Meet the Australian tennis players heading to the 2024 Olympics

They’ll be donning the green and gold.
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Tennis and the Olympic Games. Two things a sporting nation like Australia can never get enough of.

As excitement builds in the lead up to the Paris 2024 Olympics, we’re sure spectators will be keeping a particularly close eye on the Australian tennis players. Here’s the Olympic tennis team and everything you need to know about them.

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Combine Australia’s love of sport with our competitive nature, and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

Tennis is one of those sports that never fails to capture the nation, and the Australian Open grand slam tournament in January every year always has Australia on the edge of their seats.

With the Paris Olympics mere weeks away, viewers are already interested in who will be representing their country in tennis. 

In 2024, Australia will have nine tennis players competing at the Olympics – five men and four women.

Alex de Minaur will be making his Olympic debut. (Image: Getty)

The men include the top Australian men’s tennis player, Alex de Minaur, as well as Alexei Popyrin, John Peers, Matt Ebden and Rinky Hijikata.

Competing in singles will be De Minaur, who is currently ranked ninth in the world, Popyrin who is 47th, and Hijikata who is 75th.

Meanwhile, Matt Ebden is currently the highest ranked doubles player, and he’ll be joined by Peers who is 41st. De Minaur and Popyrin will make the second Aussie men’s doubles pairing.

Many will be making their Olympic debut in 2024, including De Minaur, Popyrin, Ebden and Hijikata. Alex De Minaur missed out on the 2020 games due to COVID-19.

Daria Saville will be returning for her second Olympics. (Image: Getty)

As for the women, Ajla Tomlanovic, Daria Saville, Ellen Perez and Olivia Gadecki will be competing.

Saville is currently Australia’s top women’s tennis player, and she is 84th in the world.

Behind her is Gadecki who is 177th, and Tomljanovic who is 190th.

As for doubles, Perez is currently 9th in the world, while Gadecki is 77th.

Tomlanovic will be the only Australian tennis player in the women’s singles at the upcoming Olympics, and she’ll also join forces with Gadecki in doubles.

Meanwhile, Saville and Perez will also be competing together in doubles.

Barty and Peers won a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. (Image: Getty)

Australia has been relatively successful in tennis at Olympic level, winning six medals in total. The most recent medal was won at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, with Ash Barty and John Peers taking home a bronze medal in the mixed doubles.

Meanwhile, Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde remain the only Australian tennis players to win a gold medal at the Olympics. They achieved this in the men’s doubles at the 1996 Atlanta games.

Could we see a new gold medallist in tennis at the 2024 Olympics? Our fingers are crossed!

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