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Olympic qualification details announced

smucav
01-01-2012, 11:30 PM
http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/olympic-qualification-details-announced.aspx20 Jun 2011
Olympic qualification details announced
News Article

Click the PDF links below to view details about the Qualification System (in English and French) for players at the London 2012 Olympic Games, taking place on the Wimbledon grass courts next July.

A player is eligible to compete in the Olympic Tennis Event provided they are in good standing with their National Association and the ITF, and have made themselves available for selection to represent their country in Davis Cup or Fed Cup for two of the following years - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - provided one of those years is 2011 or 2012.

http://2012.itftennis.com/media/80030/80030.pdf
http://2012.itftennis.com/media/80031/80031.pdf

smucav
01-01-2012, 11:33 PM
http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/itf-and-atp-announce-olympic-agreement.aspx01 Jun 2011
ITF and ATP announce Olympic agreement
News Article

The ITF and the ATP today announced an agreement to award singles ranking points for men at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event in London at Wimbledon. This is the fourth successive Olympic Games where men have received ranking points.

As a result of the agreement, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow nations to receive up to four entries into the men’s singles and two entries into the men’s doubles, with a maximum number of six men per country on-site.

The ATP rankings of Monday 11 June 2012 will be used as the basis for determining the 56 direct acceptances in the 64-player men’s singles draw, subject to a maximum of four players per country as well as existing eligibility requirements.

Six of the remaining eight singles places will be selected by the ITF’s Olympic Committee taking into consideration a player’s singles computer ranking and a geographic distribution of nations entered, as well as two Tripartite Commission Invitations decided by the IOC, National Olympic Committees and the ITF.

ATP rankings will also be used to determine the 24 direct entries in the 32-pair doubles draw, subject to a maximum of two pairs per country and a maximum of six men per country in total. Doubles players ranked in the Top 10 can receive direct acceptance into the event providing they have an eligible partner. The remaining eight pairs will be selected by the ITF’s Olympic Committee.

The women’s singles event will also offer ranking points, with the same entry criteria used in the women’s singles and doubles events. Entries for the 16-pair mixed doubles event will be confirmed on site.

ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti said: “The support of the ATP in finalising the agreement has ensured that as many of the top male players as possible are able to compete at the Olympic Tennis Event. This is great news for the event and the players, and we are confident that next year’s tournament will surpass the success of Beijing.”

“Wimbledon will be an incredible stage for tennis at the Olympic Games,” said Adam Helfant, ATP Executive Chairman and President. “We know ATP players are very much looking forward to representing their countries in London next summer.”

http://2012.itftennis.com/media/80029/80029.pdf

smucav
04-18-2012, 11:33 AM
http://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/first-olympic-entries-are-revealed.aspxAt the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, Tripartite invitations are being allocated in the women’s singles only, so there will be two additional ITF places in the men’s singles event. ITF places are awarded by the ITF Olympic Committee to players who do not receive a direct entry.

colombianrocker
05-14-2012, 06:19 PM
1. Besides Cuevas, is anyone else using PR to gain a direct entry?
2. Which are Falla, Cabal and Farah's chances to qualify?

yesh222
05-18-2012, 10:07 PM
Anyone know anything about the Wild Cards? Hopefully Hewitt will get one.

smucav
05-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Anyone know anything about the Wild Cards?There are no wild cards for the Olympics. The ITF places will be allocated & announced per the schedule on the fact sheet:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11593992&postcount=1
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11793951&postcount=3

NyGeL
06-11-2012, 01:24 PM
So these might be the entries:

Serbia:
1. Djokovic
8. Tipsarevic
33. Troicki

España:
2. Nadal
6. Ferrer
11. Almagro
16. Verdasco

Switzerland:
3. Federer
23. Wawrinka

France:
5. Tsonga
13. Simon
15. Monfils
19. Gasquet

Great Britain:
4. Murray

Czech Republic:
7. Berdych
26. Stepanek

Argentina:
9. Del Potro
14. Monaco
37. Berlocq
39. Nalbandian

USA:
10. Isner
32. Roddick
48. Young
52. Harrison

Japan:
18. Nishikori
54. Soeda
68. Ito

Canada:
21. Raonic

Italia:
24. Seppi
63. Fognini

Croatia:
25. Cilic
56. Karlovic
69. Dodig

Australia:
27. Tomic

Germany:
29. F.Mayer
34. Kohlschreiber

Russia:
31. Youhzny
46. Bogomolov
47. Davydenko
66. Tursunov

Austria:
35. Melzer

Netherlands:
40. Haase

Uzbekistan:
41. Istomin

Cyprus:
42. Baghdatis

Colombia:
44. Giraldo
70. Falla

Finland:
45. Nieminen

Kazahstan:
49. Kukushkin

Poland:
50. Kubot

Luxembourg:
53. Muller

Taipei:
57. Lu

Slovakia:
58. Lacko
60. Klizan

Belgium:
61. O.Rochus
64. Goffin
71. Darcis

Players that might get ITF invitation:

Dimitrov (Bulgaria)
Jaziri (Tunisia)
Bellucci (Brazil)
Ungur (Romania)
Kavcic (Slovenia)
Ebden, Matosevic or Hewitt (Australia)
Stakhovsky (Ukraine)
Gulbis (Latvia)
Zopp (Estonia)
Machado (Portugal)

Players OUT:
12. Fish (USA) - Withdraw
17. F.Lopez (ESP)
20. Dolgopolov (UKR) - hasn't played DC
22. Granollers (ESP)
28. Benneteau (FRA)
30. Anderson (SAF) - hasn't played DC
36. Andujar (ESP)
38. Ferrero (ESP)
43. Ramos (ESP)
51. Llodra (FRA)
55. Chardy (FRA)
59. Paire (FRA)
62. L.Mayer (ARG)
65. Mahut (FRA)
67. Vasselin (FRA)

NyGeL
06-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Doubles Teams:

USA:
1. Bryan-Bryan

Canada:
2. Nestor-Pospisil

Belarus:
3. Mirnyi-Ignatik

France:
4. Llodra-Tsonga

Serbia:
5. Zimonjic-Tipsarevic

India:
6. Paes-Devvarman
7. Bopanna-Buphathi

Poland:
8. Fyrstenberg-Matkowski

Sweden:
9. Linstedt-Brunstrom

Great Britain:
10. Murray-Murray
11. Fleming-Hutchins

Austria:
12. Peya-Melzer
24. Knowle-Marach

Germany:
13. Kas-Petzchner

Italy:
14. Braccialli-Seppi

Brasil:
15. Soares-Melo

Netherlands:
16. Rojer-Haase

Colombia:
17. Cabal-Giraldo

Israel:
18. Erlich-Ram

España:
19. Granollers-Nadal
20. Verdasco-M.Lopez

Argentina:
21. Schwank-Nalbandian

Czech Republic:
22. Berdych-Stepanek

Switzerland:
23. Federer-Wawrinka


Other possible teams:

Isner-Roddick (USA)
Djokovic-Troicki (SRB)
Monaco-Berlocq (ARG)
Nishikori-Soeda (JPN)
Cilic-Karlovic (CRO)
Monfils-Gasquet (FRA)
Youhzny-Davydenko (RUS)
Tomic-Hanley (AUS)
Lacko-Polasek (SLK)


Some players might decide to play mixed doubles, so they can't play men's doubles.

Chase Visa
06-11-2012, 02:21 PM
Anderson is out too - green card issues prevented him from playing enough DC.

Doubles places aren't necessarily accurate, as I've heard some of the lower-ranked pairings can't play.

Also, wouldn't most of the ITF places go to those with past success?

Drikke
06-11-2012, 08:20 PM
Why can't players who decide to play mixed doubles not play mens doubles ??

If Anderson is out does this means Darcis is in ?

When do we know who committed to Washington? I expect at least 10 players from this list going to play there ?

NyGeL
06-12-2012, 03:50 PM
Why can't players who decide to play mixed doubles not play mens doubles ??

If Anderson is out does this means Darcis is in ?

When do we know who committed to Washington? I expect at least 10 players from this list going to play there ?

Two events max per player. So if you play singles you can't play both doubles.

KrisJB
06-12-2012, 04:59 PM
What about Blake? He deserves a WC as he got 4th place in Beijing 2008 and is half-British.

MIJB#19
06-12-2012, 07:48 PM
Two events max per player. So if you play singles you can't play both doubles.If this is true, then either the mens doubles or the mixed doubles won't have enough teams to fill out the 32-team and 16-team fields.

amirbachar
06-12-2012, 08:45 PM
If this is true, then either the mens doubles or the mixed doubles won't have enough teams to fill out the 32-team and 16-team fields.

It's not true - Melzer and Stepanek are already known to play all 3.

hyperren
06-13-2012, 01:23 AM
What about Blake? He deserves a WC as he got 4th place in Beijing 2008 and is half-British.

There would already be four Americans in the singles draw: Isner, Roddick, Young, and Harrison. They can't add any more singles players.

manu86
06-13-2012, 07:30 AM
It's not true - Melzer and Stepanek are already known to play all 3.
cant be possible ,the rules said two events max for any player ,so they cant play all the 3

Mahqz
06-13-2012, 09:34 AM
Fact Sheet Page 2: "Please note that players are allowed to enter all three events. Mixed Doubles entries will be on site."

Ad Wim
06-14-2012, 01:30 PM
On the ATP-site it says the tournament starts on the 28th. That's Saturday. So no player can play a tournament in the week before?

Fat Camel
06-15-2012, 12:36 AM
How do you guess who'll get ITF invitation? Why did you mention those names?
Bellucci, Ungur, Jaziri will do nothing on grass courts...
Does Malisse for example have a chance to get one cause he is still a big name on grass?

smucav
06-15-2012, 01:59 AM
Also, wouldn't most of the ITF places go to those with past success?How do you guess who'll get ITF invitation? Why did you mention those names?
Bellucci, Ungur, Jaziri will do nothing on grass courts...
Does Malisse for example have a chance to get one cause he is still a big name on grass?Previous Olympic results or previous results on the surface are not considered during the allocation of ITF places:

http://2012.itftennis.com/media/80030/80030.pdfFinal Qualification Places (ITF Places)
Final qualification places (ITF places) shall be determined by the ITF for the singles events, based on the following factors:
i) Recognised World Ranking
ii) Whether the NOC is represented in the Tennis Event
iii) Number of players on site
iv) Geographical location.

When do we know who committed to Washington?Fish & Anderson have already been announced as early commitments.

I expect at least 10 players from this list going to play there ?So does Donald Dell:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11952841&postcount=2

MOhero
06-15-2012, 06:39 PM
"Final Qualification Places (ITF Places)
Final qualification places (ITF places) shall be determined by the ITF for the singles events, based on the following factors:
i) Recognised World Ranking
ii) Whether the NOC is represented in the Tennis Event
iii) Number of players on site
iv) Geographical location."

Frame for Damir Džumhur!?! ;)

smucav
06-15-2012, 11:52 PM
Some NOCs have already announced their teams:

Canada:
http://www.tenniscanada.com/index.php?title=TENNIS-CANADA-NOMINATES-FOUR-PLAYERS-TO-CANADIAN-OLYMPIC-TEAM&pid=2103

Spain:
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/8051671/2012-olympics-rafael-nadal-lead-spain-tennis-team-london-games

India:
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/8056780/india-selects-olympic-doubles-team-mahesh-bhupathi-wants-different-partner

Chase Visa
06-16-2012, 12:37 AM
"Final Qualification Places (ITF Places)
Final qualification places (ITF places) shall be determined by the ITF for the singles events, based on the following factors:
i) Recognised World Ranking
ii) Whether the NOC is represented in the Tennis Event
iii) Number of players on site
iv) Geographical location."

Frame for Damir Džumhur!?! ;)

Unlikely. If they're gonna pick unrepresented areas then they'll go for those already in doubles or those with higher rankings.

hyperren
06-16-2012, 03:24 AM
Saw on my Facebook feed that Lindstedt and Brunstrom will be playing Men's Doubles for Sweden.

ETA: Source. (https://www.facebook.com/johan.brunstrom.9/posts/980502672809)

Johan Brunstrom
Done deal, will be playing in the Olympic Games with Robert Lindstedt!!!

NyGeL
06-16-2012, 07:38 AM
Some NOCs have already announced their teams:

Canada:
http://www.tenniscanada.com/index.php?title=TENNIS-CANADA-NOMINATES-FOUR-PLAYERS-TO-CANADIAN-OLYMPIC-TEAM&pid=2103

Spain:
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/8051671/2012-olympics-rafael-nadal-lead-spain-tennis-team-london-games

India:
http://espn.go.com/olympics/story/_/id/8056780/india-selects-olympic-doubles-team-mahesh-bhupathi-wants-different-partner

Well, India isn't confirmed then.

And Feliciano Lopez playing with Ferrer instead of Verdasco?

gold4278
06-17-2012, 03:39 PM
From the Tennis Canada website: For the doubles event, each of the Top 10 players receives direct entry with a compatriot of their choice. As the No. 1 doubles player in the world, Nestor has elected to play with first-time Olympic hopeful Pospisil. The duo holds a 2-0 Davis Cup record, including a pivotal win against Grand Slam champions Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram during Canada’s World Group play-off versus Israel last September.

This is interesting considering the India situation because Bhupathi clearly stated that he wanted to play with Bopanna and not Paes, but somehow his country was able to overrule him.

Drikke
06-19-2012, 11:17 AM
Belgian OIC confirmed only David Goffin can go to the London Olympic Games. Steve Darcis and Olivier Rochus are not allowed to go.

NOTE 1: same happenned 4 years ago when Rochus and Darcis finally went to a judge to go and they did won the case.

NOTE 2: if Xavier Malisse gets a direct entry or an ITF place, he CAN go to the olympics because he did reach the 4th round of a major, which is needed for the BOIC to go.

Amukinado
06-22-2012, 01:56 PM
Previous Olympic results or previous results on the surface are not considered during the allocation of ITF places:

http://2012.itftennis.com/media/80030/80030.pdf

Fish & Anderson have already been announced as early commitments.

So does Donald Dell:
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=11952841&postcount=2

I hope they give Rui Machado one WC. I know he's pretty bad on grass, but it would be awesome to have a portuguese player at the Olympics...

nicksimioni
06-27-2012, 07:48 PM
When out the list of mixed doubles?

NyGeL
06-28-2012, 07:21 AM
signups for mixed is on site.