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Johnson, Kudla, Baker approved for US Olympic tennis team

  • FILE - In this July 4, 2016, file photo, Steve Johnson, of the United States, returns to Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during their men's singles match in the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Johnson had his appeal approved by the International Tennis Federation's Olympic Committee to compete at next month's Rio Games.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

    FILE - In this July 4, 2016, file photo, Steve Johnson, of the United States, returns to Roger Federer, of Switzerland, during their men's singles match in the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Johnson had his appeal approved by the International Tennis Federation's Olympic Committee to compete at next month's Rio Games. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILe - In this May 25, 2016, file photo, Jack Sock,  of the United States, returns the ball to Germany's Dustin Brown during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sock had his appeal approved by the International Tennis Federation's Olympic Committee to compete at next month's Rio Games.
(AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

    FILe - In this May 25, 2016, file photo, Jack Sock, of the United States, returns the ball to Germany's Dustin Brown during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Sock had his appeal approved by the International Tennis Federation's Olympic Committee to compete at next month's Rio Games. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)  (The Associated Press)

American singles players Steve Johnson, Denis Kudla and Brian Baker have had their appeals approved by the International Tennis Federation's Olympic Committee to compete at next month's Rio Games.

Johnson, Kudla, Baker and Jack Sock were on the provisional entry list released by the ITF last month, with their participation contingent on either playing Davis Cup or a successful appeal.

The 26th-ranked Sock is taking part in the Davis Cup quarterfinal against Croatia this week. Johnson is No. 25, Kudla is 102nd, and Baker 179th.

The top American man, No. 16 John Isner, chose to skip Rio, as did No. 29 Sam Querrey, who is coming off a Wimbledon quarterfinal appearance and an upset of Novak Djokovic.