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With all the talk of the 2012 Olympics heating up, I figure I start up a thread about Canada's participation in the 2012 Olympics for tennis.

So a few questions come to my mind,
1. is Daniel Nestor gonna team up full time with a Canadian next season to prepare for Olympic doubles and if so, who? Vasek? I sure wish Lareau was still around. Him and Nestor were awesome together. Too bad he didn't stick around for a full time doubles career like Nestor did.
2. Who will represent Canada at the Olympics for singles? Milos? Vasek?
3. is the tournament gonna be on grass? If so, that will favor Nestor, Raonic and Pospisil big time.
 

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This really all depends on the rankings of Milos and Vasek next year since the top 56 in the world on June 11th qualify with a max of 4 per country.

I would say Milos will be at the Olympics but needs a good start to 2012 as he has lots of points to defend.

Vasek has a shot but needs a solid start to 2012 to get to the top 60.

If Vasek makes it I am guessing he teams up with Nestor if not Milos does as the Top 10 doubles players get in provided they have someone they can play with.

They are really the only 3 with a shot at making it. Anyone else would be a surprise.
 

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If it were me,
Nestor should team up with Shamasdin full time for Olympic preparation, and for singles, Milos and Vasek should go to London.
 

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sorry for deleting my post there, but i realized i wasnt to sure what i was saying

but yeah, i dont see vasek making it high enough in the rankings to be selected for men. In all likelihood milos will be the only singles player..however with all milos has to defend early a bad start to the year could mean we have no men there. I dont think that will be the case but you all know me..

doubles..daniel will be there and he'll probably team with vasek since the 2 have had more experience together and success in davis cup. In fact i think id prefer daniel and vasek

ill state again that its looking grim for the women. Rebecca has alot to defend early next year and i dont see aleks or stephanie making the jump in time.

we dont have any good doubles players in the womens side so..
 

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does anyone know if daniel plans on playing mixed dobules at the olympics? i was thinking he could play with marie-eve pelletier
 

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I'm betting Vasek will get into singles as an alternate too. Niemeyer got in in 2008 when someone withdrew, and Vasek will be there for doubles like Neimeyer was.
 

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Looks like Nestor has chosen Vasek to be his doubles partner according to Tennis Canada.
 

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wouldnt he need a ranking in the 60's for that? when is the cutoff anyway?
I think the cutoff is after RG.

I'm not sure how exactly alts work, whether they actually have the next couple highest ranked players already over there in case, but Neimeyer was nowhere near ranked high enough in 08, but got in the draw as an alt because he was there for doubles anyway.
 

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I think the cutoff is after RG.

I'm not sure how exactly alts work, whether they actually have the next couple highest ranked players already over there in case, but Neimeyer was nowhere near ranked high enough in 08, but got in the draw as an alt because he was there for doubles anyway.
Maybe more players will be near London though since its in Europe and not China?
 

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Maybe, though I'm expecting a few of them to be already over in the states playing Washington where they'd have a shot at some good points instead of staying in Europe hoping for a spot. Vasek's not that far out in the alt list anyway considering all the players who can't go due to the 4 per country thing, he would be one of the higher ranked guys who happen to be hanging around London/Europe.

It's not a sure thing obviosuly but it's definately a possibility
 

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Maybe, though I'm expecting a few of them to be already over in the states playing Washington where they'd have a shot at some good points instead of staying in Europe hoping for a spot. Vasek's not that far out in the alt list anyway considering all the players who can't go due to the 4 per country thing, he would be one of the higher ranked guys who happen to be hanging around London/Europe.

It's not a sure thing obviosuly but it's definately a possibility
it gets even better for him when you take into account germany, and belgium's rediculous policy regarding olympic qualification

sweden too but there are no swedish players above him so ..yeah
 

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im guessing that daniel and vasek will be playing wimbledon together and perhaps one of the grass court tune up events to prepare for the

what do you think?
 

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I doubt they'll play Wimbledon together. Didn't Daniel and Fred only play 1 tournament together before Beijing? That was Indy wasn't it? That didn't work out so well in 08 but Fred was injured I think.

I highly doubt they'll play Wimbledon together. Too important of a tournament for Daniel. i could see them entering Newport though if they want a grass warmup. I assume they would want one after Wimbledon, and not play a grass tuneup before Wimbledon and then Daniel playing with Max in Wimbledon
 

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I guess, yeah. Daniel loves wimbledon so i guess playing with vasek wouldnt be the right move for him. Maybe , because they have played they might feel like they dont need to play any tune ups
 
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