London Olympics Tennis Field Announced
by Staff | June 26th, 2012, 2:17 pm
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The International Tennis Federation (ITF) today announced the full list of entries for the London 2012 Olympic Tennis Event at the All England Club, Wimbledon from 28 July until 5 August. Forty-five (45) countries will compete in this year’s event.

Three of the four gold medallists from 2008 Beijing will return to defend their titles: Rafael Nadal (ESP), Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI), and two-time champions Venus and Serena Williams (USA). Women’s singles champion Elena Dementieva (RUS) has since retired.

Sixty-four players will contest both the men’s and women’s singles. In the men’s singles, there are 56 direct acceptances and eight ITF Places; while in the women’s singles, there are 56 direct acceptances, six ITF Places and two Tripartite Commission Invitation Places. All players must also have received an official nomination from their National Olympic Committee and have met the qualification criteria set by the ITF and approved by the International Olympic Committee.

Direct acceptances were based on the singles world rankings of 11 June 2012, with 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.

Thirty-two teams will contest both the men’s and women’s doubles, with 24 direct acceptances and eight ITF Places in both events. Direct acceptances were based on the combined world rankings of each team on 11 June, with each player using the better of their singles and doubles world ranking. Any player ranked in the doubles Top 10 on 11 June was eligible for direct acceptance with a partner of any ranking.

Mixed doubles will be included in the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event for the first time since 1924. Entries for the 16-team event will be determined on site from those players already participating in singles or doubles. Teams have to be nominated by their National Olympic Committee by 31 July. There will be 12 direct acceptances based on the combined world rankings of each team on 11 June, and four ITF Places.

Timea Bacsinszky (SUI) is included in the direct acceptance list having qualified under the ITF’s entry criteria, approved by the International Olympic Committee. However her entry has not yet been confirmed by the Swiss Olympic Committee. The ITF believes that all qualified players should be allowed to compete in the Olympic Games, and will continue to do everything in its power to convince the Swiss Olympic Committee to respect the ITF’s qualification criteria and enter Bacsinszky into the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event.

The ITF Olympic Committee determined that Tamira Paszek (AUT) is ineligible to contest the Olympic Tennis Event having not met the minimum participation requirements in Fed Cup.

MEN’S SINGLES ENTRY LIST

Argentina Juan Martin del Potro, Juan Monaco, Carlos Berlocq, David Nalbandian
Australia Bernard Tomic, Lleyton Hewitt (*)
Austria Jurgen Melzer
Belgium Olivier Rochus, David Goffin, Steve Darcis
Brazil Thomaz Bellucci (*)
Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov
Canada Milos Raonic, Vasek Pospisil (*)
Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-Hsun
Colombia Santiago Giraldo, Alejandro Falla
Croatia Marin Cilic, Ivo Karlovic, Ivan Dodig
Cyprus Marcos Baghdatis
Czech Republic Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek
Finland Jarkko Nieminen
France Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Gilles Simon, Gael Monfils, Richard Gasquet
Germany Philipp Kohlschreiber
Great Britain Andy Murray
India Somdev Devvarman (*)
Italy Andreas Seppi, Fabio Fognini
Japan Kei Nishikori, Go Soeda, Tatsuma Ito
Kazakhstan Mikhail Kukushkin
Luxembourg Gilles Muller
Netherlands Robin Haase
Poland Lukasz Kubot
Romania Adrian Ungur (*)
Russia Mikhail Youzhny, Alex Bogomolov Jr, Nikolay Davydenko, Dmitry Tursunov
Serbia Novak Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, Victor Troicki
Slovak Republic Lukas Lacko, Martin Klizan
Slovenia Blaz Kavcic (*)
Spain Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Nicolas Almagro, Fernando Verdasco
Switzerland Roger Federer, Stanislas Wawrinka
Tunisia Malek Jaziri (*)
Ukraine Sergiy Stakhovsky (*)
USA John Isner, Andy Roddick, Donald Young, Ryan Harrison
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin

(*) ITF Place

WOMEN’S SINGLES ENTRY LIST

Australia Samantha Stosur
Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belgium Yanina Wickmayer, Kim Clijsters
Bulgaria Tsvetana Pironkova
Canada Aleksandra Wozniak
China, P.R. Li Na, Peng Shuai, Zheng Jie
Chinese Taipei Hsieh Su-Wei
Croatia Petra Martic
Czech Republic Petra Kvitova, Lucie Safarova, Petra Cetkovska, Klara Zakopalova
Denmark Caroline Wozniacki
Estonia Kaia Kanepi
France Alize Cornet (*)
Georgia Anna Tatishvili (*)
Germany Angelique Kerber, Sabine Lisicki, Andrea Petkovic, Julia Goerges
Great Britain Anne Keothavong (*), Elena Baltacha (*)
Hungary Agnes Szavay
Israel Shahar Peer
Italy Sara Errani, Flavia Pennetta, Roberta Vinci, Francesca Schiavone
Kazakhstan Galina Voskoboeva, Yaroslava Shvedova
Liechtenstein Stephanie Vogt (#)
New Zealand Marina Erakovic
Paraguay Veronica Cepede Royg (#)
Poland Agnieszka Radwanska, Urszula Radwanska
Romania Monica Niculescu, Simona Halep, Sorana Cirstea, Irina-Camelia Begu
Russia Maria Sharapova, Vera Zvonareva, Maria Kirilenko, Nadia Petrova
Serbia Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic
Slovak Republic Dominika Cibulkova, Daniela Hantuchova
Slovenia Polona Hercog
Spain Anabel Medina Garrigues, Carla Suarez Navarro, Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez, Silvia Soler-Espinosa
Sweden Sofia Arvidsson
Switzerland Timea Bacsinszky
Tunisia Ons Jabeur (*)
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko, Kateryna Bondarenko (*)
USA Serena Williams, Christina McHale, Venus Williams, Varvara Lepchenko

(*) ITF Place
(#) Tripartite Commission Invitation Place

MEN’S DOUBLES ENTRY LIST
Argentina David Nalbandian/Eduardo Schwank (*)
Austria Jurgen Melzer/Alexander Peya
Belarus Alexander Bury/Max Mirnyi
Brazil Marcelo Melo/Bruno Soares, Thomaz Bellucci/Andre Sa (*)
Canada Daniel Nestor/Vasek Pospisil
Colombia Juan Sebastian Cabal/Santiago Giraldo (*)
Croatia Marin Cilic/Ivan Dodig
Czech Republic Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek
France Michael Llodra/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Julien Benneteau/Richard Gasquet
Germany Christopher Kas/Philipp Petzschner
Great Britain Andy Murray/Jamie Murray, Colin Fleming/Ross Hutchins
India Leander Paes/Vishnu Vardhan, Mahesh Bhupathi/Rohan Bopanna
Israel Jonathan Erlich/Andy Ram (*)
Italy Daniele Bracciali/Andreas Seppi
Japan Kei Nishikori/Go Soeda (*)
Netherlands Robin Haase/Jean-Julien Rojer
Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg/Marcin Matkowski
Romania Horia Tecau/Adrian Ungur (*)
Russia Nikolay Davydenko/Mikhail Youzhny (*)
Serbia Janko Tipsarevic/Nenad Zimonjic, Novak Djokovic/Victor Troicki
Slovak Republic Martin Klizan/Lukas Lacko (*)
Spain Marcel Granollers/Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer/Feliciano Lopez
Sweden Johan Brunstrom/Robert Lindstedt
Switzerland Roger Federer/Stanislas Wawrinka
USA Bob Bryan/Mike Bryan, John Isner/Andy Roddick

(*) ITF Place

WOMEN’S DOUBLES ENTRY LIST

Argentina Gisela Dulko/Paola Suarez
Australia Jarmila Gajdosova/Anastasia Rodionova, Casey Dellacqua/Samantha Stosur
Canada Stephanie Dubois/Aleksandra Wozniak (*)
China, P.R. Peng Shuai/Zheng Jie, Li Na/Zhang Shuai
Chinese Taipei Chuang Chia-Jung/Hsieh Su-Wei (*)
Czech Republic Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka, Petra Cetkovska/Lucie Safarova
France Alize Cornet/Kristina Mladenovic (*)
Georgia Margalita Chakhnashvili/Anna Tatishvili (*)
Germany Angelique Kerber/Sabine Lisicki, Julia Goerges/Andrea Petkovic
Great Britain Laura Robson/Heather Watson (*)
Hungary Timea Babos/Agnes Szavay (*)
India Rushmi Chakravarthi/Sania Mirza (*)
Italy Sara Errani/Roberta Vinci, Flavia Pennetta/Francesca Schiavone
Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova/Galina Voskoboeva
Poland Agnieszka Radwanska/Urszula Radwanska, Klaudia Jans-Ignacik/Alicja Rosolska
Romania Irina-Camelia Begu/Monica Niculescu, Sorana Cirstea/Simona Halep
Russia Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova, Ekaterina Makarova/Elena Vesnina
Slovak Republic Dominika Cibulkova/Daniela Hantuchova
Slovenia Andreja Klepac/Katarina Srebotnik
Spain Nuria Llagostera Vives/Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez,
Anabel Medina Garrigues/Arantxa Parra Santonja
Ukraine Alona Bondarenko/Kateryna Bondarenko (*)
USA Liezel Huber/Lisa Raymond, Serena Williams/Venus Williams


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2 Comments for London Olympics Tennis Field Announced

Steve 27 Says:

Poor Haas. No Olympics for him.
What about the draw?


Eric Says:

@ Steve 27 Haas wasn’t ranked high enough to be a direct entry. He only made into the top 50 after the cut off.

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