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C'mon tennis players, get out of Olympic mess and move to USA!

Olympics tennis event has started as a joke and now it's turning into utter mess with singles players having to play 6 matches in 6 days in order to get a medal, not to mention many of them compete in doubles as well.
It's obvious the winner will be decided by luck, the weather conditions are unbearable and the organisation is dreadful. That means two things:
1) tennis doesn't belong to Olympics as it's been stated many times before,
2) top players should leave Beijing asap and head for USA to prepare themselves to the real competition, otherwise in two week time we'll get big names dropping like flies at the US Open.
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you sound like all sports which are participating at the olympics are shit. i would rather question the tennis sport itself if it's not fitting for the biggest sports event in the world. tennis is the only sport not being played at the moment.

probably tennis doesn't belong at the olympics but it has nothing to do with the olympic system.

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Olympics tennis event has started as a joke and now it's turning into utter mess with singles players having to play 6 matches in 6 days in order to get a medal, not to mention many of them compete in doubles as well.
It's obvious the winner will be decided by luck, the weather conditions are unbearable and the organisation is dreadful. That means two things:
1) tennis doesn't belong to Olympics as it's been stated many times before,
2) top players should leave Beijing asap and head for USA to prepare themselves to the real competition, otherwise in two week time we'll get big names dropping like flies at the US Open.
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It would be a lot more successful it was held in a different time of the year.

It is not as bad as Doha this year
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Olympics tennis event has started as a joke and now it's turning into utter mess with singles players having to play 6 matches in 6 days in order to get a medal, not to mention many of them compete in doubles as well.
It's obvious the winner will be decided by luck, the weather conditions are unbearable and the organisation is dreadful. That means two things:
1) tennis doesn't belong to Olympics as it's been stated many times before,
2) top players should leave Beijing asap and head for USA to prepare themselves to the real competition, otherwise in two week time we'll get big names dropping like flies at the US Open.
Why do you think Marion Bartoli refused to be eligible for OG ? Because she has forecasted this joke very early.
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It would be a lot more successful it was held in a different time of the year.

It is not as bad as Doha this year
Doha was not supposed to be one of the tennis biggest events and playing there didn't hurt players chances at the next GS event -- Roland Garros.
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Why do you think Marion Bartoli refused to be eligible for OG ? Because she has forecasted this joke very early.
Marion,
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Doha was not supposed to be one of the tennis biggest events and playing there didn't hurt players chances at the next GS event -- Roland Garros.
Ivanovic apparently heard you


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Olympics tennis event has started as a joke and now it's turning into utter mess with singles players having to play 6 matches in 6 days in order to get a medal, not to mention many of them compete in doubles as well.
It's obvious the winner will be decided by luck, the weather conditions are unbearable and the organisation is dreadful. That means two things:
1) tennis doesn't belong to Olympics as it's been stated many times before,
2) top players should leave Beijing asap and head for USA to prepare themselves to the real competition, otherwise in two week time we'll get big names dropping like flies at the US Open.
1) tennis is in the olympics so deal with it
2) top players are top players. they win even when they're not playing their best.

if that's the case, are you implying that players should withdraw from tournaments just because they have 1 day of rain delay? what a weird rationale...

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1) tennis is in the olympics so deal with it
2) top players are top players. they win even when they're not playing their best.

if that's the case, are you implying that players should withdraw from tournaments just because they have 1 day of rain delay? what a weird rationale...
it's supposed to rain Monday and Wednesday as well according to a poster


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it's supposed to rain Monday and Wednesday as well according to a poster
well, it was supposed to rain for the first week of the french open as well...

anyway, this thread has no point because the medal winners get 1 week of rest (given that they don't play new haven) after the games.
so what's the big deal?

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1) tennis is in the olympics so deal with it
2) top players are top players. they win even when they're not playing their best.

if that's the case, are you implying that players should withdraw from tournaments just because they have 1 day of rain delay? what a weird rationale...
I don't wanna top players exhaust themselves by playing potentially 11 matches (6 singles + 5 doubles) in 6 days in such terrible conditions right before the last Grand Slam of the season.
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well, it was supposed to rain for the first week of the french open as well...

anyway, this thread has no point because the medal winners get 1 week of rest (given that they don't play new haven) after the games.
so what's the big deal?
I agree, I love the Olympics, but all the withdrawals are ruining it.


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I don't wanna top players exhaust themselves by playing potentially 11 matches (6 singles + 5 doubles) in 6 days in such terrible conditions right before the last Grand Slam of the season.
well, i guess they know how to weigh their priorities given the amount of withdrawals? if the select few continue with the games, they will access their condition as well throughout this week... asking ALL to get out is a bit too harsh?

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well, it was supposed to rain for the first week of the french open as well...

anyway, this thread has no point because the medal winners get 1 week of rest (given that they don't play new haven) after the games.
so what's the big deal?
How many 2004 Olympics semifinalists reached 2004 USO SFs? None.
How many got to QFs? One.

Not a big deal?
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