Tennis

Tennis like table-tennis became a full medal sport only at Seoul 1988 Games. United States and Spain have dominated the medal tally. India has sent 25 players since 1988 to represent them. The lone shining star is the bronze medal in Men’s Singles brought home by a 19-year old Leander Paes. Leander continues to represent India in Men Doubles at Rio 2016.

Indian Contingent will have 4 tennis players in 3 different categories for the Rio Olympics 2016.

  • Leander Paes / Rohan Bopanna : Men’s Doubles
  • Rohan Bopanna / Sania Mirza : Mixed Doubles
  • Sania Mirza / Prarthana Thombare : Women’s Doubles
Athlete 1Athlete 2EventDateResult
Rohan Bopanna /
Leander Paes
Kubot /
Matkowski (POL)
Men's doubles6 AugustLost 0 - 2
Sania Mirza / Prarthana Thombare Peng S /
Zhang S (CHN)
Women's doubles6/7 AugustLoat 1 - 2
Sania Mirza / Rohan BopannaMixed doubles10 August