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.
There will be 56 direct qualifications per gender in the singles competition based on the aforementioned rankings, in addition to 64 for the doubles competitions and 32 for mixed doubles. The period in which athletes can accumulate points has been extended until 7 June 2021.
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.
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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 International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revised the qualification deadline for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after the Games were postponed until 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.