Aussies Rampaging Assault!!
Australia has always done us proud at the Olympics having won medals at every games in the modern era.
1988 & 1992 it was Bronze medals in the womens doubles (Smylie/Turnbull & McQuillan/Provis)
1996 & 2000 it was the Woodies with Gold and Silver respectively in the men doubles
So hopefully we can keep the trend going, we definitely have some good chances. Would be nice though if we could surprise and get a medal in singles, Jelena Dokic is still the best singles result we have had finishing 4th at 2000
Alicia Molik - Will be very confident after her title double last week in Stockholm. Ranked a career high 24 and rising all the time Alicia is definitely a threat to any player if her serve is on. Definitely an outside medal chance.
Nicole Pratt - Did us proud last Olympics with a top 20 win over Dragomir. Will wear her heart on her sleeve. Loves the hardcourts and will give it her everything, hopefully can win a round or two. You cant help but be proud of every performance by Nicole, whether its a winnning one or a losing one she gives 150%
Samantha Stosur - Olympic Debut, Will be great if she can win a round. She's still lacks consistency and a lot of experience, but this alone will be good for her.
Mark Phillipoussis - Erratic form, but his performance at Wimbledon definitely helped give him regain a little of his confidence back. Can't discount him, like with any of the big servers, their games can suddenly return and he could just blitz, but then again he could also just fizzle.
Wayne Arthurs - Its all about the serve! We all know Wayne on his day can beat anyone. Davis Cup has always brought the best out on him so it will be interesting to see how he goes at the Olympics representing his country. His best results this year have come when he's been a Lucky Loser, so lets see how he goes as an Alternate!!
Stubbs/Molik - Great chance for a medal. Stubbs has won a few titles this year including Wimbledon and another the other week. Molik of course just won Stockholm doubles so its expected this pairing will do well!
Pratt/Stosur - Pratt's won a couple of titles this year and is no doubles slouch, she's currently in the worlds top 20! Stosur a solid player too. Wouldnt be surprised if these two make a good go at it
Arthurs/Woodbridge - Best chance for a medal. Expecting big things from these two! Both are brilliant and Davis Cup winning players