One of the most popular sports on the planet and attracting the world’s top tennis players such as Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic, tennis is one of the must-watch events in the Olympics. Tennis first appeared at the Olympics in 1896 but later was dropped in 1924 in Paris. After 64 years, it was reintroduced at the 1998 Seoul Games and has been on the program since then. In the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the tournament will be in a knockout format with men’s and women’s singles, doubles, and mixed doubles, played on hard courts. In singles events, players must be ranked among the top 56 global players and also be ranked top four in their own country. Other than the final match of men’s singles, the format is best-of-three sets matches.
Tennis runs from July 24 to Aug. 1.
Venue and access information
Tennis will take place at Ariake Tennis Park. The park is five minutes from Kokusai-tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line and 10 minutes from Ariake-tennis-no-mori Station and eight minutes from Ariake Station on the Yurikamome Line.