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Tournament Name: OLYMPIC TENNIS EVENT Rio 2016
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Dates: Saturday 6 August-Sunday 14 August
64 Draw Singles/32 Draw Doubles

SITE: Olympic Tennis Centre, Barra Olympic Park
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
SURFACE: Hard (GreenSet Grand Prix Cushion)
BALL: tba
WEB SITE: Olympic Tennis Event - Rio 2016

Main draw: Thursday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.
Doubles draw: Thursday, August 4, 11:00 a.m.
Mixed doubles draw: Tuesday, August 9, 2:00 p.m.

If there are two players or doubles teams from the same country, they will be drawn in opposite halves of the draw. If there are three or more players/teams from the same country, they will be drawn in different quarters of the draw.

Entry deadline: June 6, 2016 (announced June 30, 2016)
Seeding: August 1, 2016

Men’s and Women’s Singles events:
Fifty-six (56) players will qualify as Direct Acceptances based on the recognised Singles World Rankings of 6 June 2016.
Six (6) Final Qualification Places (ITF Places) will be allocated according to the criteria listed in the Qualification System:
Two (2) Invitation Places will be allocated by the Tripartite Commission.
There are no ‘Wildcards’ in the Olympic Tennis Event.
1 Novak Djokovic SRB 1
2 Andy Murray GBR 2
OUT Roger Federer SUI 3
4 Rafael Nadal ESP 4
OUT Stan Wawrinka SUI 5
6 Kei Nishikori JPN 6
7 Juan Martin del Potro ARG @7
OUT Tomas Berdych CZE 8
OUT Milos Raonic CAN 9
OUT Richard Gasquet FRA 10
11 David Goffin BEL 11
12 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga FRA 12
13 Marin Cilic CRO 13
14 David Ferrer ESP 14
15 Gael Monfils FRA 15
16 Roberto Bautista Agut ESP 16
17 Gilles Simon FRA 18
18 Viktor Troicki SRB 21
19 Pablo Cuevas URU 25
20 Philipp Kohlschreiber GER 26
21 Jack Sock USA 27
22 Joao Sousa POR 30
23 Albert Ramos-Vinolas ESP 32
24 Fabio Fognini ITA 34
25 Federico Delbonis ARG 35
26 Grigor Dimitrov BUL 36
OUT Alexander Zverev GER 38
28 Steve Johnson USA 39
29 Andreas Seppi ITA 40
OUT Marcos Baghdatis CYP 41
31 Andrey Kuznetsov RUS 42
32 Gilles Muller LUX 44
33 Vasek Pospisil CAN 46
34 Juan Monaco ARG @46
35 Borna Coric CRO 48
36 Guido Pella ARG 50
OUT Martin Klizan SLO 51
38 Ricardas Berankis LIT 54
39 Denis Kudla USA 56
40 Brian BakerUSA @56
41 Paolo Lorenzi ITA 57
OUT Ernests Gulbis LAT 59
OUT Mikhail Kukushkin KAZ 61
44 Thomaz Bellucci BRA 62
45 Malek Jaziri TUN 63
46 Denis Istomin UZB 64
47 John Millman AUS 66
OUT Jiri Vesely CZE 67
49 Dudi Sela ISR 68
50 Lukas Rosol CZE 71
51 Illya Marchenko UKR 73
52 Evgeny Donskoy RUS 77
53 Victor Estrella Burgos DOM 78
54 Lu Yen-Hsun TPE @79
OUT Dusan Lajovic SRB 80
56 Thanasi Kokkinakis AUS @81
57 (ITF) Yuichi Sugita JPN
58 (ITF) Taro Daniel JPN
59 (ITF) Andrej Martin SLO
60 (ITF) Thomas Fabbiano ITA
61 (ITF) Radu Albot MDA
62 (ITF) Sam Groth AUS
63 (TRI) Darian King BAR
64 (TRI) Mirza Basic BIH

IN Benoit Paire FRA 24 (replaces Gasquet)
IN Robin Haase NED 82 (replaces Lajovic)
IN Rogerio Dutra Silva BRA 83 (replaces Gulbis)
IN Kyle Edmund GBR 84 (replaces Raonic)
IN Dustin Brown GER 86 (replaces Berdych)
IN Damir Dzumhur BIH 87 (replaces Kukushkin)
IN Gastao Elias POR 88 (replaces Federer)
IN Jan-Lennard Struff GER 89 (replaces Vesely)
IN Jordan Thompson AUS 90 (replaces Klizan)
IN Jerzy Janowicz POL @94 (replaces Baghdatis)
IN Teymuraz Gabashvili RUS 96 (replaces Zverev)
IN Nikoloz Basilashvili GEO 101 (replaces Wawrinka)

(ITF) ITF Place (Final Qualification Place)
(TRI) Tripartite Commission Invitation place

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Re: Hamburg Entry List (updated May 31, 2016)

Gulbis has withdrawn from the alternate list - maybe someone has told him that if he appears for Latvia in DC that week, he can go to the Olympics!
He wasn't very keen (to say the least) on playing the Olympics in RG (called it "tennis tourism" because of the lack of points and prize money). I would be very suprised if he changed his mind. On the other hand I saw that he didn't sign up for Atlanta, so maybe you're right.

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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated June 30, 2016)

30 Jun 2016
ITF announces entries for Rio 2016 Olympics

The ITF has announced the provisional list of singles and doubles entries for the Rio 2016 Olympic Tennis Event at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Barra Olympic Park on 6-14 August. Fifty-one countries will compete in this year’s event.
Andy Murray (GBR) and Serena Williams (USA) will defend their London 2012 singles titles, while Bob and Mike Bryan (USA), and Venus and Serena Williams (USA) will defend their doubles titles. Entries for the mixed doubles will be confirmed on site during the Olympic Tennis Event.
Sixty-four players will contest both the men’s and women’s singles. Entries for both events are a combination of direct acceptances and final qualification places based on the singles world rankings of 6 June, plus two Tripartite Commission Invitation Places.
Thirty-two teams will contest both the men’s and women’s doubles, with entries a combination of direct acceptances and final qualification places. Entries are based on the combined world rankings of each team on 6 June, with each player using the better of their singles and doubles world ranking. Any player ranked in the doubles Top 10 on 6 June was eligible for direct acceptance with a partner of any ranking.
There is a limit of four singles players per gender per country. Nations were also able to nominate up to two doubles teams per event, with a maximum of six players per gender per country in total.
Entries are also subject to players being in good standing with their National Association and meeting the minimum participation requirements in Davis Cup and Fed Cup. The ITF Olympic Committee will discuss any outstanding men’s appeals on Friday 15 July on behalf of any player who still has the opportunity to compete in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas ties on 15-17 July.
Entries for the 16-team mixed doubles event will be determined on site from those players already participating in singles or doubles, with a maximum of two teams per country. Teams have to be nominated by their National Olympic Committee by the deadline of 9 August.
The Olympic Tennis Event will be played on hard court, with ten match courts and six practice courts, including a 10,000-capacity centre court, and two additional show courts seating 5,000 and 3,000 spectators respectively.
The Draw for the Olympic Tennis Event will be held on site at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Thursday 4th August at 11am local time.
ITF President David Haggerty said: “We are delighted to welcome another outstanding field to the Olympic Tennis Event. Since the return of tennis to the Olympics in 1988, the event has continued to grow at each Games, with the current generation of players embracing this unique opportunity in our sport. We expect that the competition in each discipline will be fierce, and look forward to some memorable matches.”
Tennis was a part of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. The first woman to win an Olympic medal in any sport was tennis player Charlotte Cooper (GBR) at the 1900 Olympic Games in Paris. After the 1924 Paris Games, tennis withdrew from the Olympics but returned as a demonstration event at 1984 Los Angeles and as a full medal sport at 1988 Seoul.
Singles Entry List:

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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated June 30, 2016)

There's one thing I don't get : There are 90 different women and 102 different men. Wasn't the maximum quota places supposed to be 86 + 86 (172) and not 190 !? :eek:


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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated June 30, 2016)

Why is Brown allowed to play? :)
As of 6 June, Germans ranking was as follows:
26 Kohlschreiber, Philipp
@34 Mayer, Florian
38 Zverev, Alexander
86 Brown, Dustin
89 Struff, Jan-Lennard

Mayer eventually decided not to use protected ranking and ask for "injury exemption" he would receive for 99%, and after some other player's rejections cut off finished at 81, with four alternates spots for next eligible players ranked: 83, 84, 86, 88. Brown was selected for DC team only twice, but he was granted "newcomer/strength of nation" exemption, very reasonable as competition in German team is strong. Similiar case is with Struff, who is at the moment first player waiting to be IN with ITF Place (=Alternate), if needed he should be also exempted from 1 DC selection.

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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated June 30, 2016)

Gulbis is not in Latvia's Davis Cup team next week. Guess that means he's out.

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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated June 30, 2016)

Is there an alternate list somewhere?
Where is Querrey, by the way?

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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated July 15, 2016)

Usually reliable French journalist reporting that Gasquet will not be fit for Rio :sad: Pouille would seem to be the most likely replacement.

Eric Salliot ‏@ericsalliot
Peur qu'un nouveau Top 20 renonce à Rio. La blessure de @richardgasquet1 est trop sérieuse. La FFT va en informer le CNOSF. Ben ou Lucas?

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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated July 15, 2016)

French Tennis Federation has announced Gasquet is officially out of Rio. :sad: Benoit Paire was the next highest ranked French player on 6th June cut date and replaces him in singles. Tsonga will now play doubles with Monfils instead.

#EspritBleu Blessé, Gasquet est remplacé par Paire à Rio. Tsonga jouera le double avec Monfils. Jeux olympiques : Benoît Paire remplace Richard Gasquet | Fédération Française de Tennis #TeamFranceTennis

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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated July 19, 2016)

Brian Baker gets to play.

That is awesome.

After all he's been through, I bet he is looking forward to it.

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Re: Olympic Singles Entry List/Fact Sheet (updated July 20, 2016)
24 Jul 2016
ITF statement regarding decision of IOC Executive Board
ITF Statement

The findings in the McLaren report that describe systematic and widespread doping in Russia are of great concern to everyone involved in sport, including the International Tennis Federation.

Nonetheless, the ITF welcomes the decision of the IOC to permit clean athletes to compete in Rio 2016 and to let each International Federation determine the eligibility of its respective Russian athletes.

The eight Russian tennis players who have been nominated to compete in Rio have been subject to a rigorous anti-doping testing programme outside Russia, which included:

- A total of 205 samples collected since 2014, of which;
- 83 (40%) were collected In-Competition and 122 (60%) Out-of-Competition;
- 111 (54%) were urine samples and 94 (45%) were blood samples.

The ITF believes that this is sufficient for the eight Russian tennis players to meet the relevant requirement of today’s decision of the IOC Executive Board.

The ITF will also be seeking confirmation from WADA that none of those players, or the Russian Tennis Federation, were implicated in the McLaren report, in accordance with the IOC decision.

The ITF believes it is right that clean athletes are permitted to compete in Rio 2016 and looks forward to welcoming the Russian tennis players, along with all other nominated athletes, to Rio.
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