View Full Version : New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics

Apr 30th, 2012, 03:25 PM
In order to be eligible, player needs to represent her country four years in a row (1913-1916).

Crux Squall
Apr 30th, 2012, 03:34 PM
I dont think It's a good idea, If someone injury 3 or 6 month and cant find her form, so their chance to play Fed cup is small, so no chance for Olympic

Apr 30th, 2012, 04:17 PM
This only confirms Olympics are WTA's sidekick and nothing more. Imagine if you couldn't enter a GS if you haven't played the four before them :lol:

Apr 30th, 2012, 04:59 PM
No wonder Maria was mad about about it. :facepalm:

This is a stupid rule. :facepalm: Sometimes the Fed Cup is so badly placed in the schedule that it really messes up the player's schedule. Like so many players got injured in Stuttgart after playing Fed Cup.

Apr 30th, 2012, 05:24 PM
Wow, that's an absolutely absurd rule, and one that really could screw over some great players in the future!!

Imagine if the rule had been used for the 2012 games.. Maria would have been ineligible to play this Summer, because she missed both of Russia's 2009 ties whilst recovering from her shoulder problems. How is that in the least bit fair?

Plus, that rule really is unfair on young players. To use a hypothetical situation, let's imagine one of todays young Russian girls (let's use Khromacheva as an example) went on a fantastic run in 2015 and ended up winning a slam and became the number one? Does she not get to play in 2016 because her ranking was nowhere near high enough for entry for the 2013 Fed Cup matches? That's absolutely ridiculous...

Apr 30th, 2012, 06:34 PM
This rule is rediculous and makes no sense. It needs to be changed.

Apr 30th, 2012, 06:38 PM
Ridiculous. Thread in GM?

Actually source?

Apr 30th, 2012, 06:49 PM
Ridiculous. Thread in GM?

Actually source?

Angelica Fratini‏@angelikfReply

@lizzieinsb After london, a player has to be available to play fed cup 4 times, now is 2. Sharapova really angry about it

In reply to Lizzie

Apr 30th, 2012, 06:51 PM
Found another source as well source gonna put it in GM. Ridiculous.

Apr 30th, 2012, 07:22 PM
All I can say is I really want the OG so badly this year now.

Apr 30th, 2012, 07:57 PM
That's just stupid.

Apr 30th, 2012, 08:03 PM
Hate the new rule :hysteric: Maria is apperently mad about it and I guess some other players are too. There are some players that can't play olympics because of current rules, imagine how things will be with new rule :facepalm: Olympics will be a mess :(