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    jayakris reacted to Monzanator in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    Tours are doing as best as they can. Olympics are mainly held in July these days and July is full of clay 250s which all the top players would skip anyway. The post-Wimbledon clay events are usually for lower ranked players or clay speciallists (some higher ranked players could enter them if they did bad on grass). Most top players are HC speciallists these days (Nadal who is on his last rites anyway and Świątek are exceptions from the rule). The two most important events during August are Canadian Open and Cincinnati. They are not getting moved and the week before USO is another 250 and new 500 in Mexico for women. Again, top players don't want to overplay one week before US Open. The entry list cut-off will be much higher than in Canada & Cincinnati.
     
    The days of 2000 when Sydney OG were in September and there was a two week break between US Open and the Olympics will not return. Back then the season ended in mid-November (YEC date) or late November for Fed Cup final. These days women end their season in mid-October and they still complain they play too much.
     
    ATP had their 2000 YEC in the last week of November. This year it's held in the second week of November.
     
    The overall schedule issue is that Olympics are held in the same year as European Football Championships which is getting longer with more teams allowed. The days of 8/16 teams Euro ending in the last weekend of June are over. You won't see UEFA Euro overlapping the Olympics anytime soon and NEVER if Olympics are held in Europe as well. Everyone has to fall behind, even Athletics ECh which literally ended on a Wednesday this year not to mess up with the UEFA event. As big as World Athletics are, they are third string compared to UEFA.
     
    The ideal Olympics schedule for tennis would be the second and third week of July. But that's not gonna happen with UEFA Euro stretching to mid-July these days. The 2008 schedule when Beijing was held in mid-August was also a killer, you had the USO swing either side of the OG (and most of it was front-loaded before OG anyway including all the Tier I events as they were called back then). Same thing happened in 2004 with Athens (also held in mid-August).
     
    In 2024 to have ONE 500 event in DC during the Olympics is as good as it gets. It saves them having to split the USO swing into two halves if the OG would be held in August all the time. That 500 will be a good chance for lower ranked players or those who didn't make the OG cut due to nations quota to get an event result on their ranking. And Sabalenka would be a bigger favorite to win Washington than she would be of making the OG final for instance IMO.
     
    Sorry for the long post but I do have an extended history of watching tennis so I'm not talking out of context here
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    jayakris reacted to evil betty in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    According to the wiki list Nagal would have to wait for the reallocation process (57th is the reallocated host spot) so saying that he is an alternate makes good sense. 
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    jayakris reacted to Makedonas in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    Yeah, and if Korpatsch wants to play, I'm sure she will get an exception to do so. I know she spent a lot of time outside the top 100 the last four years so I am sure Germany can say she was "available" but they didn't choose her, also she had some injuries in the past year and I think I remember hearing that she was going to make her BJK debut but then got injured. Also I know she used to be scared to fly and would only play in Europe so that's another excuse for her not playing BJK Cup.
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    jayakris reacted to Makedonas in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    Also I think the wildcards for gold medalists or Grand Slam winners are weird, in what other sport do you get a wildcard into the Olympics because you used to be good 5-10 years ago? 
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    jayakris reacted to MatiReimundo in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    they are also saying Navone, Darderi and O´Connell are out because of Davis Cup requirement when the 3 of them are in because of the special rules about it. 100% not reliable.
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    jayakris reacted to stepansevs in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    I hope that Menšík will be in. But i think that it is not against rules. It Is not neccessary to be part od Davis Cup/Fed Cup, but have interest to compete (example with Badosa is good enough). 
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    jayakris reacted to Makedonas in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    They are sometimes lenient with the rules, especially for a country like Australia who has many great players and probably didn't have many opportunities to be picked for Davis Cup anyways because he had other countrymen ranked higher than him!
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    jayakris reacted to JoshMartini007 in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    The Davis/BJK rules are more suggestions and an easy out for players that don't want to participate at the Olympics without looking bad.
     
    If the player really wants to and their NOC agrees the ITF won't prevent them from competing.
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    jayakris got a reaction from MatiReimundo in Tennis Qualification to Summer Olympic Games Paris 2024   
    Not so fast!  Sumit just won his semifinal at Heilbronn.  The list does not get finalized till he finishes his final tomorrow.
     
    He was the only one still controlling his destiny in qualifying for Olympics since yesterday and he has won 2 matches to keep it going.
     
     
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