June 30, 2016
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Former Virginia men’s tennis player Dominic Inglot has earned a spot in the men’s doubles competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics, as the provisional list of singles and doubles entries was announced Thursday (June 30) by the International Tennis Federation.
Inglot, a 2009 graduate of Virginia, is one of five players who will be representing Great Britain at the Olympic Tennis Event at the Olympic Tennis Centre in Barra Olympic Park from August 6-14. Inglot will be partnering with fellow countryman Colin Fleming in the doubles tournament.
Inglot, who was a member of the 2015 British Davis Cup Champion team, will be competing in the Olympics for the first time. He will be the second former Cavalier to compete in tennis in the Olympics following Somdev Devvarman who played in the singles tournament representing India at the London 2012 Olympics.
Thirty-two teams will contest both the men’s and women’s doubles, with entries a combination of direct acceptances and final qualification places. Entries are based on the combined world rankings of each team on June 6, with each player using the better of their singles and doubles world ranking. Any player ranked in the doubles Top 10 on June 6 was eligible for direct acceptance with a partner of any ranking.
The Olympic Tennis Event will be played on hard court, with 10 match courts and six practice courts, including a 10,000-capacity centre court, and two additional show courts seating 5,000 and 3,000 spectators respectively.
The Draw for the Olympic Tennis Event will be held on site at the Olympic Tennis Centre on Thursday, August 4 at 11am local time.
Andy Murray, Kyle Edmund and Jamie Murray will also be representing Great Britain at the Olympics with Andy Murray and Edmund playing singles and the Murray brothers partnering in doubles.
Inglot is currently ranked No. 29 in the ATP world rankings in doubles and has won five ATP titles in his professional career, including the doubles championship last week at the Aegon Nottingham Open.