Ultimate guide to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Tennis Tournament

Sunday, 16 June 2024 at 09:18
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The wait is over and the Paris 2024 Olympic Games tennis tournament is just around the corner. With a total of five gold medals up for grabs, this edition promises to be one of the most exciting and competitive in recent history. Here's a complete guide to make sure you don't miss a single detail.
Names such as Rafael Nadal, Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, Novak Djokovic, Coco Gauff, Iga Swiatek, Daniil Medvedev or Aryna Sabalenka are among the favorites to win a medal.

Event Dates and Venue

The tennis tournament will begin on July 27 and end on August 4. It will be held at the iconic Roland Garros venue, famous for its clay surface, which adds an extra layer of challenge and strategy to the matches.

Tournament Schedule

The schedule is intense and designed to keep us on the edge of our seats:
  • Thursday, July 25: Drawing of the paintings.
  • Saturday, July 27: First round of singles and doubles.
  • Sunday, July 28: Continuation of the first round.
  • Monday, July 29: Second round of singles and doubles, and start of mixed doubles.
  • Tuesday, July 30: Third round of singles and quarterfinals of doubles.
  • Wednesday, July 31: Doubles quarterfinals and semifinals.
  • Thursday, August 1: Semifinals of singles and mixed doubles.
  • Friday, August 2: Singles semifinals and bronze medal matches in various categories.
  • Saturday, August 3: Women's singles and men's doubles finals.
  • Sunday, August 4: Men's singles and women's doubles finals.

Competition format

The men's and women's singles tables will have 64 players each. In doubles, there will be 32 teams in both men's and women's categories, and 16 teams in mixed doubles. All matches will be played to the best of three sets, with a seven-point tiebreaker in the third set if necessary.

Gold Contenders

Among the favorites to take the gold are some of the brightest stars in tennis today:
  • Jannik Sinner (Italy): Recently crowned world No. 1, he will compete in both singles and doubles.
  • Carlos Alcaraz (Spain): One of the most exciting young promises of tennis, he will play alongside Rafael Nadal in doubles.
  • Novak Djokovic (Serbia): He will be short of form after his injury at Roland Garros, but cannot be ruled out.
  • Iga Swiatek (Poland): World No. 1 in the women's draw, who will be looking for her first Olympic medal.
  • Coco Gauff (United States): The young American star who continues to rise in the world rankings.

Legends in their last Games

This edition will also be special because of the participation of two legends who could be playing their last Olympic Games:
  • Rafael Nadal (Spain): After an illustrious career, Nadal has decided to use his protected classification to compete for possibly the last time in an Olympic Games.
  • Andy Murray (Great Britain): The two-time Olympic champion has not yet confirmed his participation, but all eyes will be on him if he decides to compete.

Qualified Players

The deadline for qualification through ranking was June 10. Places have been offered to the 56 top-ranked singles players on the ATP and WTA circuits, with a maximum of four players per country. Although the official entry list will not be confirmed until July 4, several federations have already announced their teams.

Participation of Russian and Belarusian Players

The ITF has confirmed that Russian and Belarusian players will be allowed to compete as neutral athletes, despite the current political tensions. Among them are Daniil Medvedev and Aryna Sabalenka.

Expectations and forecasts

With so much talent on the court, the Paris 2024 Olympic Games promise to be a real tennis party. From the battle for gold between the young guns and the veterans, to the possibility of seeing the legends of the sport hang up their racquets, each match will be a story in itself.
The information has been provided by our colleagues at Eurosport, who have been following every detail in the preparation for this historic event. Get ready to experience the excitement of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!

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