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17 days before the start of the Olympics

21.07.2008 | Tennis

Just 17 days to go until the Olympics in Beijing. With the participation of 17 of the top 20 men and 18 of the top 20 women, the 2008 Olympic tennis tournament will certainly be an event not to be missed from 10 to 17 August on the courts of the new Olympic Tennis Centre in Beijing.


Roger will lead the strongest field ever to enter the Olympic tennis event since tennis returned as a full medal sport in Seoul in 1988. All five of the top men will compete in Beijing, and seven of the top ten women.


Tennis is an Olympic sport since the first modern Olympic Games took place in Athens, Greece in 1896. Tennis was dropped from the Olympic programme after 1924 amid turmoil over such issues as where to draw the line between amateurism and professionalism, and it didn't return as a medal sport until 1988. Today, Olympic competition includes men's and women's singles and men's and women's doubles.


The Olympic Green Tennis Court is one of the new venues in Beijing. The flower-shaped Tennis Center is meticulously designed for natural ventilation to ensure the quality of the competitions for athletes and spectators.The venue has a capacity of 17400 seats, including 10000 seats in the main court. This year, the Olympic tennis and Paralympic wheelchair tennis competitions will be held at the Center.


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07/27/2008 | 06:21 PM
This will be great, i love the olympics:-)
07/26/2008 | 11:56 PM
We hope anew start, Roger
07/26/2008 | 10:59 AM
I'm waiting for you in Beijing. I' was thinking of being a cheerleader...of course impossible.
But anyway, I'm here to see you on the stage.You know, the medal includes a piece of jade, called 'Kunlun' jade,extremely EXTREMELY RARE. Hope you can
07/26/2008 | 04:29 AM
The Beijing 2008 Olympic site, and the presentations culture and art behind it are very impressive and yet there is something modern in them too! Roger, I hope you get the chance to visit the Temple of Heaven and absorb its atmosphere! Also, the special
07/26/2008 | 04:15 AM
what does it mean to have 5 of the top men and 7 top women enter the Olympics? Does this refer to the professional players? Or to Switzerland only, with the others having their own contingent?
Also, what kind of surface is it to be played on, and what d
07/25/2008 | 09:20 PM
The Olympic gold is something that Roger has wanted for a long time, but given the way this season is going, is it smart to expend energy before a critical US Open, on an event that is ultimately just symbolic? Rog, please focus on fixing your game to onc
07/25/2008 | 08:53 AM
hey roger,
cant wait for the olympics to begin... hoping to catch the tennis parts on t.v.
good luck..i'm sure you'll do very well.....
love you lots and lots and lots
07/25/2008 | 02:47 AM
hi roger,

the wimbledon match was so far your best game ever...what a classic player you are!!!! people think you lost...you did not...it's the figures or the scores that showed mathematically you won. keep playing harder and look forward...there will
07/24/2008 | 08:12 PM
Roger,good luck and remember that I'll always root for you!!! :)

Love Rebecca.
07/24/2008 | 04:31 PM
good luck
we'll wait 4 the golden medal isa
just relax & concentrate.
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