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Guess the field for the Commonwelth Games

Matchu
07-02-2010, 07:30 AM
The Commonwealth Games are being held during the week of Tokyo and Beijing this year in Delhi, India. India being fairly close to China allows for the players to back up the next week in the Shanghai Masters so there is a possibility.

Top players, country and ranking

Andy Murray, Scotland, no.4 - Could be one of his few chances to represent Scotland and not fall under the GB flag. The 2014 games are being held in Scotland so I think it would be much more likely he would play in them as opposed to these ones.

Lleyton Hewitt, Australia, no.26 - Has come out and stated at the start of the year that he is contractually obligated to play in Tokyo because of his sponsorship to Yonex. Also in interviews he has done he doesn't seem too keen.

Marcos Baghdatis, Cyprus, no.27 - Marcos seems very passionate about playing for Cyprus but it's hard to know if he would give up the chance to gain ATP points.

Peter Luczak, Australia, no.83 - Peter will probably play just because I think it could be his last chance to actually win something for Australia.

Kevin Anderson, South Africa, no.95 - Hard to say what Kevin will do, he could go either way.

Dustin Brown, Jamaica, no.102 - Problems with the Jamaica tennis federation could force Dustin to miss the Commonwealth games, but you never know.

Somdev Devvarman, India, no.103 - I'd think it would be very very likely Somdev would play just because it is being played in India.

Carsten Ball, Australia, no.134 - Carsten will probably play. He is a bit of a representitive whore :haha:

Daniel Nestor, Canada, no.1 (doubles) - Considering Nestor's age he may actually play.

Leander Paes, India, no.6 (doubles) - Will almost definitely play with Bhupathi.

Mahesh Bhupathi, India, no.7 (doubles) - see above.

Mark Knowles, Bahamas, no.8 (doubles) - He is old enough to probably want a medal more than another ATP title.

If the Commonwealth games wasn't being held so close to China I would say there would be very little chance these players would show up but because it is so close and inside the Asian swing I think there is a good chance a few of them will show. Who do you guys think will play?

Horatio Caine
07-02-2010, 09:11 AM
Absolutely no chance that Murray will be playing that. Off the top of my head, the only non-ranking event he will be playing this year is County week (a couple of weeks after Wimbledon?). Besides, I'm reasonably confident that he will enter the Tokyo '500' event...he missed the Asian swing last year, and I'd imagine that he will be interested in earning a few extra points ('500' results are virtually non-existent this year) and checking out the sights of the city (certainly seems to like Japanese food...).

I'd be surprised if more than a couple of players on your list will play. The doubles players might (not sure about Nestor though), but with the possible exception of Devvarman I don't think any of the singles players will.

NyGeL
07-02-2010, 09:41 AM
How important are this games? I think that it will be hard to see a top 150 playing there.

Matchu
07-02-2010, 10:41 AM
How important are this games? I think that it will be hard to see a top 150 playing there.

It is hard to judge how important they are because this is the first time tennis will be held at the Commonwealth games. I'd say it would be likely there would be quite a few Indians and Aussies who will play it but a part from that it is hard to judge who else will play. Could be the perfect oppurtunity for someone like Bernard Tomic to make a big name for himself and win a Gold medal before the age of 18.

:Zaz:
08-12-2010, 03:03 AM
Has anyone actually confirmed on their schedule as of yet??

Jimnik
08-12-2010, 03:13 AM
Interesting. Didn't even know the Commonwealth Games had tennis.

Unless they award ranking points, it's gonna be even more MM than the Olympics use to be.

out_here_grindin
08-12-2010, 03:18 AM
Somdev said he is considering it but has yet to make a decision

The Magician
08-12-2010, 03:24 AM
How political is Murray? I remember he got in trouble for saying he liked the US Open more than Wimbledon, but how important would representing Scotland be for him? Also what would happen if he wanted to play for Scotland instead of GB, would the ATP allow that?

aussie_fan
08-12-2010, 03:30 AM
Here's the field for the Commwealth Games:

Somdev Devverman
Leander Paes
Mahesh Bhupathi
2 Australian juniors
Some Candaian
My mum
60 year old Scot
4 people who haven't pciked up a racket
3 squash players

Magick
08-12-2010, 07:04 AM
Baghdatis will definitely play.

Serenidad
08-12-2010, 03:34 PM
No Brands = no one cares.

KeiNishikoriCro
08-12-2010, 07:04 PM
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KoOlMaNsEaN
08-12-2010, 07:08 PM
Wikipedia says Andy Murray will play

Action Jackson
08-13-2010, 12:51 AM
This wouldn't even do justice to Mickey Mouse.

Ibracadabra
08-13-2010, 04:21 AM
Murray probably wouldn't even win this with those 3 squash players in the draw :)

Dmitry Verdasco
08-13-2010, 05:38 AM
How important are this games? I think that it will be hard to see a top 150 playing there.

Australians follow the Commonwealth Games pretty avidly. It's definately not on the scale of the Olympics, probably more around the same interest as the World Cup (soccer).
I couldn't imagine passing up the play, to be honest.

Anastasia Rodionova, SEWTA TOP 70, will represent Australia according to her twitter. :)

careergrandslam
08-13-2010, 07:32 AM
commenwelth games are ancient relics of the british empire which is in the scrapheap.
its an irrelevant sporting occasion.

only important multisport sporting games are:
1) summer olympic games
2) winter olympic games
3) asian games

Duncan
08-13-2010, 07:38 AM
I didn't even realise Tennis was at the Commonwealths! :o

Dmitry Verdasco
08-13-2010, 09:20 AM
commenwelth games are ancient relics of the british empire which is in the scrapheap.
its an irrelevant sporting occasion.

only important multisport sporting games are:
1) summer olympic games
2) winter olympic games
3) asian games

You're an American, so you have no clue about it's importance at all to Commonwealth nations.

Apophis
08-13-2010, 10:21 AM
Murray should definitely play. A CG medal would really be a big thing in his career. For comparison: British swimmers consider the CG to be more important than the European Championships (often held within a few months of CG) which may be hard to imagine for outsiders, but true.

Dmitry Verdasco
08-13-2010, 10:28 AM
Murray should definitely play. A CG medal would really be a big thing in his career. For comparison: British swimmers consider the CG to be more important than the European Championships (often held within a few months of CG) which may be hard to imagine for outsiders, but true.

:yeah:

out_here_grindin
08-13-2010, 01:16 PM
Australians follow the Commonwealth Games pretty avidly. It's definately not on the scale of the Olympics, probably more around the same interest as the World Cup (soccer).I couldn't imagine passing up the play, to be honest.

Anastasia Rodionova, SEWTA TOP 70, will represent Australia according to her twitter. :)

:spit:

Dmitry Verdasco
08-14-2010, 01:41 AM
In Australia it is :shrug:

Action Jackson
08-14-2010, 01:42 AM
In Australia it is :shrug:

No.

Dmitry Verdasco
08-14-2010, 01:44 AM
:rolleyes:

Action Jackson
08-14-2010, 01:49 AM
Comm Games are a joke, any decent athlete knows they are joke. In some of the athletics meetings if all the top Caribbean and Kenyan athletes went then it could be decent, but they send youngsters.

It's an excuse for the Aussie press to gloat about how good they are against gimp opposition.

Chloe le Bopper
08-14-2010, 03:26 AM
The Commonwealth Games are respectable for some sports. To label the entire competition a joke and imply that absolutely nobody sends their best athletes in any sport, is simply wrong.

That being said, the tennis will be positively Mickey Mouse. Still, good on those who decide to show.

Serenidad
08-14-2010, 03:32 AM
Comm Games are a joke, any decent athlete knows they are joke. In some of the athletics meetings if all the top Caribbean and Kenyan athletes went then it could be decent, but they send youngsters.

It's an excuse for the Aussie press to gloat about how good they are against gimp opposition.

Yes, but some people are so ignorant and get caught up in such things.

Serenidad
08-14-2010, 03:33 AM
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Brands is the best player for everyone.

Dmitry Verdasco
08-14-2010, 03:52 AM
Comm Games are a joke, any decent athlete knows they are joke. In some of the athletics meetings if all the top Caribbean and Kenyan athletes went then it could be decent, but they send youngsters.

It's an excuse for the Aussie press to gloat about how good they are against gimp opposition.

So you agree, it's important to Australians?

jmf07
08-14-2010, 04:10 AM
Unfortunately they are important to Australians. The world cup nowadays is more popular and rightly so. Perhaps it is because we win alot of medals (why else would so much lawn bowls get shown) and we can gloat and worship our precious swimmers who beat swimmers from Britain, Canada and the formidable African and Carribean powerhouse swimming teams. I love watching sport and personally I have very little interest in this two or three week borefest apart from the odd athletic event. Australia doing well in table tennis shows you the depth of some of the events.

Peta Pan
08-14-2010, 05:50 AM
I watch them while they're on, but I don't consider them that important for most sports. Watching our swimmers beat nearly everyone because the countries like the US that are main rivals at the Olympics aren't there is kind of boring.

I went to a session of the athletics at the Melbourne '06 Games and it was a very enjoyable night (and I've never seen the MCG so packed). I also went to a session of the track cycling - which had some interest because the English team gave the Aussies some big competition... and I have to admit it was quite an amazing feeling, the atmosphere being there when Aussies won gold in their home country. For the most part though, most of the sports there don't interest me other than just to pass my time when there's nothing on TV.

I also, don't believe it possible to think that the CG would be more interesting to Aussies than the football World Cup these days. The WC is an incredible event that gets even people that don't like football here talking about it.

I do think the CG are a great event for some of the littler countries that don't get a big chance to win medals at the Olympics to get some great moments though.

As for the tennis... I can't believe they've added it to the sport list :o I don't see many turning up for that, it should pretty much be an non-event (I don't like tennis as an Olympic sport either).

Dmitry Verdasco
08-14-2010, 06:04 AM
I wasn't saying it was rightly important to Australians, just that it was important.

Peta Pan
08-14-2010, 06:06 AM
To some maybe it is...

Dmitry Verdasco
08-14-2010, 08:34 AM
Don't try and threaten me, I'm not scared by your Super Mod badge :rolleyes:

fangirl
08-14-2010, 02:42 PM
I am scared by your fucking ugly avatar though, Dimitry.

Peta Pan
08-14-2010, 06:33 PM
Don't try and threaten me, I'm not scared by your Super Mod badge :rolleyes:

WTF? :silly:

Threaten? I'm here as a poster nothing more. I posted my opinion on the subject since I am Australian :shrug:

My second post? I was suggesting that yes... some might find them important. If you are threatened by that then I pity you :lol:

fran70
08-16-2010, 01:10 AM
Comm Games are a joke, any decent athlete knows they are joke. In some of the athletics meetings if all the top Caribbean and Kenyan athletes went then it could be decent, but they send youngsters.
It's an excuse for the Aussie press to gloat about how good they are against gimp opposition.

Would you say that they are pretty much like the Odesur Games?

Magick
08-25-2010, 02:46 PM
since australias downfall and the rise of the brits the swimming actually has become a decent UK v AUS dual
but aus media will definitly build it up far more than its worth in delhi

athletics should be ok
unfortunatly bolt says hes injurd and powell dont want to go again
but plenty of other guys like kemboi&koech,idowu,hooker
and also female stars like jamiacan female sprinters,pitman(?),inzikuru,jepkosgi,big vili and the gorgous jess ennis

tennis a bit of a joke,doesnt need to be included
maybe snooker or darts instead?