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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2008, 02:13 AM Thread Starter
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2008 Olympic Picks

Hey! Who are your top picks for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Tennis events?

Here are mine:

Singles
Men: Rodger Federer (SUI)
Women: Justine Henin (BUL)

Doubles
Men: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (USA)
Women: Rennae Stubbs/Samantha Stosur(AUS)

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 2008, 02:17 AM
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Hey! Who are your top picks for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Tennis events?

Here are mine:

Singles
Men: Rodger Federer (SUI)
Women: Justine Henin (BUL)

Doubles
Men: Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan (USA)
Women: Rennae Stubbs/Samantha Stosur(AUS)
Is that a joke ..Did you know that Justine has retired and she wasn't even playing the Olympics before she decided to retire AND she is from Belgium and not Bulgaria

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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

Gold: Venus Williams
Silver: Maria Sharapova
Bronze: Ana Ivanovic

Doubles:
Gold: Williams/Williams
Silver: Davenport/Huber
Bronze: Kuznetsova/Safina or Hantuchova/Husarova

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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

Lol @ Justine!

Gold : Williams sister
Silver: Williams sister
Bronze: Serbian - either Jankovic/Ivanovic.

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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

gold-jankovic
silver-chinese girl (li, yan, zheng)
bronze-davenport

gold-sugiyama morita
silver-davenport huber
bronze-yan zheng
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gold-jankovic
silver-chinese girl (li, yan, zheng)
bronze-davenport

gold-sugiyama morita
silver-davenport huber
bronze-yan zheng
Unless you have captured both WS that's not happening.
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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

Gold: Venus Williams
Silver: Serena Williams
Bronze: Davenport
4th: Jelena Jankovic


Doubles:
Gold: Williams/Williams
Silver: Yan/Zheng
Bronze: Davenport/Huber
4th: Stosur/Stubbs


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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 2008, 09:59 AM
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Unless you have captured both WS that's not happening.
The guy is allowed to pick whoever her likes, so
Not everyone's pick doesn't have to be the Williams Sisters you know.

Anyway, here are mine:

Gold: Venus Williams
Silver: Serena Williams
Bronze: Jie Zheng
4th Place: Svetlana Kuznetsova

There has to be a surprise medalist somewhere

For doubles:

Gold: Williams Sisters
Silver: Yan/Zheng
Bronze: Dellacqua/Molik
4th Place: Stosur/Stubbs

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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

Men's singles:

gold: Federer
silver: Djokovic
bronze: Nadal

Women's singles:

gold: Serena
silver: Venus
bronze: (?) Safina/Radwanska

Men's doubles:

gold: Bryan brothers
silver: Erlich/Ram
bronze: Zimonjic/Djokovic

Women's singles:

gold: Williams sisters
silver: Stubbs/Stosur
bronze: Chia-Jung/Yung-Jan or Safina/Kuznetsova

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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

Gold: Ivanovic
Silver: Safina
Bronze: Serena

doubles

Gold: Chan/Chuang
Silver: Stosur/Stubbs
Bronze: Davenport/Huber

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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

I always find it really hard to separate what I want to happen from what I logically think is going to happen. My dream result would be a Williams sister sweep, perhaps the Murrays in doubles and Djokovic. HOWEVER...after thinking long and hard and advising a friend on who to bet on I actually have a feeling Serena will produce her best once again. it sounds like she's been really training hard and she is one of those players who doesn't mess about. If she thinks she's prepared well, she WILL play well. Nadal will lift his level a little and will probably take the gold and I can't decide on doubles...perhaps outsiders for the mens and I'm thinking an Australian gold, Stubbs and Stosur...don't ask me why.
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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

These are my picks. There is, obviously, an element of what I would like in there, but I've tried to be as objective as possible (note, the only thing I actually care about, Vivi/Anabel getting a medal, is not happening in my predictions!! )
Womens singles:
Gold: Venus Williams.
Silver: Elena Dementieva.
Bronze: Dinara Safina.
Womens doubles:
Gold: Williams sisters.
Silver: Yan/Zheng.
Bronze: Chan/Chuang.
Mens singles:
Gold: Rafa Nadal.
Silver: Roger Federer.
Bronze Novak Djokovic.
Mens doubles:
Gold: Clement/Llodra
Silver: Bryan brothers.
Bronze: Djokovic/Zimonjic.

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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

Gold: Serena
Silver: Safina
Bronze: Azarenka (defeating Venus and Kuzzy along the way )

Serena Williams
Victoria Azarenka Venus Williams
Sloane Stephens Christina McHale
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Re: 2008 Olympic Picks

my pick:

Singles
Men - Murray
Women- Safina
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2008, 02:55 AM
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Women

Gold: Serena Williams
Silver: Venus Williams
Brons: Jelena Jankovic

Gold: Williams/Williams
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