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    导出博客文章The Big 4 of mens tennis is enthusiastic about their sports place in the Olympics, unlike their counterparts in golf. Cheap Football Jerseys China .Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal all have participated in the Summer Games in the past, all own a medal, and all talk about that events importance to tennis every four years -- even if it already has four Grand Slam tournaments every year.And while Federer wont be in Rio, its only because he is sitting out the rest of the season entirely to protect his surgically repaired left knee.To get a sense of how these guys think, consider what Britains Murray said when he was asked about Brazil the day after winning Wimbledon for the second time.Ive loved being in the two Olympics that Ive been at, said the No. 2-ranked Murray, who won a gold in singles at the 2012 London Games. Rio is obviously a big, big goal of mine, and hopefully I can perform well there.The No. 1-ranked Djokovic won a singles bronze for Serbia at the 2008 Beijing Games, then came up just short of a medal four years ago.No. 3 Federer won gold for Switzerland in doubles with Stan Wawrinka eight years ago, and a silver in singles four years ago.No. 4 Nadal won a singles gold for Spain in Beijing, missed London because he was hurt, and appealed to the International Tennis Federation to allow him to compete in Rio after he failed to fulfill Davis Cup commitments because of injuries.Even if this quartet owns a combined 46 Grand Slam titles, the Olympics still matter to them. Much will be made of the contrast between this groups interest in the Summer Games and what happened in golf, which will be missing Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy in Rio.Olympic Games are the most renowned and most prominent sports event in the history of sport. No question about it. There is no bigger sports event than Olympic Games, Djokovic said. For me, as a professional athlete, its a huge honor to be part of it.Here are some things to know about tennis at the Rio Olympics:WHOS MISSINGThere are some noteworthy players in addition to Federer who wont be there: Bob and Mike Bryan, the American twins who won gold in doubles four years ago, plus nine of the top 22 men in the July 25 ATP singles rankings. That includes Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic of Canada; Wimbledon semifinalist Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic; the top American man, John Isner; Australias best two tennis players, Nick Kyrgios and Bernard Tomic; and Dominic Thiem, who would have given Austria a chance at a medal. Four of the top 20 women are missing, as is five-time major champion Maria Sharapova, who is serving a doping ban.MIXING IT UPNo one will know exactly who is competing in mixed doubles until everyone is in Rio. Thats because the sign-in happens there. Its limited to 16 teams, and the possibilities are intriguing. The expectation is that, if hes healthy, Nadal will team with French Open champion Garbine Muguruza. The bad news: It sounds as if the Williams sisters will not enter that event.AGE IS JUST A NUMBERIf 34-year-old Serena Williams or 36-year-old Venus Williams wins a gold medal, either would be the third-oldest woman to collect an Olympic title in tennis. Winifred McNair was 43 when she won womens doubles for Britain all the way back in 1920, and Hazel Wightman was 37 when she won the same event for the U.S. four years later. Each Williams already owns four medals (all gold), so adding two more -- theyre both entered in singles and doubles -- would put either in first place for most tennis medals in Olympic history. Kathleen McKane won five medals (one gold) in the 1920s.MOST APPEARANCESIndias Leander Paes will be appearing in his record-extending seventh Olympic tennis competition, pairing in mens doubles with Rohan Bopanna. Paes owns one medal, a bronze in singles at the 1996 Atlanta Games. In Grand Slam action, he has won eight titles in mens doubles, and another 10 in mixed doubles.BACK-TO-BACK?No player has won two consecutive gold medals in singles. Murray and Serena Williams will try to change that this time.---Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Cheap NFL Jerseys Online . -- The boos poured down on Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at the end of a horrible first half. Adidas NHL Jerseys China . -- Playing time has been limited for Maxim Tissot this season, so the Montreal Impact defender made the most of his first scoring opportunity on Saturday. http://www.wohlesalejerseyschina.net/ . LOUIS -- Roman Polak was celebrating even before Alexander Steen scored the winning goal in Saturdays 4-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Derbyshire have signed Luis Reece, the top-order Lancashire batsman, on a two-year deal.He becomes the first signing since Kim Barnetts appointment as director of cricket came with the avowed intent to switch some expenditure away from coaches to strengthen the playing staff.Reece was named as Lancashires young player of the year in 2013 as they secured promotion to Division One, hitting 722 runs at an average of 55, but he struggled to adjust to the standards of Division One and was affected by injury.He gradually fell from favour as the likes of Haseeb Hameed gained prominence.During a four-year stint with Lancashire, he made 30 appearances across all three formats, scoring 1,235 runs at an average of 31. He also offers a left-arm option with the ball and has taken 22 wickets at senior level.Barnett said: Luis is a very talented batsman, in both red and white ball cricket, and is also an improving left-arm seam bowler.He had limited opportunities at Lancashire over the last few seasons, mainly due to injury, but when called upon he performed to a high level and shown his abilities.This is a fresh start for Luis and provides him with a chance to show us what he can do. He will further strengthen our line-up and provide us with another option at the top of the order.Reece, 26, said: IIm grateful to Derbyshire for providing me with this opportunity. China NFL Jerseys. Speaking to the Club, they have exciting ambitions for the years ahead and I cant wait to get started.Derbyshire have some ground to make up. They finished bottom in Division Two of the Championship without a win and failed to progress in both limited-overs competitions.Born in Taunton, Reece first played for Lancashire Second XI in 2007 at the age of 17, and was offered a place on the Red Rose Academy in the following year. He was however, not initially offered professional terms at Lancashire, and moved to university in Leeds where his cricket career began to pick up pace.Most notably, he claimed 7 for 21 against Sussex, and at one stage had the incredible figures of 5 for from five overs. His batting form in 2013 saw him narrowly miss out on a place on the England Performance Programme. He began 2014 with great optimism, representing MCC in the Champion County match in Abu Dhabi, but injury - including a broken hand when he thumped a dressing room door during a difficult personal period - and poor form intervened and he was released by Lancashire at the end of the 2016 season. 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