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Rinaldi, Bryan, Rydberg, and Devorss to Lead U.S. Tennis Teams at Olympics and Paralympics

“Former Billie Jean King Cup Captain and Davis Cup Captain to Coach U.S. Tennis Players at Paris Olympics”

Former Billie Jean King Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi and current Davis Cup captain Bob Bryan have been appointed as the coaches for the U.S. tennis players at the upcoming Paris Olympics. Jon Rydberg and John Devorss will coach the country’s teams for the sport at the Paralympics.

The U.S. Tennis Association made the exciting announcement on Monday, with the American athletes for tennis set to be named at a later date. The selections for the Olympics will be based on the WTA and ATP rankings on June 10, right after the French Open concludes.

Tennis for both the Olympics and Paralympics will be held at Roland Garros, the venue for the ongoing French Open. The Olympics are scheduled from July 26 to Aug. 11, while the Paralympics will take place from Aug. 28 to Sept. 8.

Kathy Rinaldi, who previously worked for Team USA at the Tokyo Games, had a successful tenure as the U.S. Billie Jean King Cup captain for seven years, winning the title in 2017. She was succeeded by Lindsay Davenport after the 2023 Cup.

On the other hand, this will be Bob Bryan’s first Olympics as a coach. He previously clinched a gold medal in doubles at the London Games in 2012 alongside his twin brother, Mike, and a bronze medal in Beijing four years earlier.

Meanwhile, Jon Rydberg, a four-time Paralympian, and John Devorss, the U.S. World Team Cup coach, will lead the U.S. teams at the Paralympics.

Excitement is already building up for the U.S. tennis teams as they prepare to showcase their skills and talent at the prestigious Paris Olympics under the guidance of these experienced and accomplished coaches.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – Associated Press)

Published on: May 28, 2024, 02:00 IST

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