In the men's and women's doubles competitions, 32 teams qualify. Up to 10 places are reserved for players in the top 10 of the doubles ranking, who could select any player from their NOC ranked in the top 300. Slots were then allocated to teams with the best combined ranking until 24 teams had been qualified.
There will be 56 direct qualifications per gender in the singles competition based on the aforementioned rankings, in addition to 64 for the doubles competitions and 32 for mixed doubles. The period in which athletes can accumulate points has been extended until 7 June 2021.
Athletes ranked in the ATP and WTA doubles Top 10 on 14 June will get direct entry into the doubles event if they are nominated by their country. Those players need to be able to team up with a partner from their country ranked in the Top 300 in either singles or doubles.
As of now, Indian tennis’ hopes of representation at the Tokyo Olympics rests on the doubles pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan, with the duo’s combined ATP ranking of 93 making them the best option to travel as part of the Indian contingent. The Indian tennis duo has had success in the past, winning gold at the 2018 Asian Games.
How Olympic tennis qualification works The ITF – the governing body of international tennis – follows detailed guidelines for the Olympics. National teams are limited to six players on the men’s and six players on the women’s side, four in singles and two in doubles.
Doubles Qualification Number of Quota Places per gender Qualification Event 32 teams (64 athletes) The men’s and women’s Doubles events shall consist of a draw of 32 teams, each comprising of athletes from the same NOC, with a maximum of two (2) teams per NOC. 32 teams will qualify for the men’s and women’s Doubles events as follows:
Tennis at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo was held between 24 July and 1 August 2021 at the Ariake Tennis Park . The tournament featured 191 players in five events: singles and doubles for both men and women and mixed doubles. The hard-court Deco Turf surface at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games was chosen by the Tokyo Organizing Committee.
All players were required to have been part of a nominated team for a Fed/Davis Cup event in 2015 or 2016, and to have had a good standing with their National Olympic Committee. Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) could enter 6 male and 6 female athletes, with a maximum of 4 entries in the individual events, and 2 pairs in the doubles events. Any player in the world's top 56 was eligible, and NOC's had the option to enter players of a lower rank.