Huey’s Rio bid in peril

Fil-American player Treat Huey’s dreams of making it to the Rio Olympics may have vanished after he failed to meet the required ranking grade in the men’s doubles.

Following a third-round finish at the French Open alongside Belarussian partner Max Mirnyi, Huey could only land at No. 25, leaving him with just one option to make it to the Aug. 5 to 21 Games.

And that is through the backdoor or via the allocation on regional representation by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).

Huey’s bid to meet the Olympic standard failed to take off as he had hoped for. Despite a quarterfinal finish at the Australian Open last January and a first-place result at the ATP World Tour 500 in Acapulco, Mexico, in February Huey got only as high as No. 24.

Priority will be given to the region with the least representation in the singles events.

Assured of Rio slots include France’s Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, Great Britain’s Jamie Murray, United States’ Bob and Mike Bryan, Romania’s Horia Tecau, Netherlands’ Jean-Julien Roger, Brazil’s Marcelo Melo and Bruno Soares, and India’s Rohan Bopanna.

Thirty-two pairs will play in the doubles event in Rio. The list has not yet been finalized.

Source: www.mb.com.ph