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http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/olympic-qualification-details-announced.aspx
20 Jun 2011
Olympic qualification details announced
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Click the PDF links below to view details about the Qualification System (in English and French) for players at the London 2012 Olympic Games, taking place on the Wimbledon grass courts next July.

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

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

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http://2012.itftennis.com/olympics/news/articles/itf-and-atp-announce-olympic-agreement.aspx
01 Jun 2011
ITF and ATP announce Olympic agreement
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The ITF and the ATP today announced an agreement to award singles ranking points for men at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event in London at Wimbledon. This is the fourth successive Olympic Games where men have received ranking points.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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So these might be the entries:

Serbia:
1. Djokovic
8. Tipsarevic
33. Troicki

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

Switzerland:
3. Federer
23. Wawrinka

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

Great Britain:
4. Murray

Czech Republic:
7. Berdych
26. Stepanek

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

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

Japan:
18. Nishikori
54. Soeda
68. Ito

Canada:
21. Raonic

Italia:
24. Seppi
63. Fognini

Croatia:
25. Cilic
56. Karlovic
69. Dodig

Australia:
27. Tomic

Germany:
29. F.Mayer
34. Kohlschreiber

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

Austria:
35. Melzer

Netherlands:
40. Haase

Uzbekistan:
41. Istomin

Cyprus:
42. Baghdatis

Colombia:
44. Giraldo
70. Falla

Finland:
45. Nieminen

Kazahstan:
49. Kukushkin

Poland:
50. Kubot

Luxembourg:
53. Muller

Taipei:
57. Lu

Slovakia:
58. Lacko
60. Klizan

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

Players that might get ITF invitation:

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

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

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Doubles Teams:

USA:
1. Bryan-Bryan

Canada:
2. Nestor-Pospisil

Belarus:
3. Mirnyi-Ignatik

France:
4. Llodra-Tsonga

Serbia:
5. Zimonjic-Tipsarevic

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

Poland:
8. Fyrstenberg-Matkowski

Sweden:
9. Linstedt-Brunstrom

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

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

Germany:
13. Kas-Petzchner

Italy:
14. Braccialli-Seppi

Brasil:
15. Soares-Melo

Netherlands:
16. Rojer-Haase

Colombia:
17. Cabal-Giraldo

Israel:
18. Erlich-Ram

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

Argentina:
21. Schwank-Nalbandian

Czech Republic:
22. Berdych-Stepanek

Switzerland:
23. Federer-Wawrinka


Other possible teams:

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


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

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Anderson is out too - green card issues prevented him from playing enough DC.

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

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

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Why can't players who decide to play mixed doubles not play mens doubles ??

If Anderson is out does this means Darcis is in ?

When do we know who committed to Washington? I expect at least 10 players from this list going to play there ?
Two events max per player. So if you play singles you can't play both doubles.
 

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What about Blake? He deserves a WC as he got 4th place in Beijing 2008 and is half-British.
There would already be four Americans in the singles draw: Isner, Roddick, Young, and Harrison. They can't add any more singles players.
 

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

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Fact Sheet Page 2: "Please note that players are allowed to enter all three events. Mixed Doubles entries will be on site."
 

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On the ATP-site it says the tournament starts on the 28th. That's Saturday. So no player can play a tournament in the week before?
 

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

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

http://2012.itftennis.com/media/80030/80030.pdf
Final Qualification Places (ITF Places)
Final qualification places (ITF places) shall be determined by the ITF for the singles events, based on the following factors:
i) Recognised World Ranking
ii) Whether the NOC is represented in the Tennis Event
iii) Number of players on site
iv) Geographical location.
When do we know who committed to Washington?
Fish & Anderson have already been announced as early commitments.

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