Fashion and gear:
adidas unveils Great Britain Olympic kit – designed by Stella McCartney
Andy Murray adidas Olympic kit
adidas unveils Australian Olympic kit
Andy Roddick’s new Babolat Propulse 3 Stars and Stripes shoe
Caroline Wozniacki’s Olympic outfit
Caroline Wozniacki 2012 Olympics adidas dress
Olympics French adidas athletes by David Ken
Ralph Lauren unveils US Olympic Team closing ceremony outfits
Ralph Lauren unveils US Olympic team opening ceremony
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 2012 Olympics adidas outfit
Li Na Nike Olympic kit
Roger Federer 2012 Olympics outfit
Venus Williams creates new collection for 2012 Olympics
Spanish Olympic team kit and uniform
Russian and Ukrainian Olympic kits
German Olympic team uniform
Pantene supports the Olympics: Healthy Is The New Beautiful campaign
Coca Cola “Eight-Pack” of Athletes for London 2012 Olympic Games
Juan Martin Del Potro in Coca-Cola commercial for London 2012
adidas wraps the Metro during the Olympic Games
A trip down memory lane:
Which country will win the most tennis medals?
- USA (34%, 50 Votes)
- Russia (18%, 27 Votes)
- Spain (15%, 22 Votes)
- Switzerland (9%, 13 Votes)
- China (7%, 11 Votes)
- Serbia (7%, 10 Votes)
- Other (4%, 6 Votes)
- Italy (2%, 3 Votes)
- Great Britain (2%, 3 Votes)
- Germany (1%, 2 Votes)
- France (1%, 2 Votes)
- Australia (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 149
Who will win the women's gold medal?
- Serena Williams (46%, 70 Votes)
- Maria Sharapova (33%, 50 Votes)
- Agnieszka Radwanska (9%, 13 Votes)
- Victoria Azarenka (5%, 7 Votes)
- Caroline Wozniacki (1%, 2 Votes)
- Angelique Kerber (1%, 2 Votes)
- Petra Kvitova (1%, 2 Votes)
- Sam Stosur (1%, 2 Votes)
- Other (1%, 2 Votes)
- Kim Clijsters (1%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 151
Who will win the men's gold medal?
- Roger Federer (51%, 95 Votes)
- Rafael Nadal (18%, 34 Votes)
- Novak Djokovic (14%, 25 Votes)
- Andy Murray (6%, 12 Votes)
- Juan Martin del Potro (5%, 10 Votes)
- Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (3%, 5 Votes)
- Other (2%, 3 Votes)
- David Ferrer (1%, 1 Votes)
- Tomas Berdych (0%, 0 Votes)
- John Isner (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 185
Nadal had an exceptional year in 2008: he reached the semifinals of the Australian Open for the first time, won a fourth consecutive Roland Garros title and captured his first Wimbledon after an unforgettable thriller versus Roger Federer.
Rafa also represented Spain at the Beijing Olympic Games. After a tough three sets battle against Novak Djokovic in semifinal, he beat Fernando Gonzalez in the final to win his first Olympic gold medal.
There’s not a lot to say about this match, a baseline battle with some spectacular points.
This silver medal was the third olympic medal for Gonzalez: at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Fernando and doubles partner Nicolas Massu gave their country its first ever Olympic gold medal, when they defeated Nicolas Kiefer and Rainer Schüttler of Germany to win the men’s doubles tournament. He also won a bronze medal in the 2004 men’s singles.
Tennis was part of the Summer Olympic Games program from the inaugural 1896 Summer Olympics, but was dropped after the 1924 Summer Olympics.
After two appearances as a demonstration sport, it returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics and has been played at every edition of the Games since then.
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