Kafelnikov: No chance for RUS men's medal
Yevgeny Kafelnikov, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist, tells RIA Novosti? that Russia’s male players, such as Mikhail Youzhny and Nikolay Davydenko, have no chance of winning medals at the London Olympic Games.
The veteran Youzhny is ranked No. 34, and two older players, Alex Bolgomolov Jr. and Davydenko, are ranked No. 44 and No. 48 respectively.
"All of our [male] players know that they don’t have a chance at the Olympics," said Kafelnikov, who was named vice-president of the Russian Tennis Federation on Wednesday. "[But] just playing at the Olympic Games is something prestigious."