Players’ road to the Paris 2024 Olympics will include mandatory Davis Cup or Billie Jean King Cup appearances.
The International Tennis Federation and the International Olympic Committee have published qualification requirements for the 2024 olympic tennis eventwhich will take place at Roland Garros.
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To participate in the Paris Olympics, a player must meet the minimum requirements for participation in ITF Davis Cup or ITF Billie Jean King Cup competitions during the Olympic cycle.
A player must be part of the “Davis Cup or Billie Jean King Cup team designated for the final, and be present at the match/event, at least twice during the Olympic cycle, provided that one of these occasions either in 2023 or 2024,” the ITF said.
The 2024 Paris Olympics are set for July 26 to August 11, 2024.
The two singles events will consist of a draw of 64, with a maximum of four players per nation. There will be 56 direct acceptances based on the ATP and WTA singles rankings, one Host Country berth, six Final Qualification berths (“ITF berths”) and one Universality berth.
Both doubles events will consist of a draw of 32, with a maximum of two teams per nation. 16 teams will compete in the mixed doubles event with one team per nation.
A maximum of six qualified players may represent a nation with a maximum of four singles players per nation in men’s and women’s singles.
Other requirements include:
• The player must have reached the age of 14 for men’s events and 15 for women’s events on the opening day of the Olympic tennis event.
• The player must be in good standing with his national association and the ITF in accordance with the ITF Davis Cup Regulations or the ITF Billie Jean King Cup Regulations in force at the time of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
• If the player has not met the minimum requirement to participate in the Davis Cup or the Billie Jean King Cup, the Olympic Tennis Event Panel may decide, at its discretion, that a player who meets all other eligibility criteria shall be considered eligible for nomination and participation in the Olympic Tennis Event taking into account any special circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
1. Injury/Illness: Injury or illness must be evidenced by authorized medical records, clearly identifying the period of absence from any competitive tennis.
2. Newcomer to the Davis Cup or Billie Jean King Cup: A player does not reach a sufficient ranking level to be selected for the Davis Cup or the Billie Jean King Cup by his national association until the last game. of the Olympic cycle.
3. Nation Strength: A national association has a large number of highly ranked players, resulting in competition for selection, which limits a player’s opportunities to compete in the Davis Cup or Billie Jean King Cup .
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