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    Olympic Tennis Thread

    Most of the gun players are in it this time, from what I've read in the mens its something like 46 of the top 50 which is good. Obviously Haas didnt find the need to play as he already has an Olympic medal.
    Anyway, tipping Novak for gold and theres usually a few surprises, why not someone like Jarkko Nieminen for a medal too.

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    Nah, 37 of the top 50. Partly due to quotas limiting entries from Spain and France though.

    Roddick, Gasquet, Tsonga, Baghdatis, Fish, Haas and Chela could all have played, but have withdrawn.
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    Must have been a few more withdraw from that original list, but yeh you are right, some guys, especially a couple of Spaniards wont be able to play as they have too many in the top 50.

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    Men's Odds for the games, it may be worth noting that Nicolas Massu won gold in Athens at $201 and all of the semi finalists started the tournament over $101.

    R Nadal 2.50
    R Federer 3.00
    N Djokovic 4.00
    A Murray 10.00
    N Davydenko 41.00
    D Ferrer 51.00
    D Nalbandian 51.00
    E Gulbis 51.00
    S Wawrinka 67.00
    F Gonzalez 81.00
    G Simon 81.00
    I Karlovic 81.00
    J Blake 81.00
    T Berdych 81.00
    G Monfils 101.00
    L Hewitt 101.00
    M Ancic 101.00
    M Baghdatis 101.00
    M Cilic 101.00
    N Kiefer 101.00
    R Soderling 101.00
    R Stepanek 101.00
    I Andreev 126.00
    I Ljubicic 126.00
    J Tipsarevic 126.00
    M Youzhny 126.00
    N Lapentti 126.00
    P Kohlschreiber 126.00
    P-H Mathieu 126.00
    D Tursunov 151.00
    G Canas 151.00
    J Monaco 151.00
    N Almagro 151.00
    R Ginepri 151.00
    S Darcis 151.00
    S Querrey 151.00
    T Robredo 151.00
    A Calleri 201.00
    A Seppi 201.00
    C Guccione 201.00
    J Melzer 201.00
    J Nieminen 201.00
    K Anderson 201.00
    M Llodra 201.00
    S Bolelli 201.00
    K Nishikori 251.00
    N Massu 251.00
    O Rochus 251.00
    T Bellucci 251.00
    V Hanescu 251.00
    H-T Lee 301.00
    I Minar 301.00
    M Mirnyi 301.00
    P Starace 301.00
    T Johansson 301.00
    D Hrbaty 501.00
    J Bjorkman 501.00
    J Vanek 501.00
    M Daniel 501.00
    P Sun 1001.00
    K Loglo 2501.00
    R Arevalo 2501.00


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    would be good to short. Mr Ančić has withdrawn due to the flu.

    This would also solve the debate about Rainer Schüttler, who CAS has ruled was eligible to play in the Games after his ranking had increased. Schüttler would be second alternate, but first alternate John Isner has already confirmed his entry into a tournament colliding with the Olympics, so that means he can go in. (Also means Germany have too many qualified players and so Frank Dancevic goes through.)

    Don't understand why the ITF could overrule the German national olympic committee's selections in the first place. It's not like the ATP rankings are perfect, and Germany had earned the place.

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    I'd like to believe Hewitt could do it. but I don't

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    Murray @ $10 isn't horrible. Probably means more to him than the big three too.
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    Seems more like a betting thread than a Tennis thread.

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    Monflis a good chance imo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian87 View Post
    I'd like to believe Hewitt could do it. but I don't
    Don't underestimate Hewitt's desir to win for Australia, but I agree he just hasnt got enough matches behind him.

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    Is there no seeding for this tournament?

    Hope there isn't and it's just luck of the draw.
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    After Murrays fantastic win a couple of days ago he'd be in with a shout, especially being on his favoured surface.

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    Yeh there will be seedings, 16 I presume.

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    Haha the poll on the ITF website has four choices to win gold, Nadal, Federer, Djokovic and Massu lol. Think he might be slightly out of his league there.

    Edit: Draw is released tomorrow afternoon

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