Tennis at the 2010 Commonwealth Games

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Tennis at the 2010 Commonwealth Games
Date4–10 October 2010
Edition1st
CategoryITF event
SurfaceRebound Ace
LocationR.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, Delhi, India
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)
Commonwealth Games

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).

Notable top players 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 (Scotland) and Samantha Stosur (Australia) were also absent.

Stosur also 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]

Medallists[edit]

XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Tennis (Men’s Single) Somdev Devvarman of India won Gold Medal, at R. K. Khanna Tennis Stadium, in New Delhi on October 10, 2010
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Tennis (Men’s Single) Somdev Devvarman of India (Gold), Greg Jones of Australia (Silver) and Matt Ebden of Australia (Bronze), during the medal presentation ceremony
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Tennis (Men’s Double) Paul Hanley and Peter Luczak of Australia (Gold), Ross Hutchins and Ken Skupski of England (Silver) and Mahesh Bhupati and Leander Paes of India (Bronze)
XIX Commonwealth Games-2010 Delhi Tennis (Women’s Singles) Anastasia Rodionova of Australia (Gold), Sania Mirza of India (Silver) and Sally Peers of Australia (Bronze) during the medal presentation ceremony
Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's Singles Somdev Devvarman
 India
Greg Jones
 Australia
Matthew Ebden
 Australia
Men's Doubles Paul Hanley
and Peter Luczak
 Australia
Ross Hutchins
and Ken Skupski
 England
Mahesh Bhupathi
and Leander Paes
 India
Women's Singles Anastasia Rodionova
 Australia
Sania Mirza
 India
Sally Peers
 Australia
Women's Doubles Anastasia Rodionova
and Sally Peers
 Australia
Olivia Rogowska
and Jessica Moore
 Australia
Sania Mirza
and Rushmi Chakravarthi
 India
Mixed Doubles Jocelyn Rae
and Colin Fleming
 Scotland
Anastasia Rodionova
and Paul Hanley
 Australia
Sarah Borwell
and Ken Skupski
 England

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