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furrykitten
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:05 PM
In about 40 minutes we will know who has won the 2012 Olympic games, and as Wimbledon would be used for the tennis, do you think that would mean a full turn out of all the top stars in mens and womens for their countries?.

Would Russia allow Sharapova to play if she was still a top player?

jonny84
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:07 PM
2012 - will be in 7 years time. Maria will be 25/26 years old - so she will probably still be a top player, depending on whether she has had enough or isn't injured.

It depends.

Paris would probably mean Roland Garros = clay
London would mean Wimbledon = grass.

They are more likely to send her to London games than the Paris ones as clay isn't really her surface.

foreva lindsay
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:14 PM
oh god it cant be on clay :scared:

bring it home london!!!

Sam L
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:22 PM
If London wins the Olympic tennis tournament will be on grass for the first time since like 1924? :eek:

Wait, was 1924 Paris? It might even be 1920!

lucashg
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:37 PM
One question.

Will the Olympics replace either Roland Garros or Wimbledon in 2012 or there'll be 2 tournaments held in the same venue, in the same year - the Grand Slam and the Olympics?

Sam L
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:40 PM
One question.

Will the Olympics replace either Roland Garros or Wimbledon in 2012 or there'll be 2 tournaments held in the same venue, in the same year - the Grand Slam and the Olympics?
Definitely 2 tournaments! :eek:

Replacing means effectively cancelling that grand slam for that year. And only war has cancelled grand slam events in the past. :p

Lady
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:43 PM
Hmm, in 2012 Justine (and me :sad: ) will be 30 years old. If she still playing... BRING IT ON, PARIS!!! :banana:

lucashg
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:46 PM
Definitely 2 tournaments! :eek:

Replacing means effectively cancelling that grand slam for that year. And only war has cancelled grand slam events in the past. :p

Thanks. I didn't know that.
But it would be weird if it's Wimbledon, as they wouldn't have much time (or any time at all) to prepare the grasscourts for a second tournament. Next thing you know the courts will end up playing like clay by the end of the 2nd event (probably the Olympics?) :tape:

As much as I like Wimbledon, I want/think Paris will win. RG it is, then. And there should be no problems with the courts.

lucashg
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:48 PM
Hmm, in 2012 Justine (and me :sad: ) will be 30 years old. If she still playing... BRING IT ON, PARIS!!! :banana:

Oh, don't we wish!
Allez!

:D :p

lindsayno1
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:49 PM
WPOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO London!!!!!!!!!

KitchenMonkey
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:50 PM
London!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

foreva lindsay
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:50 PM
We Have It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:55 PM
two Wimbledon's in 2012 :bounce: :D

7 yrs is a long time,
knowing UK, they'll probably cant find the to build the Stadium :tape:

foreva lindsay
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:58 PM
two Wimbledon's in 2012 :bounce: :D

:D:D:D:D

Dementinator
Jul 6th, 2005, 12:58 PM
hehe
know what ya mean boiled egg but the wemb stadium is already underway and Wimb will have its lid too by then!!! all good stuff!

furrykitten
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:03 PM
I am very happy to have 2 Wimbledons in 1 year!!!
Well done Lord Coe.

lindsayno1
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:11 PM
lol roll on jacque shiraq arriving at the G8 - he can eat humble pie, saying we'd never get it cos we have crap cousine!!! lol most of our cousine is either chinese, indian or other foreign stuff anyway!

switz
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:11 PM
i'm happy because it's means i can go to the rugby world cup in paris in 07 and then the olympics in london but i think this was a bad decision.

obviously tennis isn't going to be a major factor in the decision but wimbledon is not going to hold up for this if they are played close to the GS. the baselines are going to dust after a few days. oh well tennis shouldn't be in the olympics anyway.

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:12 PM
Wembley :o

anyway the Athletics stadium is gonna be in East London ;)

switz
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:14 PM
lol roll on jacque shiraq arriving at the G8 - he can eat humble pie, saying we'd never get it cos we have crap cousine!!! lol most of our cousine is either chinese, indian or other foreign stuff anyway!

you're cousins are very multicultural.

<SMALL>cuisine</SMALL>;)

per4ever
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:15 PM
Is it certain that the olympic tennistournament would be in Wimbledon?

I somehow doubt it.. those grasscourts are ruined after such a tournament, how will they fix that for the next tournament?

lindsayno1
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Is it certain that the olympic tennistournament would be in Wimbledon?

I somehow doubt it.. those grasscourts are ruined after such a tournament, how will they fix that for the next tournament?


well i doubt they would build another place, when wimbledon is on the doorstep and is in a league of its own anyway!

TheBoiledEgg
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:18 PM
Is it certain that the olympic tennistournament would be in Wimbledon?

I somehow doubt it.. those grasscourts are ruined after such a tournament, how will they fix that for the next tournament?

grass grows ;)
but they'll play on the worn courts, less slippy and harder :)
players prefer them to the really green courts at start.

usatennis1
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:19 PM
Its in London and it will be on grass.:worship:

ezekiel
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:20 PM
What's the point of tennis being in the olympics?
It just seems like a shameless commercialization under the mantra , the more the better. I feel the same thing for soccer, basketball etc.
Does any tennis player grow up dreaming of olympic medals ? NO!!!
Does their livelyhood and reputation depend on it? NO!!!
Do all the best players show up ? NO!!!

I don't know but as I look at this , I just can't figure out why such a blatant commercialization that undermines the credibility of olympics is allowed.

lindsayno1
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:21 PM
you're cousins are very multicultural.


my cousins are all white!

10nisfanofruz
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:22 PM
Would Russia allow Sharapova to play if she was still a top player?

Maria will get to play for her country if she still be the only Russian to win Wimbledon. :lol: No doubt that the Olympic tennis tournament will be on grass.
YEAH!!! :bounce: :drool:

lindsayno1
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:25 PM
Maria will get to play for her country if she still be the only Russian to win Wimbledon. :lol: No doubt that the Olympic tennis tournament will be on grass.
YEAH!!! :bounce: :drool:


yeah if paris got it, it would be on red clay - and thats cack!

just think thou, there will be a new generation of tennis players!!!

we wont have Davenport, V Williams, probs Serena, Pierce, Schnyder, probs JHH etc....

morningglory
Jul 6th, 2005, 01:31 PM
uhhhhhhh London won???!!!

PaulieM
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:01 PM
i love wimbledon and now we effectively get it twice!!! :yippee:
hmm does this mean the claycourters will avoid the olympics too?? :tape:

jonny84
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:10 PM
There was a documentary on during a rain delay during Wimbledon about the Olympic bid and the Wimbledon organizers said it was possible to hold both the Olympics and Wimbledon in the short space of time! So bring it on!

It will be interesting if the Wimbledon winner also becomes the Olympic champion!

foreva lindsay
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:15 PM
we wont have Davenport, V Williams, probs Serena, Pierce, Schnyder, probs JHH etc....

thats gonna be so odd!! :eek:

ys
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:17 PM
I doubt it.. Timewise there will be very little between Wimbledon and Olympics. Might not be enough time to recover the surface.

stenen
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:17 PM
There was a documentary on during a rain delay during Wimbledon about the Olympic bid and the Wimbledon organizers said it was possible to hold both the Olympics and Wimbledon in the short space of time! So bring it on!

It will be interesting if the Wimbledon winner also becomes the Olympic champion!

True. But ITF has recommended IOC to have hardcourt surface because it doesn't favour certain players as much as grass and clay does. Of course ITF could be smart now and make the grass season longer so that players would get more used to it. So it remains to be seen what happens.

Staticbeef
Jul 6th, 2005, 02:21 PM
uhhhhhhh London won???!!! :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: NEW YORK :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: