Importance of these events for Tennis(Panamerican Games, Asian Games, etc)...?

Vegito

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Since the importance of Olympic Games for tennis has been debated here some times; I want to ask you how important do you think it´s winning a medal in an event like the Panamerican Games, and also others as: Southamerican Games, Bolivarian Games(the event is open to athletes from Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, Peru and Venezuela), Central American and Caribbean Games(in which Victor Estrella Burgos has won a lot of medals), Mediterranean Games, different Binational Games in Southamerica (It´s for unders 16 years old players, I think only the Binational Games between Argentina and Chile include tennis), African Games and Pacific Games. Then the European Games, Central American Games and the and Pacific Mini Games, which don´t include tennis for now.

I think all these competitions are importants; if I was a tennis player I would try to participate in all the competitions of my region. These competitions has less repercussion than Olympic Games in the tennis world, but must very emotional to participate! They say these are very special competitions. What do you think? For e it´s more important than a Masters 1000 event. Here some pics:

Southamerican Games 2014: Facundo Bagnis (ARG), Guido Andreozzi (ARG) and Paul Cavdeville (CHI)




Panamerican Games 2015: Facundo Bagnis (ARG), Nicolás Barrientos (COL), Dennis Novikov (USA)




Central American and Caribbean Games 2014; here the champion Victor Estrella Burgos and the runner-up José Hernandez, both from Dominican Republic:




Bolivarian Games 2013: Ivania Martinic and Guillermo Matias Nuñez Beltran won in mixed doubles, Guillermo won in singles too:




Pacific Games 2013: Nickolas N’Godrela (NCL), Julian Delaplane (NCL) and Cyril Jacobe (VAN)




African Games 2015: Denis Indondo (COD), Alexis Klegou (BEN) and Mark Fynn (ZIM)




Mediterranean Games 2013: Blaž Rola (SLO), Marsel Ilhan (TUR), Malek Jaziri (TUR). I only found this image and other of the doubles.



Blaž Rola and Tomislav Ternar (SLO), Mohamed Haythem Abid and Malek Jaziri (TUN), Albert Alcaraz Ivorra and David Perez Sanz (ESP)




Asian Games 2014. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN), Lu Yen-hsun (TPE), Yuichi Sugita (JPN) and Yuki Bhambri (IND).




Tennis was included in the 2010 Commonwealth Games: Somved Devvarman (IND), Greg Jones (AUS) and Matthew Ebden (AUS)





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Youth Southamerican Games 2013: Marcelo Zormann da Silva(BRA), Pedro Iamachkine(PER) and Francisco Bahamonde:




2014 Youth Olympics: Kamil Majchrzak(POL), Orlando Luz(BRA) and Andrey Rublev(RUS)

 
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HipRotation

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Regional competition is interesting, but can't be put on the same level as international events. The only shame is that it obviously only gets any tv coverage by the region that it's played in if any at all.
 

Vegito

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You can upload pictures, videos, articles, and comments about all these competitions in this thread.
 
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Vegito

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Regional competition is interesting, but can't be put on the same level as international events. The only shame is that it obviously only gets any tv coverage by the region that it's played in if any at all.
They should show at least some highlights of the tennis finals of these events in sports news in all the world.
 

Vegito

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Some videos of the 2014 South American Games. It was played in a historic stadium, in which the 1976 Davis Cup final was played and also an ATP tournament that Guillermo Vilas won in 1977. I wonder if the stadium would have been full, if some of the best South Americans had played. There are some good planes of he stadium in these videos:



 

Vegito

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Billy Harris won the Gold medal in the competition of Men's Singles in the Island Games Jersey 2015.
 
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Dave1982

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In reality these events from a tennis perspective & their subsequent participation can only really be compared to Challenger and Futures series events.
 

DUROC

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In reality these events from a tennis perspective & their subsequent participation can only really be compared to Challenger and Futures series events.
Maybe..........totally meaningless unless you are one of the players.

Just look at the attendance.........there is your answer. I bet most of these are low level guys from each country not good enough to make it on the pro tour.
 

Dave1982

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Maybe..........totally meaningless unless you are one of the players.

Just look at the attendance.........there is your answer. I bet most of these are low level guys from each country not good enough to make it on the pro tour.
Yeah well unlike the Olympics the ATP/WTA tours don't break for these events and therefore it's hard to mount an argument for a top level player competing.
I know in Australia the Commonwealth Games are still considered a big deal in regards to some events, namely Swimming, Athletics and maybe a few others where at Olympics US, China and Russia dominate.
 

Vegito

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It depends, on the country in which the event is played, the "fanatism" of the fans, etc. In the Panamericans 2011, at least in the finals there were a great attendance. In Rio 2007 some matches seemed Davis Cup matches, excepting the finals that were played almost without people watching because it was raining and they had to extempore play in a tennis academy indoor; I guess the Olympics will have a better organization. This is from Guadalajara 2011:



In the Panamericans 2015 I think there was not much people watching the tennis. Maybe because they have big events of ATP or WTA every year.
 

Vegito

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Maybe..........totally meaningless unless you are one of the players.

Just look at the attendance.........there is your answer. I bet most of these are low level guys from each country not good enough to make it on the pro tour.
For the players sure it´s important. I read the emotion of a winner of the Island Games. Facundo Bagnis cried after winning the Panamerican Gold. Somdev Devvarman was very happy with his victory in the Commonwealth Games.
 

tacou

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For the winners, it's probably among the happiest, most significant moments of their lives.
I'm sure a TTW poster saying "meh it's just a challenger-level event" does nothing to tarnish the memory/accomplishment.
Same with Olympics, keyboard warriors saying "tennis is not an Olympic sport" means absolutely goose egg.
 

Vegito

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Rankings:

Panamerican and Southamerican champion: 94º
Central American and Caribbean champion: 82º
Bolivarian Champion: 1410º
Pacific Champion: He has not ranking in the actuality.
African Champion: He has noy ranking in the actuality.
Mediterranean Champion: 197º
Asian Champion: 104º
Islands Champion: 650º
 

Vegito

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Tennis was included in the Jeux de la Francophonie in 1997. The Jeux de la Francophonie are a combination of artistic and sporting events for the Francophonie, mostly French speaking nations, held every four years since 1989, similar in concept to the Commonwealth Games. Apparently only Women's singles and Women's doubles were the events played, but they don´t say here who won in Women's doubles:
https://www.jeux.francophonie.org/Les-medailles?an=1997?id_parentdiscipline=103
 

Vegito

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I added in the first post information about the 2013 Youth Southamerican Games and 2014 Youth Olympics.
 

Vegito

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Kamil Adrian Majchrzak Wins Men's Tennis Gold - Highlights | Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games. Look at his emotion!!

 
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The Vortex Games beats them all. In the very first edition, someone won the 100m sprint in 36 seconds.
It was so physical, that stretchers and ambulances were required for all finalists.


...
EMT teams were on hand to treat the expected earthquake victims after that mad dash to the AYCE finish line.:eek:
Not to mention that the medals for these games are those edible chocolate ones. Sureshs is an obese masstermind. LOL
 

Vegito

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I add some events:

Commonwealth Youth Games Samoa 2015: Sasi Kumar Mukund and Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal won the boys’ and girls’ singles titles in tennis to add to their mixed doubles success together earlier at the Games:

 

Vegito

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Panarmenian Games: The Games are open to Armenian passport-holders (irrespective of national origin) and citizens of other countries who have Armenian descent. Spouses of those of Armenian descent are also eligible to compete. The Pan-Armenian Games are complex competitions in individual and team kinds of sport among athletes of the Republic of Armenia and athletes of Armenian origin from other countries. The athletes from various parts of the world represent the cities in which they come from and not countries like other pan-games. The Pan-Armenian Games take place mainly in Yerevan, Armenia.

6-th Panarmenian Games: The glory was for Arevik Tumanyan and Mikayel Khachatryan.

 

Vegito

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Maccabiah Games:
Importants athletes compete there. Brad Gilbert won in 1981; Nicolás Massú has participated. In the 2013 Maccabiah Games, Marcel Felder was the champion!!He beats the australian David Sofaer 6-1, 6-4:





Also there are European Maccabi Games and Panamerican Maccabi Games.
I don´t know if famous athletes participates there. There are differents categorys for differents ages.
 

Vegito

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Pan Arab Games 2011: Malek Jaziri won the gold


Tennis at the 2015 European Youth Summer Olympic Festival: The bulgarian Adrian Andreev is the champion.


2013 Islamic Solidarity Games: All the glory for Christopher Rungkat in the Singles, Doubles and in the Team Event.



 

Vegito

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Southeast Asian Games 2015: Warit Sornbutnark won the gold. Great match and very emotional!:



2016 South Asian Games: Ramkumar Ramanathan won the gold in signles and doubles. India won everything in tennis:






2013 East Asian Games: At the time I only found this: Chinese Taipei tennis team has received 5 gold medals for 2013 East Asian Games in Tianjin. Also Soft Tennis is played in these Games:

 

Vegito

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1997 West Asian Games in Irán included tennis.



Central Asian Games included tennis.



2015 Indian Ocean Island Games: Antso Rakotondramanga won in singles and doubles. Magadascar has been very succesfull in tennis in these Games.







 

Vegito

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2013 Central American Games (don´t confuse it with Central American and Caribbean Games):
Marcelo Arevalo beat his brother Rafael Arevalo(Rafael played against Federer in the Oltmpics 2008):



There is Young Central American Championships that includes tennis.


Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games 2014: Hendrik Gutwirth i the champion.



 

Vegito

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Universiade: The Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation(FISU). The name is a combination of the words "University" and "olympiad". The Universiade is often referred to in English as the World University Games or World Student Games; however, this latter term can also refer to competitions for sub-University grades students, as well.[citation needed] The Universiade is the largest[vague] multi-sport event in the world apart from the Olympic Games.[1] The most recent games were in 2015: the Winter Universiade was split between Granada in Spain and Štrbské Pleso and Osrblie in Slovakia, while the Summer Universiade was in Gwangju, Korea.

Tennis at the 2015 Summer Universiade: The champion was Chung Hyeon.

http://img.yonhapnews.co.kr/photo/yna/YH/2015/07/12//PYH2015071204920034100_P2.jpg

Here the finals of the events of Men's singles, Women's singles and Mixed doubles:

 
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