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Last Updated: Thursday April 03 2008 12:12 GMT


British tennis player Barry Cowan in the 2000 Olympics

Aside of the four Grand Slam events, the tennis at the Olympics is one of the biggest events in the sport.

However, since it only happens every four years, it is perhaps even more important to some players.

Like Grand Slam events, medals are on offer in the men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Some top players aren't going to be there as the Olympics happen just before the US Open Grand Slam tournament.