Tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics

The tennis tournament at the 2020 Summer Olympics will feature 172 players in five events: singles and doubles for both men and women and the return of mixed doubles for the third consecutive time.[2]

Tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics
Date25 July – 2 August[1]
Edition18th
SurfaceHard
LocationAriake Tennis Park[2]
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QualificationEdit

Qualification for the singles competitions is based primarily on the world rankings of June 8, 2020, with 56 players in each men's and women's (limited to four per NOC) eligible to compete. To be eligible, a player must meet certain requirements related to play on Davis Cup or Fed Cup teams. Six of the remaining eight slots are to be allocated by continent for NOCs with no other qualifiers. The final two spots are reserved, one for the host nation and one for a previous Olympic gold medalist or Grand Slam champion.[3][4]

In the men's and women's doubles competitions, 32 teams are scheduled to compete. Up to 10 places are reserved for players in the top 10 of the doubles ranking, who could select any player from their NOC ranked in the top 300 in either singles or doubles. The remaining slots are allocated by combined rankings, with preference given to singles players once the total player quota is met[5]. One team per gender is to be reserved for the host nation if none has already become eligible otherwise.[3]

No quota spots are available for mixed doubles; instead, all teams will consist of players already entered in the singles or doubles. The top 15 combined ranking teams and the host nation are eligible.[3]

Competition formatEdit

The format at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will be a single-elimination tournament with men's and women's singles draws consisting of 64 players.[4] There were will be six rounds of competition in singles, five rounds in doubles (draw size of 32), and four rounds in mixed doubles (draw size of 16). Players and teams reaching the semifinals will be assured of competing for a medal with the two losing semifinalists competing for the bronze medal.

All singles matches will be best of three sets, with the exception of the men's final which will be best of five sets. There will be standard tiebreaks (first to seven points) in every set including the final set in singles competition. In all doubles competition a match tiebreak (first to 10 points) will be played in lieu of a third set. [6][7][8]

ScheduleEdit

Date 25 July 26 July 27 July 28 July 29 July 30 July 31 July 1 August 2 August
Day Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Start time 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 11:00 12:00 12:00 12:00

Medal summaryEdit

Medal eventsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's singles
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Men's doubles
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Women's singles
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Women's doubles
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Mixed doubles
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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Competition Schedule".
  2. ^ a b "Tokyo 2020: Tennis".
  3. ^ a b c "Tokyo 2020 – ITF Tennis Qualification System" (PDF). ITF. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "ITF announce qualification process for Tokyo 2020 Olympics".
  5. ^ "Kim Clijsters Will Need Wildcard To Participate in Olympics 2020 | Olympics 2020". Retrieved 3 January 2020.
  6. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/47807003
  7. ^ https://www.itftennis.com/olympics/news/%2Folympics%2Fnews%2Farticles%2Fitf-announces-changes-for-2020-olympic-tennis-event
  8. ^ https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/sport/olympic/tennis/