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Beijing Olympics Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated August 7, 2008)

smucav
07-02-2008, 03:53 PM
Tournament Name: 2008 OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT
Location: Beijing, China
Dates: Sunday 10–Sunday 17 August
64 Draw Singles/32 Draw Doubles

SITE: Beijing Olympic Tennis Centre, Olympic Green
SURFACE: Hard court-DecoTurf II
BALL: Wilson US Open
WEB SITE: http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/

Main draw: Thursday, August 7, 11:00 a.m.
Doubles draw: Thursday, August 7, 11:00 a.m.

ATP Ranking Points/ATP Race Points
Gold: 400/80
Silver: 280/56
Bronze: 205/41
SF: 155/31
QF: 100/20
R16: 50/10
R32: 25/5
R64: 5/1

Entry Deadline: June 9, 2008
Seeding: August 4, 2008

1 Federer Roger SUI 1
2 Nadal Rafael ESP 2
3 Djokovic Novak SRB 3
4 Davydenko Nikolay RUS 4
5 Ferrer David ESP 5
6 Blake James USA 7
7 Nalbandian David ARG 8
8 Wawrinka Stanislas SUI 9
9 Murray Andy GBR 11
10 Berdych Tomas CZE 12
11 Almagro Nicolas ESP 13
OUT Tsonga Jo-Wilfried FRA 14
13 Gonzalez Fernando CHI 15
14 Stepanek Radek CZE 16
15 Mathieu Paul-Henri FRA 17
16 Youzhny Mikhail RUS 18
17 Robredo Tommy ESP 19
18 Monaco Juan ARG 21
OUT Karlovic Ivo CRO 22
OUT Baghdatis Marcos CYP 23
21 Nieminen Jarkko FIN 25
OUT Ljubicic Ivan CRO 27
23 Simon Gilles FRA 28
24 Tursunov Dmitry RUS 29
25 Hewitt Lleyton AUS 30
26 Seppi Andreas ITA 31
27 Monfils Gael FRA 32
28 Andreev Igor RUS 34
29 Kiefer Nicolas GER 38
30 Tipsarevic Janko SRB 39
OUT Kohlschreiber Philipp GER 40
32 Querrey Sam USA 41
33 Soderling Robin SWE 42
OUT Ancic Mario CRO 44
OUT Chela Juan Ignacio ARG 45
36 Bolelli Simone ITA 47
37 Canas Guillermo ARG 48
38 Gulbis Ernests LAT 51
39 Darcis Steve BEL 53
40 Lee Hyung-Taik KOR 55
41 Cilic Marin CRO 56
42 Starace Potito ITA 58
43 Ginepri Robby USA 59
OUT *Haase Robin NED 62
45 Lapentti Nicolas ECU 63
OUT *Sela Dudi ISR 65
OUT *Gremelmayr Denis GER 66
48 Rochus Olivier BEL 67
49 Bellucci Thomaz BRA 68
50 Johansson Thomas SWE 69
51 Hrbaty Dominik SVK @70
52 Minar Ivo CZE 71
53 Hanescu Victor ROU 72
54 Lu Yen-Hsun TPE 73
OUT Koubek Stefan AUT 74
56 Daniel Marcos BRA 75
57 (ITF Place) Anderson Kevin RSA
58 (ITF Place) Bjorkman Jonas SWE
59 (ITF Place) Nishikori Kei JPN
60 (ITF Place) Massu Nicolas CHI
61 (ITF Place) Mirnyi Max BLR
62 (ITF Place) Sun Peng CHN
63 (Tripartite) Loglo Komlavi TOG
64 (Tripartite) Arevalo Rafael ESA
(ALT) Llodra, Michael FRA (replaces Tsonga)
(ALT) Calleri, Agustin ARG (replaces Chela)
(ALT) Niemeyer, Frank CAN (replaces Ancic)
(ALT) Zeng, Shaoxuan CHN (replaces Kohlschreiber)
(ALT) Yu, Xinyuan CHN (replaces Karlovic)
(ALT) Mullings, Devin BAH (replaces Ljubicic)


First Alternates
IN Guccione Chris AUS 79 (replaces Koubek)
IN Melzer Jurgen AUT 81 (replaces Haase)
IN Vanek Jiri CZE 82 (replaces Baghdatis)
IN Schuettler, Rainer GER (replaces Sela)
IN Dancevic, Frank CAN (replaces Gremelmayr)

* Entry not yet confirmed by National Olympic Committee

smucav
07-02-2008, 04:06 PM
http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=18892
02 Jul 2008
ITF Announces Direct Acceptance List

The ITF announced today the direct acceptance list for the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event in singles and doubles. For both men and women, this is the strongest field ever to enter the Olympic Tennis Event since tennis returned as a full medal sport in Seoul 1988.

Led by the world No. 1s, Roger Federer of Switzerland and Ana Ivanovic of Serbia, 17 of the top 20 men and 18 of the top 20 women will compete in Beijing.

Fifty-six players are entered based on their singles ranking of 9 June 2008, following Roland Garros, with a limit of four singles players per gender per country. Players must also be in good standing with their National Association and have met the minimum participation requirements for Davis Cup and Fed Cup.

All five of the top men will compete in Beijing. In the top twenty only Andy Roddick (USA) and Richard Gasquet (FRA) declined to participate and Fernando Verdasco (ESP) is ineligible because he is the fifth qualified player from Spain. Seven of the top ten women will compete in Beijing with only Anna Chakvetadze (RUS) declining to participate and Marion Bartoli (FRA) who is ineligible.

Some men players included in the direct acceptance list have qualified under the ITF’s entry criteria, approved by the International Olympic Committee, but their entry has not yet been confirmed by their respective National Olympic Committees. The ITF continues to object to the exclusion of these players who have worked hard to establish their ranking which is a fair, transparent and equitable means for entry for tennis athletes. The ITF is discussing this situation with the International Olympic Committee, who approved its entry criteria, with the hope that this situation will be resolved in favour of these deserving players.

In addition, included is a list of the first three eligible men and women who will enter the draw if there is a withdrawal by a player whose country does not have a qualified alternate.

The Olympic Tennis Event will be played from Sunday, 10 August, through Sunday, 17 August, 2008 at the new Olympic Tennis Center in Beijing, China. The 2004 Olympic gold medallists were Nicolas Massu (CHI), Justine Henin (BEL), Fernando Gonzalez/Nicolas Massu (CHI) and Ting Li/Tian Tian Sun (CHN). Tennis was a part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The first woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport was tennis player Charlotte Cooper (GBR) at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. After the 1924 Paris Games, tennis withdrew from the Olympics but returned as a demonstration event in 1984 Los Angeles and returned as a full medal sport in 1988 Seoul.

Jader Magri
07-02-2008, 05:46 PM
C´mon Brazil!!!!
Good luck for Thomaz Bellucci and Marcos Daniel in singles...
In doubles draw, Marcelo Melo with André Sá in Beijing... :)

Drikke
07-03-2008, 12:26 PM
Darcis and Rochus probably can't go

peteslamz
07-03-2008, 03:50 PM
In the top twenty only Andy Roddick (USA) and Richard Gasquet (FRA) declined to participate and Fernando Verdasco (ESP) is ineligible because he is the fifth qualified player from Spain.

How come Gasquet decided not participated in this year's Olympics? Does he have any prior commitment on other tourney? How come Bartoli and Ferdasco are ineligible to play? are there too much players on their team already??:confused:

smucav
07-03-2008, 04:16 PM
How come Bartoli and Ferdasco are ineligible to play? are there too much players on their team already??:confused:Bartoli has never played Fed Cup; Verdasco was the #5 player from Spain at the entry deadline:
http://tinyurl.com/4dnutv

valexie03
07-03-2008, 05:05 PM
Entry Deadline: June 9, 2008
Seeding: August 4, 2008

39 Darcis* Steve BEL 53
44 Haase* Robin NED 62
46 Sela* Dudi ISR 65
47 Gremelmayr* Denis GER 66
48 Rochus* Olivier BEL 67
* Entry not yet confirmed by National Olympic Committee

Could a National Olympic Committee select another player :confused:

Dancevic :bigcry: so sad, especially since Nestor has decided to play doubles with Niemeyer.

smucav
07-03-2008, 05:55 PM
Could a National Olympic Committee select another player :confused:If they aren't eligible by their NOC's criteria, then other players from their countries ranked below them won't be either.

Those players must expect that their NOCs aren't going to change their decisions as all of them have entered Washington:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=7282794&postcount=1

Ralf17
07-04-2008, 12:05 PM
If they aren't eligible by their NOC's criteria, then other players from their countries ranked below them won't be either.


Well, it actually IS possibly, since e.g. in Germany one of the qualifying criteria of the National Olympic Comittee is to have reached a Grand Slam quarter final. So if Rainer Schüttler would have reached the semi-final in Paris instead of Wimbledon (which unfortunatley comes some weeks to late), he could have been nominated instead of higher ranked German players like Gremelmayr or even Kohlschreiber ...

kiwi10is
07-11-2008, 03:14 PM
what happens if a player from this acceptance list withdraws now because of injury? For example if a French player withdraws, will the No 5 French player take his place or will it be the first player from the alternate list Guccione??

Truc
07-11-2008, 03:45 PM
I think it depends when they withdraw. According to a recent article in L'Equipe, if Tsonga retires until the 23rd of July, Llodra will take his place. The article wasn't very clear, but I guess that if he retires later, he will be replaced by an alternate.

Truc
07-11-2008, 03:48 PM
How come Gasquet decided not participated in this year's Olympics? Does he have any prior commitment on other tourney?He wants to focus on the US Open, he announced his decision at the end of the French Open already.

Bartoli has never played Fed CupBartoli used to play Fed Cup, actually, she played in the final against Russia in 2004. Do they need to have played in Davis Cup or Fed Cup in the past 2 years only? But she didn't want to play anyway, she's in conflict with the FFT, already said at the beginning of the year she wouldn't play at the Olympics.

smucav
07-11-2008, 04:49 PM
Bartoli used to play Fed Cup, actually, she played in the final against Russia in 2004. Do they need to have played in Davis Cup or Fed Cup in the past 2 years only? But she didn't want to play anyway, she's in conflict with the FFT, already said at the beginning of the year she wouldn't play at the Olympics.Officially players are required to make themselves available for Davis Cup/Fed Cup two out of the last four years (since the last Olympics). One of the two years must be in the last two years. Some national federations certify players who haven't met those requirements (Sharapova) because they want the best players to play. Some national federations have only had a small numbers of players who actually played during the qualifying period (the U.S. for example), but will certify all players who are in good standing unless they have flat out refused to play when chosen. I'm not an expert on the inner workings of the FFT, but I have read more than one English language interview that Bartoli & Rezai have both refused to play so they were told long before the entry deadline they wouldn't be eligible.

Truc
07-11-2008, 06:46 PM
OK, thanks a lot. I knew it was just about having made themselves available, but I didn't know one of the two times had to be in the last two years. Bartoli has indeed clearly refused to play all the recent ties (in particular after her Wimbledon final and in 2008, when she was French number 1).

Labamba
07-11-2008, 07:58 PM
Haase won't play (knee surgery)

Guccione is in

kiwi10is
07-11-2008, 09:03 PM
according to the general messages forum Nalbandian is in doubt, too... but if so I think he will be replaced by an Argentinian player....
also Tsonga is still in doubt..

Jaffas85
07-13-2008, 02:20 AM
What about Safin?

kiwi10is
07-13-2008, 08:38 AM
What about Safin?

In the 9th June ranking Davydenko, Youzhny, Tursunov and Andreev were infront of him. Only 4 players of one country are qualified... so Safin not...

Truc
07-15-2008, 12:55 PM
Tsonga won't be ready in time, Llodra is playing for France.
http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/20080715_141808_tsonga-forfait-llodra-le-remplace_Dev.html

Zirconek
07-15-2008, 01:24 PM
Koubek won't play, is going to be replaced by Guccione

http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=18938

ImmzB
07-16-2008, 04:04 PM
Tsonga pulls out of French Olympic squad

PARIS: French tennis star Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdrew from the Beijing Olympics squad on Tuesday after failing to recover from a knee operation in May. The 23-year-old — a finalist at the Australian Open — is responding well to treatment but is not prepared to take any risks on the injury, a spokesman for the world No 18 said. Tsonga withdrew from the French Open in May, where he was seeded 14, to undergo surgery. He is now looking to be fit enough to participate in the US Open, which takes place in August 25, the spokesman added. Michael Llodra, ranked sixth in France and 36th in the world, is expected to take Tsonga’s place at August’s event, which runs from August 10-17.

http://thenews.jang.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=124390

pedroruizbo
07-18-2008, 01:21 AM
If David Nalbandian doesn t play the Olympic Games , an Argentinian replaces he?

smucav
07-21-2008, 03:17 PM
July 15:
www.itftennis.com/olympicsThe ITF announced today that the the following changes have been made to the entry list for the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event in Beijing:

Men's Singles
Stefan Koubek (AUT) has withdrawn through injury and been replaced by Chris Guccione (AUS)

Women's Singles
Karin Knapp (ITA) has withdrawn through injury and been replaced by Mara Santangelo (ITA)

For all the latest news on the Olympic Tennis Event, visit www.itftennis.com/olympics.
July 21st:
http://www.itftennis.com/olympicsThe ITF has announced that the following changes have been made to the entry list for the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event in Beijing:

Men's Singles

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by Michael Llodra (FRA).

Robin Haase (NED) has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by Jurgen Melzer (AUT)

Women's Singles

Mary Pierce (FRA) has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by Amelie Mauresmo (FRA)

Michaella Krajicek (NED) has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by Kateryna Bondarenko (UKR)

Men's Doubles

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by Gilles Simon (FRA).

The 2008 Olympic Tennis Event takes place on 10-17 August.

For all the latest news on the Olympic Tennis Event, visit www.itftennis.com/olympics.

Drikke
07-22-2008, 04:04 PM
Rochus and Darcis won't play here, the Belgian Olympic Comittee has made the final selection for Bejing and they are not in the list :(

Ralf17
07-22-2008, 04:19 PM
Gremelmayr - as expected - hasn´t been nominated as well. So the three next players in the main draw should be Vanek, Isner and Schüttler, is that correct?

(Berrer won´t be nominated, while Korolev, Clement, Vassallo Arguello and Young cannot play because there are already four players from their respective country in the main draw)

Truc
07-22-2008, 05:13 PM
Gremelmayr - as expected - hasn´t been nominated as well. So the three next players in the main draw should be Vanek, Isner and Schüttler, is that correct?That's so infuriating for Gremelmayr if Schüttler ends up playing the Olympics just because he wasn't nominated... Gremelmayr wanted to play, didn't he?
I have nothing against Schüttler, but Gremelmayr met the IOC requirements and Schüttler didn't.

chabela
07-22-2008, 05:41 PM
Chela will not play JJOO, Calleri will replace him.

Ralf17
07-22-2008, 06:19 PM
That's so infuriating for Gremelmayr if Schüttler ends up playing the Olympics just because he wasn't nominated... Gremelmayr wanted to play, didn't he?
I have nothing against Schüttler, but Gremelmayr met the IOC requirements and Schüttler didn't.

Well, that´s the problem when national nomination criteria differ to that of the IOC (or ITF): In Germany a player had to be in the top24 (!) in the world OR reach a Grand Slam quarter final (that´s why they nominate Schüttler) OR reach a Master Series semi final (Kiefer in Madrid, I think). Even Kohlschreiber only got nominated to ensure that a German double team can start ...

kiwi10is
07-23-2008, 07:03 PM
The German NOC just announced that they nominated Rainer Schüttler... so if Rochus, Darcis and Sela are not allowed to play Rainer is in!!!

ZackBusner
07-23-2008, 07:34 PM
Any new information on Rochus, Darcis, Sela? Is there any chance at all they may still get the nomination?

SY2302
07-24-2008, 10:59 AM
Today, the NOC of Belgium announced that they have given their final list to the IOC and that Rochus and Darcis will not play. And it is the same for Gremelmayr in Germany. So it should be sure that Vanek, Isner and Schüttler will play.

ZackBusner
07-24-2008, 11:55 AM
The problem is: The ITF doesn't care about national criteria. From their point of view Gremelmayr can't be replaced by another German as long as it's just the DOSB's fault Gremelmayr can't play.

from German media:

(dpa) Um den Olympia-Start des Wimbledon-Halbfinalisten Rainer Schüttler gibt es Streit zwischen dem Tennis-Weltverband ITF und dem Deutschen Olympischen Sportbund (DOSB). „Den Konflikt zwischen ITF und DOSB können nur die beiden Parteien lösen. Der Deutsche Tennis Bund versucht jedoch, zwischen den unterschiedlichen Positionen zu vermitteln und damit zu einer Lösung beizutragen“, hieß es am Tag nach der Olympia-Nominierung Schüttlers durch den DOSB. Schüttler taucht auf der am Montag aktualisierten Startliste des Tennis-Weltverbandes für Olympia weiterhin nicht auf. Dafür wird außer den deutschen Startern Kiefer und Philipp Kohlschreiber weiterhin Denis Gremelmayr mit dem Zusatz geführt, dass das zuständige nationale Gremium einen Start noch nicht bestätigt hat."

Yappa
07-24-2008, 01:16 PM
Maybe they should have nominated Gremelmayr. :D If all goes wrong, it'll be only Kiefer and Kohlschreiber, after all.

Ralf17
07-24-2008, 07:44 PM
The problem is: The ITF doesn't care about national criteria. From their point of view Gremelmayr can't be replaced by another German as long as it's just the DOSB's fault Gremelmayr can't play.

from German media:

(dpa) Um den Olympia-Start des Wimbledon-Halbfinalisten Rainer Schüttler gibt es Streit zwischen dem Tennis-Weltverband ITF und dem Deutschen Olympischen Sportbund (DOSB). „Den Konflikt zwischen ITF und DOSB können nur die beiden Parteien lösen. Der Deutsche Tennis Bund versucht jedoch, zwischen den unterschiedlichen Positionen zu vermitteln und damit zu einer Lösung beizutragen“, hieß es am Tag nach der Olympia-Nominierung Schüttlers durch den DOSB. Schüttler taucht auf der am Montag aktualisierten Startliste des Tennis-Weltverbandes für Olympia weiterhin nicht auf. Dafür wird außer den deutschen Startern Kiefer und Philipp Kohlschreiber weiterhin Denis Gremelmayr mit dem Zusatz geführt, dass das zuständige nationale Gremium einen Start noch nicht bestätigt hat."

I´m pretty sure that German media (once again) don´t know what they write. Hell, they even wrote yesterday, that Schüttler was "surprisingly" nominated ...
And of course the ITF doesn´t care about national criteria, but if Gremelmayr (like the two Belgians) isn´t nominated by the National Olympic Committee, he will not play. Instead simply the next player on the list will get into the draw - and that happens to be Schüttler (behind Vanek and Isner), who IS nominated by the German NOC. So he doesn´t really replace Gremelmayr (which wouldn´t be allowed).

Or at least that´s how I understand it ... ;)

I´m curious when the ITF will release their final players list. Probably when definitely no athlete can be nominated anymore by his/her NOC (could it be July 31st?).

ZackBusner
07-24-2008, 07:57 PM
I can imagine that the ITF's position is: A player who is not nominated cannot be replaced by a player from the same nation. The reason why they still haven't released the final entry list could be that they know or fear that their position is not with their own rules.

Drikke
07-24-2008, 08:59 PM
Rochus and Darcis are trying to get in and they have started a lawsuit against the Belgian Committee.

ZackBusner
07-24-2008, 10:02 PM
OMG, good luck! I really hope Rainer will get in. But Rochus and Darcis absolutely have deserved to play in Beijing as well.

Foosimoo
07-24-2008, 10:55 PM
Why are they denying the Belgians?

ZackBusner
07-24-2008, 11:59 PM
The Belgian national olympic commitee only nominates athletes who have a realistic chance to fight for a medal. They say Darcis and Rochus don't have that chance. They use some criteria to determine who has a chance. But I don't know the details. Maybe Drikke does.

Drikke
07-25-2008, 10:56 AM
The Belgian national olympic commitee only nominates athletes who have a realistic chance to fight for a medal. They say Darcis and Rochus don't have that chance. They use some criteria to determine who has a chance. But I don't know the details. Maybe Drikke does.

I don't know fure sure, bot I think for tennis they are:

-top 24 on the ranking

or

- twice a quarter final on a grandslam

gold4278
07-25-2008, 03:51 PM
Why would Schuettler be the next in line. From the June 9th rankings it shows that Berrer (83) would be next and not Schuettler (89)...

Ralf17
07-26-2008, 10:15 AM
Why would Schuettler be the next in line. From the June 9th rankings it shows that Berrer (83) would be next and not Schuettler (89)...

Yes, but Berrer - like Gremelmayr - won´t be nominated from the German NOC because he didn´t fulfill the national criteria ...

dancy_fan
07-27-2008, 05:47 PM
-Entry not yet confirmed by National Olympic Committee regarding Sela!
-Frank's ranking was 90th on June-09 so there is slight chance that he'll play
in singles!

Drikke
07-27-2008, 05:55 PM
Thursday the BOIC will take the final decission about Rochus/Darcis

happy928
07-28-2008, 02:52 AM
Darcis and Rochus probably can't go
both committed at Legg Mason already.

dudi_fan
07-28-2008, 04:05 AM
isreal's rules are soo stupid

TMJordan
07-28-2008, 04:11 AM
I really hope Frank gets in!

Ralf17
07-28-2008, 11:35 AM
I really hope Frank gets in!

If I´m not wrong, he SHOULD be in if Rochus, Darcis and Sela really aren´t nominated.

smucav
07-28-2008, 03:39 PM
July 28:
www.itftennis.com/olympicsThe ITF has announced that the following further changes have been made to the entry list for the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event in Beijing:

Men's Singles

Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG) has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by Agustin Calleri (ARG).

Women's Singles

Stephanie Vogt (LIE) has withdrawn through injury and has been replaced by Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) .

The 2008 Olympic Tennis Event takes place on 10-17 August.

For all the latest news on the Olympic Tennis Event, visit www.itftennis.com/olympics.

Zirconek
07-31-2008, 12:34 PM
Jiri Vanek confirmed by Czech Olympic Committee as 4th singles player. In the news, however, it's not written which player he is replacing.

http://oh.idnes.cz/tenista-vanek-se-stal-134-clenem-olympijske-vypravy-fwm-/olympiada-peking.asp?c=A080731_130218_sport_oh_ot

edit: they updated the news, it seems Baghdatis is officially out

betowiec
07-31-2008, 02:10 PM
bagman out

Drikke
07-31-2008, 02:23 PM
Rochus and Darcis to Peking
Tennis players Rochus and Darcis are allowed to go to the Olympic Games. The BOIC also has to pay 7500 euro to both.

They will play as well singles as doubles in Chine. It's not 100 procent sure they will play. Last week, the Belgion Olympic Committe said , they had allready deleted the two players from the entry list, and they can't come back on that decision.

The Belgian Olympic Committee hasn't reacted on the decision yet. They will send a message this afternoon.

Ralf17
07-31-2008, 03:27 PM
Good for the Belgians (well, at least IF they really are allowed to play) but probably bad for Rainer Schüttler ... :(

SY2302
07-31-2008, 06:55 PM
THIS ist not the problem for Schüttler, because Baghdatis and Ancic have withdrawn today. But the problem ist that the ITF probably won't update the entry list until the 3rd of August. And if they do so, all players would be replaced by doubles qualifiers and not by the single alternates. They probably don't want to let Schüttler play because the DOSB didn't nominate Gremelmayr.

KaRma09
08-01-2008, 12:08 AM
THIS ist not the problem for Schüttler, because Baghdatis and Ancic have withdrawn today. But the problem ist that the ITF probably won't update the entry list until the 3rd of August. And if they do so, all players would be replaced by doubles qualifiers and not by the single alternates. They probably don't want to let Schüttler play because the DOSB didn't nominate Gremelmayr.

Isn't there a chance that Schüttler plays doubles with Kiefer? I know that Kohlschreiber is nominated but Kühnen can undo his decision, can't he?

Mario000
08-01-2008, 01:14 AM
Ancic OUT

Scotso
08-01-2008, 03:59 AM
Sucks for Verdasco.

Anyone with a certain ranking should get to go. They shouldn't kick out a very deserving player and let in a much lower ranked one simply because there are already four in for one country. That really goes against the spirit of tennis and fair competition.

SY2302
08-01-2008, 07:25 AM
Isn't there a chance that Schüttler plays doubles with Kiefer? I know that Kohlschreiber is nominated but Kühnen can undo his decision, can't he?

No, Schüttler can only play doubles if he is qualified for the single competition.

Labamba
08-01-2008, 10:12 AM
Rochus and Darcis to Peking
Tennis players Rochus and Darcis are allowed to go to the Olympic Games. The BOIC also has to pay 7500 euro to both.

They will play as well singles as doubles in Chine. It's not 100 procent sure they will play. Last week, the Belgion Olympic Committe said , they had allready deleted the two players from the entry list, and they can't come back on that decision.

The Belgian Olympic Committee hasn't reacted on the decision yet. They will send a message this afternoon.

justice is served :yeah:

Ralf17
08-01-2008, 11:54 AM
THIS ist not the problem for Schüttler, because Baghdatis and Ancic have withdrawn today. But the problem ist that the ITF probably won't update the entry list until the 3rd of August. And if they do so, all players would be replaced by doubles qualifiers and not by the single alternates. They probably don't want to let Schüttler play because the DOSB didn't nominate Gremelmayr.

Well, that of course would be really really bad. But on the other hand: Schüttler is nominated by the NOC and thus is going to Peking anyway - so it would be stupid to not take him as a "lucky loser". Is it really sure that they´d only take double players for that?
Besides: As it seems Jiri Vanek IS confirmed as replacement for Baghdatis although the ITF hasn´t renewed their player list. So that doesn´t really fit in your theory, or am I wrong?

To be honest: I´m pretty sure even the ITF doesn´t exactly know what they want to do ...

Edit: At sportal.de an ITF spokesperson is quoted as saying "there are still at least two players before him". So if Schüttler had no chance he wouldn´t have said that, I think.

duong
08-01-2008, 12:54 PM
Edit: At sportal.de an ITF spokesperson is quoted as saying "there are still at least two players before him". So if Schüttler had no chance he wouldn´t have said that, I think.

it should be Berrer, who is German hence the problem you mentioned,
and then Isner.

And after Schuettler is Dancevic.

As Ancic is out, and only one of the 3 Germans Gremelmayr, Berrer and Schuettler, will go at most,

it means that Isner should be allowed to go to the Olympics ... if his National Committee agrees (imagine that they prefer Donald Young who is just behind Isner ;-) as the Germans prefer Schuettler).

Any news about Sela ?

kiwi10is
08-01-2008, 01:05 PM
Didn't Isner already say that he doesn't want to play the Olympics a long time ago?? I am not sure but I think he said so short after Roddick...
I read the ITF rules about the replacements. This is what I found:
After 12.00 midnight GMT on 2 August 2008, if a player
withdraws from the Olympic Tennis Event a player who is on site
and not competing in the singles event will be selected by the
Referee and the ITF Technical Delegates to take his or her place.
The selection shall be based on the latest recognised international
singles computer rankings and the selected player must not bring
the number of players from that country in the men’s or women’s
singles events to more than four (4

So if a player withdraws after 2nd August he will be replaced by the highest ranked player who is in Beijing. Maybe Schüttler just has to go to Beijing and hope for another withdrawal?? And there is a high chance that someone else will withdraw (Hewitt, Nalbandian, Almagro, Ljubicic, Sela, Gremelmayr)

tennis fan474
08-01-2008, 02:13 PM
Any news about Sela ?

sela said in an interview that he won't play in Davis Cup because the Israeli Olympic Committee didn't nominate him to the olympics.
As for now, sela will not be in Beijing.

duong
08-01-2008, 03:18 PM
Didn't Isner already say that he doesn't want to play the Olympics a long time ago?? I am not sure but I think he said so short after Roddick...

even in that case, there is still Young before Schuettler

Thanks for the information about Sela : I think his federation must not feel very much at ease with this threat.

henwal_of_sweden
08-02-2008, 06:27 PM
Why isn´t Lucho Horna playing the Olympics? His ranking is good enough , right?

Ralf17
08-02-2008, 07:47 PM
Why isn´t Lucho Horna playing the Olympics? His ranking is good enough , right?

No, he´s behind Schüttler and Dancevic.

kiwi10is
08-03-2008, 10:17 AM
Schüttler is going to court because the ITF doesn't delete players from the acceptance list who already withdrew or didn't get nominated by their NOC. They want to wait until the last deadline and then take doubles players who are behind Schüttler in the ranking. If he wins this it could be helpful for Dancevic, too.

Source http://de.eurosport.yahoo.com/ticker/hub/tennis/?item=1654992 (only German though)

soulage
08-03-2008, 06:50 PM
I read that they'll consider his request monday in Beijing. So he goes in Beijing even he doesn't know if he will be allowed to play.

If alternates players are on site, they can be selected or not ? Not easy these rules.

ZackBusner
08-03-2008, 07:06 PM
I read that they'll consider his request monday in Beijing. So he goes in Beijing even he doesn't know if he will be allowed to play.

If alternates players are on site, they can be selected or not ? Not easy these rules.

That's really the big question. If you take the rules word by word it's enough just to be "on site". Maybe there will another court decision needed? :scared:

dweijnen
08-03-2008, 07:47 PM
Guccione kick some ass there.

SY2302
08-03-2008, 09:02 PM
That's really the big question. If you take the rules word by word it's enough just to be "on site". Maybe there will another court decision needed? :scared:

I hope that this will not be the final question. Schüttler has to get right even if this "2nd-August-rule" doesn't allow alternates to play - because the withdrawls and not-nominations were before the 2nd of August!

Truc
08-04-2008, 09:44 AM
Schüttler is allowed to play:
http://www.sport1.de/de/apps/news/news-meldung/news_2311646.html

Ralf17
08-04-2008, 10:03 AM
:yeah:

Labamba
08-04-2008, 10:49 AM
nice little dig at Rainer and the German NOC :spit:

http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19043

ITF reaction regarding Rainer Schuettler

The ITF has received the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the case of German player Rainer Schuettler. The ITF is very disappointed with the decision and feels that the precedent set today could ultimately harm the rights of International Federations to set qualification criteria and puts the role of the International Federation in the Olympic Games into discussion. It is very disturbing for the ITF, and should be for the IOC, when players who do not meet the ITF qualification criteria, approved by the IOC, are entered at the expense of players who qualified and deserve to represent their countries at the 2008 Olympic Games.

The ITF, like every International Federation, is asked by the IOC to set qualification criteria for our sport in order to deliver the best quality field to the Olympic Tennis Event. For the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event, the first 56 players were entered into the singles using the computer rankings of 9 June 2008 as long as no country had more than four singles players in the draw.

The ITF never argues with the right of NOCs to enter athletes into the Olympic Tennis Event but we expect these entries to be in the frame of a transparent and consistent qualification system, established by the International Federation with the approval of the IOC. The ITF believes that a transparent and consistent system of entry is the only possible way for tennis as an Olympic Sport to have credibility with players and fans. Every tennis event around the world uses the world ranking as the basis for entry and the ITF finds it difficult to accept that criteria can be changed from country to country depending on the views of particular National Olympic Committees.

The ITF has acted in a transparent and correct way, in accordance with our qualification system and the tradition in our sport. It is sad that the IOC was not able to arbitrate in a matter like this thus forcing ITF to be a respondent before CAS, a body that can only make reference to the Olympic Charter, for having applied correctly and transparently our rules.

The German Olympic Committee used their criteria to refuse the entry of Denis Gremelmayr who should have received direct acceptance under the ITF qualification system. The next German in the list was Michael Berrer who was six places ahead of Mr. Schuettler at the entry deadline. Mr. Schuettler did not fulfil the entry criteria set by the German NOC until well after the 9 June deadline and, therefore, should not have been considered for entry.

The ITF deplores the lack of understanding by the German Olympic Committee about entry to tennis events around the world including the Olympic Games.

However, while recognising that the German NOC may not understand how professional tennis works, there is no excuse for Mr. Schuettler who is prepared to take a place that was earned by his compatriot Denis Gremelmayr and of next alternate Michael Berrer. The ITF wishes him the best of luck even if he was not eligible for Beijing.

Ralf17
08-04-2008, 11:27 AM
Well, they are right about the German NOC. I absolutely would´ve preferred, if Gremelmayr and Berrer (and the two Belgians and Dudi Sela) were allowed to play.
But I don´t see any fault by Schüttler since he doesn´t take away a place from Gremelmayr and Berrer. If he wouldn´t play in Beijing he would be replaced by a Canadian so why should he care?

Besides: Neither Gremelmayr nor Berrer ever publicly complained about their situation. Obviously they accepted the national criteria.

SY2302
08-04-2008, 01:55 PM
There are three facts, which the ITF - of course - hasn't mentioned:

1.) The ITF itself wrote in their olympic regulations that an NOC that has more than four qualified players has the right to select their four players from them who are qualified. And after the withdrawls Germany has five players before the cut: Kiefer, Kohlschreiber, Gremelmayr, Berrer an Schüttler. So, they have the right to nominate Schüttler. The only "unnormal" thing in Germany is that they don't nominate a fourth player. But it is absolutely not important if Schüttler is better or worse than the others in the world ranking.

2.) In 2004, the CAS had already decided that the NOCs have the right to decide if they want to nominate an athlet, who is qualified, or not.

3.) "Mr. Schuettler did not fulfil the entry criteria set by the German NOC until well after the 9 June deadline and, therefore, should not have been considered for entry" - Perhaps it would have been better for the ITF if they had read the german criterias (like they are published on the website of the german tennis federation) before writing such a bullshit. The special criterias of the DOSB have to be fulfilled "until the nomination". The nomination was on July 21 and at this time Schuttler had fulfilled the criteria by reaching the Wimbledon semifinals.

kiwi10is
08-04-2008, 02:59 PM
The ITF itself wrote in their olympic regulations that an NOC that has more than four qualified players has the right to select their four players from them who are qualified. And after the withdrawls Germany has five players before the cut: Kiefer, Kohlschreiber, Gremelmayr, Berrer an Schüttler. So, they have the right to nominate Schüttler. The only "unnormal" thing in Germany is that they don't nominate a fourth player. But it is absolutely not important if Schüttler is better or worse than the others in the world ranking.


Yes that's just the fact that counts.. The ITF should read their own rules.

2. CRITERIA FOR SELECTION
(a) Direct Acceptances
i) Men’s Singles
Forty eight (48) players will receive direct acceptance into the
men’s singles event at the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event based on
the recognised international singles computer rankings of 9 June
2008. A National Association/National Olympic Committee who
has more than four (4) players eligible for direct acceptance into
9
the men’s singles event should select its four (4) highest ranked
eligible players based on the computer ranking. Any player
nominated and accepted for the singles event will automatically
be eligible for selection for the doubles event.
http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_31441_original.PDF

SHOULD not MUST;)

But apart from being happy for Rainer I still think Denis Gremelmayr should have been nominated, too. He really deserves to be there....

Ralf17
08-04-2008, 03:59 PM
Kohlschreiber is injured (thigh) - his participation is doubtful ...

KaRma09
08-04-2008, 05:10 PM
I am very happy for Rainer, he really deserves to play. The ITF has no idea what they are talking about, they should have read the German criterias before writing this article. Now I hope for Schüttler/Kiefer in Doubles :)

Duleml
08-04-2008, 06:11 PM
there is news the Troicki could get in. He is third under line. Anyone knows more? Apparentlu ITF will make final decisions tomorrow if he's in, or the remaining spots will be filled by players that aready qualified in doubles.

kiwi10is
08-04-2008, 06:27 PM
there is news the Troicki could get in. He is third under line. Anyone knows more? Apparentlu ITF will make final decisions tomorrow if he's in, or the remaining spots will be filled by players that aready qualified in doubles.

well... after today's decision Sela, Gremelmayr and Berrer should be gone from the entrylist so I guess there are 2 more alternates that profit from Schüttler's fight or will the other withdrawals be replaced by doublesplayers and Schüttler is the only alternate to get in now??? That would be ridicules

gold4278
08-04-2008, 06:47 PM
I think Schuettler's dispute is different from the dispute others may have. The German Federation was within their rights to deny any amount of their players accordinging to the ITF bylaws from entry. Although, Gremelmayr and Berrer could go to court and probably win, a la the Belgians. I don't see how Troicki could be getting in since he was ranked 100 on June 9 and he is not on the doubles list either. The only way I could imagine would be if the players ranked from approx. 84-100 all declined or had too many from their country or if there were tons of withdraws, which we would have heard about by now right?

gold4278
08-04-2008, 07:00 PM
Next alternates based on June 9th rankings:
82. Vanek CZE
83. Berrer GER - German Tennis did not approve
84. Isner USA - declined acceptance?
85. Korolev RUS - already have 4 Russian Players
86. Clement FRA - already have 4 French Players
87. Vassallo Arguello ARG - already have 4 Argentinian Players
88. Young USA - declined acceptance?
89. Schuettler GER
90. Dancevic CAN
91. Garcia-Lopez ESP - already have 4 Spanish Players
92. Horna PER
93. Berlocq ARG - already have 4 Argentinian Players
94. Chardy FRA - already have 4 French Players
95. Anderson RSA - already has ITF spot
96. Odesnik USA
97. Zverev GER - already have 4 German Players
98. Gimeno-Traver ESP - already have 4 Spanish Players
99. Hernandez ESP - already have 4 Spanish Players
100. Troicki SRB

kiwi10is
08-04-2008, 07:00 PM
I think Schuettler's dispute is different from the dispute others may have. The German Federation was within their rights to deny any amount of their players accordinging to the ITF bylaws from entry. Although, Gremelmayr and Berrer could go to court and probably win, a la the Belgians. I don't see how Troicki could be getting in since he was ranked 100 on June 9 and he is not on the doubles list either. The only way I could imagine would be if the players ranked from approx. 84-100 all declined or had too many from their country or if there were tons of withdraws, which we would have heard about by now right?

Oh I didn't know that he was ranked this low... Duleml said 3rd under line maybe I missunderstood. If he was ranked 100 you are of course right

Pacolarrea18
08-04-2008, 07:03 PM
2 questions:

Fognini could get in?
When is the main draw already?

kiwi10is
08-04-2008, 07:29 PM
Next alternates based on June 9th rankings:
82. Vanek CZE
83. Berrer GER - German Tennis did not approve
84. Isner USA - declined acceptance?
85. Korolev RUS - already have 4 Russian Players
86. Clement FRA - already have 4 French Players
87. Vassallo Arguello ARG - already have 4 Argentinian Players
88. Young USA - declined acceptance?
89. Schuettler GER
90. Dancevic CAN
91. Garcia-Lopez ESP - already have 4 Spanish Players
92. Horna PER
93. Berlocq ARG - already have 4 Argentinian Players
94. Chardy FRA - already have 4 French Players
95. Anderson RSA - already has ITF spot
96. Odesnik USA
97. Zverev RUS - already have 4 Russian Players
98. Gimeno-Traver ESP - already have 4 Spanish Players
99. Hernandez ESP - already have 4 Spanish Players
100. Troicki SRB

Zverev is German ;)

gold4278
08-04-2008, 08:28 PM
Here are the alternate singles players based on the Doubles Players (this is based on June 9 ranking list and excludes Clement who was beyond the 4th French player):

190. Moodie RSA
248. Nieymeyer CAN
570. Zeng CHN
605. Yu CHN
936. Mullings BAH
Not Rated Players that are eligible: Hanley AUS, Kerr AUS, Knowle AUT, Knowles BAH, Melo BRA, Sa BRA, Nestor CAN, Damm CZE, Vizner CZE, J. Murray GBR, Bhupathi IND, Paes IND, Erlich ISR, Ram ISR, Frystenberg POL, Matkowski POL, Coetzee RSA, Aspelin SWE, B. Bryan USA, M. Bryan USA

gold4278
08-04-2008, 08:36 PM
2 questions:

Fognini could get in?
When is the main draw already?

Fognini was ranked 103, so there really isn't much chance of him getting in.

The draw will be made no later than 48 hours prior to the Competition start date, which is August 10. The draw should be made by Friday then.

gold4278
08-04-2008, 08:37 PM
Actually the alternates based on the Doubles players is based on the latest ranking points and not the rankings based on June 9th's rankings, so you can adjust my previous reply accordingly, but I doubt it will change much.

gold4278
08-04-2008, 08:40 PM
Actually the alternates based on the Doubles players is based on the latest ranking points and not the rankings based on June 9th's rankings, so you can adjust my previous reply accordingly, but I doubt it will change much.

I checked and they do change a bit:

277. Niemeyer CAN
343. Moodie RSA
598. Zeng CHN
782. Yu CHN
1025. Mullings

Duleml
08-04-2008, 08:56 PM
i think Troicki was no.86 when the cut was made...as shown in general messages...anyway serbian national tv said the serbian tennis federation got a notification from ITF that last day for entry to olympics is moved for tomorow. So TSS will send applications for Troicki and wait for the answer. Apparantly he is in by the list, but its all on ITF to decide.

Pea
08-05-2008, 02:05 AM
Oh wow, go Viktor!

keqtqiadv
08-05-2008, 03:02 AM
:tape:

savesthedizzle
08-05-2008, 03:09 AM
i think Troicki was no.86 when the cut was made...as shown in general messages...anyway serbian national tv said the serbian tennis federation got a notification from ITF that last day for entry to olympics is moved for tomorow. So TSS will send applications for Troicki and wait for the answer. Apparantly he is in by the list, but its all on ITF to decide.

:scared: :scared:

I hope he gets in.

valexie03
08-05-2008, 05:56 PM
I checked and they do change a bit:

277. Niemeyer CAN
343. Moodie RSA
598. Zeng CHN
782. Yu CHN
1025. Mullings

Niemeyer could get in and not Dancevic :confused::confused::confused:

d_s
08-05-2008, 06:08 PM
I hope Fred gets in! :D
I think Frank is in too, from a post in his thread :eek:

kiwi10is
08-05-2008, 06:39 PM
both troicki and Dancevic are still in Washington's maindraw while Rochus and Darcis already withdrew because of Olympia

Winnipeg
08-05-2008, 07:47 PM
Go Fred !!!

gvhvhg
08-05-2008, 09:00 PM
wtf is going on lol

Clay Death
08-06-2008, 12:47 AM
Lets get this party started. The draw will be here in a day or so. Who are you rooting for and who has the best chance for a gold medal here.

Also post any links to live streams at the olympics here for the benefit of the board. additionally, please do not hesitate to post all things pertaining to tennis at the olympics here. thanks in advance. you can also post pics of your favorite players working out/practicing in Beijing.

here are the usual suspects for medals at the olympics:

1. Nadal
2. Fed
3. Murray
4. Djokovic

any others? how about dark horses? i have a feeling that Murray may walk away with a medal here. possibly a silver or a bronze. Fed, once again, has put too much pressure on his shoulders. Lets see how it all plays out.

here is the tennis schedule at the olympics:

2008 Summer Olympics Schedule - TennisTennis Schedule Date/Time Event
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Day 1 Group 1
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Day 1 Group 2
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Day 2 Group 1
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Day 2 Group 2
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 05
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 06
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 1 Group 2
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 2 Group 2
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 1 Group 1
Aug 9 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Day 1 Group 1
Aug 10 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 1 Group 2
Aug 10 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 1 Group 1
Aug 10 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Day 2 Group 1
Aug 10 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Day 1 Group 2
Aug 10 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Day 2 Group 2
Aug 10 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 06
Aug 10 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 05
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 07
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 08
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 09
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 10
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 11
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 12
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 13
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 14
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 15
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 16
Aug 10 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 2 Group 2
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 08
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 07
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 05
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 06
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 07
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 09
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 10
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 08
Aug 10 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 11
Aug 10 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 3 Group 1
Aug 10 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 2 Group 2
Aug 10 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 2 Group 1
Aug 10 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 13
Aug 10 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 12
Aug 10 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 16
Aug 10 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 15
Aug 10 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 14
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 17
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 18
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 19
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 20
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 21
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 22
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 09
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 11
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 10
Aug 10 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 17
Aug 11 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 7
Aug 11 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Day 3 Group 2
Aug 11 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 22
Aug 11 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 20
Aug 11 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 21
Aug 11 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 19
Aug 11 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 18
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 23
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 24
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 25
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 26
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 27
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 32
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 29
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 30
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 28
Aug 11 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 31
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 15
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 16
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 14
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 13
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 12
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 27
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 25
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 26
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 24
Aug 11 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 23
Aug 11 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 8
Aug 11 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 9
Aug 11 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 10
Aug 11 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 32
Aug 11 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 29
Aug 11 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 30
Aug 11 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 31
Aug 11 9:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - First Round Match 28
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 04
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 05
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 06
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Group 2
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Group 1
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 03
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - Second Round Group 1
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - Second Round Group 2
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - Second Round Match 3
Aug 11 10:30 PM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Group 1
Aug 12 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 11
Aug 12 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Doubles Tennis - First Round Match 12
Aug 12 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Group 2
Aug 12 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 03
Aug 12 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 05
Aug 12 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 06
Aug 12 12:30 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 04
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 10
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 08
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 09
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 11
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 12
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 13
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 14
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 15
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 16
Aug 12 5:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 07
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - Second Round Match 4
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - Second Round Match 5
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - Second Round Match 6
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - Second Round Match 7
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Men's Doubles Tennis - Second Round Match 8
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 09
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 10
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 11
Aug 12 7:00 AM ET Tennis - Women's Singles Tennis - Second Round Match 07
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Johnny Groove
08-06-2008, 02:41 AM
I think the first thing we need to know is what color of clay it is so that when Nadal does well, the excuse is already at hand.

Clay Death
08-06-2008, 02:43 AM
I think the first thing we need to know is what color of clay it is so that when Nadal does well, the excuse is already at hand.


blue. it is being said that these courts are quite fast. i have not seen any pics of them yet but i heard they were blue.

~Maya~
08-06-2008, 02:57 AM
Courts might be fast but weather conditions are terrible. Worse than in Cincinnati

alboX
08-06-2008, 03:09 AM
when the draw?

Clay Death
08-06-2008, 03:16 AM
Courts might be fast but weather conditions are terrible. Worse than in Cincinnati


high for today is 95 degrees with 84% humidity. air quality is the worst on the planet.

this place is not even fit for spotted hyenas.

idolwatcher1
08-06-2008, 03:29 AM
This is the stadium court:

http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6020/16063377554122314b0car3.jpg

and some other courts:

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/5447/157367051725508a3a0boyp2.jpg

http://img209.imageshack.us/img209/9504/1573559123ba1d60d823oln9.jpg

camnation
08-06-2008, 03:32 AM
high for today is 95 degrees with 84% humidity. air quality is the worst on the planet.

this place is not even fit for spotted hyenas.
Ugh, why didn't Toronto win the Olympic bid? The weather hasn't been too overbearing and the players wouldn't have to swing all the way other to the other side of the world during the US Open Series.

~Maya~
08-06-2008, 04:46 AM
high for today is 95 degrees with 84% humidity. air quality is the worst on the planet.

this place is not even fit for spotted hyenas.

I cannot even walk in those conditions, let alone run around.

NyGeL
08-06-2008, 06:12 AM
nice courts!

Labamba
08-06-2008, 06:48 AM
when the draw?

Thursday morning

Labamba
08-06-2008, 08:55 AM
http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=19057

Acceptance lists

The latest acceptance lists for the men's and women's singles and doubles events at the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event have been released.

Also below are the details of the changes since the previous update.

The draw for all four events will take place at the Swissotel, Beijing on Thursday 7 July at 1100 local time (GMT +8).

Men’s Singles:

Jiri Vanek (CZE) has replaced Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) has replaced Dudi Sela (ISR)
Frank Dancevic (CAN) has replaced Denis Gremelmayr (GER)
Frederic Niemeyer (CAN) has replaced Mario Ancic (CRO)

Blarghman
08-06-2008, 08:55 AM
Final entry list changes, per the ITF:

Jiri Vanek (CZE) has replaced Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) has replaced Dudi Sela (ISR)
Frank Dancevic (CAN) has replaced Denis Gremelmayr (GER)
Frederic Niemeyer (CAN) has replaced Mario Ancic (CRO)

Both Frank and Fred in!!! How great :)

The draw for all four events will take place at the Swissotel, Beijing on Thursday 7 July at 1100 local time (GMT +8).

savesthedizzle
08-06-2008, 11:34 AM
Viktor just misses out? :sad:Dd

Depressing :sad:

It's okay because in 4 years he won't be so borderline with his ranking :armed: Someone has to be the best person not to go and I suppose it's Vik :sad:

Winnipeg
08-06-2008, 01:14 PM
Go Fred !!!!!!!!!!!!

Will a PDF version of the draw be available???

valexie03
08-06-2008, 01:15 PM
Final entry list changes, per the ITF:

Jiri Vanek (CZE) has replaced Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) has replaced Dudi Sela (ISR)
Frank Dancevic (CAN) has replaced Denis Gremelmayr (GER)
Frederic Niemeyer (CAN) has replaced Mario Ancic (CRO)

Both Frank and Fred in!!! How great :)

The draw for all four events will take place at the Swissotel, Beijing on Thursday 7 July at 1100 local time (GMT +8).

:yippee:

avocadoe
08-06-2008, 01:34 PM
Thursday morning
:wavey:thanks my question answered:worship:

smucav
08-06-2008, 02:48 PM
August 5:
http://www.itftennis.com/olympicsPlease find attached the latest acceptance lists for the men's and women's singles and doubles events at the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event and details of the changes since the previous update.

The draw for all four events will take place at the Swissotel, Beijing on Thursday 7 July at 1100 local time (GMT +8)

Men’s Singles:

Jiri Vanek (CZE) has replaced Marcos Baghdatis (CYP)
Rainer Schuettler (GER) has replaced Dudi Sela (ISR)
Frank Dancevic (CAN) has replaced Denis Gremelmayr (GER)
Frederic Niemeyer (CAN) has replaced Mario Ancic (CRO)

Men’s Doubles:

Kevin Anderson (RSA) has replaced Wesley Moodie (RSA)
Marin Cilic (CRO) has replaced Mario Ancic (CRO)

Women’s Singles:

Vera Zvonareva (RUS) has replaced Maria Sharapova (RUS)
Jill Craybas (USA) has replaced Tamira Paszek (AUT)

gold4278
08-06-2008, 02:50 PM
Zeng or Yu may get in now if there are last minute withdrawals!!!

kiwi10is
08-06-2008, 05:03 PM
German Television just said that Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew with a torn legmuscle... so congratulation to Zeng or Yu

d_s
08-06-2008, 05:04 PM
I am so happy right now with both Frank and Fred in :D

Truc
08-06-2008, 06:12 PM
German Television just said that Philipp Kohlschreiber withdrew with a torn legmuscle... so congratulation to Zeng or YuWould have Troicki played if Kohli had pulled out yesterday?
Kohli certainly already knew yesterday that he wasn't going to play. He isn't even in Beijing, is he? He's saying in interviews it's so unfortunate he got injured in Cincinnati during his match against Karlovic and he is even doubtful for the USO.

Ralf17
08-06-2008, 06:14 PM
Would have Troicki played if Kohli had pulled out yesterday?
Kohli certainly already knew yesterday that he wasn't going to play. He isn't even in Beijing, is he? He's saying in interviews it's so annoying he got injured in Cincinnati against Karlovic and he is even doubtful for the USO blablabla.

Originally he had delayed his flight to Beijing from Tuesday to Thursday so obviously he had hopes to be able to play.

Btw: Now the German Olympics double will be Kiefer and Schüttler! :)

Duncan
08-06-2008, 06:39 PM
I fear for the health of the athletes these coming weeks!

Truc
08-06-2008, 06:41 PM
Still a bit strange he knows today he's out for 2 more weeks at least and he couldn't know it yesterday although it is the same injury.Btw: Now the German Olympics double will be Kiefer and Schüttler! :)It will be party time on German tennis boards - it seemed to be the ultimate goal for so many people to get the Shaker in in both singles and doubles (even if it had to be at the expense of Gremelmayr in singles and Kohli in doubles). Congrats, you guys have your German 2 players team. ^^

kiwi10is
08-06-2008, 06:42 PM
Would have Troicki played if Kohli had pulled out yesterday?
Kohli certainly already knew yesterday that he wasn't going to play. He isn't even in Beijing, is he? He's saying in interviews it's so unfortunate he got injured in Cincinnati during his match against Karlovic and he is even doubtful for the USO.

ITF rules say that if a player withdraws after 2nd August he will be replaced by a player on site. I think I read somewhere that Troicki was already on his way to Beijing. So maybe he will be alternate now???

this is taken from the ITF regulations

WITHDRAWALS
(a) Singles
i) Having received direct acceptance into the 2008 Olympic Tennis
Event, a player who withdraws for reasons of illness, injury or
bereavement prior to 12.00 midnight GMT on 2 August 2008
may be replaced by his National Association/NOC with an
alternative player from its country who was included on the list of
players eligible for direct acceptance sent to the National
Association/NOC by the ITF.
If there is no other player on the list from the country from which
the player withdrew the next highest ranked eligible player, based
on the international computer rankings of 9 June, 2008, will gain
direct acceptance providing such player does not bring the
number of players from that nation to more than four (4) in the
men’s and women’s singles events. In this case, the next eligible
highest ranked player will gain direct acceptance.
ii) A player who withdraws for reasons other than illness, injury or
bereavement prior to 12.00 midnight GMT on 2 August 2008 will
be replaced by the ITF with the highest ranked nominated player
based on the international computer rankings of 9 June 2008,
providing such player does not bring the number of players from
that country to more than four (4) in the men’s and women’s
singles events. In this case, the next eligible highest ranked player
will gain direct acceptance.
iii) After 12.00 midnight GMT on 2 August 2008, if a player
withdraws from the Olympic Tennis Event a player who is on site
and not competing in the singles event will be selected by the
Referee and the ITF Technical Delegates to take his or her place.
The selection shall be based on the latest recognised international
singles computer rankings and the selected player must not bring
the number of players from that country in the men’s or women’s
singles events to more than four (4).

it says "Player who is on site" it doesn't say that he has to be a doubles player;)

savesthedizzle
08-06-2008, 06:54 PM
Hmmmmm this is so confusing. :scratch: I had heard that Serbia bought Viktor a ticket and just waited for confirmation he'd play, but at the same time he hasn't withdrawn from Legg Mason. :scratch:

VIKTOR WHERE ARE YOU AND WHAT ARE YOU DOING? :rolls:

gold4278
08-06-2008, 07:48 PM
ITF rules say that if a player withdraws after 2nd August he will be replaced by a player on site. I think I read somewhere that Troicki was already on his way to Beijing. So maybe he will be alternate now???

this is taken from the ITF regulations



it says "Player who is on site" it doesn't say that he has to be a doubles player;)

If this was true, then Troicki would have gotten in before Nieymeyer right?

kiwi10is
08-06-2008, 07:57 PM
If this was true, then Troicki would have gotten in before Nieymeyer right?

I think you are right! well... I still think the rule doesn`t say that it has to be a doubles player but seems like the ITF only takes doubles players....:confused: Poor Troicki.... I think he deserves it much more than Yu or Zeng.... he has a much better singles ranking :(

gold4278
08-06-2008, 08:02 PM
I think you are right! well... I still think the rule doesn`t say that it has to be a doubles player but seems like the ITF only takes doubles players....:confused: Poor Troicki.... I think he deserves it much more than Yu or Zeng.... he has a much better singles ranking :(

Of course he does, but then again there were about 124 players that deserved getting in before Niemeyer as well, but they followed the rules for his spot, so it wouldn't be fair to the Chinese players (assuming the Chinese Tennis Association allows them to play) to not get the spot.

Smoke944
08-06-2008, 08:44 PM
Why does Niemeyer get in?

gold4278
08-06-2008, 09:01 PM
Why does Niemeyer get in?

He got in because he was the highest ranked doubles player that wasn't in the singles draw. You can check my post two pages back that lists out all of the doubles players. I guess the other three withdraws happened prior to the deadline, but the last player's didn't.

savesthedizzle
08-06-2008, 09:04 PM
Poor Viktor.

:sad: :sad:

This is pretty ridiculous that it had to be a doubles player when he is willing and able to play and Serbia wants to send him :sad:

gold4278
08-06-2008, 09:07 PM
Viktor still had Horna before him as well that should have gotten the spots...

Mohammad
08-06-2008, 10:10 PM
smucav, Why has the olympic tennis event been set in the current tournaments instead of the upcoming tournaments?

savesthedizzle
08-06-2008, 10:16 PM
Viktor still had Horna before him as well that should have gotten the spots...

According to the list in GM he was ahead of Horna in the June 9 rankings :shrug:

So I continue to not be pleased with late withdrawers :mad:

gold4278
08-07-2008, 04:51 AM
Zeng's in!!! Maybe he can win a few games off of Nalbandian. Go Shaoxuan :)

smucav
08-07-2008, 02:25 PM
smucav, Why has the olympic tennis event been set in the current tournaments instead of the upcoming tournaments?The administrator moved it there early.

Pepitorl
08-07-2008, 08:15 PM
Next: Yu and Mullings! This is not very serious...

Mohammad
08-08-2008, 06:17 AM
Karlovic out of Olympics (http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/08/08/2328924.htm)

Mohammad
08-09-2008, 07:39 AM
out: Karlovic, Ljubicic
in: Yu Xinyuan, Devin Mullings

kiwi10is
08-09-2008, 08:08 AM
out: Karlovic, Ljubicic
in: Yu Xinyuan, Devin Mullings

Devin Mullings.... while players like Troicki have to stay at home... this is a joke

Mohammad
08-09-2008, 08:36 AM
Devin Mullings.... while players like Troicki have to stay at home... this is a joke

because he attend in beijing for the doubles.the ITF had no time to call in one of the players on the alternate list.

smucav
08-09-2008, 01:54 PM
August 7:
www.itftennis.comPrior to the draw Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) withdrew from the men's singles and doubles. He was replaced by Shaoxuan Zheng (CHN) in the men's singles, and Rainer Schuettler (GER) in the men's doubles.

August 9:
www.itftennis.comThe following changes have been made to the draws of the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event in Beijing on 10-17 August:

Men's Singles

No. 14 seed Ivo Karlovic (CRO) has withdrawn through injury and is replaced by Xinyuan Yu (CHN). Tomas Berdych (CZE) becomes the No. 17 seed and takes Karlovic's place in the draw. Yu will face Berdych in the first round.

Ivan Ljubicic (CRO) has withdrawn through injury and is replaced by Devin Mullings (BAH). Ljubicic will still contest the men's doubles with Marin Cilic (CRO). Mullings will face Agustin Calleri (ARG) in the first round.

Women's Singles

Lindsay Davenport (USA) has withdrawn through injury and is replaced by Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP). Davenport will still contest the women's doubles with Liezel Huber (USA). Martinez Sanchez will face Alicia Molik (AUS) in the first round.

gold4278
08-09-2008, 03:58 PM
I wonder what would happen if there was one more withdrawal. All of the other doubles players are Not Ranked...Would they just draw lots to decide?