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Deboogle!.
12-22-2003, 11:17 PM
There were discussions about it in a couple of various threads and I didn't even remember where it was that this was being discussed so I just started a new thread lmfao

the question was whether the Olympics rankings points were an additional mandatory event (like GS and TMS) or one of the "best 5 countable"

Well I did a little digging and remembered that the CR went into effect in 2000 so Yevgeny's Olympic win would be in his results so I went to the cracker-jack ATP site and looked up his 2000 points breakdown and sure enough it's one of the "best of other countable" tournaments... so it's NOT mandatory... unless they've changed something for 2004 (which I haven't seen anything about it)
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/playerprofiles/pointsbreakdown/default.asp?year=2000&player=K267&x=17&y=6
if you want to check it out for yourself lol

So.... this might entice more people to play and it would mean that Andy shouldn't have a problem with his Legg Mason points.

star
12-22-2003, 11:23 PM
Screw the Olympics. :p

J. Corwin
12-22-2003, 11:31 PM
Thanks for the research Deb. Much appreciated. :)

The Olympics is a great event, I'll say.

Deboogle!.
12-22-2003, 11:37 PM
lol star....sowwyyyyyy

and it was my pleasure lol.... I hate not knowing stuff so I had to find out somehow LOL. Granted it might change for Athens but nothing on the ITF athens site said anything about it specifically

star
12-23-2003, 01:26 AM
Hey, I live in Utah. I've been innundated with news stories about the corruption in the IOC for about 3 years now. I'm disgusted.

Havok
12-23-2003, 02:02 AM
go Olympics:rocker2:
side note: :eek: look at the number of tournaments Yevgeny played:eek::eek:

Deboogle!.
12-23-2003, 02:11 AM
Hey, I live in Utah. I've been innundated with news stories about the corruption in the IOC for about 3 years now. I'm disgusted.

I live in Massachusetts... here they say Mitt Romney "saved the Olympics" LOL and somehow in the most liberal of all states, he was elected governor :eek:

IluvAndyRoddick
01-02-2004, 07:22 PM
i love the olympics this year is in Athens right? Is Andy playing for the USA?

Deboogle!.
01-02-2004, 07:56 PM
yep they're in Athens and yep Andy will play for the USA :)

I love the Olympics too!

J. Corwin
01-02-2004, 09:53 PM
This will be the first time I'll be watching Olympic tennis. :)

tangerine_dream
02-18-2004, 05:35 PM
Some Olympic news....

USTA call Cup duo

The United States Tennis Association announced on Thursday that Patrick McEnroe, the Davis Cup captain, and Fed Cup captain Zina Garrison would coach the Olympic tennis team for the Athens Games this summer.
*DAVIS CUP 2004: Oscar night awards

McEnroe's elder brother, John, turned down the Olympic job offer in 2000 and was replaced by former world number one Stan Smith.

The Sydney men's team failed to win a medal in the singles and doubles competitions.

Without the services of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, the American's sent a 'B' team of Micahel Chang, Todd Martin, Vince Spadea and Jeff Tarango that won one match in the singles tournament.

This August, McEnroe and Garrison should have a far stronger side to pick from.

Former world number one Andy Roddick and top-ranked double pairing Bob and Mike Bryan are expected to play.

On the women's side, the Garrison has much to manage, with Venus Williams winning the singles gold medal and partnering younger sister Serena, for the doubles crown.

Monica Seles secured the bronze singles medal.