The ITF made agreements with the ATP and WTA to ensure that players competing in the Olympic Tennis Event gain points towards their individual singles ranking. London 2012 will be the fourth successive Olympics at which players earn ranking points.
The ATP and WTA rankings, as of 11 June 2012, were used to determine the Direct Acceptances into the singles, doubles and mixed doubles events. Visit the Qualification page for more details.
The ITF/ATP ranking points agreement was announced on 1 June 2011. The breakdown of points on offer is listed below, along with quotes from Francesco Ricci Bitti and Adam Helfant.
ATP ranking points (singles only)
750 Gold medal
450 Silver medal
340 Bronze medal
270 Fourth place
70 Third round
35 Second round
5 First round
Francesco Ricci Bitti, ITF President, said: “The support of the ATP in finalising the agreement has ensured that as many of the top male players as possible are able to compete at the Olympic Tennis Event. This is great news for the event and the players, and we are confident that next year’s tournament will surpass the success of Beijing.”
Adam Helfant, then-ATP Executive Chairman and President, said: “Wimbledon will be an incredible stage for tennis at the Olympic Games. We know ATP players are very much looking forward to representing their countries in London next summer.”
For more information about the ATP visit: ATPWorldTour.com
The ITF/WTA ranking points agreement was announced on 16 February 2011. The breakdown of points on offer is listed below, along with quotes from Francesco Ricci Bitti and Stacey Allaster.
WTA ranking points (singles only)
685 Gold medal
470 Silver medal
340 Bronze medal
260 Fourth place
95 Third round
55 Second round
1 First round
Francesco Ricci Bitti, ITF President, said: “This important agreement ensures that more of the top women players will be eligible to compete in London, which is good news for the event and the players. I am grateful to Stacey Allaster and the WTA Board for their support in finalising the agreement, and we anticipate another outstanding women’s Olympic Tennis Event.”
Stacey Allaster, WTA Chairman & CEO, said: “WTA players cherish the opportunity to compete for their country in the Olympic Games, and with the hallowed grounds of Wimbledon as the venue for the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event, it promises to be a very special Games. I would like to thank the ITF for working collaboratively towards a positive agreement for our players and sport.”
For more information about the WTA visit: WTATennis.com