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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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07/24/2008 | 04:21 AM
***Oh, Tilou, I'm so sorry you won't see Roger in singles. That's right, your tickets are later in the week. Maybe doubles, though?

I'm going to spend some time on my red envelope greeting for Roger for Cincy--first time I'm contributing to the RE--s
07/24/2008 | 04:19 AM
Pardon my grammar - "were" unsure of yourself. My heart is breaking, and I wasn't going to even turn on the computer. Then I decided I had to interact with Rogerholics.

***boting - You made a great point about the press - but I thought Roger would be m
07/24/2008 | 04:19 AM
Dear Tilou
You sound so upset like the rest of us. I do think Roger cares about every tourney he plays in, probably too much!!! More than anything I want to know what is going on in Roger's mind & how he really feels physically. I have to agree with BO
07/24/2008 | 04:16 AM
***Dear Tilou

It is hard to see Roger losing at any time. But we must not forget why we love Roger in the first place and winning matches is not what Roger is all about. It is very disconcerting to see him lose this way but the moments of brilliance we
07/24/2008 | 04:16 AM

You going for Roger's cup tomorrow?

Too bad Fed lost. I don't think he was in the mood to play. He was distracted by the rowdy crowd - seemed irritated. Oh well. I hope he plays well at cincy masters.
07/24/2008 | 04:11 AM
Lost the first match in Toronto! Roger played well in the first set but lost focus after the 3rd game in the 2nd set when he broke Simon back. At that point, I knew Roger would not win this match.

Sampras said long time ago, "Fed will rule a long time
07/24/2008 | 04:10 AM
Now time to focus for next tournaments, remember most imortant US AND OLIMPICS, take a rest, I always supporting you and all your fans always with you in bad moments, please forget this quickly because you are the best player in the world. We love you.
07/24/2008 | 04:10 AM
I got that very bad feeling during the second set... A sick feeling in the stomach. Reminded me of Dubai. First match in a tournament against a strong opponent.

What happened? Too few first serves in, too many errors, did not play well the important
07/24/2008 | 04:09 AM

You are such a gem!

07/24/2008 | 04:09 AM

Be patient with yourself. It is just a ruff patch in your career, only because you set your standards so high. Most of the players in the top 5 would kill to have your "ruff patch".

Thank you so much for the beautiful game of te