Team Canada's Paris 2024 tennis team unveiled (2024)

Five athletes set to represent Team Canada at the Olympic Games

Tennis Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee have announced the roster of Team Canada athletes nominated to compete in tennis at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The five athletes are identified below:

SINGLES ENTRIES

AthleteHometown/Prov.Singles Rankings*
Leylah Annie FernandezLaval, QCNo. 33
Bianca AndreescuMississauga, ONNo. 64**
Félix Auger AliassimeMontreal, QCNo. 18
Milos RaonicThornhill, ONNo. 33**

DOUBLES ENTRIES

PairingsHometown/Prov.Doubles Rankings*
Gabriela Dabrowski/Leylah Annie FernandezOttawa, ON/Laval, QCNo. 7/No. 64
Félix Auger Aliassime/Milos RaonicMontreal, QC/Thornhill, ONNo. 580/N/A

*Rankings as of entry deadline on Monday, June 10.

**Indicates protected ranking was used for entry.

These athletes qualified for the Games via their WTA and ATP Tour rankings as of Monday, June 10. Andreescu and Raonic used their protected rankings to gain direct entry. In women’s doubles, Fernandez will partner with Dabrowski, while Auger-Aliassime will pair up with Raonic in men’s doubles. Tennis will take place from July 27 to August 4 (Day 1 to 9) at Roland-Garros, the site of the French Open.

The entry list for mixed doubles will also be based on ranking but determined via an on-site sign-in the week of the event and will comprise athletes who are already participating in one of the other four draws.

QUOTES:

“It’s an honor to be able to represent Canada at the Olympic Games again. I had a lot of fun at the last Games in Tokyo and can’t wait to join the rest of the team in Paris. It’s a great experience to be able to meet and spend time with athletes from other disciplines. We are all normally so focused within our own sports, and the Olympics gives us all a chance to learn from each other and come together as one big family.”

Leylah Annie Fernandez

“In sport, there is no greater honour than competing in the Olympics alongside the best athletes in the world. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to participate and partner with Leylah [Fernandez]. Can’t wait to be there!”

Gabriela Dabrowski

“Playing at the Olympic Games has been a huge goal of mine these past few months as I have been working my way back from injury. It is always an honour to represent my country and I cannot wait to do that again alongside Canada’s incredible team of athletes on the world’s biggest stage in Paris. This is a dream come true and I can’t wait to soak up the Olympic atmosphere and give it everything.”

Bianca Andreescu

“It’s an honour to represent my country at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, I’m delighted to be part of Team Canada. It’s a global event that brings the world and the athletes together around the Olympic values of friendship, respect and excellence; I’m proud to be part of this inspiring event and I look forward to carrying the Canadian flag as high and far as possible.”

Félix Auger Aliassime

“It’s a real honour to be able to represent Team Canada at the 2024 Paris Games. My first Olympic experience at London 2012 was amazing, and I’m sure this will be even more so. We, as a team, have such strength in depth that we go there with the chance of doing something special. For me, this is an opportunity I thought mightn’t come around again, so I’m going to savour every moment.”

Milos Raonic

“Team Canada’s tennis athletes are on the rise. Their historic performances over the past few years forecast great success in Paris. The strength of this team, combined with their focus and powerful play, will be a formidable force on the legendary courts of Roland Garros. Get ready to see our tennis stars step up and represent Canada loud and proud.”

Bruny Surin, Paris 2024 Chef de Mission

“We know there is no greater honour for these players than representing their country. Having won the Billie Jean King Cup and Davis Cup in the last two years, we go to these Games with the expectation of competing for medals. The strength of our women’s and men’s players has been proven by consistent results on the court. We are very proud of this group and look forward to arriving in Paris and to competing against the best players in the world.”

Guillaume Marx – Vice President, High Performance, Tennis Canada

Paris 2024 will be the first appearance at an Olympic Games for Andreescu, the second for Fernandez (Tokyo 2020), Auger-Aliassime (Tokyo 2020) and Raonic (London 2012), and the third for Dabrowski (Rio de Janeiro 2016, Tokyo 2020). Canada’s only Olympic tennis medal was won at Sydney 2000 where Daniel Nestor and Sébastien Lareau claimed gold in men’s doubles.

The Canadian roster heads to the Games on the back of unparalleled success on the international stage as reigning World Champions of women’s tennis having clinched the Billie Jean King Cup title last November. Meanwhile, the men’s team won Canada’s first-ever Davis Cup title in 2022.

COACHES:

  • Heidi El Tabakh (Toronto, ON) – Women’s Tennis Coach
  • Frank Dancevic (Niagara Falls, ON) – Men’s Tennis Coach

SUPPORT STAFF:

  • Guillaume Marx (Montreal, QC) – Vice President, High Performance, Tennis Canada
  • Janet Petras (Vancouver, BC) – Team Lead
  • Nicolas Perrotte (Montreal, QC) – Fitness Coach
  • Alain Beaupre (Montreal, QC) – Team Logistics

Prior to being named to Team Canada, all nominations are subject to approval by the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Team Selection Committee following its receipt of nominations by all National Sport Organizations.

The latest Team Canada Paris 2024 roster can be found here.

Team Canada's Paris 2024 tennis team unveiled (2024)
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