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Doubles Draw

smucav
08-07-2008, 06:11 AM
BRYAN Bob/BRYAN Mike (1) USA v KNOWLES Mark/MULLINGS Devin BAH
KIEFER Nicolas/SCHUETTLER Rainer (IP) GER v KNOWLE Julian/MELZER Jurgen AUT
GUCCIONE Chris/HEWITT Lleyton (IP) AUS v CALLERI Agustin/MONACO Juan (IP) ARG
BJORKMAN Jonas/SODERLING Robin SWE v NADAL Rafael (6) ESP/ROBREDO Tommy

FEDERER Roger (4) SUI/WAWRINKA Stanislas v BOLELLI Simone/SEPPI Andreas ITA
CILIC Marin/LJUBICIC Ivan (IP) CRO v GONZALEZ Fernando/MASSU Nicolas (IP) CHI
BERDYCH Tomas/STEPANEK Radek CZE v MELO Marcelo/SA Andre BRA
MONFILS Gael/SIMON Gilles FRA v BHUPATHI Mahesh (7) IND/PAES Leander

ANDREEV Igor (8) RUS/DAVYDENKO Nikolay v BLAKE James/QUERREY Sam USA
CANAS Guillermo/NALBANDIAN David ARG v DARCIS Steve/ROCHUS Olivier (IP) BEL
MURRAY Andy/MURRAY Jamie GBR v NESTOR Daniel/NIEMEYER Frederic CAN
CLEMENT Arnaud/LLODRA Michael FRA v ERLICH Jonathan (3) ISR/RAM Andy

ALMAGRO Nicolas (5) ESP/FERRER David v ANDERSON Kevin/COETZEE Jeff RSA
ASPELIN Simon/JOHANSSON Thomas SWE v HANLEY Paul/KERR Jordan AUS
FYRSTENBERG Mariusz/MATKOWSKI Marcin POL v YU Xinyuan/ZENG Shaoxuan (IP) CHN
DAMM Martin/VIZNER Pavel CZE v DJOKOVIC Novak (2) SRB ZIMONJIC Nenad

Fitz
08-07-2008, 07:20 AM
Could the tennis gods be any crueler to Knowlzee? :sobbing:

Nando_L
08-07-2008, 08:53 AM
Go Roger/Stan!

NyGeL
08-07-2008, 01:47 PM
it seems to be a good draw for Nalby/Willy, but Darcis/Rochus already won a Grand Slam :S

JeffCandoi
08-07-2008, 03:28 PM
Federer is seed :silly:

CooCooCachoo
08-07-2008, 07:28 PM
Good Luck:

Bolelli & Seppi
Nestor & Niemeyer
Erlich & Ram
Fyrstenberg & Matkowski
Djokovic & Zimonjic

Drikke
08-07-2008, 09:34 PM
it seems to be a good draw for Nalby/Willy, but Darcis/Rochus already won a Grand Slam :S

Rochus won RG with Malisse , Darcis didn't :)
But I think it will be a good match :p

Nadie
08-07-2008, 10:25 PM
Good luck to
BJORKMAN Jonas/SODERLING Robin
BERDYCH Tomas/STEPANEK Radek
ANDREEV Igor/DAVYDENKO Nikolay
ASPELIN Simon/JOHANSSON Thomas
FYRSTENBERG Mariusz/MATKOWSKI Marcin
DJOKOVIC Novak/ZIMONJIC Nenad

khanazam
08-08-2008, 06:23 PM
ive seen the draw for the individual tennis event, but isn't there a team event too at the olympics? and if so does anyone have a link to the schedule? thx.

Jelena
08-08-2008, 06:27 PM
Have a look here (http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/Schedule/index.shtml) for the complete schedule of the Olympic Games. :)

Deboogle!.
08-08-2008, 06:31 PM
there's no team tennis event that I am aware of :confused:

MacTheKnife
08-08-2008, 06:32 PM
Have a look here (http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/ENG/Schedule/index.shtml) for the complete schedule of the Olympic Games. :)

Thanks for posting this !!!! :)

NyGeL
08-09-2008, 03:47 AM
Singles and Doubles, no team event.

But it would be nice to have one :(

alboX
08-09-2008, 03:56 AM
Vamos Nico/feÑa!

Björki
08-09-2008, 08:49 AM
I agree the seedings are a joke imho.

Indian tennis star lashes out at Olympic doubles draw

BEIJING: Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi yesterday lashed out at the Olympic doubles draw, claiming singles players don't "deserve" to be seeded, and also hit back at suggestions he was past his best.
Bhupathi, who has buried the hatchet with long-time foe Leander Paes for the Games, accused the International Tennis Federation (ITF) of having an "agenda" and said it should be more consistent.
Pairs can be seeded according to the players' singles or doubles ranking at the Olympics. At other tournaments, only the doubles ranking applies.
"It's the first time I've seen this happen. I don't know what the agenda with the ITF is but I think it's pretty unfortunate that they're doing that," said Bhupathi.
"You've got some great doubles teams playing each other in the first round and these singles guys get to play doubles. I don't think they deserve to be seeded, honestly."
Bhupathi pointed out that Israeli third seeds Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram would face France's Arnaud Clement and Michael Llodra, also seasoned doubles players, in the first round.
He added that singles specialists David Ferrer and Nicolas Almagro of Spain were handed the advantage of being seeded fifth, meaning they will avoid other dangerous pairings.
Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the world number one and 10, are the fourth seeds while Rafael Nadal and Tommy Robredo are sixth.
"Teams like Ferrer and Almagro might be dangerous teams but they definitely don't deserve to be seeded in the doubles draw," Bhupathi said.
"There's got to be some consistency in this world. You can't just show up to the Olympics and do what you feel.
"All these singles guys get to play doubles in the Grand Slams as well but they don't get seeded, so why are they seeded at the Olympics?"
An ITF spokesman said the Olympics seedings procedure was the "fairest" possible.
"The tournament referee decided that because there are many singles players playing in the doubles draw that don't compete regularly on the doubles circuit, that this method for seeding was the fairest," he said.
Meanwhile, the 34-year-old Bhupathi also took Indian media to task for saying he and Paes, 35, were too old for Olympic glory.
The two have nine Olympics between them, finishing fourth at Athens 2004 after Paes took singles bronze in 1996.
"I think we're still capable of winning matches, unlike what the media says. We do have a chance so let's see how it goes here," he said, adding that only "five per cent" of journalists thought the pair still had what it takes.
"The rest of the media think we're over the hill. But I don't see a hill."
Paes and Bhupathi won three Grand Slam doubles titles in 1999 before parting a year later amid a series of well-publicised feuds.
They have since come together for the Davis Cup and the Asian Games, and have played two tournaments this year.
"We're here to win the tournament. It doesn't really matter who we play - we just have to make sure we're ready on day one," Bhupathi said.
"At this level of tennis you can't really slack and there's a lot of singles players in the draw who are very dangerous, as we saw in Athens. So you've got to be ready when the bell rings."

CooCooCachoo
08-09-2008, 08:54 AM
I agree. The seeding of Ferrer and Almagro is particularly laughable, as is that of Andreev and Davydenko, who are, to put it lightly, crap in doubles.

Mahesh lashes out at anything and everything though.

Via
08-09-2008, 01:26 PM
i guess itf won't see what the joke is, unless doubles players ask for singles entry *and* seeding in the singles tournament using their doubles ranking :o

btw the joke started some time ago when the doubles cut off stopped at #10. by then you knew something wasn't right.

JM-Del-Potro
08-09-2008, 02:16 PM
come on Simo&Andreas!