Washington DC's Mubadala Citi Open will host the Olympic-qualified players skipping the Paris festivities

Can't make it to Paris? Head to Washington, DC to see Olympic tennis players in action at the Mubadala Citi Open in late July.
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The Paris Olympics are less than a month away, and it has been well documented that many of the top tennis players who qualified for the Olympic games are not playing because of the already jam-packed season, change of surface, and health reasons.

The Mubadala Citi Open in Washington, DC is happening at the same time as the Olympics on the hardcourts and has always been part of a series of warmup tournaments leading up to the US Open in New York.

For this reason, those of us who want to see Olympic tennis players but are not going to Paris can trek to Washington, DC to see a plethora of stars.

Which Olympic qualified tennis players are playing at the Mubadala Citi Open?

You probably think it is only one or two players, but that's not true. There are many. US players include Madison Keys, Frances Tiafoe, and Sebastian Korda. Other big names are Emma Raducanu, Ons Jabeur, Grigor Dimitrov, and Paula Badosa who has never played in Washington, DC in her career. More players could be added to the Mubadala Citi Open draw most notably Ben Shelton and Aryna Sabalenka who also bowed out of the Olympics.

We will have a new ladies' champion as Coco Gauff who won the title in 2023 as part of her brilliant "Summer of Coco" run will be in Paris, but there will also be a big American comeback planned.

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Reilly Opelka makes his long-awaited return to professional tennis after years of injuries sidelined him. He has appeared on the Tennis Channel or with his friend Venus Williams at events. Getting him back in the game is another treat the Mubadala Citi Open has. Other players coming to Washington, DC include Sofia Kenin, Denis Shapovalov, Anna Kalinskaya, Karen Kachanov, and Daria Kasatkina.

If you cannot get to Washington, DC but want to see these players in addition to the Olympians playing in Paris, check out all of the action on the Tennis Channel. The Mubadala Citi Open goes from July 27 through August 4. Tennis at Roland Garros at the Paris Olympics will also occur from July 27 through August 4 and be televised on NBC and Peacock.

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