Lithuanian tennis player Ričardas Berankis on Monday assured himself a spot in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio.
Ričardas Berankis
Ričardas Berankis
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

Despite falling from his personal best 50th place to 54th in the Association of Tennis Professionals' (ATP) rankings with a score of 890 points, the 25-year-old Lithuanian star needed to remain within the top 56 as of Monday to earn a spot in the Olympics.

Over all, 64 tennis players will compete in the Olympics – 56 from the ATP's ratings, 6 who passed their qualifications, and 2 who receive personal invitations.

27-year-old Latvian Ernestas Gulbis may also participate in the games in Rio de Janeiro. He recently jumped to 59th place. However, only four players from each country will be able to participate in the Olympics and there are 10 Spaniards, 9 Frenchmen and 5 Americans in the top 56.

Berankis will be the first Lithuanian tennis player ever to participate in the Olympic games.

ATP ratings(earlier spots in parentheses):

1. (1) Novak Djokovič (Serbia) 16,950 points
2. (3) Andy Murray (Great Britain) 8,915
3. (2) Roger Federer (Switzerland) 6,655
4. (5) Rafael Nadal (Spain) 5,405
5. (4) Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) 5,035
6. (6) Kei Nishikori (Japan) 4,290
7. (15) Dominic Thiem (Austria) 3,105
8. (8) Tomaš Berdych (Czech Republic) 3,030
9. (9) Miloš Raonič (Canada) 2,965
10. (12) Richard Gasquet (France) 2,905
54. (50) Ričardas Berankis (Lithuania) 860
59. (80) Ernestas Gulbis (Latvia) 836
353. (358) Laurynas Grigelis (Lithuania) 129
762. (761) Lukas Mugevičius (Lithuania) 29
1511. (1511) Tadas Babelis (Lithuania) 3
1544. (1541) Dovydas Šakinis (Lithuania) 2

Griežtai draudžiama DELFI paskelbtą informaciją panaudoti kitose interneto svetainėse, žiniasklaidos priemonėse ar kitur arba platinti mūsų medžiagą kuriuo nors pavidalu be sutikimo, o jei sutikimas gautas, būtina nurodyti DELFI kaip šaltinį.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

The Roop gets place in final in next year Eurovision selection

Lithuania will hold a national Eurovision selection next year, and this year's winner The Roop, a...

Sociologist Audronė Telešienė: stay connected and choose reliable information sources

After the World Health Organization (WTO) declared the COVID-19 virus outbreak a pandemic,...

New research suggests climate change could reduce lifespan among hundreds of species

Researchers from Queen’s University Belfast and Tel Aviv University in Israel have carried out one...

Hundreds of fans ask for refund of tickets to Zalgiris' Euroleague game

Several hundred basketball fans have asked for refunds of their tickets to the upcoming Friday game...

Vilnius is 7th most accessible city in Europe

Vilnius came in 7th place beating many other European tourist hotspots.

Top news

President signs into law tougher penalties for breaking quarantine rules

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has signed into law a legislative package introducing tougher...

811 coronavirus cases in Lithuania

On Sunday morning, there were 811 COVID-19 cases in Lithuania. 10 deaths related to the novel...

Lithuania's Devold says could make 100,000 medical coveralls by late summer

Norwegian-owned Lithuanian textile manufacturer Devold says it could producer around 100,000...

10th coronavirus death reported

Another patient infected with COVID-19 died in Lithuania on Saturday, bringing the country's death...

Lithuania no longer allows cars from Russia, Belarus to enter

A ban for passenger cars to enter Lithuania from Belarus and Russia have come into force on...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina