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Olympic Doubles Entry List (updated July 20, 2012)

smucav
06-11-2012, 11:56 PM
Entry deadline: June 11, 2012
Seeding: July 23, 2012

1 (DA) Alexander Bury/Max Mirnyi BLR
2 (DA) Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil CAN
3 (DA) Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan USA
4 (DA) Michael Llodra/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA
5 (DA) Janko Tipsarevic/Nenad Zimonjic SRB
6 (DA) Leander Paes/Vishnu Vardhan IND
7 (DA) Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski POL
8 (DA) Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt SWE
9 Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek CZE 20
OUT Marcel Granollers/Rafael Nadal ESP 21
11 David Ferrer/Feliciano Lopez ESP 23
12 Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna IND 26
13 Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka SUI 26
14 Novak Djokovic/Victor Troicki SRB 34
15 Jurgen Melzer/Alexander Peya AUT 37
16 Andy Murray/Jamie Murray GBR 39
17 Christopher Kas/Philipp Petzschner GER 40
18 John Isner/Andy Roddick USA 42
19 Daniele Bracciali/Andreas Seppi ITA 45
20 Julien Benneteau/Richard Gasquet FRA 47
21 Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares BRA 56
22 Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins GBR 61
23 Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer NED 63
24 Marin Cilic/Ivan Dodig CRO 69
25 (ITF) David Nalbandian/Eduardo Schwank ARG
26 (ITF) Thomaz Bellucci/Andre Sa BRA
27 (ITF) Juan Sebastian Cabal/Santiago Giraldo COL
28 (ITF) Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram ISR
29 (ITF) Kei Nishikori/Go Soeda JPN
30 (ITF) Horia Tecau/Adrian Ungur ROU
31 (ITF) Nikolay Davydenko/Mikhail Youzhny RUS
32 (ITF) Martin Klizan/Lukas Lacko SVK

Alternates
IN Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez ESP (replace Granollers/Nadal)

amirbachar
06-26-2012, 09:48 PM
There are 31 strictly doubles players, so I guess the total of 86 players restriction was voided.
It's very good, since otherwise many good teams would miss the opportunity.

MIJB#19
06-27-2012, 12:29 AM
Bhupathi/Bopanna should be listed with an entry ranking of 26, not 16.
Cilic/Dodig should be listed with an entry of 69, not 49.

There are 31 strictly doubles players, so I guess the total of 86 players restriction was voided.
It's very good, since otherwise many good teams would miss the opportunity.Fwiw, I'm actually counting 34 doubles-only for 98 total players (did you exclude Granollers, F.Lopez and Benneteau?), so that could mean the WTA is sending only 74 players.

CooCooCachoo
06-27-2012, 10:56 AM
Cabal/Giraldo rather than Cabal/Farah :sobbing: Poor Robert.

Klizan/Lacko :lol: Dumb decision, when you have players like Polasek and Zelenay.

JurajCrane
06-27-2012, 11:33 AM
Klizan/Lacko :lol: Dumb decision, when you have players like Polasek and Zelenay.

They (Polasek/Zelenay) haven´t ranking to play in the Olympics and WC for them would raise number of players in Olympics.

Lacko and Klizan are playing in singles, so WC for them isn´t raising the number of players. Slovak tennis federation was asking for Mertinak/Polasek WC in first way, then Lacko/Klizan. But Olympics denied first apply for the reason I mentioned above. They offered WC for Lacko/Klizan instead. BTW, Mertinak is far better doubles player than Zelenay.

So first think, then talk. ;)

Chris.
06-27-2012, 11:36 AM
No Hewitt/gooch??

Yves.
06-27-2012, 11:45 AM
What is up with Isner/Roddick?

CooCooCachoo
06-27-2012, 02:21 PM
They (Polasek/Zelenay) haven´t ranking to play in the Olympics and WC for them would raise number of players in Olympics.

Lacko and Klizan are playing in singles, so WC for them isn´t raising the number of players. Slovak tennis federation was asking for Mertinak/Polasek WC in first way, then Lacko/Klizan. But Olympics denied first apply for the reason I mentioned above. They offered WC for Lacko/Klizan instead. BTW, Mertinak is far better doubles player than Zelenay.

So first think, then talk. ;)

Yes, I forgot about Mertinak, and agree he is better than Zelenay. But Klizan/Lacko is just a horrible combination. I don't really think that total number of players is a valid consideration. If Mertinak/Polasek is the better combination, they should play.

And I don't really have access to news about the Slovak tennis federation :rolleyes:

JurajCrane
06-27-2012, 08:33 PM
Yes, I forgot about Mertinak, and agree he is better than Zelenay. But Klizan/Lacko is just a horrible combination. I don't really think that total number of players is a valid consideration. If Mertinak/Polasek is the better combination, they should play.

And I don't really have access to news about the Slovak tennis federation :rolleyes:

You have not understand, certainly. It is valid for Olympics as a tournament, because then they would have to enlarge the number of players, if it was only on Slovak tennis federation, Mertinak/Polasek would play immediately.

CooCooCachoo
06-28-2012, 12:00 AM
You have not understand, certainly. It is valid for Olympics as a tournament, because then they would have to enlarge the number of players, if it was only on Slovak tennis federation, Mertinak/Polasek would play immediately.

Why is it valid? I don't get it.

MIJB#19
06-28-2012, 12:18 AM
There are 31 strictly doubles players, so I guess the total of 86 players restriction was voided.
It's very good, since otherwise many good teams would miss the opportunity.By my count there are 98 ATP and 89 WTA players announced by the ITF. Interesting stuff...

Chase Visa
06-28-2012, 06:54 AM
How will the 8th seed be decided if Bopanna/Bhuphati and Federer/Wawrinka are still tied?

striking19
06-28-2012, 07:50 AM
How will the 8th seed be decided if Bopanna/Bhuphati and Federer/Wawrinka are still tied?

Normally, ATP tournaments consider the combined doubles ranking for seeding purposes. So, Federer/Wawrinka will not be seeded with their low double rankings...

Below is a list of the potential top 8 seeds based on the above assumption...

Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (United States)
Mariusz Fyrstenberg / Marcin Matkowski (Poland)
Mahesh Bhupathi / Rohan Bopanna (India)
Jürgen Melzer^ / Alexander Peya (Austria)
Christopher Kas / Philipp Petzschner (Germany)
Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares (Brazil)
Colin Fleming / Ross Hutchins (Great Britain)
Janko Tipsarević^ / Nenad Zimonjić (Serbia)

dencod16
07-11-2012, 08:28 AM
How will the 8th seed be decided if Bopanna/Bhuphati and Federer/Wawrinka are still tied?

Highest Ranking is only for entry list, seeding are still based on doubles rankings.

duong
07-20-2012, 11:16 AM
Marc Lopez replaced Nadal as Granollers' partner

smucav
07-20-2012, 02:40 PM
http://www.itftennis.comPRESS RELEASE
20 July 2012
2012 OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT – ENTRIES UPDATE

Please find below the following changes to the entries for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, which will be held at the All England Club, Wimbledon, from 28 July until 5 August 2012:

Men’s Singles
Rafael Nadal (ESP) has withdrawn through injury, and is replaced by Feliciano Lopez (ESP).

Men’s Doubles
Due to Rafael Nadal’s injury, the team of Marcel Granollers/Rafael Nadal (ESP) is replaced by Marcel Granollers/Marc Lopez (ESP).

Attached is the current entry list for the Olympic Tennis Event. There are currently 44 countries represented in the event.

Pea
07-21-2012, 06:20 AM
I wonder if the French team can change their doubles partners. Llodra/benneteau would have the best chance.

duong
07-21-2012, 10:34 AM
I wonder if the French team can change their doubles partners. Llodra/benneteau would have the best chance.

it's Llodra himself who chose Tsonga as a partner many months ago. And Tsonga has played a very good Wimbledon whereas Benneteau is a little bit injured at the moment from what I heard.

_Chaz
07-25-2012, 09:29 AM
Kas is injured. Kohli will replace him so the German team will be Kohlschreiber/Petzschner

Puschkin
07-25-2012, 10:22 AM
it's Llodra himself who chose Tsonga as a partner many months ago.
It was the other way round: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actualites/Tsonga-un-bon-choix/265925

duong
07-25-2012, 11:07 AM
It was the other way round: http://www.lequipe.fr/Tennis/Actualites/Tsonga-un-bon-choix/265925

in that interview I didn't know yes Tsonga said "I had the choice", but I saw other articles which said differently, including Llodra's interview.
I thought it was normal that Llodra made the choice as he's France's best doubles player, the only one who plays all Davis cup's doubles.

outrider
07-25-2012, 01:02 PM
Kas is injured. Kohli will replace him so the German team will be Kohlschreiber/Petzschner
Nonsens. Kas will play with Petzschner.

http://www.rosenheim24.de/tennis/gold-nach-kolbermoor-ro24-2431202.html

Pea
07-25-2012, 05:56 PM
it's Llodra himself who chose Tsonga as a partner many months ago. And Tsonga has played a very good Wimbledon whereas Benneteau is a little bit injured at the moment from what I heard.



But that was before benneteau was available, no?

_Chaz
07-25-2012, 06:42 PM
Nonsens. Kas will play with Petzschner.

http://www.rosenheim24.de/tennis/gold-nach-kolbermoor-ro24-2431202.html

Sorry, my bad :o

Another user in another forum posted it in very formal speech (sounded like he quoted some press release) so I thought for once I don't ask for the source because it doesn't seem necessary. Now his answer was "I think that was written in facebook". Oh well.

duong
07-25-2012, 08:33 PM
But that was before benneteau was available, no?

no at that moment in the French media it was just said "Tsonga was chosen instead of Benneteau".

Benneteau got injured later on but was always available apart from that. The Olympic rules didn't prevent his presence as 6 players are allowed and 2 of them (Tsonga and Gasquet) did play singles.

Colt th magnific
07-25-2012, 09:09 PM
Llodra/Tsonga seed #2 :cool: