Tennis Qualification

Qualification Summary

Each National Olympic Committee can enter a maximum of 12 competitors (6 men and 6 women) to compete with a maximum of four entries in the Singles events and two entries in the Doubles events. All athletes must either fulfill the minimum Davis or Fed Cup requirements or obtain special permission in order to be eligible to compete.

For the Singles events the majority of quotas will be decided through the ATP or WTA Singles Rankings, published on June 8th 2020. Continental quotas will be decided at the African, Asian and Pan American Games while for Europe and Oceania it will go to the highest ranked athlete from a nation not yet qualified. A single spot is reserved for a player who has won an Olympic Gold Medal or a Grand Slam event and has not qualified normally. All athletes must have a ranking of at least 300 in order to participate. As hosts, Japan will be given one male and one female quota to compete should they fail to qualify normally.

The top 10 ranked athletes on the ATP or WTA Doubles Rankings published on June 8th 2020 will qualify a spot to the Men’s and Women’s Doubles events respectively along with a partner of their choosing, provided that the partner is ranked at least 300 in the singles or doubles rankings. As hosts, Japan will be given a quota to compete in both events provided that the combined ranking (sum of the player’s best ranking from either the singles or doubles rankings) is less than 300. The quotas will then be allocated to the pair of athletes with the best combined ranking until the maximum overall athlete quota of 172 (86 men and 86 women) has been reached. The remaining quotas will be given to nations with the best combined ranking whose athletes have both qualified in the singles events.

In Mixed Doubles the pairs, whom have qualified in other events with the best combined ranking will be selected to compete. As hosts, Japan will be given a quota to compete should they not qualify normally, provided that the athletes have qualified in a different event.

Qualified Nations

Qualification events are listed in hierarchical order. Rankings are based of the ATP or WTA Rankings published on June 8th 2020.

Men’s Singles

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
ATP World Rankings
(June 8 2020)
56
2018 Asian Games 1 Uzbekistan
2019 Pan American Games 2
2019 African Games 1
ATP World Rankings – Europe 1
ATP World Rankings – Oceania 1
Olympic Gold Medalist/Grand Slam Champion 1
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s Singles

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
WTA World Rankings
(June 8 2020)
56
2018 Asian Games 1 China
2019 Pan American Games 2
2019 African Games 1
WTA World Rankings – Europe 1
WTA World Rankings – Oceania 1
Olympic Gold Medalist/Grand Slam Champion 1
Host Nation 1 Japan

Men’s Doubles

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
ATP World Rankings – Top 10
(June 8 2020)
10
Combined Ranking
Combined Ranking – Singles Priority
Host Nation 1 Japan

Women’s Doubles

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
WTA World Rankings – Top 10
(June 8 2020)
10
Combined Ranking
Combined Ranking – Singles Priority
Host Nation 1 Japan

Mixed Doubles

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
Combined Ranking 15
Host Nation 1 Japan