Tennis at the Tokyo 2020 Games

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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.

Did you know…

Tennis appreciated in the first Games of the modern age, in 1896 and remained on the program until Paris 1924. He returned 64 years later, for Seoul 1988, already with the professionals who at first did not give the tournament too much importance.

Medals that are distributed and modalities

  • 5Medals GOLD
  • 5Medals SILVER
  • 5Medals BRONZE
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    single and double


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Competition system

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 …).

Attention to…

On Sunday, August 1, the men’s final will be played. Novak Djokovic, in the absence of Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer, aims for gold. After winning Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, he aspires to the ‘Golden Slam’ (the big four and the gold).

The dominators

Medal (Top 20)

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 USA twenty-one 6 12 39
two UK 17 14 12 43
3 France 5 6 8 19
4 Germany 3 6 3 12
5 Russia 3 3 4 10
6 South Africa 3 two 1 6
7 Spain two 7 3 12
8 Swiss two two 0 4
9 chili two 1 1 4
10 Mixed Team 1 two 3 6
eleven Czech Republic 1 3 7 eleven
12 Australia 1 1 4 6
13 Belgium 1 0 1 two
14 Belarus 1 0 1 two
fifteen China 1 0 1 two
16 Canada 1 0 0 1
17 Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1
18 Sweden 0 3 5 8
19 Argentina 0 two 3 5
twenty Greece 0 two 1 3

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.

World stars

  • Noami Osaka

    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.

    Noami osaka
  • Novak Djokovic

    Novak Djkovic

    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.

    Novak djkovic
  • Daniil Medvedev

    Daniil Medvedev

    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.

    Daniil Medvedev

The historical legends

  • Venus Williams

    Venus Williams

    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.

    Venus williams

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