Tennis in Summer Olympics 2016 at Rio

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Tennis is one of the 28 sports in 2016 Summer Olympics which will be played at Olympic Tennis Center from 4 to 14 August. It will be 17th edition of tennis sport in the history tournament and as per expectations about 172 players will participate in XXXI Olympiads.

There will be five events in Rio Olympics just like 2012 London Olympics as Mixed doubles will be making second consecutive appearance in the competition. Singles and doubles events for men’s and women’s will be there too.

Qualification

As per ATP and WTA rankings on 6 June 2016, top 56 men’s and women’s players will qualify directly to Summer Olympics 2016. As per the rules and regulations, only four players from each country are permitted to participate in the event.

The qualification process further described by ITF as, “athletes must meet the minimum requirements regarding participation in Davis Cup and Fed Cup. Players are required to be part of a final nominated Davis Cup or Fed Cup team on a minimum of three occasions in the four-year Olympic cycle. However, for those nations competing in the Zone Group round-robin format for at least three years of the four-year cycle the minimum nomination requirement is two occasions, as it is for players who have represented their nation 20 or more times. All players must be nominated at least once in 2015/16.”

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