HomepagePreparationsTeam ChinaWorld's TeamsTorch Relay
EconomyForeign ReportsExclusiveSpecialPhotosVideos
 
 
Medal hopefuls shape up for Olympic tennis eventFeature: Sports meeting boosts friendship between Chinese, Russian studentsDenmark's Crown Prince arrives in Beijing for OlympicsBeijing Olympics to welcome more NOCs and heads of state than everFolk art lights up the Beijing Olympics Beijing: Sunny/Cloudy 34-24 ℃
 
English>>Sports
Medal hopefuls shape up for Olympic tennis event (2)
20:27, August 04, 2008

Murray is seeing his best season and will travel to the upcoming Beijing Games with a renewed conviction in his game with his first career Masters title.

Murray, who rose to a career-best sixth in the world on Monday, will compete in the men's singles and doubles with his borther Jamie in the Olympic Games.

Federer is still suffering the most heartbreaking setback in the past five years, bowing out of the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati event after losing to big-serving Croat Ivo Karlovic.

Federer, who will be celebrating his 27th birthday on the day of the ceremony, will lead his country at the opening of the Beijing Olympics.

"It is a true honor for me to lead the Swiss athletes into the stadium, carrying the Swiss flag," Federer said on his official website.

"I have had the privilege to experience many wonderful things. The Olympics are and will always be one of the best.

Federer came into the Athens Games as a heavy gold medal favorite but suffered an upset against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych in the second round.

He also participated in the Sydney Games where he met his girlfriend Mirka Vavrinec and claimed the fourth place.

Except the Serbian duo, the Russian women's contingent will also be eyeing the gold medal at the Games.

Russia has just suffered a major setback as the world number four Maria Sharapova has announced withdrawal due to shoulder injury, but they still boast the best women's line-up in the world featuring Svetlana Kuznetsova, Dinara Safina, Elena Dementieva and Vera Zvonareva.

【 1 】 【 2 】 【 3 】 【 4 】

Comments Related News
 
 Feature: Sports meeting boosts friendship between Chinese, Russian students
 Denmark's Crown Prince arrives in Beijing for Olympics
 Cheer on 'Overseas Squad'
 Beijing Olympics to welcome more NOCs and heads of state than ever
 Folk art lights up the Beijing Olympics
 NGO environmental protection organizations advocate "car-free day"
 Feature: Sports meeting boosts friendship between Chinese, Russian students
 David Bode looks at Olympic Changes
 409 Youths from five continents gather in Beijing
080910111213141516
171819202122232425
Most Popular News
·Premier promises clean, scenic Beijing during and after Olympics
·Sky turns blue for Beijing a week ahead of Olympics
·Night view of Beijing Olympic Village
·S. Korea TV 'broke rules' by showing rehearsal
·Blue skies over Beijing as Olympics approach
Latest Photos
Chinese Stories tell cultural heritage, folk custom
Chinese Stories tell cultural heritage, folk custom
Aerial photos of Beijing Olympic venues
Aerial photos of Beijing Olympic venues
Popular Videos
Great Performances to Show
Great Performances to Show
Popular Features






 
Copyright © 1997-2008 by www.people.com.cn. all rights reserved