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Tennis at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

Although tennis has long been on the list of approved optional Commonwealth Games sports, and has featured in every Commonwealth Youth Games programme, it made its maiden appearance in a full Commonwealth Games programme at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[1]

Tennis at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Date 4–10 October 2010
Edition 1st
Category ITF event
Surface Rebound Ace
Location R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, Delhi, India
Champions
Men's Singles
 Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Women's Singles
 Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
Men's Doubles
 Paul Hanley / Peter Luczak (AUS)
Women's Doubles
 Anastasia Rodionova / Sally Peers (AUS)
Mixed Doubles
 Jocelyn Rae / Colin Fleming (SCO)
Commonwealth Games

The tennis events were held from 4–10 October 2010, which clashed with the dates of the China Open, an ATP World Tour 500 and WTA Tour Premier Mandatory event. Despite initial concerns that governing bodies would fail to persuade their top players to compete in Delhi,[2] several top tennis players competed for their countries, including Mahesh Bhupathi (India), Peter Luczak (Australia), Sania Mirza (India), Jamie Murray (Scotland),[3] Leander Paes (India), and Anastasia Rodionova (Australia).

Notable top players Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) did not compete for his country, as he was concerned about security problems and losing ATP ranking points.[4][5] Andy Murray (Scotland) and Samantha Stosur (Australia) were also absent.

Stosur also decided not to compete in the games for she was to take part in the tournament in Beijing (Premier Mandatory) and Osaka (to defend her title).[6]

The deadline for submission of named players was 3 September 2010.

Contents

VenueEdit

 
Centre court of R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex

Training venuesEdit

MedallistsEdit

 
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Tennis (Men’s Single) Somdev Devvarman of India won Gold Medal, at R. K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, in New Delhi on October 10, 2010
 
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Tennis (Men’s Single) Somdev Devvarman of India (Gold), Greg Jones of Australia (Silver) and Matt Ebden of Australia (Bronze), during the medal presentation ceremony
 
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Tennis (Men’s Double) Paul Hanley and Peter Luczak of Australia (Gold), Ross Hutchins and Ken Skupski of England (Silver) and Mahesh Bhupati and Leander Paes of India (Bronze)
 
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Tennis (Women’s Singles) Anastasia Rodionova of Australia (Gold), Sania Mirza of India (Silver) and Sally Peers of Australia (Bronze) during the medal presentation ceremony
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles Somdev Devvarman
  India
Greg Jones
  Australia
Matthew Ebden
  Australia
Men's Doubles Paul Hanley
and Peter Luczak
  Australia
Ross Hutchins
and Ken Skupski
  England
Mahesh Bhupathi
and Leander Paes
  India
Women's Singles Anastasia Rodionova
  Australia
Sania Mirza
  India
Sally Peers
  Australia
Women's Doubles Anastasia Rodionova
and Sally Peers
  Australia
Olivia Rogowska
and Jessica Moore
  Australia
Sania Mirza
and Rushmi Chakravarthi
  India
Mixed Doubles Jocelyn Rae
and Colin Fleming
  Scotland
Anastasia Rodionova
and Paul Hanley
  Australia
Sarah Borwell
and Ken Skupski
  England

Participating nationsEdit

A total of 23 nations were represented by at least one player in either the men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, or mixed doubles.

Nation Men Women Mixed Total
Singles Doubles Singles Doubles
  Australia 3 4(1) 3 4(1) 4 8
  Bahamas 3 2 2 2 2 5
  Barbados 2 2 2
  Bermuda 2 2 2 2 2 4
  Cook Islands 1 1
  England 3 4(1) 2 2 4 7
  Guernsey 1 1 2 2
  Gibraltar 1 1
  India 2 4(2) 3 4(1) 4 8
  Kiribati 2 2 2
  Kenya 1 2(1) 2
  Lesotho 2 2 2
  Maldives 2 2 2
  Mauritius 1 1 2 2
  New Zealand 1 1 2 2
  Pakistan 2 2 2
  Saint Lucia 1 1 2 2
  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 1
  Scotland 2 2 1 2(1) 4 4
  Solomon Islands 1 1
  Sri Lanka 3 4(1) 1 2 5
  Uganda 2 2 1 4(1) 3
  Wales 2 2 2
  • Number in brackets = players participating only in doubles

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tennis". Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Paes Pleads for Countries to Participate in Commonwealth Games". TennisConnected.com. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Scotland planning Murray swoop". The Herald. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lleyton Hewitt unlikely to play in Commonwealth Games". Herald Sun. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Swanton, Will (11 January 2010). "Bemused Hewitt questions relevance of Delhi Games". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/23/2962713.htm?site=sport&section=tennis