Main articles: Tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics and Tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics – Qualification India entered two athletes into tennis by using Sania Mirza 's protected ranking of 9 in women's doubles category.
Indian table tennis stars Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra are expected to secure their berths for the Tokyo Olympics at the Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament in Doha, Qatar starting Thursday. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Sutirtha Mukherjee will be the other two Indians vying for a Tokyo spot at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena.
Qualifying criteria. The main qualifying criterion will be players' positions on the ATP and WTA ranking lists published on 14 June 2021 (after 2021 French Open). The players entering were formally submitted by the International Tennis Federation. The ATP and WTA rankings were based on performances from the previous 52 weeks, and there were several tournaments in the two-month period between the time of the rankings being frozen for entry and the beginning of the tennis events at the Olympics.
India's table tennis contingent will head to Gondomar, Portugal for the 2020 ITTF World Team Qualification Tournament on January 22 — an event of crucial importance as it serves as a qualifier for the Olympic Games later in the year.
Qualification in the singles still seems a tough path with only the top 56 in the world with a maximum of four players from each country automatically qualifying. Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Sumit Nagal are the highest ranked Indian players but they are ranked well outside the top 100 to stand a chance of making it to the top 56.
The ITF will publish the Qualification System for the Olympic Tennis Event (the “Qualification System”) that will set out, among other things, the rules, procedures and criteria for qualification to participate in the Olympic Tennis Event. These eligibility rules are subject to such further supplementary, additional or amending rules as
India's schedule & start times at Asian Olympic Qualification Tournament. Thursday, March 18. South Asia Men’s Singles Round 1 - 12:30 PM IST. Mixed Doubles Round of 16 - 4:30 PM IST
And to make things worse in the Indian contingent for the Olympic Games 2021, there’s a whole lots of trouble happening with the group of tennis athletes sent to represent India. The trouble is mostly revolving around Rohan Bopanna , a 41-year old doubles player who we can say has been one of the leading Indian tennis players for a few years now.
Tennis News: Unsure of their participation at the Tokyo Olympics, India's tennis players are "confused" about the criteria that has been adopted for finalising the