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Olympic tennis has it's own challenges and rewards

Updated: July 11, 2008, 5:27 PM ET
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

The Olympic Games tennis event is a glorious oddity. To most of the players, especially the ones from smaller nations, Olympic gold is the Grail. The "national hero" status that comes along with a medal performance ensures that, for the majority of the world's best tennis players, a medal-earning performance at the Olympic Games is easily the equal of winning a Grand Slam event at every level, including earning potential.

But let's remember that the format of the Olympic tennis event, ...

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