The tennis at the 2020 edition of Olympics in Tokyo, which will now be played in 2021, will have some of the biggest names in tennis vying for the top honours at the games. Five gold medals will be on offer at the tennis at 2020 Olympics and below you can find all the live streaming and ticketing options and predictions for these Olympics tennis matches.
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When will the Tennis at Olympics 2020-21 be Played? Schedule & Dates
The five events at the 2020 Olympics were to be led July 24 and August 1, 2021. These matches will be hosted at the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo. It will be played on outdoor hard courts. Following is the tentative schedule for Olympics tennis 2021.
- Saturday, July 24: Play Starts at 11 am
- Sunday, July 25: Play Starts at 11 am
- Monday, July 26: Play Starts at 11 am
- Tuesday, July 27: Play Starts at 11 am
- Wednesday, July 28: Play Starts at 11 am
- Thursday, July 29: Play Starts at 11 am
- Friday, July 30: Play Starts at 12 noon
- Saturday, July 31: Play Starts at 12 noon
- Sunday, August 1: Play Starts at 12 noon
The gold medal matches will be played on July 30 (mixed doubles), July 31 (women’s doubles) and August 1 (men’s doubles, women’s singles and men’s singles).
Who are Participating in Tennis at the 2020 Olympics?
The men’s and women’s singles tennis competitions at the 2020 Olympics will have 64 players participating in them respectively. 32 men’s and women’s doubles teams will be on show during this time as well along with 16 mixed doubles pairs.
Some of the top players like Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka and Ash Barty will be in action in a quest for the Olympics gold. More information on this will be released as soon as we have more on it.
How do Tennis Players Qualify for 2020 Olympics?
Men’s and Women’s Singles
Top 56 players in each men’s and women’s competitions as on June 8, 2020 get a direct entry with a maximum of four per country. Other criteria set by Davis Cup or Fed Cup could also be used.
Of the remaining eight singles places, six will be given by continent for countries that have no other players qualifying and the last two slots will be allocated to the host nation and a previous Olympic gold medalist/Grand Slam champion.
Men’s and Women’s Doubles
32 men’s and women’s doubles teams will be in action with 10 teams getting a direct entry based on their ranking in the top 10 on the ATP and WTA doubles charts. Each of these players can select their partner from their country ranked in the top 300 in either singles or doubles.
22 other teams will be decided based on the combined rankings of players from a country. The host country will have one team in each of the two draws unless they have already have one representation in the main draw.
Mixed doubles qualification won’t be dependent on the player ranking and the draw will have those players who have already made it to the main draw of the singles and doubles tournament.
Of the 16 teams, 15 will consist of players with the best combined rankings along with one berth reserved for the host nation.
What is the Format of Tennis at the 2020 Olympics?
All matches will be knockout. The singles competition will have six rounds, five in doubles and four in mixed doubles.
All matches will also be best of three sets except the men’s singles final which will be best of five, while the tie-breakers will all be first to seven points with a gap of two. Doubles competitions will have a final set with a tie-breaker that will be first to 10 points.
How to watch 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tennis Live Streaming?
Tennis live streaming of the 2020 Olympics will be available in a multiple ways. More information will be released as we get closer to the start of the tournament.
Watch Olympics tennis 2020 live on TV
Tennis fans in the USA can watch the Olympics tennis live with NBCUniversal properties. European fans which includes most of the countries in the continent will be able to watch tennis live with Eurosport.
This excludes France, where the Olympics tennis will be live with France Télévisions and Canal+ and Russia. Of course, Eurosport will sub-license the live tennis action to free-to-air TV channels in each territory.
United Kingdom fans will be able to watch the tennis live with the BBC.
Fans in India and Indian subcontinent can watch the tennis live with Sony ESPN and its network of channels.
Where to buy 2020 Tokyo Olympics Tennis Tickets?
We are still to get any information on how much will the tickets for the tennis for Olympics 2020 will cost but for now, the average price of these tickets is 7,700 yen, with half of these tickets getting sold for 8,000 yen or less.
How to buy Olympics tennis tickets?
If you are a Japan resident, you can buy your tennis tickets for Olympics 2020 through one of the many shops that have been contracted to sell these tickets or you can opt to check online closer to the date.
Overseas tennis fans will need to get in touch with third party agents who have the official rights to sell these tickets online as a part of a package or standalone tickets.
Click here more information for overseas Olympics tennis fans on how they can buy tickets for these events.
2020 Tokyo Olympics tennis predictions
What happened at the tennis in last Olympics?
Andy Murray overcame Juan Martin del Potro in the men’s singles final to win the gold medal while the fourth seeded Kei Nishikori stunned third seeded Rafael Nadal to clinch the bronze. This was after Novak Djokovic, the top seed, was stunned by del Potro in round one and Roger Federer opted out of the competition because of injury.
In the women’s singles final, Monica Puig was the surprise winner of the gold medal as she edged out the second seeded Angelique Kerber in three sets, while the bronze was won by Petra Kvitova. Kvitova also needed three sets to get past Madison Keys. Top seeded Serena Williams was sent packing in the third round by Elina Svitolina, which was the same round in which Garbine Muguruza also lost.
Andy Murray (Great Britain)
Monica Puig (Puerto Rico)
Marc López & Rafael Nadal (Spain)
Ekaterina Makarova & Elena Vesnina (Russia)
Bethanie Mattek-Sands & Jack Sock (USA)
Juan Martin del Potro (Argentina)
Angelique Kerber (Germany)
Florin Mergea & Horia Tecau (Romania)
Timea Bacsinszky & Martina Hingis (Russia)
Venus Williams & Rajeev Ram (USA)
Kei Nishikori (Japan)
Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic)
Steve Johnson & Jack Sock (USA)
Lucie safarova & Barbora Strycova (Czech Republic)
Lucie Hradecka & Radek Stepanek (USA)