LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
ITF And ATP Announce Olympic Rankings Points Agreement
by ATP Staff|
The ITF and the ATP today announced an agreement to award South African Airways ATP Rankings points at the 2012 Olympic Tennis Event in London at Wimbledon. This is the fourth successive Olympic Games where men have received South African Airways ATP Rankings points.
As a result of the agreement, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will allow nations to receive up to four entries into the men’s singles and two entries into the men’s doubles, with a maximum number of six men per country on-site.
The South African Airways 2012 ATP Rankings of Monday, 11 June 2012 will be used as the basis for determining the 56 direct acceptances in the 64-player men’s singles draw, subject to a maximum of four players per country as well as existing eligibility requirements.
Six of the remaining eight singles places will be selected by the ITF’s Olympic Committee taking into consideration a player’s singles computer ranking and a geographic distribution of nations entered, as well as two Tripartite Commission Invitations decided by the IOC, National Olympic Committees and the ITF.
The South African Airways 2012 ATP Rankings will also be used to determine the 24 direct entries in the 32-pair doubles draw, subject to a maximum of two pairs per country and a maximum of six men per country in total. Doubles players ranked in the Top 10 can receive direct acceptance into the event providing they have an eligible partner. The remaining eight pairs will be selected by the ITF’s Olympic Committee.
ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti 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.”
“Wimbledon will be an incredible stage for tennis at the Olympic Games,” said Adam Helfant, ATP Executive Chairman and President. “We know ATP players are very much looking forward to representing their countries in London next summer.”
The 2012 Olympic Tennis Event will be held at the All England Club in Wimbledon from Saturday 28 July until Sunday 5 August.
Men’s / Women’s Singles (64 players)
56 Direct Acceptances, based on the World Ranking of 11 June 2012
6 ITF places
2 Tripartite Commission invitation places
Men’s / Women’s Doubles (32 pairs)
24 Direct Acceptances, based on the World Ranking of 11 June 2012
8 ITF places
Mixed Doubles (16 pairs)
Entries confirmed on site
South African Airways ATP Ranking Points
Gold Medal 750
Silver Medal 450
Bronze Medal 340
Loser 3rd/4th 270
Round of 16 70
Round of 32 35
1st round 5