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    Quote Originally Posted by ohtani's jacket View Post
    What a cool consolation for Federer. That has to feel good.
    Yeah. What was with their celebration though? That was bizarre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    A gold medal is a gold medal regardless of if it's in singles or doubles, but I'm still guessing he will be a bit pissed he's never going to win an Olympic singles medal.
    The Olympics are just a quirky addition to the tennis circuit. When you consider the number of World champions who fail at the Olympics after four years of hard work and preparation, I think Federer should be happy he got a gold and I hope he realises it was for his country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohtani's jacket View Post
    The Olympics are just a quirky addition to the tennis circuit. When you consider the number of World champions who fail at the Olympics after four years of hard work and preparation, I think Federer should be happy he got a gold and I hope he realises it was for his country.
    I think it's got more serious these days, just have to look at who played here, you only have to go back to 96 when it was pretty much non-existant on the calender and the players didn't bother. Even the ATP changed their calender to allow players to compete.

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    Coverage of the Men's final about to start now on SBS. Is this live or are we watching on delay again?
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    Fair play to Dementieva for winning the gold, although it looked like Safina self-destructed a bit in that third set.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon View Post
    I think it's got more serious these days, just have to look at who played here, you only have to go back to 96 when it was pretty much non-existant on the calender and the players didn't bother. Even the ATP changed their calender to allow players to compete.
    Didn't Henman get a medal in 96?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Didn't Henman get a medal in 96?
    Probably the only way he had a chance of getting a medal was if none of the top players turned up. Although I think Agassi did win gold from memory in Atlanta.

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    just looked it up, he got a doubles silver, Agassi did indeed get the gold, interested to see that Leander Paes from India got a Bronze at those Olympics

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