Olympics (Rio 2016)
I know it's still very early and many things can happen but things are starting to shape up
• Players who meet Fed Cup criteria
at the moment : Halep, Begu, Niculescu
• Players who need 1 more nomination
to be eligible : Dulgheru, Mitu, Cirstea, Olaru
*exceptions could be made by ITF for Dulgheru and Mitu if all things would remain like at this moment.
• Players who would
/ could qualify
right now by Ranking (excluding Fed Cup criteria)
: Halep, Begu, Niculescu, Dulgheru, *Olaru (*in Doubles, partnering one of the first three)
Every nation can send
: 4 Singles players and 2 (different or not)
Doubles players, so Mitu or Cirstea for example, would have to come in Top 70-75 and be the 4th Singles player of the country to play Singles. The used rankings will be the 6th of June 2016 ones.
Other players could come into equation, only if they get nominated in the 2 Fed Cup / Davis Cup ties of 2016 and improve their ranking as well. So chances are very slim. Closest real possibility would be Elena Bogdan (doubles)
• Mixed Doubles possibilities
at the moment : Tecau + Halep & Mergea + Begu .
*Combined cut-off in 2012 was #58.
• Men's Doubles
: Tecau + Mergea
• Men's Singles
: Only real possibility would be Copil, if he would make Top ~80 until next summer.
: Halep could be Romania's flag bearer at the opening ceremony.
__________________*** Halep, Niculescu, Mitu ██████ Begu, Dulgheru, Olaru ***
* Mihai, Romanov, Simionescu, Ruzici, Cristea, Sandu, Spirlea, Dragomir, Ehritt-Vanc, E.Bogdan, Gallovits-Hall, Cadantu, Cirstea *
TT-s: #89 - W: Vero Beach, Astana, Antalya I ('14); TT-d: #95 - W: Astana, Landisville w/ Palin6o, Zawada w/ traddles ('14); RUP: Beinasco, Prague w/ Crux S, Contrexeville ('14); FITD: #10 - W: Rome, Baku ('14)