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August 5, 2021

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Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic to start gold quest against 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien

Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic to begin gold quest towards 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien | Tennis Information

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will start the following leg of his quest to change into the primary male participant to finish the Golden Slam when he takes on Bolivia’s 139th-ranked Hugo Dellien on the Tokyo Olympics within the opening spherical. The Serbian might want to win in Tokyo after which the US Open later this yr to realize the feat that has to this point solely been achieved by Germany`s Steffi Graf in 1988.
Djokovic, 34, accomplished the third leg in direction of attaining the Golden Slam when he added the Wimbledon title to his Australian Open and Roland Garros triumphs in 2021 to tie rivals Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal on the lads’s file 20 titles. Gamers from 46 international locations will compete for Olympic glory because the competitors begins on Saturday on the Ariake Tennis Park.
House favorite Naomi Osaka meets Zheng Saisai of China within the opening spherical of the ladies’s matches. World No. 2 Osaka has not performed since she give up the French Open in Could following her first-round match in Paris.
She walked out of the claycourt Grand Slam after being fined and threatened with disqualification for refusing to attend obligatory post-match press conferences over psychological well being points and in addition skipped Wimbledon later. Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam winner, might be a heavy favorite to triumph on the hardcourts in Tokyo with all her majors approaching the identical floor.
.@naomiosaka has arrived #Tokyo2020 #UnitedByEmotion | #StrongerTogether pic.twitter.com/zpxTqkbDTk
— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) July 22, 2021
Within the girls’s singles draw on the Olympics, the 23-year-old Japanese should cope with world primary Ash Barty, who makes her Video games debut towards Spain’s Forty eighth-ranked Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Britain’s Andy Murray, who’s bidding for an unprecedented third consecutive Olympic males’s singles title, will function in a blockbuster opening spherical conflict towards Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, who’s ranked fifteenth.
Males’s second seed Daniil Medvedev might be competing in Tokyo as a consultant of the Russian Olympic Committee after the nation was stripped of its flag and anthem for doping offences. The world No. 2 will face Kazakhstan’s Alexander Bublik, ranked thirty seventh on this planet, within the first spherical.
Medvedev’s compatriot, Andrey Rublev, drew Kei Nishikori, who might be Japan`s principal medal hope in males’s singles.
(with Reuters inputs)

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