermo and David together in doubles??? :eek: that is strange!!!!!!!!!
would that work????? :eek:
Both Guillermo and David have said that they'll practise in some tournaments before playing doubles in the Olympics. It worked great when they were kids, they won a lot of tournaments together. They got together in RG final and won Wimbledon in 1999.

BaselineSmash
07-02-2004, 03:15 PM
Full coverage on BBC. Oh yes.

soso
07-03-2004, 09:08 AM
When Beggin The Olympics in Tennis ??
Wich is the Date ?

Thanks for yours answers !!!!!!!

Neely
07-03-2004, 10:08 AM
When Beggin The Olympics in Tennis ??
Wich is the Date ?
15-22 August 2004 in Athens, Greece