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Tennis at the 2024 Olympics: Dates, events, format, schedule, history and Team GB prospects

Everything you need to know about Tennis at the 2024 Summer Olympic Games in Paris.

There will be a total of 172 players across five medal events which feature the singles and doubles for both men and women as well as the mixed doubles.

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2024 Olympic Tennis Dates

When does Tennis take place at the Olympics in 2024?

The tennis competitions are set to run from Saturday 27th July to Sunday 4th August.

2024 Olympic Tennis Events

  • Men's Singles
  • Women's Singles
  • Men's Doubles
  • Women's Doubles
  • Mixed Doubles

There will be five Gold medals up for grabs, with competitions including singles and doubles for both men and women and the mixed doubles.

2024 Olympic Tennis Format

How many sets will be played in the Tennis events at the 2024 Olympics?

The matches will be played over a best-of-three set format with a standard tie-break in every set, including the final set, if it reaches six games apiece.

The tie-break is first to seven points or, if it reaches 6-6, first player to get a two-point advantage.

There will be a total of 172 players, which means players will need to win seven matches before getting their hands on a gold medal.

2024 Olympic Tennis Venue

Where is Tennis being played at the 2024 Olympics?

The event will be hosted at the Stade Roland Garros, the home of the French Open, and Paris 2024 is the first Olympic clay court event since the Barcelona 1992 competition was played at Tennis de la Vall d'Hebron.

Interestingly, it will also be the first Olympic tournament to be played on a natural surface and the first at a Grand Slam venue since the London 2012, which was staged at the home of Wimbledon Championships, the All England Club.

Olympic Tennis History

When was Tennis introduced to the Olympics?

Tennis first featured at the first modern Olympiad in Athens in 1896, but was withdrawn from the programme after the 1924 Olympic Games.

The sport returned as part of the programme at Mexico 1968 and in Los Angeles 1984, but did not make a definitive comeback as a full medal sport until Seoul 1988.

It is now a big part of the Summer Olympic Games and some of the world’s greatest tennis players compete regularly with Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer, and Serena and Venus Williams, who have won eight Olympic titles between them, having all secured a Gold.

2024 Olympic tennis British Hopes

Who are Team GB's best medal hopes for Tennis at Paris 2024?

The Team GB tennis squad for the 2024 Paris Games is yet to be announced but Andy Murray has made no secret about wanting to play and should be involved, albeit potentially in the doubles.

Murray, Cameron Norrie, Jack Draper and Dan Evans are all potential candidates in the men’s singles while Katie Boulter and Emma Raducanu would be the two leading lights in the women’s draw.

Who were the most recent British Olympic Tennis gold medallists?

The most recent successes for Britain include Andy Murray’s back-to-back gold medals at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympic Games. 

In London in 2012, Murray defeated the great Roger Federer in the final before overcoming Juan Martín del Potro in 2016. Murray also went on to win mixed doubles silver in 2012 with Laura Robson.

Team GB's Olympic Tennis Record

How many medals have Team GB captured in Olympic Tennis history?

Team GB has won more tennis medals at the Olympics than any other nation with 43, with that tally featuring 17 golds, 14 silvers and 12 bronze.

Only the United States have more gold medals than GB with 21 and Britain’s Reginald Doherty, who played in three Olympics between 1900 and 1908, tops the male medal charts with three golds and one bronze.

2024 Olympic Tennis Favourites

Who are the favourites to win Tennis golds in Paris 2024?

The Olympic Games has become a prominent fixture in the tennis calendar and it tends to attract plenty of big names.

Played on clay, Spain’s Carlos Alcaraz, Casper Ruud of Norway, Italian Jannik Sinner and Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas will all fancy their chances if competing.

Grand Slam record holder Novak Djokovic, Germany’s Alexander Zverev and the great Rafael Nadal, a 14-time French Open champion, would all be contenders if they elect to compete.

Women’s world number one Iga Swiatek is a formidable force on clay, having won the French Open in 2020, 2022 and 2023, and it could be a likely gold medal for Poland if she competes.

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