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List of Events

On the program of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, Beijing 2008
  • • doubles Men
  • • doubles Women
  • • singles Men
  • • singles Women

Athlete numbers:

The target for tennis is 172 athletes

Allocation
  • PRINCIPLES
  • TIMELINE
  • QUAL
  • SINGLES
  • DOUBLES

PRINCIPLES
List of Events:
doubles Men   singles Men
doubles Women   singles Women
ATHLETE / NOC QUOTA:
Athlete quota: 172 total athletes
Maximum per NOC: The maximum number of players per NOC shall be 6 men and 6 women, of which a maximum of 4 men and 4 women may compete in the individual events, and a maximum of 2 doubles pairs may compete in the doubles events.
QUALIFICATION SYSTEM:
Entries
Only National Tennis Associations which have been members of the ITF prior to 1 January 2008 may nominate players for participation in the 2008 Olympic Tennis Event. For the purposes of such eligibility, both Full and Associate Members of the ITF may participate.
Entry forms (by nation) will be sent by the ITF to all National Tennis Associations eligible to participate by no later than 5 February 2008. The completed Entry forms, endorsed by the respective NOC, are to be received by the ITF no later than 3 April 2008.
Draws
The singles events shall consist of a draw of 64 singles players, with a maximum of 4 players per NOC.
The doubles events shall consist of a draw of 32 pairs, each comprising of players from the same nation, with a maximum of 2 pairs per NOC.
SINGLES
64 athletes for each of the men’s singles and women’s singles events will qualify as follows:

QUALIFICATION Total
Direct qualifications, based on the recognised World Ranking of 9 June 2008 48
Tripartite Commission Invitation places 2
Final qualification places (ITF Places) 14
Total 64

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