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WTF is with the withdrawals from Olympics?

Maria is not there. Davenport withdrew. So did Tati. And (maybe soon to be) Jelena

Hope there are no more withdrawals... or else, the prestige of this tournament will diminish badly.... even the organizers are having a headache who to replace the withdrawn players....

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Re: WTF is with the withdrawals from Olympics?

i think a lot of these players were being unrealistic about their injuries and should never have made the trip to beijing

i hope there are no more
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i think a lot of these players were being unrealistic about their injuries and should never have made the trip to beijing

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I never thought Jelena should have came in the first place.

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health > olympics i guess

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Because of the difficult weather conditions. A lot of players said that it's too difficult to play in Beijing.
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Re: WTF is with the withdrawals from Olympics?

1. its not a slam
2. its right before a slam

this is why when people say the olympics is n par with a slam their wrong. if you asked most players wether they would want to be fit for the US open or olympics, im sure most would say US open.

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Re: WTF is with the withdrawals from Olympics?

they are disrespectful

this is the problem when you try to pursue the sports stars into this kinda competition. they don't know about the meaning of the games, they don't even care. while the Olympics mean the world to other amateur players, all this stars think is only themself, like if they will have a chance to win a medal or how much attention they will get from a media. it's just sad and disgusting.

for the tennis players, i highly doubt how many players give a damn if tennis in the Olympics has no points to collect.
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they are all (apart from Tati) disrespectful

this is the problem when you try to pursue the sports stars into this kinda competition. they don't know about the meaning of the games, they don't even care. while the Olympics mean the world to other amateur players, all this stars think is only themself, like if they will have a chance to win a medal or how much attention they will get from a media. it's just sad and disgusting.

for the tennis players, i highly doubt how many players give a damn if tennis in the Olympics has no points to collect.
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because they love olympics they waited until last minute if they can play

all player who withdrew lately haven't bee on court for a while, so i don't blame them

It has to be serious
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because China wants a medal

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Oh , I love being the Devil's advocate... Could it have something to do with the third generation of doping being so easily detectable?

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they are disrespectful

this is the problem when you try to pursue the sports stars into this kinda competition. they don't know about the meaning of the games, they don't even care. while the Olympics mean the world to other amateur players, all this stars think is only themself, like if they will have a chance to win a medal or how much attention they will get from a media. it's just sad and disgusting.

for the tennis players, i highly doubt how many players give a damn if tennis in the Olympics has no points to collect.
oh dear, they play around the world for a lot of time during the year, players will come down with injuries and can't help it, it's espically hard when they have to travel half away around the world as well, and with a slam in just two weeks, of course they don't want to cause any damage. it doesn't mean disrespectful, geez.

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i think a lot of these players were being unrealistic about their injuries and should never have made the trip to beijing
I agree.

Too bad for the players who would have love to replace them.
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oh dear, they play around the world for a lot of time during the year, players will come down with injuries and can't help it, it's espically hard when they have to travel half away around the world as well, and with a slam in just two weeks, of course they don't want to cause any damage. it doesn't mean disrespectful, geez.
geez don't try to find some stupid excuses. they can pull out of the tournament before, not after the draw has been announced i don't buy it if you claimed they didn't know what's wrong with them until the games has started. i'll buy some but not all of them.

as i said for most of the athletes at Beijing, this game is important for them. they would never just fly there and decided to throw a towel in the last minutes like some of the tennis stars are about to do, which i call it disrespectful.
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