Google Down the Line!: PHOTO OP: Olympic tennis concludes, Beijing ballers take the medal stand


Sunday, August 17, 2008

PHOTO OP: Olympic tennis concludes, Beijing ballers take the medal stand


Tennis' Beijing Olympic moment is history. Although it was a challenge (to say the least) to actually track down broadcasts or streaming of the matches, it was so worth the effort. Thanks to NBCOlympics.com and all the tennis bloggers out there who posted TV and online broadcast schedules - you rock!

Those of us who truly appreciate the Olympic experience know this week was a great showcase for the sport:

Rafael Nadal continued an incredible season by capturing the gold medal over Fernando Gonzalez; Russia swept the women's singles medals (the first country since 1908 to accomplish the feat) with Elena Dementieva adding gold to her 2000 silver medal after defeating Dinara Safina; Roger Federer finally earned the elusive Olympic medal grabbing gold with Stanislas Wawrinka in men's doubles; and Venus + Serena made it five total gold medals for the Williams' household when they won the women's doubles going 10-0 in Olympic doubles play.

Fantastic.


Fernando Gonalez (silver), Rafael Nadal (gold), Novak Djokovic (bronze)


Dinara Safina (silver), Elena Dementieva (gold), Vera Zvonareva (bronze)


Simon Aspelin + Tomas Johansson (silver), Roger Federer + Stanislas Wawrinka (gold), Bob + Mike Bryan (bronze)

Virginia Ruano Pascual + Anabel Medina Garrigues (silver) , Venus + Serena Williams (gold), Yan Zi + Zheng Jie (bronze)

(images via Getty)

4 comments:

  1. hey, I was waiting for you to update this. :)
    we're already starting the party! vamos rafaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! ole ole ole ole

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  2. done - time to party!!!!!!!!

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  3. I finally shed some Olympic tears today! Amazing golden moment for Rafa.

    And it was nice to see the sisters so genuinely overwhelmed with happiness with getting their medals together.

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  4. The 3 singles winners (men and women's) looked absolutely chuffed. Wonderful moment for us fans. Rafa looked like he was going to cry when the Spanish flag was going up, and Nole, while I'm sure he wanted that gold badly in individual and national sense, still gave a brilliant smile throughout the ceremony. I cried when the 3 of them went round the court together!

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