Big Four in tennis are embracing Brazil to savor Olympic moments. Good morning and welcome back to APEX Tennis Betting. With high profile athletes bowing out left and right, the Zika virus is a giant concern for the participants of every country. However with four elite athletes and only three places on the podium, the fight over medals have been fierce in the last two Olympic Games. SO let us see their history and how it might effect 2016 this time around!
Big Four : Past History
Andy, Novak, Roger, and Rafa have held dominion in the ATP for years. Let us look at whom have scored what in the Games coming into this one.
- World #1 Novak only has a bronze for his efforts the last two times.
- Roger Federer has a gold but in doubles. Singles has seen net a silver.
- Andy Murray is your defending gold medalist in men’s singles.
- Rafa has the gold from Beijing eight years ago.
So most of them are on board for Brazil.
Rafa Holding Pattern
The usual qualifier for participation in tennis at the Olympics is controlled by their country’s federation. Rafa is in a quandry. He had missed significant time due to injury. So much so that he could not help Spain in the Davis Cup. Nadal has had to apply for special permission to represent his country. No word yet if an exemption will be allowed for one of the biggest names in the game.
So less than one month til the Summer Games. Seven out of the top twenty on the men’s side will not be making the trip. However, they can follow the example of the immortals in their sport. Since the top tier are willing to go, there should be no shortage of magical moments to profit from here. Good fortune and we will see you next time here at APEX Tennis.