I don't know if there's already been a thread on this or not, but, do you agree with the rules at the Olympics about how many players a country can send to compete in the tennis event? For example,at a grand slam, all the players who qualifiy based on a ranking cut off point are allowed direct entry, with some slots saved for wildcards and for those who get through the qualifying rounds. At the Olympics, only 4 players max from each country are allowed to compete in the singles event. For countries such as Russia (and back in the day for the US
), this poses a problem, as they have multiple top players.
If there was no limit on how many players a country could send to the Olympics as long as they have a good enough ranking, I don't think Chakvetadze would have pulled out, because she wouldn't feel guilty about taking someone else's spot even though she's slumping right now. Petrova and Kirilenko, 2 more top players, would also have the chance to play.
Do you think the rules should stay as they are, or should they be more like the rules at grand slams, and let everyone in to the event who has a good enough ranking inside the top 56, with the last 8 spots given to wildcards? Do you care if there is a balance of player representation from each country, or would you rather just see all the best players?