Olympic Tennis Preview Part One
Since 1988, an Olympic Tennis Preview has been pretty straight forward. Best and the brightest of the game in the professional ranks would contend for medals. This time around there are real world concerns that interfere with this. Good Morning and welcome back to HRWager. Rio is almost upon us with tennis action opening up on August 6th. Who of the top tier made their way down to Brazil? How is the defection of several top players due to injury or concerns about the Zika virus going to effect our wagering mindset? All of this and more comes in Part One of the Summer Games Tennis preview here at the HRW.
Olympic Tennis Preview : Men’s Side
A very recent development on the men’s side in doubles. Defending gold medalists the Bryan brothers have announced that they will not be going due to health concerns over Zika. If they had been the favorites, they might have changed their tune but the French duo of Mahut and Herbert are the dominant force in doubles now. Besides that, look at some of the all star teams that have formed in doubles for the Games.
- Murray Brothers from Great Britian.
- Monfils and Tsonga France
- Nadal and Lopze of Spain
The chances that the Bryan brothers would defend or even medal for the most part are not optimal so they decided to keep their ball and stay home.
Singles : No Roger nor Raonic
Federer would be a compelling story to root to a possible medal but his knee has kept him out. There will be a war between the top two seeds here. Novak has not won the gold medal and gone on record stating that it is very important to him. Andy Murray under the watchful eyes of Ivan Lednl has been undergoing an extreme physical regime. He has been using one of the latest training tools in sports. It is called a Wattbike and is one of the toughest conditioning tools in the business. Should be very interesting this approach to take down his main rival Novak in the upcoming months.
Men’s side is developing nicely. Most of the titans of the sport are down there. No Federer or Raonic but they were outsider contenders for the medals. The war between Novak and Andy is ramping up. Enduring Lendl for the sole purpose of putting Murray over the top has got to be grating at this point of his career. These are the extents that Andy is going to here. He has more value than Novak in futures for the gold medal in the Summer Games for 2016. Good fortune and we will see you next time here at HRWager.