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View Poll Results: What should the Olympic Ranking Points Be?
No Points At All 29 37.18%
Keep It The Same 7 8.97%
More But Less Then 1000 Points 5 6.41%
1000-1499 18 23.08%
1500-1999 7 8.97%
The Same As A Slam 2000 Points 12 15.38%
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post #1 of 62 (permalink) Old Jul 7th, 2011, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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Do you think the Olympics should get more ranking points?

Both the ATP and the WTA give out ranking points to the Olympics. I for one feel that the points given are to low for how big of a event the Olympics are. So do you think the Men and Women should give out more points then they already get for the Olympics?

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I for one think that the rankings should be at lest a 1500 points. I would bet most player would say it is the biggest tittle out side of the slams and it should be treated as such. I know some people think it should not be ranked at all because it is not a ATP or WTA event but neither are the slams so what is the difference. That is just the way I see it. Let me know what you think.

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Re: Do you think the Olympics should get more ranking points?

No points at all. It's not a regular tournament and players don't shouldn't care about the ranking points. The medal is the most important.

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Re: Do you think the Olympics should get more ranking points?

Personally, I think it should be more than the slams. It's so prestigious and only happens once every 4 years. But I guess the ITF couldn't deal with a tournament being worth more than the Grandslams (albeit once every 4 yrs).

Why put the players through all that (especially after Wimbledon) just to pick up 600+ points?

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^The Olympics are not the biggest tennis tournment though...
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Re: Do you think the Olympics should get more ranking points?

All the best players are not necessarily represented.

Countries with many good players are not allowed to bring all of them.

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All the best players are not necessarily represented.

Countries with many good players are not allowed to bring all of them.
Each Country will get 4 player...and the Olympics dose some thing like this with almost all the events. That way one Country can dominate the event. At lest it is better then gymnastics where only two can represent a country in the finals round of individual events.

So only a couple of players at most won't be able to go.

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I don't think they should get any points to be quite honest. The chance of medaling should be the reward.

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No points. It's silly adding ranking points to country competitions like this. It's also not fair to some players who are penalized just for the country they're from.
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No points. It's silly adding ranking points to country competitions like this. It's also not fair to some players who are penalized just for the country they're from.
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Olympic whining again? Some people insist on not getting this but Olympics will never be the biggest tournament in tennis.It's just a glorified Premier at best with more sentimental meaning than anything.Prestige? Olympic gold medal sure has prestige but it's like

'wow you're an olympic gold medalist?!!?1'
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'oh ok then..'

It's just the name that gets people confused. Grand Slam is the biggest achievement in tennis and it will never change.
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Each Country will get 4 player...and the Olympics dose some thing like this with almost all the events. That way one Country can dominate the event. At lest it is better then gymnastics where only two can represent a country in the finals round of individual events.

So only a couple of players at most won't be able to go.
And I believe that only 2 are allowed to play singles.
Take Russian few Olympics ago, where Russia had about about 20 players in the top 50 of WTA ranking, but they will only bring 4 of them.

On the other hand, Madagascar will bring 4 players if the country choses to.
Has Russia brought all of its players, it is conceivabe, that that you could find 8 of them in the round of 16.

The good players left at home will not be able to get any point, but players from Madagscar who is ranked in 300 can.

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I think 1000 for the Gold Medalist IMO

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Agree with no points given because not all players will participate and it'll be unfair for those who couldn't get the chance to play.
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Re: Do you think the Olympics should get more ranking points?

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And I lbeleive that only 2 are allowed to play singles.
Take Russian few Olympics ago, where Russia had about about 20 players in the top 50 of WTA ranking, but they will only bring 4 of them.

On the other hand, Madagascar will pring 4 players if the country choses to.
Has Russia brought all of its players, it is conceivabe, that that you could find 8 of them in the round of 16.

The good players left at home will not be able to get any point, but players from Madagscar who is ranked in 300 can.
It is 4 because if it where only two how in the hell did Russia win all the medals last time around in women's singles..you get 4 singles and two doubles teams...and at the next one they will also have mixed as well.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_at_the_2012_Summer_Olympics

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Olympic whining again? Some people insist on not getting this but Olympics will never be the biggest tournament in tennis.It's just a glorified Premier at best with more sentimental meaning than anything.Prestige? Olympic gold medal sure has prestige but it's like

'wow you're an olympic gold medalist?!!?1'
'yes'
'in what discipline?'
'tennis'
'oh ok then..'

It's just the name that gets people confused. Grand Slam is the biggest achievement in tennis and it will never change.
I think it is a small amount of people who think the Olympics is bigger then Slams...so no whining here.

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