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2012 London Olympics Doubles Teams

Bashak
02-12-2012, 06:28 AM
Let's post confirmed and likely men's doubles teams for London 2012:

Teams from the ITF website: http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/players/player-search.aspx#plTop
There might be mistakes.

(FYI there is a separate thread for the mixed doubles)

Argentina
NALBANDIAN, David/SCHWANK, Eduardo

Austria
MELZER, Jurgen/PEYA, Alexander

Belarus
BURY, Alexander/MIRNYI, Max

Brazil
BELLUCCI, Thomaz/SA, Andre
MELO, Marcelo/SOARES, Bruno

Canada
NESTOR, Daniel/POSPISIL, Vasek

Colombia
CABAL, Juan Sebastian/GIRALDO, Santiago

Croatia
CILIC, Marin/DODIG, Ivan

Czech Republic
BERDYCH, Tomas/STEPANEK, Radek

France
BENNETEAU, Julien/GASQUET, Richard
LLODRA, Michael/TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried

Germany
KAS, Christopher/PETZSCHNER, Philipp

Great Britain
FLEMING, Colin/HUTCHINS, Ross
MURRAY, Andy/MURRAY, Jamie

India
BHUPATHI, Mahesh/BOPANNA, Rohan
PAES, Leander/VARDHAN, Vishnu

Israel
ERLICH, Jonathan/RAM, Andy

Italy
BRACCIALI, Daniele/SEPPI, Andreas

Japan
NISHIKORI, Kei/SOEDA, Go

Netherlands
HAASE, Robin/ROJER, Jean-Julien

Poland
FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz/MATKOWSKI, Marcin

Romania
TECAU, Horia/UNGUR, Adrian

Russia
DAVYDENKO, Nikolay/YOUZHNY, Mikhail

Serbia
DJOKOVIC, Novak/TROICKI, Viktor
TIPSAREVIC, Janko/ZIMONJIC, Nenad

Slovak Republic
KLIZAN, Martin/LACKO, Lukas

Spain
FERRER, David/LOPEZ, Feliciano
GRANOLLERS, Marcel/LOPEZ, Marc

Sweden
BRUNSTROM, Johan/LINDSTEDT, Robert

Switzerland
FEDERER, Roger/WAWRINKA, Stanislas

USA
BRYAN, Bob/BRYAN, Mike
ISNER, John/RODDICK, Andy
************************************************** ***********

Teams from soulage's post (special thanks), probably all confirmed but I did not verify:
- Argentina: David Nalbandian/Eduardo Schwank
- Austria: Jurgen Melzer/Alexander Peya
- Belarus: Alexander Bury/Max Mirnyi
- Brazil: Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares, Thomaz Bellucci/Andre Sa
- Canada: Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil
- Colombia: Juan Sebastian Cabal/Santiago Giraldo
- Croatia: Marin Cilic/Ivan Dodig
- Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek
- France: Michael Llodra/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Julien Benneteau/Richard Gasquet
- Germany: Christopher Kas/Philipp Petzschner
- Great Britain: Andy Murray/Jamie Murray, Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins
- India: Leander Paes/Vishnu Vardhan, Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna
- Israel: Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram
- Italy: Daniele Bracciali/Andreas Seppi
- Japan: Kei Nishikori/Go Soeda
- Netherlands: Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer
- Poland: Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski
- Romania: Horia Tecau/Adrian Ungur
- Russia: Nikolay Davydenko/Mikhail Youzhny
- Serbia: Janko Tipsarevic/Nenad Zimonjic, Novak Djokovic/Victor Troicki
- Slovak Republic: Martin Klizan/Lukas Lacko
- Spain: Marcel Granollers/Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer/Feliciano Lopez
- Sweden: Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt
- Switzerland: Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka
- USA: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, John Isner/Andy Roddick

156mphserve
02-12-2012, 09:57 AM
after today Nestor will probably play with Vasek:lol:

Chris.
02-12-2012, 10:05 AM
Would love to see Hewitt/Tomic.

ImmzB
02-12-2012, 12:54 PM
Benneteau & Llodra ??

MaxPower
02-12-2012, 01:09 PM
For Sweden it could be Lindstedt and Brunström. They played great in DC yesterday and beat Zimonjic and Tipsarevic.

But anyway Lindstedt + someone. He's played with Soderling too but no-one knows about his physical status and if he plays Olympics he might stick to the singles.

Certinfy
02-12-2012, 04:01 PM
Berdych has a decent chance of a medal in all 3 competitions :lol:

croat123
02-12-2012, 04:42 PM
looks like it's cilic/dodig
wish it was karlovic/dodig. marin isn't good at doubles

Felipe Abe
02-12-2012, 06:48 PM
looks like it's cilic/dodig
wish it was karlovic/dodig. marin isn't good at doubles

Yeah, Karlovic and Dodig would be nice.

swebright
02-12-2012, 11:41 PM
The Polish team can win the gold medal?

Saviolero
02-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Bracciali/Starace?

Belludal
02-14-2012, 05:09 PM
Petzschner/Kas :confused:

misty1
02-14-2012, 05:52 PM
maybe bolelli/fognini?

i doubt federer/wawrinka will happen..maybe

wawrinka/allegro or wawrinka/chiudinelli

emotion
02-14-2012, 05:55 PM
Stakhovsky/Dolgopolov?

misty1
02-14-2012, 05:56 PM
youzhny/davydenko?

Eddy DoubleD
02-14-2012, 06:04 PM
Chela and Schwank for Argentina?

And I am wondering if Horia will play. It's sad for him that he doesn't have a good option.

JMG
02-14-2012, 06:13 PM
I hope he chooses Mergea!

misty1
02-14-2012, 06:15 PM
Chela and Schwank for Argentina?

And I am wondering if Horia will play. It's sad for him that he doesn't have a good option.

i would guess copil or hanescu but neither one is a great option

156mphserve
02-14-2012, 06:32 PM
Stakhovsky/Dolgopolov?

would Dolgopolov be allowed? isn't there a Davis Cup requirement?:confused:

Eddy DoubleD
02-14-2012, 06:49 PM
I hope he chooses Mergea!

It's not an option. I don't think they are in a good relationship. Probably it will be Victor or Marius(as misty1 said), but for someone with his potential it's not good enough.:( He has a better chance to win a medal at mixed.

Eddy DoubleD
02-14-2012, 06:50 PM
would Dolgopolov be allowed? isn't there a Davis Cup requirement?:confused:

It is and Dolgopolov can't play Olympics.

misty1
02-14-2012, 07:49 PM
so stakhovsky/marchenko?

is their a ukrainian mixed team? stakovhsky with either of the bondarenko sister would be good

Bashak
02-14-2012, 08:41 PM
would Dolgopolov be allowed? isn't there a Davis Cup requirement?:confused:

What is Davis Cup requirement? Why do I miss these things???

daddy
02-15-2012, 01:58 AM
looks like it's cilic/dodig



Why would you think it's Dodig and not Karlovic?

daddy
02-15-2012, 01:59 AM
wish it was karlovic/dodig. marin isn't good at doubles

That would be nice

Ash86
02-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Rafa confirmed today in an interview with El Pais that he'll be playing men's doubles at the Olympics - so the question is - who will he play with? He'll clearly want to play with Marc Lopez - what are the eligibility requirements for doubles players though? Would Lopez make the cut?

Interesting to see if Stan & Roger pair up again too - can't see them having much success this time though.

misty1
02-16-2012, 10:15 PM
well if he can then yeah, he'll probably play with marc lopez

if not i guess granollers would be the best option

Ash86
02-16-2012, 10:52 PM
If Marc Lopez can't play then I think he'd go for Feli - his serve is great on grass, he can volley well, he's done well at Wimbledon - much better option than Granollers. Probably a better option than Marc Lopez too though if Marc is eligible then I think Nadal will go with his usual partner...

HuaTuo
02-17-2012, 04:05 AM
GB:Murrays

Pirata.
02-17-2012, 05:24 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but a country can send up to six players, right? Four singles players and a team of exclusively doubles players? Can they send Lopez and Granollers as a doubles team and then have Rafa and Feli play as a team, or is a country only allowed to submit one doubles team?

Hellraiser
02-22-2012, 07:01 PM
Sweden

Lindstedt/Brunstroem or if Soda gonna be cure maybe Robert gonna play with Robin

LisaKoh
02-23-2012, 02:07 AM
The Czechs have a decent chance of winning this, with Sexy Stepanek being such good form. However, I really don't want to see Radek doing the Worm on the podium while Berdych refuses to shake hands with his opponents who have beaned him with volleys.

Good stuff.

guichard
02-23-2012, 01:04 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but a country can send up to six players, right? Four singles players and a team of exclusively doubles players? Can they send Lopez and Granollers as a doubles team and then have Rafa and Feli play as a team, or is a country only allowed to submit one doubles team?
It is 6 players. Up to 4 can play singles and 2 doubles teams. Using France, it may look like this:

Players :Tsonga,Monfils,Simon,Gasquet,Bennetteau,Llodra.

Singles:Tsonga,Monfils,Simon,Gasquet

Doubles: Tsonga/Llodra(confirmed), Monfils/Bennetteau

Doomach777
02-23-2012, 03:33 PM
looks like it's cilic/dodig
wish it was karlovic/dodig. marin isn't good at doubles
What about Ljubo ? he is surely better doubles player than Dodig or Marin are.

Bashak
02-23-2012, 04:27 PM
It is 6 players. Up to 4 can play singles and 2 doubles teams. Using France, it may look like this:

Players :Tsonga,Monfils,Simon,Gasquet,Bennetteau,Llodra.

Singles:Tsonga,Monfils,Simon,Gasquet

Doubles: Tsonga/Llodra(confirmed), Monfils/Bennetteau

:sobbing:
I don't see Monfils + whoever making the 2nd round of a doubles tournament where the elite come to play seriously. Also I am glad Simon is not playing doubles, he's not very good. Did Llodra pick Tsonga himself? Llodra/Gasquet was a pretty disastrous pair even if each were decent doubles players. Llodra more so, obviously. Tsonga/Benneteau also has a title together. I would have loved to see Llodra/Benneteau.

guichard
02-23-2012, 05:12 PM
:sobbing:
I don't see Monfils + whoever making the 2nd round of a doubles tournament where the elite come to play seriously. Also I am glad Simon is not playing doubles, he's not very good. Did Llodra pick Tsonga himself? Llodra/Gasquet was a pretty disastrous pair even if each were decent doubles players. Llodra more so, obviously. Tsonga/Benneteau also has a title together. I would have loved to see Llodra/Benneteau.
It was just an example to illustrate the composition of a team. As of Tsonga/Llodra, it is according to the French Davis Cup coach. But yes a lot can change from now until then

StevoTG
02-23-2012, 09:35 PM
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/tennis/lleyton-hewitt-out-four-months-after-surgery/story-e6frfgao-1226279960044

Hewitt and Guccione hoping to play.

"The Olympics are now out of my hands," he said.

"But given my record in Davis Cup and support of the ITF, I'd be disappointed if I didn't get a wildcard.

"Not only to play singles but also in doubles with 'Gooch' (Chris Guccione) given our performances in Davis Cup."

The Australian Olympic Committee and Tennis Australia are certain to lobby on Hewitt's behalf.

Pea
02-23-2012, 10:40 PM
Is Nenad playing with Janko? Or is Novak even interested?

duong
02-24-2012, 02:57 PM
Did Llodra pick Tsonga himself?

yes, together with the staff :

http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/230991/les-jeux-sont-faits-pour-benneteau/

He considered they had played great against Spain in Davis cup and chose Tsonga when they were in Melbourne.

I don't know (I don't think so) if there will be a second French doubles team, if there was it might be Gasquet-Benneteau.

For singles, nothing is done.

duong
02-24-2012, 03:04 PM
Interesting to see if Stan & Roger pair up again too

From what I heard it was the plan

guichard
02-24-2012, 06:44 PM
yes, together with the staff :

http://www.rmcsport.fr/editorial/230991/les-jeux-sont-faits-pour-benneteau/

He considered they had played great against Spain in Davis cup and chose Tsonga when they were in Melbourne.

I don't know (I don't think so) if there will be a second French doubles team, if there was it might be Gasquet-Benneteau.

For singles, nothing is done.
I feel sad for Benny...I think they will send 2 doubles teams even-though they don't have any hope for the second team.

Mjau!
02-26-2012, 03:52 AM
Federer & Hingis :yeah:

Gillouthe best
02-26-2012, 09:12 AM
Llodra should have played with Benny, Julien has been playing doubles with him many times, also they've played great the f DC ties since 2010( they defeated Germany, Spain & Canada in the three times they've paired together on DC). Tsonga should be part of the other dubs team, but with Gasquet or Monfils.

And also, even if they have 0% chance of going to the Olympics, Mahut/Roger-Vasselin pair is really doing great. They won Montpellier & are in the final of Marseille this year.

duong
03-02-2012, 09:50 PM
I feel sad for Benny...I think they will send 2 doubles teams even-though they don't have any hope for the second team.

the French press seems to say that Benneteau could not play in a second doubles team anyway if he's not qualified in singles (they speak about Gasquet-Monfils :lol: )

I guess some rule must forbid him to play only for doubles, probably his doubles ranking is not good enough.

But he still has a good chance to be qualified for singles according to Coolfish's calculations ;)

guichard
03-02-2012, 10:04 PM
the French press seems to say that Benneteau could not play in a second doubles team anyway if he's not qualified in singles (they speak about Gasquet-Monfils :lol: )

I guess some rule must forbid him to play only for doubles, probably his doubles ranking is not good enough.

But he still has a good chance to be qualified for singles according to Coolfish's calculations ;)
No, there is no such rule. It is just a federation decision not to send him.

duong
03-04-2012, 11:56 PM
No, there is no such rule. It is just a federation decision not to send him.

could a team Gasquet-Benneteau be allowed to play by the ITF considering that both don't have a good doubles ranking, I presume ?

why would they prefer Gasquet-Monfils ? Monfils is shit in doubles :lol:

guichard
03-05-2012, 03:41 AM
could a team Gasquet-Benneteau be allowed to play by the ITF considering that both don't have a good doubles ranking, I presume ?

why would they prefer Gasquet-Monfils ? Monfils is shit in doubles :lol:
I think they will just submit Gasquet-Monfils, if they don't get in/loses in the first round so be it.

Arkulari
03-05-2012, 07:04 AM
I'd like to see Marc López/Granollers and Nadal/Verdasco (Fer has proven himself this year as a doubles player)

Nadal, Ferrer, Feli, Almagro for singles I guess.

JurajCrane
03-05-2012, 07:18 PM
I'd like to see Marc López/Granollers and Nadal/Verdasco (Fer has proven himself this year as a doubles player)

Nadal, Ferrer, Feli, Almagro for singles I guess.

You have now 7 players for Spain ;) I think Nadal, Ferrer, Almagro and Verdasco will play singles, but Feli López would be better choice than Almagro. For doubles Granollers, Marrero or Marc Lopéz.

duong
03-06-2012, 10:41 AM
I think they will just submit Gasquet-Monfils, if they don't get in/loses in the first round so be it.

I noted that in the factsheet provided by Judio :

Men’s and Women’s Doubles events: 24 teams will qualify as Direct Acceptances based on their combined recognised World Rankings of 11 June 2012 (with each player using the best of their Singles and Doubles World Ranking).

Then I guess it should be possible to enter Gasquet and Benneteau who would obviously be a better doubles pair than Gasquet-Monfils :shrug:

Plus Benneteau has always been a good partner in Davis cup team, is disappointed by Llodra's choice ... and may be very near to Gasquet in the singles rankings by the 11th of june.

What's their chance ? not great but who knows they both play well on grass :shrug:

guichard
03-06-2012, 05:45 PM
I noted that in the factsheet provided by Judio :



Then I guess it should be possible to enter Gasquet and Benneteau who would obviously be a better doubles pair than Gasquet-Monfils :shrug:

Plus Benneteau has always been a good partner in Davis cup team, is disappointed by Llodra's choice ... and may be very near to Gasquet in the singles rankings by the 11th of june.

What's their chance ? not great but who knows they both play well on grass :shrug:
Yes we will see . Gasquet/Monfils, Simon/Monfils :eek: , Bennetteau/Simon....I hope Bennetteau at least plays doubles

Bashak
03-06-2012, 06:34 PM
yeah, I also hope Benneteau gets in the doubles but so far I'm not realy optimistic. Let's see what happens with the rankings after RG.

Drikke
03-07-2012, 12:43 AM
Probably Malisse/Norman for Belgium

MsTree
03-10-2012, 10:15 AM
There is no way Gilles will be playing doubs for France :lol:

Rafter_forever
03-17-2012, 09:26 PM
any news? What about second team for france (beside Llodra/Tsonga) and USA (beside Bryan Brothers)? Russian team will be Youznhy-Bogomolov or Youznhy-Davydenko?

cobalt60
03-18-2012, 02:47 PM
I am thinking Querry and Isner may be the second team for the USA. That's assuming they play more together this year to get points.

Cheeky Chick
03-18-2012, 06:20 PM
'In the doubles competitions, twenty four teams will automatically qualify as per the rankings on 11 June 2012, subject to a maximum of two teams per nation. Players in the top ten of the doubles rankings can reserve a place, provided they have a partner to compete with. The remaining eight teams will be decided by the ITF's Olympic Committee.'

Rafter_forever
03-18-2012, 09:04 PM
Querrey/Isner isn't possible, because Bryans + 4 singles players (Fish, Isner, Roddick and Young or Harrison maybe) are 6 maximum numbers of player for a country. The bestoptions are Fish/Isner or Fish/Roddick

Mr.Michael
04-10-2012, 04:35 PM
The Indian team will be intresting. Who's gonna decide it? Paes and Bopanna played in the Davis Cup, but Bhupathi and Bopanna obviously are planning to play in London. But isn't India allowed to have two teams if Leander is inside the top 10 and he can choose a partner? It's on grass and they have some decent doubles players in challengers.

guichard
04-10-2012, 05:06 PM
The Indian team will be intresting. Who's gonna decide it? Paes and Bopanna played in the Davis Cup, but Bhupathi and Bopanna obviously are planning to play in London. But isn't India allowed to have two teams if Leander is inside the top 10 and he can choose a partner? It's on grass and they have some decent doubles players in challengers.

Yes, right now Paes and Bopana are in the top 10 so India can have 2 teams.

MIJB#19
04-10-2012, 11:40 PM
With how the ATP Rankings are shaping up right now (with as much as 2 grand slams and 3 1000s to go), any team that combines for a rankings total below 60 will be within the first 24 doubles teams to qualify. Anything above 70 will be at risk to not be good enough. As of right now there are few combinations in the 50-60 range, aside from countries that can also make 'better than 60' teams.

First are the top10 players, whom will potentially be:
United States of America 1 - Bryan/Bryan
Belarus 1 - Mirniy/partner (Ignatik or Bury?)
Canada 1 - Nestor/partner (Raonic?)
France 1 - Llorda/partner (Tsonga or Benneteau?)
Serbia 1 - Zimonjic/partner (N.Djokovic, Tipsarevic or Troicki, maybe Bozoljac?)
India 1 - Paes/partner (Devvarman, who else?)
India 2 - Bopanna/Bhuphati
Poland 1 - Fyrstenberg/Matkowski (technically they could split up, but that wouldn't make sense)

Note that most of these teams would still qualify based on their rankings outside the top10, unless they choose to partner with a player outside a top50 spot in singles or doubles. That's where the risk lies for both Sweden (Lindstedt/partner) and Romania (Tecau/partner), since they'll likely miss a top50 partner to qualify from outside the top10. Pakistan (Qureshi/partner) will have a bigger problem for not having a qualified partner as of yet, even if Qureshi breaks into the top10. With those top10 spots used, that's 8 down and 16 to go through ATP Rankings:

Serbia 2
N.Djokovic/Tipsarevic, N.Djokovic/Troicki or Tipsarevic/Troicki, any team would work.

Spain 1 and Spain 2
It could be any two teams from Nadal, Ferrer, Almagro, F.Lopez, Verdasco, Granollers, Ferrero, Ramos, M.Lopez or Marrero, providing their total ranking stays below 60. Even something like Granollers/M.Lopez or Marrero/Verdasco is possible, within the 6 player total limit.

Switzerland
Federer/Wawrinka, no other options.

Great Britain 1 and 2
If the Olympics would be held right now, but Fleming/Hutchins and Murray/Murray would be inside the top24 teams.

France 2
France has plenty of players in the top40s to get a second team in. Plus, they'll have 4 singles players on site anyway.

Czech Republic 1
Berdych/Stepanek will do, Cermak is an alternate here.

United States of America 2
any duo from the qualifying singles players will do.

Argentina 1 and 2
This will be tricky to get two teams initially, since this will only work right now if both Del Potro and Monaco play doubles and they don't team up. Schwank could team up with Del Potro and still qualify. As a backup plan, they will have 4 players on site anyway, to provide for the last 8 teams.

Germany 1 and 2
Kas, Kohlschreiber, F.Mayer and Petzschner can combine for any two qualifying teams.

Austria 1
Marach, J.Melzer and Peya are all high enough ranked to get one team in.

Brazil 1
Melo/B.Soares would be top24 at the moment, but it seems likely that B.Soares would also still make it with Bellucci or Sa as his partner. They'll likely need at least one player from Mirniy, Paes, Lindstedt and Tecau to sit outside the top10 after Wimbledon, or a rankings drop from one of the British or German four players.

24th slot?
This will be up in the are based on whether Lindstedt, Tecau or some other doubles player breaks into the top10 at the expense of Bopanna/Bhupathi or Fyrstenberg/Matkowski. These last two teams are shoo-in to qualify, even when missing a top10 player. Ditto with Llodra and Zimonjic, given their singles players options. If both Lindstedt and Tecau miss the top10 and a decent partner, next in line would be Croatia's Cilic/Ljubicic, or from there on it's a wild open race between many countries' top two players are second-in-line options.


And from there on, there will be very little room within the 86-player max to add more players that haven't already entered through the singles rankings. Which means the last eight slots could all go to countries with two or four singles players: Croatia 1 and 2, Italy 1, Russia 1 and Colombia 1. Some countries have the potential to join them, like Ukraine, Australia, Belgium and Japan. Thoe last four will also be options for one singles player and one wild card, just as well as countries like Israel, Slovakia, Netherlands or one of the aforementioned countries with potential top10 players: Romania, Sweden or Pakistan.

MIJB#19
04-11-2012, 12:03 AM
For those wondering, the bar for mixed doubles right now is in the range of a combined ranking below 40. By my math, those teams will likely be from the USA (twice), India, Belarus, Spain (twice), Germany (twice), Poland, Czech Republic (twice), France, Serbia (twice), Russia and Argentina. Also in the race are Slovakia (if they Polasek qualifies as a doubles player), Australia, Romania (if Tecau qualifies), Italy and second teams from Poland and Italy.

Sonja1989
04-12-2012, 10:09 AM
Granollers/Nadal :)

http://www.joma-sport.com/noticias/granollers-will-play-with-rafa-nadal-in-london-olympic-games"] (http://www.joma-sport.com/noticias/granollers-will-play-with-rafa-nadal-in-london-olympic-games)

Rafter_forever
04-12-2012, 03:27 PM
Llodra/Tsonga confirmed.

The ranking for Dobles is the same of singles (11/06/2012)?

born_on_clay
04-13-2012, 05:46 PM
Granollers/Nadal :)

http://www.joma-sport.com/noticias/granollers-will-play-with-rafa-nadal-in-london-olympic-games"] (http://www.joma-sport.com/noticias/granollers-will-play-with-rafa-nadal-in-london-olympic-games)

:yeah:

amirbachar
04-14-2012, 04:13 PM
With how the ATP Rankings are shaping up right now (with as much as 2 grand slams and 3 1000s to go), any team that combines for a rankings total below 60 will be within the first 24 doubles teams to qualify. Anything above 70 will be at risk to not be good enough. As of right now there are few combinations in the 50-60 range, aside from countries that can also make 'better than 60' teams.

First are the top10 players, whom will potentially be:
United States of America 1 - Bryan/Bryan
Belarus 1 - Mirniy/partner (Ignatik or Bury?)
Canada 1 - Nestor/partner (Raonic?)
France 1 - Llorda/partner (Tsonga or Benneteau?)
Serbia 1 - Zimonjic/partner (N.Djokovic, Tipsarevic or Troicki, maybe Bozoljac?)
India 1 - Paes/partner (Devvarman, who else?)
India 2 - Bopanna/Bhuphati
Poland 1 - Fyrstenberg/Matkowski (technically they could split up, but that wouldn't make sense)

Note that most of these teams would still qualify based on their rankings outside the top10, unless they choose to partner with a player outside a top50 spot in singles or doubles. That's where the risk lies for both Sweden (Lindstedt/partner) and Romania (Tecau/partner), since they'll likely miss a top50 partner to qualify from outside the top10. Pakistan (Qureshi/partner) will have a bigger problem for not having a qualified partner as of yet, even if Qureshi breaks into the top10. With those top10 spots used, that's 8 down and 16 to go through ATP Rankings:

Serbia 2
N.Djokovic/Tipsarevic, N.Djokovic/Troicki or Tipsarevic/Troicki, any team would work.

Spain 1 and Spain 2
It could be any two teams from Nadal, Ferrer, Almagro, F.Lopez, Verdasco, Granollers, Ferrero, Ramos, M.Lopez or Marrero, providing their total ranking stays below 60. Even something like Granollers/M.Lopez or Marrero/Verdasco is possible, within the 6 player total limit.

Switzerland
Federer/Wawrinka, no other options.

Great Britain 1 and 2
If the Olympics would be held right now, but Fleming/Hutchins and Murray/Murray would be inside the top24 teams.

France 2
France has plenty of players in the top40s to get a second team in. Plus, they'll have 4 singles players on site anyway.

Czech Republic 1
Berdych/Stepanek will do, Cermak is an alternate here.

United States of America 2
any duo from the qualifying singles players will do.

Argentina 1 and 2
This will be tricky to get two teams initially, since this will only work right now if both Del Potro and Monaco play doubles and they don't team up. Schwank could team up with Del Potro and still qualify. As a backup plan, they will have 4 players on site anyway, to provide for the last 8 teams.

Germany 1 and 2
Kas, Kohlschreiber, F.Mayer and Petzschner can combine for any two qualifying teams.

Austria 1
Marach, J.Melzer and Peya are all high enough ranked to get one team in.

Brazil 1
Melo/B.Soares would be top24 at the moment, but it seems likely that B.Soares would also still make it with Bellucci or Sa as his partner. They'll likely need at least one player from Mirniy, Paes, Lindstedt and Tecau to sit outside the top10 after Wimbledon, or a rankings drop from one of the British or German four players.

24th slot?
This will be up in the are based on whether Lindstedt, Tecau or some other doubles player breaks into the top10 at the expense of Bopanna/Bhupathi or Fyrstenberg/Matkowski. These last two teams are shoo-in to qualify, even when missing a top10 player. Ditto with Llodra and Zimonjic, given their singles players options. If both Lindstedt and Tecau miss the top10 and a decent partner, next in line would be Croatia's Cilic/Ljubicic, or from there on it's a wild open race between many countries' top two players are second-in-line options.


And from there on, there will be very little room within the 86-player max to add more players that haven't already entered through the singles rankings. Which means the last eight slots could all go to countries with two or four singles players: Croatia 1 and 2, Italy 1, Russia 1 and Colombia 1. Some countries have the potential to join them, like Ukraine, Australia, Belgium and Japan. Thoe last four will also be options for one singles player and one wild card, just as well as countries like Israel, Slovakia, Netherlands or one of the aforementioned countries with potential top10 players: Romania, Sweden or Pakistan.

AFAIK, Nestor will play with Pospisil.
Some of the names you wrote won't be able to participate, since there are more than 22 strictly double players (Bryan/Bryan, Mirnyi/partner, Nestor/Pospisil, Llorda, Zimonjic, Paes/Devvarman, Bopanna/Bhuphati, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Granollers, Fleming/Hutchins, J. Murray, Schwank, Marach, and currently Tecau/partner and
Lindstedt/Aspelin - that's already 25 players. It seems that currently Fleming/Hutchins won't be able to qualify, and the cutoff will be below 50 for double players.
Singles players will be able to play with lower combined rankings.

Rafter_forever
04-15-2012, 02:03 AM
Nestor/Pospisil confirmed?

I don´t think that Lindstedt play with Aspelin really.. I think that play wih Brustom, likely..

MIJB#19
04-16-2012, 12:29 AM
AFAIK, Nestor will play with Pospisil.
Some of the names you wrote won't be able to participate, since there are more than 22 strictly double players (Bryan/Bryan, Mirnyi/partner, Nestor/Pospisil, Llorda, Zimonjic, Paes/Devvarman, Bopanna/Bhuphati, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Granollers, Fleming/Hutchins, J. Murray, Schwank, Marach, and currently Tecau/partner and
Lindstedt/Aspelin - that's already 25 players. It seems that currently Fleming/Hutchins won't be able to qualify, and the cutoff will be below 50 for double players.
Singles players will be able to play with lower combined rankings.That's why I posted all those names to begin with, my conclusion was that it will be near impossible to allow the 24 best teams and still leave room for 6 singles invites and also room for doubles invites. Teams like Fleming/Hutchins and even the Austrian and second German combos will be at risk for missing out, despite being top24.

At the other end, potential teams like Cilic/Dodig, Fognini/Seppi, Youzhny/Bogomolov, etc. will fill some open slots, but won't be able to fill all 32 teams. By my math it's near impossible to make 32 teams (with or without aforementioned teams like Fleming/Hutchins) and still have room for the 6 singles invites. Unless those invites would also become a doubles partners (like Devvarman, Hanescu for Tecau, or like a second player from Belgium, Australia or Japan).

Point being that the ITF will have to be creative with how to fill those 6 singles wild cards, 8 doubles wild cards and still get the 24 best doubles teams.

amirbachar
04-27-2012, 05:02 PM
AFAIK, Nestor will play with Pospisil.
Some of the names you wrote won't be able to participate, since there are more than 22 strictly double players (Bryan/Bryan, Mirnyi/partner, Nestor/Pospisil, Llorda, Zimonjic, Paes/Devvarman, Bopanna/Bhuphati, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Granollers, Fleming/Hutchins, J. Murray, Schwank, Marach, and currently Tecau/partner and
Lindstedt/Aspelin - that's already 25 players. It seems that currently Fleming/Hutchins won't be able to qualify, and the cutoff will be below 50 for double players.
Singles players will be able to play with lower combined rankings.

I did some more calculations, and with taking off the points from last year from now on, currently Fyrstenberg,Matkowski and Stepanek takes the 8-10th spots in the rankings, although it's really close and a lot can still change.
If it stays that way, it means Tecau/partner are out, and Lindstedt/Aspelin are out.But we forgot to include Kas/Petzschner, and Verdasco or Mrac Lopez to play with Feliciano Lopez.
That makes exactly 22 players, (without Fleming/Hutchins).

Lopez
04-27-2012, 08:16 PM
Nieminen might try to get in with one of the Finnish youngsters, Heliövaara or Henri Kontinen.

Mongoose
04-27-2012, 10:29 PM
Somdev won't be ready for this

MIJB#19
05-07-2012, 07:00 PM
I did some more calculations, and with taking off the points from last year from now on, currently Fyrstenberg,Matkowski and Stepanek takes the 8-10th spots in the rankings, although it's really close and a lot can still change.
If it stays that way, it means Tecau/partner are out, and Lindstedt/Aspelin are out.But we forgot to include Kas/Petzschner, and Verdasco or Mrac Lopez to play with Feliciano Lopez.
That makes exactly 22 players, (without Fleming/Hutchins).If today's 52-week rankings were the guideline, the 22 doubles players would be: Mirniy/partner, Nestor/partner, Bryan/Bryan, Llodra (w/ Tsonga?), Zimonjic (w/ Djokovic?), Paes/partner, Lindstedt/partner, Tecau/partner, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Bopanna/Bhupathi, a British player (w/ A.Murray), 5th Spanish player (w/ Nadal), 6th Spanish player (w/ Ferrer/Almagro/F.Lopez) and Peya (w/ Melzer).

They then will be joined by France 2, USA 2, Argentina 1, Argentina 2, Serbia 2, Russia 1, Federer/Wawrinka, Berdych/Stepanek, Nishikori/Soeda, Kohlschreiber/Mayer, Cilic/Karlovic, Fognini/Seppi, Giraldo/Falla and Darcis/Rochus.

That leaves 4 open slots to be filled and 8 wild cards for singles players to be handed out. Under these circumstances it wouldn't be a unrealistic to see the ITF use some of those wild cards to add a second player to the field for individuals to create a doubles team (Ebden w/ Tomic, Stakhovsky w/ Dolgopolov), to add potential doubles partners to the singles field (Pospisil, Tecau's partner Hanescu or Ungur) and then find room for either Kas/Petzchner or Fleming/Hutchins, or for Polasek (w/ Lacko) and Soares (w/ Bellucci).

rvugt
05-09-2012, 02:28 PM
How about the option of Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer? I think they have quite some chance, especially if Rojer plays some good tournament the coming time!

MIJB#19
05-10-2012, 12:50 AM
How about the option of Robin Haase and Jean-Julien Rojer? I think they have quite some chance, especially if Rojer plays some good tournament the coming time!Acutally, because of Haase's improved ranking in singles, their combined ranking has improved to 75, putting them ahead of, for example, Slovakia and Brazil. But their ranking of '75' would still be far from the 'cut' for just the 22 doubles players, which appears to end up below 40 for the team. If there will be invites beyond those 22, The Netherlands will be ahead of the potential teams with one singles or with a top10 doubles player (Australia, Ukraine, Canada, Romania), but I mentioned those because that second player is ranked inside the singles top100 already and would fit within a geographic distribution. Rojer would be a pure doubles player, and in that area has heavy competition in guys like Kas, Peya or Marach, Fleming/Hutchins, Hanley, Bracciali, B.Soares, Schwank or Cabal.

Ausie
05-10-2012, 12:35 PM
Hewitt indicated he could combine with Bernard Tomic in the doubles.

soulage
05-11-2012, 10:47 AM
The Gasquet-Monfils looks almost oficial as Benneteau as near 0 chance to get a single spot in OG http://www.tennismagazine.fr/une-paire-gasquet-monfils-aux-j-o-_r_52_a_350.html

Stronga23
05-12-2012, 12:54 AM
The Gasquet-Monfils looks almost oficial as Benneteau as near 0 chance to get a single spot in OG http://www.tennismagazine.fr/une-paire-gasquet-monfils-aux-j-o-_r_52_a_350.html

They could be dangerous if Gael learns how to move on grass.

amirbachar
05-12-2012, 05:44 PM
I did some more calculations, and with taking off the points from last year from now on, currently Fyrstenberg,Matkowski and Stepanek takes the 8-10th spots in the rankings, although it's really close and a lot can still change.
If it stays that way, it means Tecau/partner are out, and Lindstedt/Aspelin are out.But we forgot to include Kas/Petzschner, and Verdasco or Mrac Lopez to play with Feliciano Lopez.
That makes exactly 22 players, (without Fleming/Hutchins).

Upadte: after this week's results, it seems that Lindstedt/partner will qualify, currently instead of Kas/Petzschner. Tecau/partner might qualify as well if Tecau/Lindstedt wins tomorrow in Madrid's final, otherwise Tecau will have to play with another partner in Nice or Rolland Garros to pass Lindstedt in the rankings.

coluta
05-12-2012, 07:24 PM
Why is Lindstedt above Tecau?

amirbachar
05-12-2012, 08:42 PM
Why is Lindstedt above Tecau?

Currently Davis Cup Points (even they are not one of the best 18 tournaments), but on 11.6 it will be also because of less tournaments played (Tecau played Winston Salem)

coluta
05-12-2012, 10:08 PM
Thanks!

MaxPower
05-13-2012, 07:50 AM
AFAIK, Nestor will play with Pospisil.
Some of the names you wrote won't be able to participate, since there are more than 22 strictly double players (Bryan/Bryan, Mirnyi/partner, Nestor/Pospisil, Llorda, Zimonjic, Paes/Devvarman, Bopanna/Bhuphati, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Granollers, Fleming/Hutchins, J. Murray, Schwank, Marach, and currently Tecau/partner and
Lindstedt/Aspelin - that's already 25 players. It seems that currently Fleming/Hutchins won't be able to qualify, and the cutoff will be below 50 for double players.
Singles players will be able to play with lower combined rankings.

Aspelin is retired. No chance he will come back for Olympics. Shame because he was the silver medalist with T.Johansson behind Federer/Wava in 2008

Lindstedt will play with Soderling (if miraculously recovered), Siljeström or Brunström

randajad86
05-15-2012, 09:15 AM
Daniele Bracciali and Andreas Seppi want to play together: http://www.livetennis.it/post/107592/giochi-olimpici-londra-2012-daniele-bracciali-e-andreas-seppi-insieme-in-doppio-alle-olimpiadi/

guyha4
05-16-2012, 11:47 AM
Are Ram and Erlich close to qualify ??

MIJB#19
05-27-2012, 11:58 PM
If my math skills and memory on the rules didn't lose me here, it looks like there's not much that will happen for the top10 slots that guarantee a tickets to the Olympics. Four players seem to be locked inside the top10 by the end of Roland Garros: B.Bryan, M.Bryan, Mirniy and Nestor. Next up (still) are Llodra, Zimonjic, Paes, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski and Lindstedt. Tecau will only boost in to the top10 with a Roland Garros win (paired with Lindstedt) to overcome a 795-point deficit to the Polish duo. Paes is 1175 points ahead, Zimonjic and Llodra are over 1200 points ahead. The danger from behind are Bopanna/Bhupathi, as they are 500 and 720 points behind respectively. Also within the 2000-point margin and requiring a Roland Garros win are Qureshi, Melzer, Petzschner and Granollers.

Obviously, Llodra, Zimonjic and Fyrstenberg/Matkowski and Bhupathi/Bopanna are still going to be ranked highly enough to be amongst the 22 qualfying doubles players, making Paes, Lindstedt, Tecau and Qureshi the ones at risk to miss the OS. Paes is on pace to make it, Lindstedt is in the hot seat, Tecau in a got-to-win situation and Qureshi needing a miracle to make it, and both Melzer could really use that top10 slot to guarantee being in the OS field. Petzschner eliminated himself from a top10 slot by teaming up with Melzer, ironically.

NyGeL
05-30-2012, 05:25 PM
Del Potro said that he would like to play mixed doubles with Dulko, so it seems that Nalbandian will play doubles with Schwank.

MIJB#19
05-30-2012, 10:55 PM
Del Potro said that he would like to play mixed doubles with Dulko, so it seems that Nalbandian will play doubles with Schwank.Schwank needs a deep run at Roland Garros in either singles or doubles (he's got last year's deep run to defend) to qualify for the Olympics as top4 from Argentina or to be ranked high enough to be a suitable doubles partner.

Dulko is not yet a sure thing to qualify for the Olympics. She has two routes though, being a potential top10 doubles player, but also combined with Paolo Suarez they might be one of the last doubles teams to qualify through rankings or to be invited by the ITF, especially with their excellent form this season. If she does qualify through the doubles rankings, Del Potro and Dulko will be ranked high enough to be one of the mixed doubles teams.

outrider
05-31-2012, 12:41 PM
Marach and Peya splitted up three weeks ago, i think they will not play together in London so Melzer/Peya should start for Austria.

BrunoBeidacki
06-02-2012, 03:08 AM
Bruno Soares should play with Marcelo Melo. It's almost official, and if Bellucci doesn't get a WC for the singles draw, he'll play Washington. No way he will give up possibly 90 points to play doubles in London.

MaxPower
06-04-2012, 04:31 PM
Lindstedt has announced his choice of partner is Johan Brunström

bavaria100
06-04-2012, 06:35 PM
I don't know how likely it is, but I would love to see Mirnyi and Azarenka team up in the mixed doubles competition. They have played together before and successfully too (won the US Open and reached the final of the Australian Open), I might add. :)

smucav
06-05-2012, 12:49 AM
http://straightsets.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/04/preview-of-mondays-mens-matches-at-the-french-open/Granollers isn’t likely to be given a singles spot for Spain at the Olympics, but he is set to be Rafael Nadal’s doubles partner.

outrider
06-05-2012, 11:39 AM
Lindstedt has announced his choice of partner is Johan Brunström
Not a surprise after good perfomance in the Davis Cup against Serbia.
Should be a dangerous combination on grass.

But i do not unterstand why Nadal and Granollers team up for Olympics. Would say Granollers/M. Lopez or Nadal/M. Lopez would be a better choice here.

Sonja1989
06-05-2012, 01:52 PM
Because Marc Lopez can't play Olympics because of rules. 2012 is his first DC year, players have to play at least two.

Murraylicious
06-05-2012, 05:12 PM
I'd rather interested in Mixed Doubles

MIJB#19
06-05-2012, 08:52 PM
Lindstedt has announced his choice of partner is Johan BrunströmThey better start rooting against Qureshi then, as he's still in the race to kick Lindstedt out of the top10 and the Olympics.

ImmzB
06-05-2012, 09:41 PM
Come on Qureshi!! :rocker2:

amirbachar
06-07-2012, 03:48 PM
I did some more calculations, and with taking off the points from last year from now on, currently Fyrstenberg,Matkowski and Stepanek takes the 8-10th spots in the rankings, although it's really close and a lot can still change.
If it stays that way, it means Tecau/partner are out, and Lindstedt/Aspelin are out.But we forgot to include Kas/Petzschner, and Verdasco or Mrac Lopez to play with Feliciano Lopez.
That makes exactly 22 players, (without Fleming/Hutchins).

Updated list of strictly double players:
Bryan/Bryan, Mirnyi/partner, Nestor/Pospisil, Llorda (w. Tsonga), Zimonjic (w. Tipsarevic), Paes/partner, Bopanna/Bhuphati, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Granollers(w. Nadal), J. Murray (w. A. Murray), Peya (w. Melzer), Lindstedt/Brunström, Kas/Petzschner, and Bracciali (w. Seppi) or Marc Lopez (w. Verdasco).

amirbachar
06-08-2012, 12:39 AM
Updated list of strictly double players:
Bryan/Bryan, Mirnyi/partner, Nestor/Pospisil, Llorda (w. Tsonga), Zimonjic (w. Tipsarevic), Paes/partner, Bopanna/Bhuphati, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Granollers(w. Nadal), J. Murray (w. A. Murray), Peya (w. Melzer), Lindstedt/Brunström, Kas/Petzschner, and Bracciali (w. Seppi) or Marc Lopez (w. Verdasco).

I looked at the draws of 2008:
Singles: http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_35058_original.PDF
Doubles: http://www.itftennis.com/shared/medialibrary/pdf/original/IO_35061_original.PDF

Two conclusions:
1. The ITF tend to give doubles players WC to the singles.
2. There were 26 players who aren't in the singles draw, so perhaps it is possible to take places from the women's in case they aren't needed.

I believe that Devvarman, Petzschner and Bracciali would get a WC to the singles draw which clears up 2 more spots that will go to Fleming/Hutchins (combined ranking 47).
These are some of the players that might still play because of that (the combined rankings are estimations):
Soares/Melo (56), Rojer (w. Hasse, 64), Hanely (w. Tomic, 65), Knowle/Marach (72) Cabal (w. Giraldo, 79), Erlich/Ram (81), Polasek (w. Lacko, 82), Schwank (w. Nalbandian, 86), Cermak/Dlouhy (94), Malisse (w. Rochus, 103)

Chase Visa
06-11-2012, 10:08 AM
Confirmed doubles teams:

Nadal/Granollers
Bryan Brothers
Quershi/Khan (ineligible)
Murray Brothers
Lindstedt/Brunström
Hutchins/Fleming (probably ineligible, likely to get ITF place)
Llodra/Tsonga
Monfils/Gasquet
Stepanek/Berdych
Schwank/Nalbandian (probably ineligible, may get ITF place)
Nestor/Poposil
Zimonjic/Tipsarevic
Seppi/Bracciali

That's only 10 teams. So we need 14 more.

Guessing....

Mirnyi/partner (Ignatik/Bury?)
Paes/partner (Devvarman?)
Fyrstenberg/Matkowski
Djokovic/Troicki
Federer/Wawrinka
Melzer/partner (Paya/Marach (does Marach qualify?))
Petzschner/Kas

Who else?

amirbachar
06-11-2012, 06:24 PM
Updated list of strictly double players:
Bryan/Bryan, Mirnyi/partner, Nestor/Pospisil, Llorda (w. Tsonga), Zimonjic (w. Tipsarevic), Paes/partner, Bopanna/Bhuphati, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Granollers(w. Nadal), J. Murray (w. A. Murray), Peya (w. Melzer), Lindstedt/Brunström, Kas/Petzschner, and Bracciali (w. Seppi) or Marc Lopez (w. Verdasco).

I believe that Devvarman, Petzschner and Bracciali would get a WC to the singles draw which clears up 2 more spots that will go to Soares/Melo (combined ranking 56).
Also some of the 86 spots for women will not be used, and according to 2008 they might be given to doubles players.
These are some of the players that might still play because of that:
Fleming/Hutchins (61), Rojer (w. Hasse, 63), Hanely (w. Tomic, 63), Knowle/Marach (74) Erlich/Ram (75), Cabal (w. Giraldo, 78), Polasek (w. Lacko/Klizan, 83/85), Schwank (w. Nalbandian, 86), Cermak/Dlouhy (93), Malisse (w. Rochus, 101)

Other direct enrtries might be:
Djokovic/Troicki
Federer/Wawrinka
Monfils/Gasquet
Stepanek/Berdych
Isner/Roddick
Berlocq/Monaco
Nishikori/Sodea (72)
Cilic/Dodig (69)
Youzhny/Davydenko (78)

Drikke
06-11-2012, 09:27 PM
Rochus/Darcis is an option, probably will get ITF place like they did in Peking.

Maybe Malisse/Norman but probably they won't get the cut needed

MIJB#19
06-12-2012, 08:27 PM
Rochus/Darcis is an option, probably will get ITF place like they did in Peking.

Maybe Malisse/Norman but probably they won't get the cut neededThe only Belgian duo that has actually qualifed now is Goffin/Rochus. Unless enough player pull out to make room for Darcis to get a singles spot.

MIJB#19
06-12-2012, 08:39 PM
Rojer (w. Hasse, 63)Don't be a hater, it's Haase. ;) They look like the highest ranked duo for the 32nd doubles team.
Hanely (w. Tomic, 63)Maybe Ebden (or Matosevic or even Hewitt) gets an ITF place for singles, to become the 2nd Australian for doubles?
Knowle/Marach (74)Knowle/Melzer and Marach/Peya both rank higher, but I can see your thinking with any Knowle combo being behind Hanley/Tomic.
Cabal (w. Giraldo, 78)Maybe Falla gets an ITF spot ahead of Bellucci? That would make room for Falla/Giraldo.
Polasek (w. Lacko/Klizan, 83/85)Klizan/Lacko as a duo would make more sense here, with the limited spots.
Schwank (w. Nalbandian, 86)Are you expecting Del Potro to skip mens' doubles?
Malisse (w. Rochus, 101)See above, Goffin/Rochus makes more sense, being the two qualifed Belgians. Darcis could sneak into the singles field.

What about Tecau/Ungur? Ungur could be an ITF selection for singles.

amirbachar
06-13-2012, 10:31 PM
Don't be a hater, it's Haase.

You are right of course...


Maybe Ebden (or Matosevic or even Hewitt) gets an ITF place for singles, to become the 2nd Australian for doubles?

Possible, but I believe that the Australian will choose Hanely/Tomic.


Maybe Falla gets an ITF spot ahead of Bellucci? That would make room for Falla/Giraldo.

That's good thinking, and I think they can get an ITF place


Klizan/Lacko as a duo would make more sense here, with the limited spots.

You are absolutely right.


Are you expecting Del Potro to skip mens' doubles?

Yes, because I he will play with Dulko in the mixed doubles.


See above, Goffin/Rochus makes more sense, being the two qualified Belgians. Darcis could sneak into the singles field.

Actually, Rochus isn't qualified, because the Belgian IOC rules are that players mus't be ranked 24th or reach last 16 in a Grand Slam, or quarter finals of an ATP1000


What about Tecau/Ungur? Ungur could be an ITF selection for singles.


I totally missed them... It might happen because Tecau deserves to play. They have a combined ranking 90.

StevoTG
06-13-2012, 10:56 PM
Hewitt and Guccione are playing doubles together at Wimbledon. Is there actually even a chance they can be given a spot in the doubles?

SerialKillerToBe
06-14-2012, 01:22 AM
Djokovic would really stand a better chance partnering with Tipsy or Troicki. Zimonjic is getting too old.

MIJB#19
06-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Actually, Rochus isn't qualified, because the Belgian IOC rules are that players mus't be ranked 24th or reach last 16 in a Grand Slam, or quarter finals of an ATP1000He's expected to go to court and win the case, given the precedence of 2008 things going exactly the same.

Looking at the Argentina situation, if we're ignoring Del Potro for men's doubles, they might need to enter Monaco/Schwank as their #1 team, as that team will be amongst the top24 by ranking, any other x/Schwank combo won't. Berlocq and Nalbandian would already be there to be one of the last doubles teams.

Did you think of Bhambri as Paes' doubles partner? He played in the Davis Cup, is India's highest ranked singles player and could be a longshot for an ITF spot in singles (ahead of Devvarman, providing he'd be healthy).


I'm also interested to see how the ITF is going to (re)distribute the WTA slots. It seems likely there will be less than 22 doubles-only players, as the overlap between singles and doubles is much bigger. That might pave the way for some of the one-qualified-player teams that we're seeing on the ATP end.

guichard
06-14-2012, 01:34 PM
Ferrer/Lopez will play doubles

dencod16
06-14-2012, 01:49 PM
It's funny how Paes has qualified but he dont have a partner.

Chase Visa
06-14-2012, 02:58 PM
Ferrer/Lopez will play doubles

Marc or Feli?

guichard
06-14-2012, 04:06 PM
Feli


David Ferrer y Feliciano López formarán pareja de dobles en los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres 2012 https://twitter.com/valencia_open/status/213245780801236992

amirbachar
06-14-2012, 08:29 PM
Updated list of strictly double players:
Bryan/Bryan, Mirnyi/partner, Nestor/Pospisil, Llorda (w. Tsonga), Zimonjic (w. Tipsarevic), Paes/partner, Bopanna/Bhuphati, Fyrstenberg/Matkowski, Granollers(w. Nadal), J. Murray (w. A. Murray), Peya (w. Melzer), Lindstedt/Brunström, Kas/Petzschner, Bracciali (w. Seppi) and F. Lopez (w. Ferrer)

I believe that at least 2 of Devvarman/Bhambri, Petzschner and Pospisil would get a WC to the singles draw which clears up 2 more spots that will go to Soares/Melo (combined ranking 56).
Also some of the 86 spots for women will not be used, and according to 2008 they might be given to doubles players.
These are some of the players that might still play because of that:
Fleming/Hutchins (61), Rojer (w. Haase, 63), Hanely (w. Tomic, 63), Knowle/Marach (74) Erlich/Ram (75), Cabal (w. Giraldo, 78), Polasek (w. Lacko/Klizan, 83/85), Schwank (w. Nalbandian, 86), Tecau(w. Ungur if he gets an ITF spot, 90), Cermak/Dlouhy (93), Malisse (w. Rochus, 101)

Other enrtries might be:
Djokovic/Troicki
Federer/Wawrinka
Monfils/Gasquet
Stepanek/Berdych
Isner/Roddick
Berlocq/Monaco
Nishikori/Sodea (72)
Cilic/Dodig (69) or Cilic/Karlovic (81)
Youzhny/Davydenko (78)
Falla/Giraldo (114)
Klizan/Lacko (118)
Rochus/Rochus (125)

MIJB#19
06-14-2012, 10:29 PM
Nishikori/Sodea (72)

Rochus/Rochus (125)Maybe Ito plays for Japan (unlikely, but, you know ;))
And I suppose you ment Goffin/Rochus?

(Btw, I like your lists, so keep them coming :D)

Pratik
06-15-2012, 08:24 AM
It's funny how Paes has qualified but he dont have a partner.

Paes to partner with Devvarman/Bhambri :haha:
First round exit, for sure

knorpel
06-15-2012, 10:25 AM
Why not try stopping this phony and for spectators irritating touching of each other after every ball, lost or won. The idea of running to his partner to touch him would never have occurred to Rod Laver & Co. Even worse is the theatrical "conferring" behind a covering hand, as if the opponents can hear 30 yards away.

amirbachar
06-15-2012, 07:19 PM
Another update:
The Indian association wants to send only 1 pair, and Paes will be one of them.
Bopanna/Bhuphati don't want to be seperated and won't go in that case:
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=f8nrrrcab&v=0011J7YDsLRiGloKVCg0h56ibuzQafm6rtr5anAFfWAwZOWd r2K3R9Zu9Od84wKqK1MRbQsFN3h-h7wa_F-aio3lqSdFd8ayooiORzZdqdyyw0nrrs_j86rdSL97ceD0aX9gj HpXoSHyGJANpxnEuQQzzT0Kdf4idKT

So the Updated list is:
Bryan/Bryan
Mirnyi/partner
Nestor/Pospisil
Llorda (w. Tsonga)
Zimonjic (w. Tipsarevic)
Paes/partner
Fyrstenberg/Matkowski
Granollers(w. Nadal)
J. Murray (w. A. Murray)
Peya (w. Melzer)
Lindstedt/Brunström
Kas/Petzschner
Bracciali (w. Seppi)
F. Lopez (w. Ferrer)
Soares/Melo

I believe that at least 2 of Devvarman/Bhambri, Petzschner and Pospisil would get a WC to the singles draw which clears up 2 more spots that will go to Fleming/Hutchins (combined ranking 61).
Also some of the 86 spots for women will not be used, and according to 2008 they might be given to men doubles players.
These are some of the players that might still play because of that:
Rojer (w. Haase, 63), Hanely (w. Tomic, 63), Knowle/Marach (74) Erlich/Ram (75), Cabal (w. Giraldo, 78), Polasek (w. Lacko/Klizan, 83/85), Schwank (w. Nalbandian, 86), Tecau(w. Ungur if he gets an ITF spot, 90), Malisse/Norman (91), Cermak/Dlouhy (93)

Other enrtries might be:
Djokovic/Troicki
Federer/Wawrinka
Monfils/Gasquet
Stepanek/Berdych
Isner/Roddick
Berlocq/Monaco
Nishikori/Sodea (72)
Cilic/Dodig (69) or Cilic/Karlovic (81)
Youzhny/Davydenko (78)
Falla/Giraldo (114)
Klizan/Lacko (118)
Goffin/Rochus (125)

Chase Visa
06-16-2012, 01:24 AM
Not 100% sure how accurate this is, but....

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. Bracciali-Seppi

Brasil:
15. Soares-Melo

Netherlands:
16. Rojer-Haase

Colombia:
17. Cabal-Giraldo

Israel:
18. Erlich-Ram

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

Argentina:
21. Schwank-Nalbandian

Czech Republic:
22. Berdych-Stepanek

Switzerland:
23. Federer-Wawrinka

EddceLLent
06-16-2012, 01:26 AM
Would love to see Hewitt/Tomic.

Nah, Hewitt is not good enough to have the privilege of playing with Tomic :).

mackerman
06-16-2012, 03:48 AM
Holy shit. Paes/Bhupathi are the team going. :eek: Mahesh refused at first and called Leander a "backstabber," :devil: but has relented and will team up with him.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2160121/Mahesh-Bhupathi-blasts-Leander-Paes-AITA-picks-Olympic-pair.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Ash86
06-16-2012, 07:14 AM
Not 100% sure how accurate this is, but....
Spain:
19. Granollers-Nadal
20. Verdasco-M.Lopez


The second pairing is Ferrer/F.Lopez.

Pratik
06-16-2012, 07:33 AM
Holy shit. Paes/Bhupathi are the team going.

Bhupathi said “Have already told the AITA that I will not be available to play the Olympics if I am paired with Leander. I haven’t even spoken to Leander since November.”

AITA threatened to ban him for two years.

Indian Tennis :facepalm:

cutesteve22
06-16-2012, 12:30 PM
why doesn't Nadal pair with M.Lopez?

Sonja1989
06-16-2012, 12:36 PM
why doesn't Nadal pair with M.Lopez?

....

Because Marc Lopez can't play Olympics because of rules. 2012 is his first DC year, players have to play at least two.

Chase Visa
06-16-2012, 01:36 PM
Likely provisional seeds:

1. Bryan/Bryan (6)
2. Tsonga/Llodra (10)
3. Tipsarevic/Zimonjic (14)
4. Matkowski/Frystenberg (16)
5. Paes/Bhupathi (21)
6. Ferrer/Lopez (23)
7. Nadal/Granollers (24)
8. Federer/Wawrinka (26)

Apologies if I've made mistakes.

amirbachar
06-16-2012, 01:43 PM
Not 100% sure how accurate this is, but....

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. Bracciali-Seppi

Brasil:
15. Soares-Melo

Netherlands:
16. Rojer-Haase

Colombia:
17. Cabal-Giraldo

Israel:
18. Erlich-Ram

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

Argentina:
21. Schwank-Nalbandian

Czech Republic:
22. Berdych-Stepanek

Switzerland:
23. Federer-Wawrinka

That is really inaccurate. The site that published that also published that Anderson will play, which is obviously not true...
Also Buphathi and Bopanna said they won't go if they are not playing together (and rightly so, they can play Washington instead)
Ferrer/M. Lopez will play instead of Verdasco-M.Lopez.
And there are more than 22 doubles players in this list.

Chase Visa
06-16-2012, 01:52 PM
Yeah I doubt that list's validity either.

CooCooCachoo
06-16-2012, 11:38 PM
Bhupathi & Bopanna press statement:

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?llr=f8nrrrcab&v=0011J7YDsLRiGloKVCg0h56ibuzQafm6rtr5anAFfWAwZOWd r2K3R9Zu9Od84wKqK1MRbQsFN3h-h7wa_F-aio3lqSdFd8ayooiORzZdqdyyw0nrrs_j86rdSL97ceD0aX9gj HpXoSHyGJANpxnEuQQzzT0Kdf4idKT

AITA :facepalm:

Pea
06-17-2012, 03:09 AM
Why can't they just send 2 teams? How idiotic!

guichard
06-17-2012, 12:04 PM
p.s. to Olympics: even no German doubles team for London. Two time GS-Champion Petzschner out - as all other combinations ( twitter @almighurt)

iramlatif
06-17-2012, 10:59 PM
why doesn't Nadal pair with M.Lopez?

supposedly marc had some tragic news happen to him recently. after reading this article http://espn.go.com/oly/conversations/_/id/8051671/2012-olympics-rafael-nadal-lead-spain-tennis-team-london-games, i had read some comments. a few of them mentioned that Marc's dad (may be rest in peace) passed away. if that's true I really dont blame marc for not participating in Olympics. So Feli and Marcel will be doubles partners.

Tzar
06-18-2012, 05:16 AM
supposedly marc had some tragic news happen to him recently. after reading this article http://espn.go.com/oly/conversations/_/id/8051671/2012-olympics-rafael-nadal-lead-spain-tennis-team-london-games, i had read some comments. a few of them mentioned that Marc's dad (may be rest in peace) passed away. if that's true I really dont blame marc for not participating in Olympics. So Feli and Marcel will be doubles partners.

I think Nadal and Marcel will be doubles partners, and fell and ferrer are the other team.

guichard
06-18-2012, 03:01 PM
French doubles: Llodra/Tsonga, Benneteau/Gasquet

duong
06-19-2012, 12:21 PM
French doubles: Llodra/Tsonga, Benneteau/Gasquet

yes it's official and logical for Benneteau-Gasquet.

The French media had said that Benneteau could not be taken for the doubles if he wasn't taken for singles, and that the double would be Gasquet-Monfils, which was obviously stupid, but I'm glad they finally could do that.

Besides, if there's a physical problem for one, I guess Benneteau would play the singles.

By the way a question : if Tsonga had to withdraw because of a physical problem, could they take Benneteau to play the doubles with Llodra (and of course Benneteau-Gasquet would withdraw) ?

misty1
06-20-2012, 09:58 PM
p.s. to Olympics: even no German doubles team for London. Two time GS-Champion Petzschner out - as all other combinations ( twitter @almighurt)

unreal

really they would have had a great chance at a medal

amirbachar
06-20-2012, 10:43 PM
The German team is probably out too.

The Updated list is:
Bryan/Bryan
Mirnyi/partner
Nestor/Pospisil
Llorda (w. Tsonga)
Benneteau (w. Gasquet)
Zimonjic (w. Tipsarevic)
Paes/partner
Fyrstenberg/Matkowski
Granollers(w. Nadal)
J. Murray (w. A. Murray)
Peya (w. Melzer)
Lindstedt/Brunström
Bracciali (w. Seppi)
F. Lopez (w. Ferrer)
Soares/Melo

I believe that at least 2 of Devvarman/Bhambri, Petzschner and Pospisil would get a WC to the singles draw which clears up 2 more spots that will go to Fleming/Hutchins (combined ranking 61).
Also some of the 86 spots for women will not be used, and according to 2008 they might be given to men doubles players.
These are some of the players that might still play because of that:
Rojer (w. Haase, 63), Hanely (w. Tomic, 63), Knowle/Marach (74) Erlich/Ram (75), Cabal (w. Giraldo, 78), Polasek (w. Lacko/Klizan, 83/85), Schwank (w. Nalbandian, 86), Tecau(w. Ungur if he gets an ITF spot, 90), Malisse/Norman (91), Cermak/Dlouhy (93)

Other enrtries might be:
Djokovic/Troicki
Federer/Wawrinka
Stepanek/Berdych
Isner/Roddick
Berlocq/Monaco
Nishikori/Sodea (72)
Cilic/Dodig (69) or Cilic/Karlovic (81)
Youzhny/Davydenko (78)
Falla/Giraldo (114)
Klizan/Lacko (118)
Goffin/Rochus (125)

Fat Camel
06-20-2012, 11:52 PM
The German team is probably out too.

The Updated list is:
Bryan/Bryan
Mirnyi/partner
Nestor/Pospisil
Llorda (w. Tsonga)
Benneteau (w. Gasquet)
Zimonjic (w. Tipsarevic)
Paes/partner
Fyrstenberg/Matkowski
Granollers(w. Nadal)
J. Murray (w. A. Murray)
Peya (w. Melzer)
Lindstedt/Brunström
Bracciali (w. Seppi)
F. Lopez (w. Ferrer)
Soares/Melo

I believe that at least 2 of Devvarman/Bhambri, Petzschner and Pospisil would get a WC to the singles draw which clears up 2 more spots that will go to Fleming/Hutchins (combined ranking 61).
Also some of the 86 spots for women will not be used, and according to 2008 they might be given to men doubles players.
These are some of the players that might still play because of that:
Rojer (w. Haase, 63), Hanely (w. Tomic, 63), Knowle/Marach (74) Erlich/Ram (75), Cabal (w. Giraldo, 78), Polasek (w. Lacko/Klizan, 83/85), Schwank (w. Nalbandian, 86), Tecau(w. Ungur if he gets an ITF spot, 90), Malisse/Norman (91), Cermak/Dlouhy (93)

Other enrtries might be:
Djokovic/Troicki
Federer/Wawrinka
Stepanek/Berdych
Isner/Roddick
Berlocq/Monaco
Nishikori/Sodea (72)
Cilic/Dodig (69) or Cilic/Karlovic (81)
Youzhny/Davydenko (78)
Falla/Giraldo (114)
Klizan/Lacko (118)
Goffin/Rochus (125)

Why Goffin/Rochus if Malisse is the highest ranked double Belgian player?
I don't get these Olympic rules.

rvugt
06-21-2012, 12:06 AM
Why Goffin/Rochus if Malisse is the highest ranked double Belgian player?
I don't get these Olympic rules.

Because Malisse/Norman already mentioned a little bit above!

Fat Camel
06-21-2012, 06:17 AM
Because Malisse/Norman already mentioned a little bit above!

oh, i'm sorry, didn't see them.

guichard
06-21-2012, 11:47 AM
End of drama it seems

Bhupathi & Bopanna will team up for Olympics. Paes & Vishnu Varshan also pairing

Pratik
06-21-2012, 01:41 PM
End of drama it seems

Bhupathi & Bopanna will team up for Olympics. Paes & Vishnu Varshan also pairing

Actually, the drama continues.
Paes had said that he would not play if paired with a junior.
He has not released a statement after the decision has been made, but Vece Paes(his dad) said that he may "boycott the London Olympics". :facepalm:

The veteran paes, 13 time grand slam winner, played over 900 doubles matches to partner with Vishu Vardhan whose ATP career(singles + doubles) consists of all of four matchs.:eek:

CooCooCachoo
06-21-2012, 02:48 PM
:cuckoo: Leander "Classless" Paes.

Pratik
06-21-2012, 07:24 PM
The drama never ends.
Leander pulls out of the Olympics.:facepalm:
To convince him, AITA said that he will be paired with Mirza in mixed doubles(which is dependent on Mirza getting a WC into the Women's doubles)
Now, this would further cause problems with Bhupathi as Bhupathi-Mirza just won RG.:facepalm:
AITA said that they will take "action" against Bhupathi and Bopanna, but will do so after the Olympics.

AITA :facepalm::facepalm:

Shinoj
06-22-2012, 12:35 PM
Bhupathi is a RAT.

Dmitry Verdasco
06-22-2012, 01:38 PM
So many issues.

1) Why would Paes even want to play with someone that doesn't want to play with him, doesn't he get that the other 2 are an actual team. To split them up for his own benefit is dumb.

2) Would he really 'boycott' the Olympics just because he didn't get his way? Is he that concerned with medalling that he just won't go if he's unlikely to medal?

3) Does he realize that by not going, this Vishu Vardhan is also not going to the Olympics? He won't get a chance any other way. To strip that chance away from someone else is something I couldn't live with.

4) To strip Mirza away from Bhupathi to sweeten up Paes is HI-LARIOUS. :lol: Another player who obviously doesn't want to play with him, possibly being made forced too.

I would say fuck him and don't go, but I feel for Vardhan so hopefully it gets sorted.

Shinoj
06-22-2012, 01:58 PM
To start it off Why didnt Bhupathi want to Play with Paes.. To me the whole problem started from there. Not like i am too keyed up for a Doubles Medal but everybody knows Paes Bhupathi team is the best amongst them. Why didnt Bhupathi for the sake of a Doubles Medal pair up with Paes.

Grafiati
06-22-2012, 06:28 PM
Based on watching Paes' behavior on TV as well as in person, he comes across as a VERY, VERY, VERY (did I write very?) arrogant and insecure guy. Any man who feels the need to ridiculously intimidate other people and show a whopping amount of bravado strikes me as having some issues with his manhood. I am not a tennis insider who overhears direct conversations, but it seems to me (and others on this forum) that Paes is the problem. He seems to be the unpopular one of India's current big four (Mirza, Paes, Bhupathi, and Bopanna), and I don't blame Bhupathi nor Mirza for wanting to opt out of a partnership with him. Given Radek Stepanek's poor on-court behavior, is it any wonder that Radek and Leander paired up? I think that Paes has excellent tennis skills, but part of being a champion in my definition is being a good sportsman, and it seems that Leander Paes doesn't care about that aspect of the sport.

Dmitry Verdasco
06-23-2012, 07:13 AM
Obviously Bhupathi sees Bopanna as the better option and thinks he'll get a better result going that way. Maybe he thinks he'll play better if he's playing with someone he likes. :shrug:

Pea
06-24-2012, 07:39 AM
Is bambri or devarrman not available for paes?

outrider
06-24-2012, 09:47 AM
Is bambri or devarrman not available for paes?
Devvarman is still recovering from an injury and Bhambri is - i recognize - too bad for a guy like L.P. ...

Pratik
06-24-2012, 10:05 AM
Is bambri or devarrman not available for paes?

Vishnu is supposed to be a better doubles player than Bhambri.(But Bhambri is a much better singles player. He has beaten Beck, Kamke and even Istomin this year). Vishnu also has a better doubles rank(209 compared to 309). And he is a lot more experienced.

Devvarman has been sidelined by injury the past few months. He said he would be fit for the Olympics, but announced this too late, as the selection had already been made. Moreover, he would be very rusty as he has not played a single match at any level this season.

guichard
06-26-2012, 01:47 PM
US doubles : Bryan/Bryan, Isner/Roddick

soulage
06-26-2012, 08:33 PM
All teams



- Argentina: David Nalbandian/Eduardo Schwank
- Austria: Jurgen Melzer/Alexander Peya
- Belarus: Alexander Bury/Max Mirnyi
- Brazil: Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares, Thomaz Bellucci/Andre Sa
- Canada: Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil
- Colombia: Juan Sebastian Cabal/Santiago Giraldo
- Croatia: Marin Cilic/Ivan Dodig
- Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek
- France: Michael Llodra/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Julien Benneteau/Richard Gasquet
- Germany: Christopher Kas/Philipp Petzschner
- Great Britain: Andy Murray/Jamie Murray, Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins
- India: Leander Paes/Vishnu Vardhan, Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna
- Israel: Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram
- Italy: Daniele Bracciali/Andreas Seppi
- Japan: Kei Nishikori/Go Soeda
- Netherlands: Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer
- Poland: Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski
- Romania: Horia Tecau/Adrian Ungur
- Russia: Nikolay Davydenko/Mikhail Youzhny
- Serbia: Janko Tipsarevic/Nenad Zimonjic, Novak Djokovic/Victor Troicki
- Slovak Republic: Martin Klizan/Lukas Lacko
- Spain: Marcel Granollers/Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer/Feliciano Lopez
- Sweden: Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt
- Switzerland: Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka
- USA: Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, John Isner/Andy Roddick

coluta
06-26-2012, 10:14 PM
http://sports.ndtv.com/tennis/news/item/192513-sania-mirzas-letter-full-text

As an Indian woman belonging to the 21st century, what I find disillusioning is the humiliating manner in which I was put up as a bait to try and pacify one of the disgruntled stalwarts of Indian tennis. While I feel honored and privileged to have been chosen to partner Leander Paes, the manner and timing of the announcement wreaks of male chauvinism where a two time Grand Slam champion, who has been India's number 1 women's tennis player for almost a decade in singles and doubles is offered in compensation to partner one of the feuding champions purely in order to lure him into accepting to play with a men's player he does not wish to play with! This kind of blatant humiliation of Indian womanhood needs to be condemned even if it comes from the highest controlling body of tennis in our country.

Pea
06-26-2012, 11:24 PM
Yikes, I hope Sania doesn't get too much flack for putting that out there in India.

pablo2k1
06-27-2012, 11:48 AM
The arrogant one Paes at it again :rolleyes:

There's a reason no one wants to play with him. Good on Mirza for speaking up :yeah:

rvugt
06-27-2012, 12:18 PM
Great that the Dutch team made it! They really have a good chance here!

Mercury
06-27-2012, 01:53 PM
Really happy Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich got a WC. They're a great pair and when they're playing well they can beat any pair, like last year's AO :)

They didn't look too well today but still managed to win a 5 setter after being 3 MPs down in the 4th and saving 4 BPs in the 15th game of the 5th and winning it 9-7. If they get themselves pumped up in Wimby the Olympics are very possible.

Pea
06-27-2012, 09:14 PM
Does anyone have a list for mixed doubles?

Pratik
06-27-2012, 09:47 PM
Yikes, I hope Sania doesn't get too much flack for putting that out there in India.

She won't. Most people have just given up after all the drama.

Does anyone have a list for mixed doubles?

The official list is not out yet.

kitasss_vlc
07-02-2012, 04:42 AM
Does anyone have a list for mixed doubles?

I think it won't be done until competition starts... I think I read this anywhere a few days ago...

Mr.Michael
07-03-2012, 05:51 PM
Bhupathi and Bopanna really showing how it's done. Elgin and Istomin holding serve very easily and beating the Indians 3-0. A very disappointing loss. Those guys at AITA had a point.

guichard
07-04-2012, 12:54 AM
Does anyone have a list for mixed doubles?
Deadline for entry is july 31, so no before then

MIJB#19
07-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Deadline for entry is july 31, so no before thenBut that doesn't keep us from speculating, does it? ;)

By my calculations, the 'optimal cut' for the top12 will likely be at or around 25, which would make room for:
Belarus - Azarenka & Mirniy
USA 1 - Huber & Bryan, B (or Bryan, M, Isner)
USA 2 - Raymond & Bryan, M (or Bryan, B, Isner)
Poland 1 - Radwanska, A & Matkowski (or Fyrstenberg)
Czech Rep 1 - Kvitova & Berdych (or Stepanek)
Czech Rep 2 - Hradecka (or Hlavackova) & Stepanek (or Bedych)
Serbia 1 - Jankovic & Djokovic
Serbia 2 - Ivanovic & Zimonjic (or Tipsarevic)
Spain 1 - Llagostera (or Parra) & Nadal (or Ferrer)
India - Mirza & Paes (or Bopanna, Bhupathi)
Argentina - Dulko & Del Potro
Italy 1 - Errani (or Vinci) & Bracciali

other countries with duos that could rank below 40:
Spain 2 - Parra (or Llagostera) & Ferrer (or Nadal)
Germany 1 - Kerber & Petzschner (or Kas)
Italy 2 - Vinci (or Errani) & Seppi
Australia - Stosur & Tomic
Russia - Sharapova (or Kirilenko) & Youzhny
Germany 2 - Lisicki (or Petkovic) & Kas (or Petzschner)
Romania 1 - Niculescu & Tecau

And then the other countries with qualifed players:
Kazakhstan - Shvedova (or Voskoboeva) & Kukushkin
Sweden - Arvidsson & Lindstedt
Canada - Wozniak & Nestor (or Raonic)
Croatic - Martic & Cilic (or Dodig, Karlovic)
Slovakia - Cibulkova (or Hantuchova) & Lacko (or Klizan)
Austria - Pazsek & Melzer (or Peya)
France - Cornet & Llodra (or Tsonga, etc)
Great Britain - Keothavong (or Baltacha, Robson, Watson) & Murray, A (or Fleming, Hutchins, Murray, J)
Israel - Peer & Erlich (or Ram)
Slovenia - Srebotnik & Kavcic
Belgium - Wickmayer (or Clijsters) & Rochus (or Darcis, Goffin)
Chinese Taipei - Chuang (or Hsieh) & Lu
Bulgaria - Pironkova & Dimitrov
Ukraine - Bondarenko, K (or Bondarenko, A) & Stakhovsky
Tunisia - Jabeur & Jaziri

Based on other ITF selections, it makes sense to expect the ITF places to go to Australia, Chinese Taipei, Great Britain and Tunisia. Maybe Israel or Kazakhstan will be considered non-European enough.




If we're applying a 2 events max list (not like there's that kind of rule, but 3 events in 9 days could be a bit much), then it would be limited to:
Belarus - Azarenka & Mirniy
USA 1 - Huber & Bryan, B (or Bryan, M)
USA 2 - Raymond & Bryan, M (or Bryan, B)
India - Mirza & Paes (or Bopanna or Bhupathi)
Serbia - Ivanovic (or Jankovic) & Zimonjic
Argentina 1 - Dulko & Del Potro (or Monaco, Berlocq)
Spain 1 - Llagostera & Almagro (or Verdasco, Lopez, F, Granollers)
Spain 2 - Parra & Verdasco (or Almagro, Lopez, F, Granollers)
Poland 1 - Rosolska & Matkowski (or Fyrstenberg)
Australia 1 - Rodionova, An & Tomic
Russia 1 - Sharapova (or Vesnina) & Bogomolov jr
Poland 2 - Jans-Ignatik & Fyrstenberg (or Matkowski)
next up:
Sweden - Arvidsson & Lindstedt
Russia - Vesnina (or Sharapova, Makarova) & Tursunov
Austria - Paszek & Peya
France - Mladenovic & Llodra (or Simon, Monfils, Benneteau)
Israel - Peer & Erlich (or Ram)
Slovenia - Srebotnik & Kavcic
Croatia - Martic & Karlovic
Belgium - Wickmayer (or Clijsters) & Rochus (or Darcis, Goffin)
Chinese Taipei - Chuang & Lu
Great Britain - Keothavong (or Baltacha, Robson, Watson) & Fleming (or Hutchins, Murray, J)
Bulgaria - Pironkova & Dimitrov
Tunisia - Jabeur & Jaziri

CooCooCachoo
07-07-2012, 08:31 PM
Only just read Mirza's letter and all I have to say is: :worship:

Mr.Michael
07-07-2012, 09:43 PM
Too bad Wozniacki and Nielsen can't compete. They wouldn't obviously win anything because of Woz.

Travod
07-07-2012, 10:31 PM
Predictions, anyone? I have tickets for the men's doubles gold medal match :P

misty1
07-08-2012, 01:13 AM
wht are the chances of nielsen and wozniacki getting a wild card into the mixed doubles event ?

CooCooCachoo
07-09-2012, 01:24 PM
All these Anglophones changing Nielsen into Nielson :mad:

guichard
07-09-2012, 01:48 PM
But that doesn't keep us from speculating, does it? ;)


No it doesn't but he was asking for an official list so...

guichard
07-09-2012, 01:51 PM
wht are the chances of nielsen and wozniacki getting a wild card into the mixed doubles event ?
None because Nielsen isn't playing in singles or doubles at Olympic. You have to play singles and/or doubles first to be eligible for mixed doubles

MIJB#19
07-19-2012, 10:42 PM
About the mixed doubles, the following pairings were active in Wimbledon 2012:
BLR Azarenka / Mirnyi *
USA Huber / Bryan, B *
USA Raymond / Bryan, M *
SRB Ivanovic / Zimonjic *
ITA Vinci / Bracciali *
IND Mirza / Bhupathi *
GER Kerber / Petzschner *
ITA Errani / Fognini
KAZ Shvedova / Kukushkin
SWE Arvidsson / Lindstedt
ISR Peer / Erlich
GBR Watson / Hutchins

Other doubles teams that have been rumored around the net:
CZE Kvitova / Stepanek *
ARG Dulko / Del Potro *
RUS Vesnina / Youzhny

* these teams will be inside the top16 based on the rankings of the post Roland Garros deadline

Jomp1
07-20-2012, 06:10 AM
For what it's worth the Swedish Olympic Committee was informed they were qualified for a mixed spot, and that was the only reason Sofia Arvidsson was given a chance to play singles. And pretty obviously why they played together at Wimbledon.

Drikke
07-20-2012, 03:26 PM
Clijsters will play with Rochus

Bashak
07-20-2012, 10:40 PM
Teams from the ITF website: http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/players/player-search.aspx#plTop
(FYI there is a separate thread for the mixed doubles)
I made up this list from the website so not official.

Argentina
NALBANDIAN, David/SCHWANK, Eduardo

Austria
MELZER, Jurgen/PEYA, Alexander

Belarus
BURY, Alexander/MIRNYI, Max

Brazil
BELLUCCI, Thomaz/SA, Andre
MELO, Marcelo/SOARES, Bruno

Canada
NESTOR, Daniel/POSPISIL, Vasek

Colombia
CABAL, Juan Sebastian/GIRALDO, Santiago

Croatia
CILIC, Marin/DODIG, Ivan

Czech Republic
BERDYCH, Tomas/STEPANEK, Radek

France
BENNETEAU, Julien/GASQUET, Richard
LLODRA, Michael/TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried

Germany
KAS, Christopher/PETZSCHNER, Philipp

Great Britain
FLEMING, Colin/HUTCHINS, Ross
MURRAY, Andy/MURRAY, Jamie

India
BHUPATHI, Mahesh/BOPANNA, Rohan
PAES, Leander/VARDHAN, Vishnu

Israel
ERLICH, Jonathan/RAM, Andy

Italy
BRACCIALI, Daniele/SEPPI, Andreas

Japan
NISHIKORI, Kei/SOEDA, Go

Netherlands
HAASE, Robin/ROJER, Jean-Julien

Poland
FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz/MATKOWSKI, Marcin

Romania
TECAU, Horia/UNGUR, Adrian

Russia
DAVYDENKO, Nikolay/YOUZHNY, Mikhail

Serbia
DJOKOVIC, Novak/TROICKI, Viktor
TIPSAREVIC, Janko/ZIMONJIC, Nenad

Slovak Republic
KLIZAN, Martin/LACKO, Lukas

Spain
FERRER, David/LOPEZ, Feliciano
LOPEZ, Marc/GRANOLLERS, Marcel

Sweden
BRUNSTROM, Johan/LINDSTEDT, Robert

Switzerland
FEDERER, Roger/WAWRINKA, Stanislas

USA
BRYAN, Bob/BRYAN, Mike
ISNER, John/RODDICK, Andy

Pea
07-21-2012, 02:56 AM
Nenad is teaming up with Djoker now? WTF!

Ash86
07-21-2012, 09:06 AM
Nenad is teaming up with Djoker now? WTF!

Very bad move from Serbia. Djoker is a terrible doubles player. :tape:

Tipsy/Nenad a much better match up -- this seems unfair to Nenad if it's really true as hard to see him medalling with Novak whereas Tipsy/Nenad may have had a shot....

Really happy for Marc Lopez getting in the team now due to Nadal's withdrawal -- him and Granollers have been having a great season. Grass is not their surface so low chances, but you never know. Great form at least - made finals last week and in the final again in Gstaad this week....

kitasss_vlc
07-21-2012, 11:23 AM
Teams from the ITF website: http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/players/player-search.aspx#plTop
(FYI there is a separate thread for the mixed doubles)

Argentina
NALBANDIAN, David/SCHWANK, Eduardo

Austria
MELZER, Jurgen/PEYA, Alexander

Belarus
BURY, Alexander/MIRNYI, Max

Brazil
BELLUCCI, Thomaz/SA, Andre
MELO, Marcelo/SOARES, Bruno

Canada
NESTOR, Daniel/POSPISIL, Vasek

Colombia
CABAL, Juan Sebastian/GIRALDO, Santiago

Croatia
CILIC, Marin/DODIG, Ivan

Czech Republic
BERDYCH, Tomas/STEPANEK, Radek

France
BENNETEAU, Julien/GASQUET, Richard
LLODRA, Michael/TSONGA, Jo-Wilfried

Germany
KAS, Christopher/PETZSCHNER, Philipp

Great Britain
FLEMING, Colin/HUTCHINS, Ross
MURRAY, Andy/MURRAY, Jamie

India
BHUPATHI, Mahesh/BOPANNA, Rohan
PAES, Leander/VARDHAN, Vishnu

Israel
ERLICH, Jonathan/RAM, Andy

Italy
BRACCIALI, Daniele/SEPPI, Andreas

Japan
NISHIKORI, Kei/SOEDA, Go

Netherlands
HAASE, Robin/ROJER, Jean-Julien

Poland
FYRSTENBERG, Mariusz/MATKOWSKI, Marcin

Romania
TECAU, Horia/UNGUR, Adrian

Russia
DAVYDENKO, Nikolay/YOUZHNY, Mikhail

Serbia
DJOKOVIC, Novak/ZIMONJIC, Nenad
TIPSAREVIC, Janko/TROICKI, Viktor

Slovak Republic
KLIZAN, Martin/LACKO, Lukas

Spain
FERRER, David/GRANOLLERS, Marcel
LOPEZ, Marc/LOPEZ, Feliciano

Sweden
BRUNSTROM, Johan/LINDSTEDT, Robert

Switzerland
FEDERER, Roger/WAWRINKA, Stanislas

USA
BRYAN, Bob/BRYAN, Mike
ISNER, John/RODDICK, Andy

where did you find the list with the teams' I can only see if each player is playing single and/or doubles... but no is each one playing with...

I tell this because it has NO SENSE to make Granollers play with Ferrer instead of Marc...

Bashak
07-21-2012, 12:49 PM
I made up the list from the list of players on the website. Obviously, I made mistakes pairing them up. Will fix.

guichard
07-21-2012, 02:40 PM
where did you find the list with the teams' I can only see if each player is playing single and/or doubles... but no is each one playing with...

I tell this because it has NO SENSE to make Granollers play with Ferrer instead of Marc...
Here is the list ITF issued few weeks ago http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-itf-announces-entries-for-olympic-tennis-event.aspx Only change in the men events are F Lopez playing singles and M Lopez playing doubles with Granollers. http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-nadal-misses-olympics-with-knee-problem.aspx and Bennetteau replacing Monfils http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-knee-injury-sidelines-monfils.aspx

CooCooCachoo
07-21-2012, 06:47 PM
Poor Vesnina. One of the best players in mixed doubles, but no Russian male good enough is available. Youzhny :tape:

Vinceremo
07-21-2012, 09:23 PM
Would've been cool to see Marrero/Verdasco play for Spain, they've been their best team throughout the season beating M.Lopez/Granollers twice, winning 3 titles together and with a great W-L record too.

cutesteve22
07-22-2012, 06:21 AM
Poor Vesnina. One of the best players in mixed doubles, but no Russian male good enough is available. Youzhny :tape:you called a three time runner-up a good mixed double player :rolleyes:

Ash86
07-22-2012, 12:34 PM
Would've been cool to see Marrero/Verdasco play for Spain, they've been their best team throughout the season beating M.Lopez/Granollers twice, winning 3 titles together and with a great W-L record too.

They've not been their best team. Granollers/Lopez are 6th in the race for the year. They may have lost to the Verdasco/Marrero pairing but they got to the Barcelona final and won a Master Series - Rome. Lopez also won the IW masters series with Nadal. They haven't won against their compatriots but are better across the surfaces. Marrero/Verdasco have been winning 250s mainly.

CooCooCachoo
07-22-2012, 05:37 PM
you called a three time runner-up a good mixed double player :rolleyes:

She is :shrug:

misty1
07-22-2012, 07:09 PM
you called a three time runner-up a good mixed double player :rolleyes:

vesnina also has the wimbledon runner up in 2010

the best russian mixed pairing would be either one of kirilenko or petrova with youzhny

kitasss_vlc
07-23-2012, 10:01 AM
They've not been their best team. Granollers/Lopez are 6th in the race for the year. They may have lost to the Verdasco/Marrero pairing but they got to the Barcelona final and won a Master Series - Rome. Lopez also won the IW masters series with Nadal. They haven't won against their compatriots but are better across the surfaces. Marrero/Verdasco have been winning 250s mainly.

I agree with you in almost everything, but... Marrero/Verdasco have won 2 250s and 2 500s, so... I can't wait to see how they do during the hardcourt season... :o

Vinceremo
07-23-2012, 05:25 PM
I agree with you in almost everything, but... Marrero/Verdasco have won 2 250s and 2 500s, so... I can't wait to see how they do during the hardcourt season... :o

Yes, it's now 2 500s that they've won. Maybe I exaggerated by saying they've been Spain's best team throughout the season but, still, their W-L record is pretty impressive with 4 titles out of 7 or 8 tournaments they've played together. Definitely curious to see how they'll perform in hardcourts now.

CooCooCachoo
07-23-2012, 06:44 PM
Freddie Nielsen is working with Wozniacki :o

misty1
07-25-2012, 01:25 AM
Freddie Nielsen is working with Wozniacki :o

did they really get in the draw, how?

RNW
07-25-2012, 08:54 PM
Where is the list of the seeds?

Federer/Wawrinka will be seeded 6th... i heard.

woodrow1029
07-25-2012, 09:06 PM
Where is the list of the seeds?

Federer/Wawrinka will be seeded 6th... i heard.
http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/london-2012-seeds-announced-for-olympic-tennis-event.aspx

RNW
07-25-2012, 09:07 PM
MEN’S DOUBLES : SEEDS

1. Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan (USA)
2. Michael Llodra/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA)
3. Janko Tipsarevic/Nenad Zimonjic (SRB)
4. Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski (POL)
5. Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek (CZE)
6. Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI)
7. Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna (IND)
8. Novak Djokovic/Victor Troicki (SRB)

CooCooCachoo
07-25-2012, 10:45 PM
did they really get in the draw, how?

No, he's working with her I think. Saw him on a photo of her off the Wimbledon Facebook page.

Shadow Knows
07-26-2012, 03:31 PM
Can someone explain how these seedings were determined? It seems like Llodra and Zimonjic have been credited for doubles rankings achieved together and are then being allowed to carry that status over to anyone else they happen to partner with, irrespective of their actual records when paired together. Zimonjic and Tipsarevic are 5-6 all-time as a team, for crying out loud.

rvugt
07-26-2012, 03:44 PM
If I am correct rankings for singles or doubles are used, whichever is higher. As Tipsarevic is 8th in singles for sure they are highly ranked!

Pratik
07-26-2012, 03:48 PM
Can someone explain how these seedings were determined? It seems like Llodra and Zimonjic have been credited for doubles rankings achieved together and are then being allowed to carry that status over to anyone else they happen to partner with, irrespective of their actual records when paired together. Zimonjic and Tipsarevic are 5-6 all-time as a team, for crying out loud.

Seeding is according to the sum of rankings of both players. Where a players ranking is his best between singles and doubles.
Bryans-3+3=6
Llodra/Tsonga-6+6=12. Doubles ranking for Llodra, singles for Tsonga.
Tipu/Zimonjic-8+8=16
Poles-7+9=16

So, Bryans are first seeds, and so on.
Not sure how ties are broken

misty1
07-26-2012, 09:54 PM
No, he's working with her I think. Saw him on a photo of her off the Wimbledon Facebook page.

well it seems like the 2 of them are really good friends off the court too so i guess its not a huge surprise if they are

Sagacious
07-27-2012, 07:44 AM
Did they announce the Mixed doubles draw?

Cricketics
07-27-2012, 03:44 PM
^It wil be announced on 31st as it starts late.

jmjhb
07-28-2012, 09:26 PM
How do they decide the rankings, etc? Is it just on-site entry?

coluta
07-31-2012, 09:42 AM
5) Mixed Doubles: 16 draw with maximum of two pairs from each country, and both players in each pair must be from the same country, and must already be playing in the singles and/or doubles events

- 12 Direct Acceptances, based on world rankings as of 11 June 2012
- 4 Final Qualification Places (ITF Places)

wfrw07
07-31-2012, 02:13 PM
Looks like the Bryans will pair off with Huber and Raymond so those are your top two seeds.

coluta
07-31-2012, 02:48 PM
Entry list

- Argentina: Gisela Dulko / Juan Martin del Potro
- Australia: Samantha Stosur / Lleyton Hewitt (ITF Place)
- Belarus: Victoria Azarenka / Max Mirnyi
- Czech Republic: Lucie Hradecka / Radek Stepanek
- Germany: Angelique Kerber / Philipp Petzschner
- Germany: Sabine Lisicki / Christopher Kas
- Great Britain: Laura Robson / Andy Murray (ITF Place)
- India: Sania Mirza / Leander Paes
- Italy: Roberta Vinci / Daniele Bracciali
- Italy: Sara Errani / Andreas Seppi
- Poland: Agnieszka Radwanska / Marcin Matkowski
- Russia: Elena Vesnina / Mikhail Youzhny (ITF Place)
- Serbia: Ana Ivanovic / Nenad Zimonjic
- Sweden: Sofia Arvidsson / Robert Lindstedt (ITF Place)
- USA: Lisa Raymond / Mike Bryan
- USA: Liezel Huber / Bob Bryan

Alternate list

1. Spain: Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez / Marcel Granollers
2. Romania: Irina-Camelia Begu / Horia Tecau
3. Canada: Aleksandra Wozniak / Daniel Nestor
4. Poland: Klaudia Jans-Ignacik / Mariusz Fyrstenberg

guichard
07-31-2012, 03:34 PM
The draw http://twitpic.com/adv8bd

Trollin Stone
07-31-2012, 04:00 PM
Players who participate in all 3 events at the Olympics: Kerber, Petzschner, Errani, Seppi, Youzhny, Stepanek, Stosur, A. Radwanska, Vinci, Lisicki, Robson, A. Murray.

MIJB#19
07-31-2012, 05:15 PM
Mirza/Paes!? After what happened the past months (Mirza disliking Paes, teaming up with Bhuphati at Wimbledon) that's a surprise duo.

Hewitt being in there is the second surprise, I think.

MIJB#19
07-31-2012, 05:22 PM
I'm also surprised that Spain didn't enter a team that ranks higher than Lisicki/Kas.

Pratik
07-31-2012, 05:27 PM
The draw http://twitpic.com/adv8bd

Two medals for the Americans.

Mirza/Paes!? After what happened the past months (Mirza disliking Paes, teaming up with Bhuphati at Wimbledon) that's a surprise duo.

Hewitt being in there is the second surprise, I think.

Neither of them are a surprise. Paes/Mirza was decided about a month ago.

Gninommus
07-31-2012, 07:08 PM
How the hell do they pick Vesnina/Youzhny over Clijsters/Rochus?!

If you don't give wild cards to players with a history as Kim, then nobody should get them.

Mr.Michael
07-31-2012, 07:13 PM
Mirza/Paes!? After what happened the past months (Mirza disliking Paes, teaming up with Bhuphati at Wimbledon) that's a surprise duo.

Hewitt being in there is the second surprise, I think.

Well, at least Mahesh made the right decision to play with Bopanna. Out in the second round. He got what he deserved. The Indian federation was right all along.

mreccentric
08-08-2012, 05:04 PM
Well, at least Mahesh made the right decision to play with Bopanna. Out in the second round. He got what he deserved. The Indian federation was right all along.

What right decision? :facepalm: They lost at the second round. He with Leander Would have been much better.

CooCooCachoo
08-08-2012, 06:39 PM
What right decision? :facepalm: They lost at the second round. He with Leander Would have been much better.

Sarcasm :wavey:

Mr.Michael
08-10-2012, 04:29 AM
What right decision? :facepalm: They lost at the second round. He with Leander Would have been much better.

Oh for christ's sake:facepalm:

Why do you think I wrote the comments "he got what he deserved" and "the Indian Federation was right all along"?

Martijn already explained it.

mreccentric
08-10-2012, 04:33 AM
Oh for christ's sake:facepalm:

Why do you think I wrote the comments "he got what he deserved" and "the Indian Federation was right all along"?

Martijn already explained it.

yeah.. i think i hadn't read that properly.:wavey: