Tennis will be front and center during the 2012 London Olympics ceremonial “Parade of Nations” that marks the opening of the games.
With many countries like Switzerland (Federer), China (Li Na), USA (Venus), Great Britain (Murray) yet to officially name their flag bearer, tennis has already boasted nine players named for the honor, among the most of any Olympic sporting discipline.
The opening ceremony takes place on July 27 at Olympic Stadium in London, England. The tennis event begins the next day on Saturday, July 28. For more information visit our Olympics tennis page.
National Flag Bearers – Tennis Players (8)
Max Mirnyi – Belarus (BLR)
Marcos Baghdatis – Cyprus (CYP)
Stephanie Vogt – Liechtenstein (LIE)
Agnieszka Radwanska – Poland (POL)
Horia Tecau – Romania (ROM)
Novak Djokovic – Serbia (SRB)
Stanislas Wawrinka – Switzerland (SUI)
Maria Sharapova – Russia (RUS)
(As of July 18. This list will be updated continuously.)
At 2008 Beijing, two players carried the flag: Roger Federer (Switzerland), Fernando Gonzalez (Chile).
At 2004 Athens, four players enjoyed the honor: Federer (Switzerland), Claudine Schaul (Luxembourg), Paradorn Srichaphan (Thailand), Abdo Abdallah (Djibouti).
Pironkova will no longer carry the flag for Bulgaria (July 22)
Stanislas Wawrinka has been named Switzerland’s flag bearer (July 23)
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