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 7th 2021. 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 7th 2021 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 7th 2021.

Men’s Singles

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
ATP World Rankings
(June 14 2021)
56 1 Serbia
2 Russia
4 Greece
6 Germany
7 Russia
8 Switzerland
9 Italy
11 Argentina
12 Spain
13 Belgium
16 France
17 Poland
21 Canada
22 Australia
23 Italy
24 Russia
25 Great Britain
26 Italy
27 Russia
29 Italy
30 Georgia
31 France
35 Spain
37 Croatia
39 Kazakhstan
43 Australia
45 Germany
47 Serbia
49 Hungary
50 United States
53 Germany
56 Japan
57 Japan
58 Australia
59 France
65 United States
66 Canada
68 United States
70 Spain
71 France
71PR Chinese Taipei
75 United States
76 Belarus
79 South Korea
83 Brazil
85 Uruguay
89 Slovakia
91 Australia
92 Belarus
93 Moldova
96 Argentina
96PR Germany
100 Spain
103 Argentina
104 Japan
105 Kazakhstan
2018 Asian Games 1 187 Uzbekistan
2019 Pan American Games 2 206 Brazil
232 Chile
2019 African Games 1 165 Egypt
ATP World Rankings – Europe 1 108 Portugal
ATP World Rankings – Oceania 1 0 None Eligible
Olympic Gold Medalist/Grand Slam Champion 1 124 Great Britain
Host Nation 1 0 Qualified Above
Reallocation 2 107 Japan
109 Portugal

Women’s Singles

Qualification Event Places Rank Qualified Nations
WTA World Rankings
(June 14 2021)
56 1 Australia
2 Japan
4 Belarus
6 Ukraine
7 Canada
9 Poland
10 Czech Republic
11 Czech Republic
12 Switzerland
13 Spain
14 United States
15 Czech Republic
16 Belarus
17 Belgium
18 Greece
19 Russia
20 Netherlands
21 Kazakhstan
23 United States
24 Tunisia
26 United States
27 Germany
29 Estonia
30 Great Britain
31 United States
32 Russia
33 Spain
34 Russia
35 Russia
37 Ukraine
41 Czech Republic
42 Kazakhstan
43 Latvia
44 Poland
47PR Kazakhstan
49 France
51 China
53 Spain
54 Croatia
55 Germany
57 Latvia
58 Sweden
59 France
60 Montenegro
63 France
64 Belgium
65 Ukraine
66 Canada
68PR Spain
70 Great Britain
71 Switzerland
72 Australia
74 France
76 Italy
81 Japan
84 Japan
2018 Asian Games 1 38 China
2019 Pan American Games 2 40 Argentina
191 Paraguay
2019 African Games 1 117 Egypt
WTA World Rankings – Europe 1 85 Serbia
WTA World Rankings – Oceania 1 0 None Eligible
Olympic Gold Medalist/Grand Slam Champion 1 145 Australia
Host Nation 1 0 Qualified Above
Reallocation 2 86PR Serbia
87 Italy

Men’s Doubles

Qualification Event Places Comb.
Rank
Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 99 Japan
ATP World Rankings – Top 10
(June 14 2021)
7 3 Croatia
9 Colombia
10 France
42 Croatia
71 Argentina
115 Great Britain
250 Slovakia
Combined Ranking 16 26 Russia
31 Brazil
34 Poland
34 Russia
38 Italy
41 Netherlands
44 Great Britain
47 Australia
47 Spain
49 Italy
51 Germany
57 Belgium
60 Germany
61 New Zealand
66 Austria
73 France
Combined Ranking – Singles Priority 8 76 Australia
76 United States
78 Kazakhstan
87 Canada
107 Argentina
118 United States
170 Spain
205 Portugal

Women’s Doubles

Qualification Event Places Comb.
Rank
Qualified Nations
Host Nation 1 28 Japan
WTA World Rankings – Top 10
(June 14 2021)
9 3 Czech Republic
20 Belarus
30 Netherlands
32 United States
38 Russia
71 Belgium
77 France
104 India
191 Hungary
Combined Ranking 14 35 Kazakhstan
36 Chinese Taipei
39 United States
40 Canada
45 Russia
51 Czech Republic
58 China
62 Australia
71 Ukraine
76 Croatia
77 Latvia
81 China
81 Spain
83 Switzerland
Combined Ranking – Singles Priority 8 87 Germany
87 Spain
91 Romania
93 Ukraine
100 Great Britain
112 France
132 Poland
136 Australia

Mixed Doubles

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