Updated Thursday, July 22, 2021 to include the draws & schedule with updated rankings

Updated Friday, July 23, 2021 to include Luisa Stefani’s addition to Team Brazil

Twenty former collegiate tennis players will headline the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Seventeen institutions will be well represented in Tokyo this year. The UCLA Bruins come out on top with four former players entering. ~17% of singles players are former collegiate athletes.

Every four years, the Olympic Tennis tournament attracts the world’s top stars. Recent gold medallists have included such legends of the sport as Rafael Nadal (men’s singles, Beijing 2008), Andy Murray (men’s singles, London 2012 and Rio 2016), and Venus and Serena Williams. Between them, the Williams sisters have won a total of eight Olympic gold medals.

Tennis appeared at the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 but was dropped from the program after the Paris 1924 Games. It returned 64 years later, with Miloslav Mečíř (Czechoslovakia) and Steffi Graf (West Germany) winning gold in the two singles tournaments at Seoul 1988.

In the Tokyo 2020 Games, the tournament will follow a knockout format with men’s and women’s singles and doubles competitions along with a mixed doubles event that was first contested at London 2012. Matches will be played on hard courts, which is the usual surface for the Olympic tournament. London 2012 was unusual for being played on the grass courts of Wimbledon.

In the singles events, 56 athletes qualified based on their world ranking and as a rule, must have represented their country in recent national team-level competitions. In addition, each country may only send six players (singles competition: 4 players) to the Games.

Women’s Tennis

PlayerCountryCollegeSingles/DoublesWTA Ranking
Jennifer Brady*USAUCLASinglesNo. 15
Ellen PerezAustraliaGeorgiaDoubles (with Samantha Stosur)No. 50
Mayar SherifEgyptPepperdineSinglesNo. 118
Ena ShibaharaJapanUCLADoubles (with Shuko Aoyama)No. 10
Luisa StefaniBrazilPepperdineDoubles (with Laura Pigossi)No. 23
*Denotes First-Time American Olympian
All rankings are as of 7.19.2021 and are representative of the competition they are playing (singles & doubles)

Men’s Tennis

PlayerCountryCollegeSingles/DoublesATP Ranking
Marcos Giron*USAUCLASinglesNo. 64
Austin Krajicek*USATexas A&MDoubles (with Tennys Sandgren)No. 45
Rajeev RamUSAIllinoisDoubles (with Frances Tiafoe)No. 10
Tennys Sandgren*USATennesseeSingles & Doubles (with Austin Krajicek)No. 81 (S)
No. 208 (D)
John PeersAustraliaMTSU & BaylorDoubles (with Alex De Minaur)No. 25
Sander GilleBelgiumETSUDoubles (with Joran Vliegen)No. 30
Joran VliegenBelgiumECUDoubles (with Sander Gille)No. 29
Robert FarahColombiaUSCDoubles (with Juan Sebastian Cabal)No. 7
Dominik KoepferGermanyTulaneSinglesNo. 57
Tim PuetzGermanyAuburnDoubles (with Kevin Krawietz)No. 33
Joe SalisburyGreat BritainMemphisDoubles (with Andy Murray)No. 9
Neal SkupskiGreat BritainLSUDoubles (with Dan Evans)No. 16
Ben McLachlanJapanCaliforniaDoubles (with Kei Nishikori)No. 38
Jean-Julien RojerNetherlandsUCLADoubles (with Wesley Koolhof)No. 27
Michael VenusNew ZealandTexas & LSUDoubles (with Marcus Daniell)No. 20
*Denotes First-Time American Olympian
All rankings are as of 7.19.2021 and are representative of the competition they are playing (singles & doubles)

The tennis event, which features men’s and women’s singles and men’s, women’s and mixed doubles tournaments, begins Saturday, July 24, and proceeds through Sunday, August 1 at Ariake Tennis Park. For the complete Olympic Tennis event entry list, click here.


Men’s Singles (PDF)
Women’s Singles (PDF)
Men’s Doubles (PDF)
Women’s Doubles (PDF)

Schedule & Results

Schedule of Play & Results (all times in venue local time – GMT +9)
* All order of play will be released on the evening before competition.

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