India sent 4 players for three events at Rio 2016. At London Olympics India had sent 7 players to participate in 3 events, two in Singles, three in doubles. Irony that Sania Mirza, the top ranked doubles player and Leander Paes, whos won Grand Slams in Mixed Doubles, did not make a pair for nation’s best chances of medals. Bopanna and Sania were seeded 4th, and finished 4th despite being the only seeds to enter semifinals. Paes remained the only Indian Olympic Medal winner in Tennis.
India Tennis Record: Known for Doubles, Only Bronze Won in Singles at Olympics
Indian Performance in Every Olympics
History of All Sports Played at Olympics by India
Indian Medals In Olympics: When and Who Got It!!
Indian Teams and Schedule at Rio 2016: Athletics: Men’s, Women’s, Archery, Badminton, Boxing, Golf, Gymnastics, Hockey: Men’s, Women’s, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
1st Round exit in Men and Women’s Doubles
- 6 Aug Men’s Doubles: Rohan Bopanna / Leander Paes lose 4-6, 6-7 to Polish pair
6 Aug Women’s Doubles: Sania Mirza / Prarthana Thombare lose 6-7 5-7 7-5 to Chinese pair
4th in Mixed Doubles
- 11 Aug Mixed Doubles: 1st Round Won 2-0 vs Samantha Stosur/John Peers (Aus)
12 Aug Mixed Doubles: Quarterfinals Won 2-0 vs Andy Murray/Heather Watson (GBR)
13 Aug Mixed Doubles: Semifinalsvs lost 1-2 vs Venus Williams/Rajeev Ram (USA)
13 Aug Mixed Doubles: Bronze Medal Match lost 0-2 to Czech pair – Finish 4th
In 2012 Olympics, Rohan Bopanna/ Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes / Vishnu Vardhan reached Round of 16, Leander Paes/ Sania Mirza reached Quarterfinals, while Rushmi Chakravarthi / Sania Mirza in Doubles, Somdev Devvarman and Vishnu Vardhan in Men’s Sinlges lost in first round.