Tokyo Olympics tennis – who’s in and who’s out?
With a lot uncertainty surrounding this yr’s Video games and which gamers will go, right here’s our information to the Tokyo Olympics tennis.
With the postponed Olympics simply across the nook, the tennis world turns it’s eyes to the quadrennial (besides this time) occasion for the following massive factor on the calendar.
Who will play, who won’t, and who’s but to verify their participation? Discover out with our abstract of the most recent information.
Taking part in
Most of the high girls’s gamers are set to compete in Tokyo, together with Wimbledon champion and world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty, in addition to Japanese famous person and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka.
Prime-10 gamers Aryna Sabalenka, Elina Svitolina, Karolina Pliskova, Iga Swiatek and Garbine Muguruza are all set to compete, with Sabalenka, Pliskova and Swiatek all making their Olympic debuts.
On the boys’s aspect, solely Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, Andrey Rublev and Matteo Berrettini are confirmed to be going to Tokyo among the many top-10.
Past the top-10, two-time defending champion Andy Murray will play too, each in singles and doubles, whereas Jennifer Brady and 17-year-old Coco Gauff will head up the ladies’s contingent for the USA.
Males’s Singles: Schwartzman, De Minaur, Auger-Aliassime, Cilic, Monfils, Hurkacz, Humbert, Evans, Fucsovics, Nishikori, Bublik, Karatsev, Khachanov, Carreno Busta, Davidovich Fokina
Ladies’s Singles: Kvitova, Krejcikova, Konta, Bertens, Jabeur, Pegula, Badosa, Suarez Navarro, Pavlyuchenkova, Ostapenko
Not Taking part in
With Covid considerations in Japan and inflexible restrictions in place for gamers, there are a lot of notable absences from the event.
Rafael Nadal won’t participate for the primary time since 2012, although he already has each a singles (2008) and doubles (2016) gold to his title.
Serena Williams may even be foregoing the Video games and so won’t add to her 4 gold medals this yr , whereas compatriot Madison Keys additionally won’t play.
Dominic Thiem and Denis Shapovalov have each determined towards taking part in in Tokyo, citing poor type and security considerations respectively.
Sofia Kenin and Bianca Andreescu have additionally dropped out, whereas Simona Halep and 2016 champion Monica Puig are out as a consequence of damage.
Stan Wawrinka can also be nursing damage and won’t be current on the Video games, whereas American males Reilly Opelka, John Isner and Taylor Fritz are all out, leaving Frances Tiafoe to go the boys’s contingent for the US.
Males’s Singles: Goffin, Garin, Kyrgios, Bautista Agut, Ruud
Whereas each males are anticipated to compete for various causes, neither Novak Djokovic nor Roger Federer have confirmed their participation within the event.
Whereas Federer does have a doubles gold medal from 2008, he and the world No. 1 should not have a singles gold, whereas Djokovic is on to finish the Golden Slam of profitable all 4 Grand Slams and the Olympics in a calendar yr.
For extra data try the total entry listing for the Tokyo Olympics.