Who will be the fourth American in the Olympic Singles Draw?

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Who will represent the US in London?

  1. Donald Young

    1 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. Ryan Harrison

    24 vote(s)
    68.6%
  3. James Blake

    6 vote(s)
    17.1%
  4. Sam Querrey

    4 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. NYCtennis1

    NYCtennis1 Rookie

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    Interesting to see who can gain any ground before August, it pretty much depends on who can sneak the good results in on the dirt. That is if the players are chosen specifically through their ranking.
     
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  2. Herdsman76

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    I would have voted for the "Anybody But Donald Young" category if it were available but I think Ryan Harrison has a better chance than Querrey and Blake although I think they would be just as worthy of selection....
     
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  3. beast of mallorca

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    What's the selection process ? Is a top rank nation only allowed to send 4 players ?
    Just wondering since we, the French and Spaniards would have more than 4 players inside the top 100 ?
    Anybody knows?
     
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  4. woodrow1029

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    Maximum of 6 players can be nominated per country per gender. Maximum of 4 singles players and 2 doubles teams. A nation that has more than 4 players eligible for direct acceptance shall send its four highest ranked players based on the computer rankings.

    The top 56 are direct acceptances based on the computer rankings.

    There are 6 ITF Places based on the following criteria:
    �� Singles Computer Ranking
    �� Whether the country is represented in the Tennis Event
    �� Number of players on site
    �� Geographical location

    Finally, there are 2 Invitations which comprise of high level players who are not direct acceptances, but who belong to national organizations entering few competitors in other sports. The final decision regarding the technical level of the player for the allocation of invitations shall rest with the ITF.
     
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  5. jokinla

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    Ryan Harrison or Sam Querrey would be my bet, although Blake should have had a bronze at the last one, so who knows.
     
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  6. Lsmkenpo

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    Seems like it could get a little complicated if a couple of high ranked singles players wanted to team up for doubles, but the country also had a top doubles team.
     
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  7. beast of mallorca

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    Appreciate your explanation Woodrow. Thanks.
     
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  8. vernonbc

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    Not really. Each country can have two doubles teams, one of which will likely come from the doubles team ranking qualifications and the other will be two of the top singles players. The US for instance will send the Bryan Bros and probably Fish and Isner will team up.

    Spain is going to have the biggest problem. They have six singles players in the top 25 as of this week's rankings so the 19th and the 25th best ranked players in the world won't have an opportunity to play but they don't have a top ranked doubles team. Here's another interesting article about qualifying. http://talkingballs-tennis.blogspot.ca/2012/03/guide-to-olympics-qualification.html
     
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  9. Clay lover

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    Damn I want Verdasco to be in the Olympics.

    James Blake FTW
     
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  10. josofo

    josofo Semi-Pro

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    they should give it to who is ranked 4th out of fairness.
     
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  11. Lsmkenpo

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    Thanks for the info, Spain is actually the country I had in mind with my question, it would be a shame if Marc Lopez doesn't get a chance to play because they have a lot of high ranked singles players that may want to play doubles. I like Lopez.
     
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  12. Lsmkenpo

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    It is a tough choice to pick the 4th player, I can think of a good reason for each one of them to make it.
     
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  13. woodrow1029

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    I think that if the Olympics were now, the 56 direct acceptances would be (if everyone eligible played of course):

    Djokovic
    Nadal
    Federer
    Murray
    Tsonga
    Ferrer
    Berdych
    Tipsarevic
    Isner
    Fish
    Del Potro
    Almagro
    Monfils
    Monaco
    Simon
    F. Lopez
    Nishikori
    Gasquet
    Mayer
    Dolgopolov
    Cilic
    Stepanek
    Raonic
    Wawrinka
    Roddick
    Melzer
    Troicki
    Anderson
    Chela
    Kohlschreiber
    Youzhny
    Tomic
    Berlocq
    Davydenko
    Baghdatis
    Bogomolov
    Istomin
    Seppi
    Bellucci
    Nieminen
    Nalbandian
    Young
    Kubot
    Giraldo
    Falla
    Haase
    Lu
    Dodig
    Fognini
    Karolvic
    Muller
    Volandri
    Sela
    Lacko
    Rochus
    Darcis
     
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