ITF Announces Rankings On June 7 2021 To Be Considered For Tokyo Olympic Qualification


ITF Announces Rankings On June 7 2021 To Be Considered For Tokyo Olympic Qualification

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On Tuesday, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced that it would use the ATP and WTA rankings of June 7, 2021 to finalize the entry list for next year’s Tokyo Olympic tennis events. There has been no change in the eligibility rules for the players.

There will be a draw of 64 players in the men’s and women’s singles events, in which 56 players will get direct entry as per the ranking of June 7, 2021.

A National Olympic Committee (NOC) can send a maximum of four players for a tennis event. This year’s Tokyo Olympics is postponed to next year due to the coronavirus pandemic, now scheduled from July 23 to August 8, 2021.

There will be eight ITF locations, of which six will be awarded on continental qualification basis. The Asian Games 2018 champion from the continent of Asia will get this place and make it to the main draw.

The doubles will have a draw of 32 pairs, in which players who are in the top 10 by the cut-off date will get direct entry. They can choose the partner of their choice provided the player is in the top 300 in singles or doubles rankings.

In the mixed doubles, there will be competition between 16 pairs and these pairs will be formed from the players already nominated for singles and doubles.

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The ITF will have to confirm the names of the players who got the place through direct entry and final qualification place (ITF place) by 10 June 2021 to the NOC / National Association. The NOC will then have to confirm to the ITF by 17 June 2021 whether they want to use the quota space.