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Paris 2024 Olympics: American, Italian and Spanish Tennis Teams

Updated: 22 hours ago

Paris 2024 Olympics logo and tennis pictogram composed of 4 tennis rackets and 4 tennis balls.

Roland-Garros ended almost two weeks ago, marking the deadline for the ATP and WTA rankings to allow players to qualify for the Olympic tournament, which will be held from July 27 to August 4, 2024. We wrote an article detailing the qualification criteria last week, which you can read here to learn more.

The qualification criteria were already complex, and several players withdrew even though they had qualified, many due to concerns about injuries from the numerous surface changes (Clay - Grass - Clay - Hard Court). In this article, we will discuss the players who have qualified for the tennis tournament and whose participation has been confirmed by their Olympic committee.

Spain - Olympic Tennis Team

There were few surprises from the Spanish side, with Nadal and Carreno Busta using their protected rankings to qualify. It has already been confirmed that the doubles team everyone dreams of seeing in Paris, Nadal and Alcaraz, will take part in the tournament. They will certainly be among the favorites to win a medal.

Obviously, the reigning Roland-Garros champion, Carlos Alcaraz, will be the favorite to win the Olympic gold in singles, as the tournament will be held at the very location of his triumph just two weeks ago.

Men's Singles

Carlos Alcaraz

Ranking : 2

2024 Record : 25-5

Davis Cup Record : 2-1

Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Ranking : 33

2024 Record : 10-12

Davis Cup Record : 1-2

Rafael Nadal Gold (singles) Beijing 2008, Gold (doubles w/ M. Lopez) Rio 2016

Ranking : 261

2024 Record : 7-5

Davis Cup Record : 29-1

Pablo Carreno Busta Bronze (singles) Tokyo 2020

Ranking : 872

2024 Record : 0-1

Davis Cup Record : 3-6

Women's Singles

Sara Sorribes Tormo

Ranking : 57

2024 Record : 10-15

BJK Cup Record : 7-5

Cristina Bucsa

Ranking : 66

2024 Record : 14-17

BJK Cup Record : 0-0

Men's Doubles

Rafael Nadal / Carlos Alcaraz

Marcel Granollers / Pablo Carreno Busta ou Alejandro Davidovich Fokina

Women's Doubles

Sara Sorribes Tormo / Cristina Bucsa

United States - Olympic Tennis Team

There have been several surprising withdrawals from the American team. First, Ben Shelton announced that he did not wish to participate in the Games due to the surface, as the tournament is being held on clay at Roland-Garros. He was then followed by his compatriots Sebastian Korda, Frances Tiafoe, and Madison Keys. The latter is the most surprising since she had an excellent clay court season: semi-finals in Madrid, quarter-finals in Rome, and the title in Strasbourg. Nonetheless, the Americans will be well represented.

Another major surprise is that doubles specialist Nicole Melichar-Martinez was not selected by the American federation. She is the top American doubles player and a member of the world top-10. She expressed her displeasure on Twitter, and rightfully so, having represented the United States at the Tokyo Olympics. The reasons behind her non-selection remain unknown for the time being.

Men's Singles

Taylor Fritz

Ranking : 12

2024 Record : 25-11

Davis Cup Record : 6-3

Tommy Paul

Ranking : 13

2024 Record : 22-10

Davis Cup Record : 5-3

Chris Eubanks

Ranking : 44

2024 Record : 4-12

Davis Cup Record : 1-0

Marcos Giron

Ranking : 53

2024 Record : 12-14

Davis Cup Record : 0-0

Women's Singles

Coco Gauff

Ranking : 2

2024 Record : 30-9

BJK Cup Record : 1-1

Jessica Pegula

Ranking : 5

2024 Record : 15-7

BJK Cup Record : 5-1

Danielle Collins

Ranking : 11

2024 Record : 36-11

BJK Cup Record : 7-1

Emma Navarro

Ranking : 17

2024 Record : 33-13

BJK Cup Record : 1-0

Men's Doubles

Rajeev Ram / Austin Krajicek

Tommy Paul / Taylor Fritz

Women's Doubles

Desirae Krawczyk / Emma Navarro

Coco Gauff / Jessica Pegula

Italy - Olympic Tennis Team

No surprises with the Italian team, as they have managed to directly qualify 7 members in singles, along with 3 doubles specialists. The new world number one, Jannik Sinner, will be one of the top favorites to win a medal in singles.

Men's Singles

Jannik Sinner

2024 Record : 1

2024 Record : 33-3

Davis Cup Record : 9-1

Lorenzo Musetti

Ranking : 30

2024 Record : 14-16

Davis Cup Record : 2-4

Luciano Darderi

Ranking : 34

2024 Record : 17-9

Davis Cup Record : 0-0

Matteo Arnaldi

Ranking : 35

2024 Record : 18-13

Davis Cup Record : 3-1

Women's Singles

Jasmine Paolini

Ranking : 7

2024 Record : 22-11

BJK Cup Record : 6-7

Elisabetta Cocciaretto

Ranking : 44

2024 Record : 20-15

BJK Cup Record : 5-3

Lucia Bronzetti

Ranking : 67

2024 Record : 10-18

BJK Cup Record : 0-0

Men's Doubles

Jannik Sinner / Lorenzo Musetti

Andrea Vavassori / Simone Bolelli

Women's Doubles

Jasmine Paolini / Sara Errani

Elisabetta Cocciaretti / Lucia Bronzetti

In the next article, we will detail the composition of the French, British, and Russian (competing under a neutral banner) tennis teams. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media to ensure you don't miss our upcoming articles.

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