ITF Revises Entry Ranking Date For Tokyo Olympic Tennis Event

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Test Event (photo: Paul Zimmer)

ITF Press Release, April 15, 2021

The ITF Board of Directors has approved the revised date of the world rankings used to determine direct entries for the Tokyo Olympic Tennis Event at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday 24 July – Sunday 1 August 2021.

The ATP and WTA world rankings of Monday 14 June will now be used to select players eligible for direct acceptance into men’s and women’s singles and doubles. This decision was made on the recommendation of the ITF Olympic Committee, in consultation with the ATP and WTA, and is subject to final approval by the IOC Executive Board.

The change of ranking date from 7 June to 14 June 2021 is to reflect the new dates of 2021 Roland Garros which will now be held one week later than originally planned from 24 May until 13 June.

Following this date, the ITF will inform all National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Associations (NAs) of players eligible for direct acceptance into the men’s and women’s singles events. The NOCs and NAs will confirm the entry of eligible players and submit nominations for men’s and women’s doubles events. The ITF will announce the full entry lists by the end of June.

Entries for the mixed doubles event will be determined on site from the list of players already competing in the Olympic Tennis Event.

The Olympic Tennis Event features 64 players in men’s and women’s singles, 32 teams in men’s and women’s doubles, and 16 teams in mixed doubles. Each nation is limited to a maximum of six men and six women, with a maximum of four singles players and two doubles teams for both genders. Nations are also limited to two mixed doubles teams.

There will be no change to the ranking date used for the Paralympic Tennis Event which will remain Monday 7 June 2021.