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Hosts France announces tennis contingent for Paris Olympics 2024; Caroline Garcia, Gael Monfils part of team

Published at :June 24, 2024 at 9:57 AM
Modified at :June 24, 2024 at 9:57 AM
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Shashank Tripathi

Gael Monfils will be France’s most experienced ATP player at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

The French Tennis Federation has announced its tennis team for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics.

The team is headlined by French No. #1 Ugo Humbert, who was eliminated in the first round at the 2024 Roland-Garros by Italy’s Lorenzo Sonego. He only reached the quarterfinals at the Monte Carlo Masters throughout the clay season.

Similarly, Authur Fils was also eliminated from the opening round at the French Open by Italy’s Matteo Arnaldi. Nevertheless, Fils reached the quarterfinals at the Madrid Open and won the Bordeaux Challenger. Apart from the two, Gael Monfils and Corentin Moutet have also secured a place at the Olympics on behalf of the hosts.

On the women’s front, Carolina Garcia will be leading the pack. The World No. #22 will be France’s biggest medal hope in tennis at the Olympics. A two-time French Open women’s doubles champion, Garcia is yet to achieve success in singles.

Varvara Gracheva has also secured a spot in the French Olympic squad. Gracheva did a commendable job at the 2024 French Open, as she reached the fourth round by defeating the likes of Maria Sakkari, Bernarda Pera and Irina-Camelia Begu.

She lost against eventual semi-finalist Mirra Andreeva in the fourth round. Thus, Gracheva has the potential to surprise her opponents on the big stage. Other than the two, Clara Burel and Diane Parry will also represent the hosts at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Also Read: Confirmed: Great Britain’s tennis squad for 2024 Paris Olympics

The tennis event of the 2024 Olympics will take place at the Stade Roland Garros. Interestingly, the likes of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz, Holger Rune, and more have already been announced for the men’s singles event.

Meanwhile, Coco Gauff, Katie Boulter, Caroline Wozniacki, Jasmine Paolini, Marta Kostyuk, Elina Svitolina, and more are set to play in the women’s singles event. The tennis events at the 2024 Olympics are scheduled from July 27 to August 3.

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