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Your thoughts on your native country's olympics so far

This message board obviously contains numerous people from many countries around the world. What are everybody's thoughts on their Olympics Tennis Teams so far? Have they: A. Met your expectations B. Exceded your expectations or C. Fallen short of your expectations.


The US Women's team has met my expectations. They didn't have their best possible singles lineup, but as of today, all singles players are still in the draw.
Lisa & Martina are also still standing.

The US Mens team has exceded my expectations. I expected Roddick to advance to the R16, but Taylor Dent's & Mardy Fish's results have impressed me. The Bryan Bros. also just won over a tough Belarus team easily.

Best of luck to the USA throughout the rest of the Olympics.
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The Brits only sent Tim. He lost first round.

He spent longer at the Opening Ceremony than he did in the draw.


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The Brits only sent Tim. He lost first round.

He spent longer at the Opening Ceremony than he did in the draw.

Was Rusedski not qualified to make the team or did he simply choose not to go?
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Not sure to be honest. He's been short of form since returning from his drug ban, that wasn't or whatever and I'm sure he would have been eligible as he's always been on the Davis Cup team, but maybe after everything he wasn't ready to play.

Sorry I can't give you a complete answer but my apathy towards men's tennis and British tennis is combined on this one to give me no information whatsoever.


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I'm very disappointed... Niemeyer lost in 3 sets to Taylor Dent, and Niemeyer/Nestor lost to Llodra/Santoro. I think there were no canadian women in the singles or doubles draw.
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Everyone def. Canada. Yawn. Sadness.
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Alicia Molik and Nicole Pratt have both played great, I knew they both could do well, but wasn't sure if they would so I guess they have exceded my expectations.
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Well, we won one medal, but it was a gold in swimming.
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The Brits only sent Tim. He lost first round.

He spent longer at the Opening Ceremony than he did in the draw.

Elena Baltacha and Anne Keothavong should have gone. They are good players!
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They sucked the worst. The government should send them, including Wilander and Nysröm, to a hard-labour camp in Lapland to make amends. The rest of the Swedish Olympic should join them there unless they deliver. No medals then punishment that would be the only fair and reasonable thing to do.
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Alicia and Nicole have done extreamly well to make the third round. Australians really lift when representing their countries.
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My country is kinda sad of the performance of Niemeyer/Nestor ... but if you look at this point, we are so loser!!!

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we're tied with mongolia in the medal count, so i'm happy

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Um I think the Philippines has two representatives... so I doubt we'll get a medal since one was already gone.

In the end it is still the same old me.
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i'm going to pretend i'm swiss because when it comes to tennis i am. it's been ok. roger losing was a big shock, and myriam's loss was even worse. patty has been surprising good though beating 2 tough opponents and patty and myriam had a good opening round win in doubles
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