Tennis at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

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Tennis at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Date:   4–10 October 2010
Edition:   1st
Category:   ITF event
Location:   R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, Delhi, India
Surface:   Rebound Ace
Champions
Men's singles
 Somdev Devvarman (IND)
Women's singles
 Anastasia Rodionova (AUS)
Men's doubles
 Paul Hanley / Peter Luczak (AUS)
Women's doubles
 Anastasia Rodionova / Sally Peers (AUS)
Mixed doubles
 Jocelyn Rae / Colin Fleming (SCO)
Tennis at the Commonwealth Games
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Although tennis has long been on the list of approved optional Commonwealth Games sports, and has featured in every Commonwealth Youth Games programme, it made its maiden appearance in a full Commonwealth Games programme at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.[1]

The tennis events were held from 4–10 October 2010, which clashed with the dates of the China Open, an ATP World Tour 500 and WTA Tour Premier Mandatory event. Despite initial concerns that governing bodies would fail to persuade their top players to compete in Delhi,[2] several top tennis players competed for their countries, including Mahesh Bhupathi (India), Peter Luczak (Australia), Sania Mirza (India), Jamie Murray (Scotland),[3] Leander Paes (India), and Anastasia Rodionova (Australia).

However, Lleyton Hewitt (Australia) did not compete for his country, as he was concerned about security problems and losing ATP ranking points.[4][5] Andy Murray and Samantha Stosur were also absent.

Also, Samantha Stosur (Australia) decided not to compete in the games for she was to take part in the tournament in Beijing (Premier Mandatory) and Osaka (to defend her title).[6]

The deadline for submission of named players was 3 September 2010.

Venue[edit]

Centre court of R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex

Training venues[edit]

Medals Table[edit]

Victory lap of men's singles winners
Key
  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
 Rank  Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 Australia 3 3 2 8
2 India 1 1 2 4
3 Scotland 1 0 0 1
4 England 0 1 1 2
Total 5 5 5 15

Medallists[edit]

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles  Somdev Devvarman
India (IND)
 Greg Jones
Australia (AUS)
 Matthew Ebden
Australia (AUS)
Men's Doubles  Paul Hanley
and Peter Luczak
Australia (AUS)
 Ross Hutchins
and Ken Skupski
England (ENG)
 Mahesh Bhupathi
and Leander Paes
India (IND)
Women's Singles  Anastasia Rodionova
Australia (AUS)
 Sania Mirza
India (IND)
 Sally Peers
Australia (AUS)
Women's Doubles  Anastasia Rodionova
and Sally Peers
Australia (AUS)
 Olivia Rogowska
and Jessica Moore
Australia (AUS)
 Sania Mirza
and Rushmi Chakravarthi
India (IND)
Mixed Doubles  Jocelyn Rae
and Colin Fleming
Scotland (SCO)
 Anastasia Rodionova
and Paul Hanley
Australia (AUS)
 Sarah Borwell
and Ken Skupski
England (ENG)

Participating nations[edit]

A total of 23 nations were represented by at least one player in either the men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles, or mixed doubles.

Nation Men Women Mixed Total
Singles Doubles Singles Doubles
Australia 3 4(1) 3 4(1) 4 8
Bahamas 3 2 2 2 2 5
Barbados 2 2 2
Bermuda 2 2 2 2 2 4
Cook Islands 1 1
England 3 4(1) 2 2 4 7
Guernsey 1 1 2 2
Gibraltar 1 1
India 2 4(2) 3 4(1) 4 8
Kiribati 2 2 2
Kenya 1 2(1) 2
Lesotho 2 2 2
Maldives 2 2 2
Mauritius 1 1 2 2
New Zealand 1 1 2 2
Pakistan 2 2 2
Saint Lucia 1 1 2 2
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 1
Scotland 2 2 1 2(1) 4 4
Solomon Islands 1 1
Sri Lanka 3 4(1) 1 2 5
Uganda 2 2 1 4(1) 3
Wales 2 2 2
  • Number in brackets = players participating only in doubles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennis". Organising Committee Commonwealth Games 2010 Delhi. Retrieved 10 October 2010. 
  2. ^ "Paes Pleads for Countries to Participate in Commonwealth Games". TennisConnected.com. 18 January 2010. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "Scotland planning Murray swoop". The Herald. 1 May 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lleyton Hewitt unlikely to play in Commonwealth Games". Herald Sun. 14 November 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  5. ^ Swanton, Will (11 January 2010). "Bemused Hewitt questions relevance of Delhi Games". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 16 April 2010. 
  6. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010/07/23/2962713.htm?site=sport&section=tennis