When and where is it celebrated
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From Saturday July 24 to Sunday August 1. Friday 30: Men’s doubles final and match for bronze. Saturday 31: Women’s final and match for bronze and match for men’s bronze. Women’s doubles bronze and mixed doubles bronze.
Sunday 1st: Men’s final, women’s doubles final and mixed doubles final.
Ariake Tennis Park, on fast track. It has a field for 10,000 spectators with a retractable roof and up to 32 courts of different capacities for a total of 19,900 spectators. It has hosted the ATP and WTA tournaments for several years.
What is sport and competition?
Olympic tennis does not differ from that of any tournament. The system is direct elimination. The matches are played in three sets, with tie-breaks in all. This changes compared to previous editions, in which the men’s final was played in five sets.
In doubles and mixed doubles, when a set is tied, the match is decided in a 10-point super tie-break.
Ranking is based on ATP and WTA rankings and closes on June 8.
Medals that are distributed and modalities
Each country can take a maximum of six men and six women (four singles and two in doubles).
Participants must have played three Davis Cup or Federation Cup qualifiers in the Olympic cycle. Two heats will serve if the player has played 20 crosses during his career. The International Federation (ITF) reserves invitations (injuries, youth, veterans …).
Medal (Top 20)
Great Britain (43 medals with 17 golds) and the United States (39 with 21 golds) are the leaders, especially since they achieved many in the first editions when tennis was less widespread in other countries. The Williams sisters were very helpful to the US Serena has won four metals and Venus, five.
Japan yearns for a gold from the 23-year-old tennis player from Osaka (who resides in the United States). Double champion of Australia and the US Open, it remains to be seen how she arrives mentally after retiring from Roland Garros and revealing her anxiety problems.
The Serbian (34 years old) has the thorn in the nail of achieving an Olympic gold, since he only sports a bronze in singles of Beijing 2008. In London 2012 he fell in the semifinals and could not win the bronze to Juan Martín del Potro. And in Rio 2016 the Argentine fell in the first round. It is his great pending subject.
The 25-year-old Russian arrives as number two in the world on a fast track that can be very favorable. Without Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer or Dominic Thiem, the picture opens for young tennis players like him.
The historical legends
She is the woman with the most Olympic medals, with five (Frenchman Max Décugis surpasses her with six, but at the dawn of Olympism, between 1900 and 1920). The eldest of the sisters started her gold count with singles and doubles at Sydney 2000. Then she has another three in doubles (always with Serena) and a silver in mixed at Rio 2016 with Rajeev Ram.