How the London Olympics Tennis Results Will Impact the 2012 US Open

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How the London Olympics Tennis Results Will Impact the 2012 US Open
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The 2012 London Olympics presented something fun for everybody, and for some devoted fans it was tennis.

Just a few weeks after Wimbledon ended, it seemed that it had started up all over again.

With new grass to accompany a new type of draw, the stage was reset and some athletes took the world by complete surprise.

Rafael Nadal withdrew from the tournament, Novak Djokovic lost two straight medal opportunities while Juan Martin del Potro capitalized, Roger Federer finally secured a singles medal for Switzerland and Andy Murray rewrote the script against Federer on the Centre Court at Wimbledon.

Here are a few reasons why the Olympics' tennis matches will set the tone for the next major.

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