Tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Qualification

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Qualification for tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom is determined not by any form of qualifying tournament, but by the rankings maintained by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).

Qualifying criteria[edit]

The main qualifying criteria were the ATP and WTA ranking lists as of 11 June 2012. The players entering were formally submitted by the International Tennis Federation. The ATP and WTA rankings are based on performances from the previous 52 weeks, and there were several tournaments, in the two-month period between the time of the rankings being frozen for entry, and the beginning of the tennis events at the Olympics. Players must have also have made themselves available for two Fed/Davis Cup events from 2009–2012, one of which must have taken place in 2011–2012, and have a good standing with their National Olympic Committee.[1]

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) can enter 6 men and 6 women athletes, with a maximum of 4 entries in the individual events, and 2 pairs in the doubles events. Any player in the world's top 56 is eligible, and NOC's have the option to enter players of a lower rank. Athletes are able to compete in both singles and doubles events.[2] Doubles players within the top 10 rankings on 11 June are eligible to bring any player provided that player has any doubles or singles ranking, and the number of players of the same country do not surpass the total of six.[3]

Qualifiers[edit]

* Player did not participate as a result of injury or the choice not to compete
* Player had not met the minimal Fed/Davis Cup representation level
* Player is ineligible due to too many players from a certain country

The Entry List was released on 26 June 2012, based on the rankings as at 11 June.[4]

Men's singles[edit]

No. Rank[5] Player NOC
World Ranking
1 1 Novak Djokovic Serbia
2 Rafael Nadal[m] Spain
2 3 Roger Federer Switzerland
3 4 Andy Murray Great Britain
4 5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga France
5 6 David Ferrer Spain
6 7 Tomáš Berdych Czech Republic
7 8 Janko Tipsarević Serbia
8 9 Juan Martín Del Potro Argentina
9 10 John Isner United States
10 11 Nicolás Almagro Spain
12 Mardy Fish[6] United States
11 13 Gilles Simon France
12 14 Juan Mónaco Argentina
15 Gaël Monfils[o] France
13 16 Fernando Verdasco Spain
14 17 Feliciano López Spain
15 18 Kei Nishikori Japan
16 19 Richard Gasquet France
20 Alexandr Dolgopolov Ukraine
17 21 Milos Raonic Canada
22 Marcel Granollers Spain
18 23 Stanislas Wawrinka Switzerland
19 24 Andreas Seppi Italy
20 25 Marin Čilić Croatia
21 26 Radek Štěpánek Czech Republic
22 27 Bernard Tomic Australia
23 28 Julien Benneteau France
29 Florian Mayer Germany
30 Kevin Anderson[a] South Africa
24 31 Mikhail Youzhny Russia
25 32 Andy Roddick United States
26 33 Viktor Troicki Serbia
34 Philipp Kohlschreiber Germany
27 35 Jürgen Melzer Austria
36 Pablo Andújar Spain
28 37 Carlos Berlocq Argentina
38 Juan Carlos Ferrero Spain
29 39 David Nalbandian Argentina
30 40 Robin Haase Netherlands
31 41 Denis Istomin Uzbekistan
32 42 Marcos Baghdatis Cyprus
43 Albert Ramos Spain
33 44 Santiago Giraldo Colombia
34 45 Jarkko Nieminen Finland
35 46 Alex Bogomolov Jr. Russia
36 47 Nikolay Davydenko Russia
37 48 Donald Young[b] United States
38 49 Mikhail Kukushkin Kazakhstan
39 50 Łukasz Kubot Poland
51 Michaël Llodra France
40 52 Ryan Harrison United States
41 53 Gilles Müller Luxembourg
42 54 Go Soeda Japan
55 Jérémy Chardy France
56 Ivo Karlović[s] Croatia
43 57 Yen-Hsun Lu Chinese Taipei
44 58 Lukáš Lacko Slovakia
59 Benoît Paire France
45 60 Martin Kližan Slovakia
46 61 Olivier Rochus Belgium
62 Leonardo Mayer Argentina
47 63 Fabio Fognini Italy
48 64 David Goffin[c] Belgium
65 Nicolas Mahut France
49 66 Dmitry Tursunov Russia
67 Édouard Roger-Vasselin France
50 68 Tatsuma Ito Japan
51 69 Ivan Dodig Croatia
52 70 Alejandro Falla Colombia
53 71 Steve Darcis Belgium
54 72 Grigor Dimitrov Bulgaria
ITF Places
55 73 Malek Jaziri Tunisia
56 76 Thomaz Bellucci Brazil
57 79 Adrian Ungur Romania
58 80 Blaž Kavčič Slovenia
59 86 Sergiy Stakhovsky Ukraine
60 103 Vasek Pospisil Canada
61 205 Lleyton Hewitt Australia
62 85PR(240) Somdev Devvarman India
Alternates
63 144 Philipp Petzschner[t] Germany
64 461 Vishnu Vardhan India

Women's singles[edit]

No. Rank Player NOC
1 1 Maria Sharapova Russia
2 2 Victoria Azarenka Belarus
3 3 Agnieszka Radwańska Poland
4 4 Petra Kvitová Czech Republic
5 5 Samantha Stosur Australia
6 6 Serena Williams United States
7 7 Caroline Wozniacki Denmark
8 Marion Bartoli France
8 9 Angelique Kerber Germany
9 10 Sara Errani Italy
10 11 Li Na China
11 12 Dominika Cibulková Slovakia
12 13 Vera Zvonareva Russia
13 14 Ana Ivanovic Serbia
14 15 Sabine Lisicki Germany
16 Kaia Kanepi[i] Estonia
15 17 Flavia Pennetta Italy
18 Andrea Petkovic[k] Germany
16 19 Maria Kirilenko Russia
17 20 Roberta Vinci Italy
18 21 Lucie Šafářová Czech Republic
19 22 Jelena Janković Serbia
20 23 Nadia Petrova Russia
21 24 Daniela Hantuchová Slovakia
22 25 Julia Görges Germany
23 26 Petra Cetkovská Czech Republic
24 27 Francesca Schiavone Italy
25 28 Anabel Medina Garrigues Spain
26 29 Christina McHale United States
30 Monica Niculescu[e] Romania
27 31 Peng Shuai China
28 32 Zheng Jie China
33 Svetlana Kuznetsova Russia
34 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Russia
29 35 Klára Zakopalová Czech Republic
30 36 Mona Barthel Germany
36PR Alona Bondarenko[r] Ukraine
31 37 Yanina Wickmayer Belgium
32 38 Carla Suárez Navarro Spain
33 38PR(NR) Ágnes Szávay[7] Hungary
34 39 Tsvetana Pironkova Bulgaria
35 40 Simona Halep Romania
41 Ksenia Pervak Kazakhstan
42 Petra Martić[u] Croatia
43 Chanelle Scheepers South Africa
36 44 Polona Hercog Slovenia
37 45 María José Martínez Sánchez Spain
38 46 Marina Erakovic New Zealand
39 47 Venus Williams United States
40 48 Sofia Arvidsson Sweden
41 49 Shahar Pe'er Israel
42 50 Kim Clijsters Belgium
43 51 Sorana Cîrstea Romania
44 52 Varvara Lepchenko United States
53 Iveta Benešová Czech Republic
54 Ekaterina Makarova Russia
45 55 Galina Voskoboeva Kazakhstan
46 56 Aleksandra Wozniak Canada
57 Sloane Stephens United States
47 58 Tamira Paszek[d] Austria
59 Vania King United States
60 Barbora Záhlavová-Strýcová Czech Republic
48 61 Irina-Camelia Begu Romania
49 62 Yaroslava Shvedova Kazakhstan
50 63 Urszula Radwańska Poland
51 64 Silvia Soler-Espinosa Spain
52 65 Hsieh Su-wei Chinese Taipei
53 66 Kateryna Bondarenko Ukraine
67 Lucie Hradecká Czech Republic
54 68 Tímea Babos[f] Hungary
69 Romina Oprandi Switzerland
55 70 Anna Tatishvili Georgia
ITF Places
56 73 Alizé Cornet France
57 76 Anne Keothavong Great Britain
58 91 Elena Baltacha Great Britain
59 117 Mariana Duque Mariño[j] Colombia
60 111 Heather Watson[p] Great Britain
61 336 Ons Jabeur Tunisia
Tripartite Commission Invitation
62 176 Verónica Cepede Royg* Paraguay
63 236 Stephanie Vogt* Liechtenstein
Alternates
64 114 Laura Robson[v] Great Britain

PR Protected/Special Ranking
Rankings as at 11 June 2012

  • * by Tripartite Commission Invitation, their rankings as of 11 June 2012[8]

Men's doubles[edit]

No. Combined
Rankings
Rank Player A Rank Player B NOC
World Ranking
1 Alexander Bury 1 Max Mirnyi Belarus
2 1 Daniel Nestor Vasek Pospisil^ Canada
3 3 Bob Bryan 3 Mike Bryan United States
4 5 Michaël Llodra Jo-Wilfried Tsonga^ France
5 Janko Tipsarević^ 6 Nenad Zimonjić Serbia
6 7 Leander Paes Vishnu Vardhan India
7 8 Mariusz Fyrstenberg 9 Marcin Matkowski Poland
8 Johan Brunström 10 Robert Lindstedt Sweden
Other Entrants
9 20 7' Tomáš Berdych^ 13 Radek Štěpánek^ Czech Republic
10 23 6' David Ferrer^ 17' Feliciano López^ Spain
11 26 3' Roger Federer^ 23' Stanislas Wawrinka^ Switzerland
12 27 15 Mahesh Bhupathi 12 Rohan Bopanna India
13 34 1' Novak Djokovic^ 33' Victor Troicki^ Serbia
14 35 19 Marcel Granollers 16 Marc López[n] Spain
15 39 4' Andy Murray^ 35 Jamie Murray Great Britain
16 37 17 Jürgen Melzer^ 20 Alexander Peya Austria
17 40 22 Christopher Kas 18 Philipp Petzschner^ Germany
18 42 10' John Isner^ 32' Andy Roddick^ United States
19 45 21 Daniele Bracciali 24' Andreas Seppi^ Italy
20 47 28' Julien Benneteau^ 19' Richard Gasquet^ France
21 55 27 Marcelo Melo 29 Bruno Soares Brazil
22 61 30 Colin Fleming 31 Ross Hutchins Great Britain
23 63 40' Robin Haase^ 23 Jean-Julien Rojer Netherlands
24 69 25' Marin Čilić^ 44 Ivan Dodig^ Croatia
ITF Places
25 72 18' Kei Nishikori^ 54' Go Soeda^ Japan
26 75 37 Jonathan Erlich 38 Andy Ram Israel
27 78 47' Nikolay Davydenko^ 31' Mikhail Youzhny^ Russia
28 78 34 Juan Sebastián Cabal 44' Santiago Giraldo^ Colombia
29 88 39' David Nalbandian^ 47 Eduardo Schwank Argentina
30 90 11 Horia Tecău 79' Adrian Ungur^ Romania
31 118 60' Martin Kližan^ 58' Lukáš Lacko^ Slovakia
32 121 76' Thomaz Bellucci^ 45 André Sá Brazil

' Players higher ranking is singles
^ Players have also qualified to the singles tournament

Women's doubles[edit]

No. Combined
Rankings
Rank Player A Rank Player B NOC
World Ranking
1 1 Liezel Huber 1 Lisa Raymond United States
2 3 Sara Errani^ 3 Roberta Vinci^ Italy
3 5 Katarina Srebotnik Andreja Klepač Slovenia
5 Květa Peschke Czech Republic
4 7 Maria Kirilenko^ Nadia Petrova^ Russia
5 8 Yaroslava Shvedova^ Galina Voskoboeva^ Kazakhstan
9 Vania King United States
6 10 Elena Vesnina Ekaterina Makarova Russia
Other Entrants
7 24 9' Angelique Kerber^ 15' Sabine Lisicki^ Germany
8 30 17 Andrea Hlaváčková 13 Lucie Hradecká Czech Republic
9 36 12' Dominika Cibulková^ 24' Daniela Hantuchová^ Slovakia
10 42 15 Flavia Pennetta^ 27' Francesca Schiavone^ Italy
11 44 16 Nuria Llagostera Vives 28 María José Martínez Sánchez^ Spain
12 47 26' Petra Cetkovská^ 21' Lucie Šafářová^ Czech Republic
13 50 11' Li Na^ 39 Zhang Shuai China
14 52 31 Peng Shuai^ 21 Zheng Jie^ China
15 53 6' Serena Williams^ 47' Venus Williams^ United States
16 53 28' Anabel Medina Garrigues^ 25 Arantxa Parra Santonja Spain
17 57 36 Jarmila Gajdošová 19 Anastasia Rodionova Australia
18 61 25' Julia Görges^ 36 Anna-Lena Grönefeld[l] Germany
19 65 14 Gisela Dulko 51 Paola Suárez Argentina
20 66 3' Agnieszka Radwańska^ 63' Urszula Radwańska^ Poland
21 67 62 Casey Dellacqua 5' Samantha Stosur^ Australia
69 40 Irina-Camelia Begu^[g] 29 Monica Niculescu^[g] Romania
22 90 49 Klaudia Jans-Ignacik 41 Alicja Rosolska Poland
23 91 51' Sorana Cîrstea^ 40' Simona Halep^ Romania
102 36'PR Alona Bondarenko^ 66' Kateryna Bondarenko^ Ukraine
24 Bye[q] Bye[q]
ITF Places
25 Stéphanie Dubois Aleksandra Wozniak^ Canada
26 Chuang Chia-jung Hsieh Su-wei^ Chinese Taipei
27 Alizé Cornet^ Kristina Mladenovic France
28 Margalita Chakhnashvili Anna Tatishvili^ Georgia
29 Laura Robson^ Heather Watson^ Great Britain
30 Tímea Babos^ Ágnes Szávay^ Hungary
31 Rushmi Chakravarthi Sania Mirza India
32 Anne Keothavong^[h] Elena Baltacha^[h] Great Britain

' Players higher ranking is singles
^ Players have also qualified to the singles tournament

Mixed doubles[edit]

The Entry List was released on 31 July 2012, based on the rankings as at 11 June.[9]

No. Combined
Rankings
Rank Player A Rank Player B NOC
Direct Entrants
1 3 2' Victoria Azarenka 1 Max Mirnyi Belarus
2 4 1 Lisa Raymond 3 Mike Bryan United States
3 4 1 Liezel Huber 3 Bob Bryan United States
4 12 3' Agnieszka Radwańska 9 Marcin Matkowski Poland
5 19 12 Sania Mirza 7 Leander Paes India
6 20 14' Ana Ivanovic 6 Nenad Zimonjić Serbia
7 23 14 Gisela Dulko 9' Juan Martín del Potro Argentina
8 24 3 Roberta Vinci 21 Daniele Bracciali Italy
9 26 13 Lucie Hradecká 13 Radek Štěpánek Czech Republic
10 27 3 Sara Errani 24' Andreas Seppi Italy
11 27 9' Angelique Kerber 18 Philipp Petzschner Germany
12 37 15' Sabine Lisicki 22 Christopher Kas Germany
ITF Places
13 41 10 Elena Vesnina 31' Mikhail Youzhny Russia
14 58 48' Sofia Arvidsson 10 Robert Lindstedt Sweden
15 118 114' Laura Robson 4 Andy Murray Great Britain
16 210 5 Samantha Stosur 205 Lleyton Hewitt Australia

Summary[edit]

Numbers represent the current conditions (27 July 2012)

Nation Men Women Mixed Total
Singles Doubles Singles Doubles
Argentina 4 2(1) 0 2(2) 2 7
Australia 2 0 1 4(3) 2 6
Austria 1 2(1) 1 0 0 3
Belarus 0 2(2) 1 0 2 3
Belgium 3 0 2 0 0 5
Brazil 1 4(3) 0 0 0 4
Bulgaria 1 0 1 0 0 2
Canada 2 2(1) 1 2(1) 0 5
China 0 0 3 4(1) 0 4
Chinese Taipei 1 0 1 2(1) 0 3
Colombia 2 2(1) 1 0 0 4
Croatia 2 2(0) 0 0 0 2
Cyprus 1 0 0 0 0 1
Czech Republic 2 2(0) 4 4(2) 2 8
Denmark 0 0 1 0 0 1
Finland 1 0 0 0 0 1
France 4 4(1) 1 2(1) 0 7
Georgia 0 0 1 2(1) 0 2
Germany 2 2(1) 4 4(1) 4 8
Great Britain 1 4(3) 4 4(0) 2 8
Hungary 0 0 2 2(0) 0 2
India 2 4(4) 0 2(2) 2 7
Israel 0 2(2) 1 0 0 3
Italy 2 2(1) 4 4(0) 4 7
Japan 3 2(0) 0 0 0 3
Kazakhstan 1 0 2 2(0) 0 3
Liechtenstein 0 0 1 0 0 1
Luxembourg 1 0 0 0 0 1
Netherlands 1 2(1) 0 0 0 2
New Zealand 0 0 1 0 0 1
Paraguay 0 0 1 0 0 1
Poland 1 2(2) 2 4(2) 2 7
Romania 1 2(1) 3 2(0) 0 5
Russia 4 2(0) 4 4(2) 2 10
Serbia 3 4(1) 2 0 2 6
Slovakia 2 2(0) 2 2(0) 0 4
Slovenia 1 0 1 2(2) 0 4
Spain 4 4(2) 4 4(2) 0 12
Sweden 0 2(2) 1 0 2 3
Switzerland 2 2(0) 0 0 0 2
Tunisia 1 0 1 0 0 2
Ukraine 1 0 1 0 0 2
United States 4 4(2) 4 4(2) 4 12
Uzbekistan 1 0 0 0 0 1
Total: 44 NOCs 64 64(32) 64 62(25) 32 185
  • Number in brackets = players participating only in doubles

Notes[edit]

  • a Kevin Anderson applied for a US green card after marrying American citizen Kelsey O’Neal. This process prevented him from leaving the United States and thus make himself available for the 2012 Davis Cup season. Therefore he could not fulfill the qualification criteria and is not eligible for the Olympics.[10]
  • b Donald Young hasn't played any Davis Cup matches so far though he made himself available for drafting and thus hasn't been ruled out by the USTA Olympic Selection Oversight Committee.[11]
  • c Although David Goffin only played one Davis Cup match in his career he is allowed to participate in the Olympics by the Belgian Olympic Committee given he finishes in the top 56 on June 11.[12]
  • d Tamira Paszek was initially ruled ineligible by the ITF, but won the appeal lodged by Tennis Austria. She replaced Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland, who was on the initial entry list but told Swiss Tennis she would not compete in the Olympics.[13]
  • e f g h Monica Niculescu was originally in the entry list but withdrew due to an injury she sustained in the Wimbledon Championships. Her slot was occupied by Kateryna Bondarenko and Bondarenko's ITF place was taken by Timea Babos. Niculescu's place in the women's doubles with Irina-Camelia Begu was taken by the Bondarenko sisters, whose ITF place was awarded to Baltacha and Keothavong.[14]
  • i j Kaia Kanepi was originally in the entry list but withdrew due to failing to recover from a heel injury. Her slot was occupied by Tímea Babos and Babos's ITF place was taken by Mariana Duque-Marino.[15]
  • k l Andrea Petkovic was originally in the entry list but withdrew due to ongoing ankle injury. Her slot was occupied by the 5th highest ranked German Mona Barthel who originally didn't made the list due to Germany having 4 representatives in singles already. Petkovic was also scheduled to play doubles with Julia Görges and was replaced by Anna-Lena Grönefeld in partnering Görges.[16]
  • m n Rafael Nadal was originally in the entry list but withdrew due to ongoing knee problem. His slot was occupied by the 5th highest ranked Spaniard Feliciano Lopez who originally didn't made the list due to Spain having 4 representatives in singles already. Nadal was also scheduled to play doubles with Marcel Granollers and was replaced by Marc Lopez in partnering Granollers.[17]
  • o Gaël Monfils was originally in the entry list but withdrew due to a knee problem. His slot was occupied by the 5th highest ranked Frenchman Julien Benneteau who originally didn't made the list due to France having 4 representatives in singles already.[18]
  • p q r Alona Bondarenko was originally in the entry list but withdrew due to injury. Her slot was occupied by the highest ranked player on site British Heather Watson. Bondarenko was supposed to compete in doubles as well with sister Kateryna Bondarenko, their slot was not occupied by another team instead the top seed received a bye.[19]
  • s t Ivo Karlović was originally in the entry list but withdrew due to a foot injury. His slot was occupied by the highest ranked player on site German Philipp Petzschner.[20]
  • u v Petra Martić was originally in the entry list but withdrew due to a foot injury. Her slot was occupied by the highest ranked player on site British Laura Robson.[21]

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