Tunisian Malek Jaziri couldn't travel or practice, not when he was surrounded by guns and hostile protests. But here he is, with a chance to represent his newly democratic nation at the Olympics.
The 2012 tennis season had its share of sublime shot-making and courageous efforts. But we can't forget all the mouth-watering jibber-jabber from the players either.
No one outside the big four has won a Masters since 2010. But Olympic hangover means the streak could be broken this week.
Who's in? Who's out? If only we knew. The Olympic selection process in tennis has left players (and countries) in a state of conflict and confusion.