Qualifying criteria. The main qualifying criterion will be players' positions on the ATP and WTA ranking lists published on 14 June 2021 (after 2021 French Open). The players entering were formally submitted by the International Tennis Federation. The ATP and WTA rankings were based on performances from the previous 52 weeks, and there were several tournaments in the two-month period between the time of the rankings being frozen for entry and the beginning of the tennis events at the Olympics.
How do athletes qualify for the Olympic Tennis Event? First things first: Every tennis player competing at the Olympic Games has to satisfy a few key criteria in order to be deemed eligible to play: They have to be in good standing with their National Association and the International Tennis Federation.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has released its adjustments to the qualifying system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which have been postponed until 2021. In line with the revised qualification principles for Tokyo 2020 that have addressed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the timing of the Games, a new qualifying system for tennis events has been released by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
Medal in the Olympic Singles competition or who has won a Grand Slam singles title will qualify, provided his/her ranking is within the top 300 on the Singles Rankings of 14 June 2021 and provided the quota for their NOC has not already
Olympic qualification is mainly based on a player's world ranking. There are two governing bodies in tennis: the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP). Each week, both organizations rank the world's best tennis players based on a points system.
How Olympic tennis qualification works The ITF – the governing body of international tennis – follows detailed guidelines for the Olympics. National teams are limited to six players on the men’s and six players on the women’s side, four in singles and two in doubles.
Qualification for the singles competitions is based primarily on the world rankings of 14 June 2021, with 56 players entering each of the men's and women's events (limited to four per National Olympic Committee (NOC)). Six of the remaining eight slots are to be allocated by continent for NOCs with no other qualifiers.
The WTA and ATP Tour -- the governing bodies for women's and men's professional tennis -- updated their world rankings following the French Open, indicating the automatic qualifiers for the Tokyo Olympic Games. The top 56 players of each gender earn automatic bids, though only four can qualify per country.
Venus Williams, the most decorated Olympic tennis player in history with five medals and four golds, is a candidate. The U.S. men’s singles qualifying picture is tighter with none ranked in the ...