All credit for this post goes to the user named simi; I am just reposting what was posted in the other thread in the 'Odds and Ends' section. Can I hear Federer and the golden slam? I know just a grand slam is a tough feat without even factoring in that Federer will be 30 years of age by the time these Olympics come around. from a weekly e-mail I get from the ITF called "This Week in the ITF" - - - - - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) congratulates London on being awarded the 2012 Olympic Games. ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, who was in Singapore representing the ITF as the voting took place, commented: "My congratulations to London on their selection to host the 2012 Olympic Games. The five candidate cities put forward excellent bids, all of which offered tennis an outstanding platform. "The 2012 Olympic Tennis Event will be played on the historic courts of Wimbledon, the first time that the Olympic Tennis Event has been played on grass since 1920 Antwerp and the second time that the All England Club has hosted the event (190. "We welcome the opportunity to work with the London Olympic Organising Committee and are confident that the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event will be outstanding." - - - - - My only thought is that the groundskeepers wil be quite busy in July getting the courts ready after the tournament and before the Olympics. Betcha the warm-ups after the FO and Newport will have a larger than normal amount of pros trying to play. Heck, we may even see more Spaniards than normal at Wimbledon in 2012.