Men's Tennis - Olympics 2008

Which man will win Gold in Beijing?


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Tchocky

Hall of Fame
Pretty good field. I haven't seen the draw and don't know how the format will be. I think the matches will be played on a hard court. Should be interesting to see if they play outdoors or indoors.
 

FlamEnemY

Hall of Fame
Interesting. Davydenko and Gulbis meet in the first round, I have to see that. There's also a possible Djokovic-Nalbandian quarterfinal.
I voted Djokovic but I have the strange feeling Nalbandian is going to do some damage this time.
 

Tarsier

Professional
Interesting. Davydenko and Gulbis meet in the first round, I have to see that. There's also a possible Djokovic-Nalbandian quarterfinal.
I voted Djokovic but I have the strange feeling Nalbandian is going to do some damage this time.

He's very well-rested, he'd better try and start having some fun on court. Doesn't he usually wake up late in the season?:):)
 

oranges

Hall of Fame
He's very well-rested, he'd better try and start having some fun on court. Doesn't he usually wake up late in the season?:):)

He usually wakes up when he's playing for his country, not just himself, so I'd also go with those who predict he'll do very well.
 

slagvaerk

New User
Murray. Or perhaps Gulbis or Söderling. Not Federer or Nadal (always expect the unexpected in the Olympics)... :)
 

fastdunn

Legend
There's also a possible Djokovic-Nalbandian quarterfinal.
I voted Djokovic but I have the strange feeling Nalbandian is going to do some damage this time.

I don't think he has played much tennis since he was injured (right arm) in 1st round of Wimbledon this year. They were considering surgery and skipping Beijing but I wonder how good his right arm is now.
 
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kimrey

New User
Easy. Lleyton Hewitt. He's wisely spent a month resting up, while the other players suffer the US summer heat.
 

veroniquem

Bionic Poster
Murray. Or perhaps Gulbis or Söderling. Not Federer or Nadal (always expect the unexpected in the Olympics)... :)
I think the olympics are less important than slams or even masters for most players but for Federer, it's really crucial this year as he needs to get some kind of confidence going before the USO. His draw is favorable too, so he should take full advantage of it.
 

pound cat

G.O.A.T.
They better not leave those spots open; there are tons of others that would want to jump-in right away, to participate in The Olympics

They didn't have time to go the ITF route, so i know the replacement (for Karlovic?) is a Chinese player. May be the same for Ljubicic.
 

Nadal_Freak

Banned
I think the olympics are less important than slams or even masters for most players but for Federer, it's really crucial this year as he needs to get some kind of confidence going before the USO. His draw is favorable too, so he should take full advantage of it.
The organizers are doing everything they can for Fed to succeed. It's about time he cashes in on it.
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
^^^ I agree.

With a draw that includes players like NadalFreak, NoBadMoko, tennis& Music, and several other TW posters, Fed has a very easy draw. Heck, that is an easy draw even for a complete beginner.
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
^^^^^^^^^^^^

What is ironic, is he doesn't realize that with every stroke of his keyboard>> he is actually diminishing Nadal's accomplishments.

Think of it this way>>>

If every draw is easy for Fed, and he has been able to accomplish all he has>>> what does that say about nadal and his accomplishment???

Not much, because Nadal has been able to take number one away from a guy who really was never that good to begin with. So, Nadal's accomplishments aren't very impressive, nor his victories over feder at the French and Wimbledon this year. He only did this against a guy who is weak.
 

rubberduckies

Professional
^^^^^^^^^^^^

What is ironic, is he doesn't realize that with every stroke of his keyboard>> he is actually diminishing Nadal's accomplishments.

Think of it this way>>>

If every draw is easy for Fed, and he has been able to accomplish all he has>>> what does that say about nadal and his accomplishment???

Not much, because Nadal has been able to take number one away from a guy who really was never that good to begin with. So, Nadal's accomplishments aren't very impressive, nor his victories over feder at the French and Wimbledon this year. He only did this against a guy who is weak.

I agree. Nadal's victories over Fed don't mean THAT much. No more than Fed's victories over Roddick and Hewitt. You should be able to beat inferior talent.
 

rubberduckies

Professional
Miami 07 - Canas rode Fed's draw to the Final
Rome 07 - Volandri rode Fed's draw to the SF
Canada 08 - Simon to the SF
Cincy 08 - Karlovic to SF

Canas's second TMS Final in his long career.
The only times Volandri, Simon, Karlovic have ever made TMS SF.

At the French Open 08, Fed played only one seeded player until the Final (Gonzo at 24).
At Wimby 08, Fed played only one seeded player until the final (Hewitt at 20).
 

oranges

Hall of Fame
I agree. Nadal's victories over Fed don't mean THAT much. No more than Fed's victories over Roddick and Hewitt. You should be able to beat inferior talent.

So how does "never has there been such a talented player" Nadal get to have a tough draw in the first place?
 

drakulie

Talk Tennis Guru
At the French Open 08, Fed played only one seeded player until the Final (Gonzo at 24).

and Nadal beat a guy in the final who only played one seeded player on his way there. Not too impressive for Nadal is it?

At Wimby 08, Fed played only one seeded player until the final (Hewitt at 20).

And again, Nadal beat a guy in the final who only played one seeded player on his way there. Not too impressive for Nadal is it?


Get my point???? or are you too knuckle headed???
 

jmsx521

Hall of Fame
Online Video looks really good, i can see the rain drops falling very clearly....
Yes, clean stream! It's about time Pro Tennis enters the 21st century with learning to clean-stream their matches. I've been so used to channelsurfing... it's like watching streaming with 19th century technology there.
 
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