The tennis ranking that will determine which players are eligible for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be that of June 14, instead of the cut being made on the 7th of the same month, to collect the results of Roland Garros, which will end on June 13. The Board of Directors of the International Federation (ITF) approved this revision of dates.
“The ATP and WTA rankings for Monday June 14 will be used to select players eligible for direct entry into the singles and doubles draw. The decision is made on the recommendation of the ITA Olympic Commission, in consultation with the ATP and the WTA, and is subject to final approval by the IOC Executive Commission, “the federation said in a statement.
Roland Garros announced that it would delay the start of the contest, due to the restrictions that exist in France to control the Covid-19 pandemic. With rescheduling, the second Grand Slam of the season will take place between May 30 and June 13.
After the publication of the rankings as of June 14, The ITF will inform the Olympic committees and national federations of the players with an Olympic place. Following the confirmation of the individual players and the proposals made by each country for the doubles draw, the ITA will close the list of participants at the end of June.
Mixed pairs will be formed with players already classified for the other tables. 64 players and 32 couples of each sex will compete in the Olympic Games, plus 16 mixed doubles teams. Six men and six women is the maximum quota per country, with up to 4 players in singles tournaments.