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The International Tennis Federation extends the qualification period for the Olympic Games – Olympic Games

A decision was made that the Roland Garros Championship could be counted and postponed for a week

The International Tennis Federation announced today, Thursday, that the classification of the World Tennis Championships, which will determine the presence in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, will be closed on June 14, in order to be able to count the postponed Roland Garros tournament in the meantime.

“The June 14 ATP and WTA rankings will be used to select players eligible for direct entry into the singles and doubles tables,” wrote the International Tennis Federation, which initially set a date for June 7 to close the standings.

The French Tennis Federation announced a week ago, the Roland Garros Championship was postponed by a week, from May 30 to June 13, to allow as many spectators as possible to attend.

In a statement, the federation clarified that the postponement of the “Grand Slam”, tentatively scheduled for the period from 23 May to 6 June, “aims to increase the chances of holding the tournament with the largest possible number of spectators.” [nas bancadas]Ensuring the health and safety of everyone, “in the current context of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The Olympic tennis tournament will feature 64 male and 64 female players, 32 same-sex and 16 mixed men.

By Lusa

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