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18majors Apr 30th, 2012 03:25 PM

New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
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

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
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

Monzanator Apr 30th, 2012 04:17 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
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:

Shivank17 Apr 30th, 2012 04:59 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
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.

killerqueen Apr 30th, 2012 05:24 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
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...

lefty24 Apr 30th, 2012 06:34 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
This rule is rediculous and makes no sense. It needs to be changed.

jameshazza Apr 30th, 2012 06:38 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
Ridiculous. Thread in GM?

Actually source?

18majors Apr 30th, 2012 06:49 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jameshazza (Post 21346484)
Ridiculous. Thread in GM?

Actually source?

Angelica Fratini‏@angelikfReply
Retweet


@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

jameshazza Apr 30th, 2012 06:51 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
Found another source as well source gonna put it in GM. Ridiculous.
http://www.sportsfeatures.com/olympi...is-beats-women

jameshazza Apr 30th, 2012 07:22 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
All I can say is I really want the OG so badly this year now.

Kon. Apr 30th, 2012 07:57 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
That's just stupid.

zigga Apr 30th, 2012 08:03 PM

Re: New eligibility rule for 2016 Olympics
 
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 :(


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