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“ITF Unveils Lineup for Paris 2024 Olympic Tennis Event, Asian Contingent Boasts 28 Top Players”

The ITF has officially announced the entry list for the highly anticipated Paris 2024 Olympic Tennis Event, set to take place on clay at the iconic Roland-Garros stadium from Saturday, July 27 to Sunday, August 4. A total of 41 nations will be represented, with 184 players vying for glory across five events: men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

The Olympic Tennis Event promises to be a thrilling spectacle, with the men’s and women’s singles entries headlined by tennis superstars Jannik Sinner (Italy), Novak Djokovic (Serbia), Carlos Alcaraz (Spain), Iga Swiatek (Poland), Coco Gauff (USA), and Elena Rybakina (Kazakhstan). Olympic champions Alexander Zverev (Germany) and doubles teams Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic (Croatia) and Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina Siniakova (Czechia) will return to defend their titles.

The Asian contingent is particularly impressive, boasting 28 top players from seven countries. China will field a strong team of seven players, while Japan will have six representatives. Kazakhstan, India, Korea, Chinese Taipei, and Lebanon will also be well-represented.

In the men’s singles category, Asian players to watch include Alexander Bublik (Kaz), Zhizhen Zhang (China), Kei Nishikori (Japan), Sumit Nagal (India), Soonwoon Kwon (Korea), and Benjamin Hassan (Lebanon). In doubles, Indian legend Rohan Bopanna, N Sriram Balaji, Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz), and Hady Habib (Leb) will aim to make their mark.
The women’s side will be led by Elena Rybkina (Kaz), accompanied by Qinwen Zheng (China), Yue Yuan (China), Xinyu Wang (China), Naomi Osaka (Japan), and Moyuka Uchijima (Japan). Chinese Taipei’s Su Wei Hsieh, Tsa Chia Yi, Chan Hao-Ching, and Latisha Chan, as well as Ena Shibahara and Shuko Aoyama (Japan), will form a formidable doubles team.
As the athletes prepare to take to the courts of Roland-Garros, the ITF emphasized the unique privilege this opportunity holds for tennis players, stating that winning an Olympic medal in tennis is a career-defining achievement akin to becoming a Grand Slam champion. The legacy of Olympic medallists is enduring, as they are forever associated with the medal they earn, much like Grand Slam winners are remembered for their championship titles.
We wish all Asian players participating in the Paris Olympics 2024 the very best of luck as they embark on this incredible journey.

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