Olympic Tennis. A Matter of National or Tennis Identity?
Everything we read indicates that there are no sure predictions for tennis medals at the 2008 Olympics. The tournament schedule prior to the event, the slam after and intrinsic national identity all factor into the results. There are points to be earned in the stats race but national pride figures in big and it showed in Rafa’s beautiful face as he walked with his team into the opening night arena. There have been many surprises over the years. Read Christopher Clarey’s article at Tennis.com for an insightful look at past winners, this year’s hopefuls and what goes into winning in tennis at the Olympics.
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