Friday, August 8, 2008


Tennis will not be taking "center stage" in Beijing,there will be other great story's and triumphs in other events where athletes have been training for the past 4 years to full fill their sporting dream.Many athletes in various sports have been working part time jobs to help offset their training costs unlike the tennis "stars" who have just come off Wimbledon where the grass is "greener" .Whilst the Olympic Gold medal is the ultimate for most athletes , tennis players still regard winning a Grandslam singles at Wimbledon,The French Open,The US Open or The Aussie Open a far greater prize than Olympic Glory.Whilst it will be a great competition you will be watching recorded matches and highlights as the True Olympic sports take precedence.The Tennis will provide its "upsets" ,2nd Seed Nadal faces a tough road to the finals possible second round match up with Aussie Hewitt and the Qtrs maybe against in form Murray then a Semi Final against Djokovic,Federer has a more friendlier draw but may meet in the 3rd round Tomas Berdych, the man who beat him in Athens four years ago.Women's top seed Ana Ivanovic opens against Ukraine's Mariya Koryttseva and Jelena Jankovic should have little trouble against Cara Black of Zimbabwe.Americans Venus and Serena Williams,are in opposite halves and will be favourites to progress for a repeat of their clash in the Wimbledon singles final.The games atmosphere is entirely different to a normal tennis event and there will be some tennis players that will simply just "enjoy" the moment, Punters dont bet your house, if History of Olympic tennis events are anything to go on there will be upsets .Visit the official Beijing Olympic Web Site here

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