OLYMPIC GAMES Calendar of the 2021 Olympic Tennis Games: dates for men and women, schedules, events, matches, time slots
Favorites to win gold
The best-known tennis players have often held prominence at the Olympics – prominence has been reflected in former gold medalists such as Rafa Nadal, Andre Agassi, Steffi Graf, Serena and Venus Williams. As none of them will participate this year, to concentrate is set to Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka wins gold at the Tokyo Olympics.
188 players will take part in five events this summer in Tokyo: Men’s Singles, Women’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles.
Olympic tennis: structure of events
The medalists awarded in the men’s and women’s singles will be determined by a 64-player draw and elimination tournament. On the other hand, Doubles medals will include 32 teams for each male and female tournament, while mixed doubles will only include 16.
All players to reach the semi-finals in one of the events will fight for a place in the history of the Olympic Games, have the two losers of the semi-finals competing for bronze while the winners will play for gold and silver.
Timetable: Timetables and dates
olympic tennis starts Friday July 23 with first round matches in men’s and women’s singles and doubles. The full schedule can be found here.
Bronze medal matches:
Men’s singles: Friday, July 30, 11 p.m. ET
Double men: Thursday, July 29 11 p.m. ET
Ladies’ singles: Saturday, July 31 at 2 a.m.ET
Double ladies: Friday, July 30 11 p.m. ET
Mixed Doubles: Saturday, July 31 at 3 a.m.ET
Finals for gold and silver medals for each event:
Double men: Friday, July 30, 4:30 a.m.ET
Ladies’ singles: Saturday, July 31 at 5 a.m.ET
Men’s singles: Saturday, July 31 at 11 p.m. ET
Double ladies: Sunday, August 1, 2 a.m.ET
Mixed Doubles: Sunday, August 1, 5 a.m.ET