Tennis: Tokyo Olympics scoreboards made official
Updated: Oct 6, 2021
The scoreboard of the tennis matches scheduled for the Tokyo Olympics has been official!
The outcome of the draw that defined the scoreboard of the tennis matches scheduled for the Tokyo Olympics has been official for a few hours.
Fabio Fognini (seeded number 15) will face the Japanese Sugita, while for Sonego and Musetti there will be Daniel and Millman.
Great expectations also for the numbers one Djokovic and Barty who will make their debut against Dellien and Sorribes.
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THE GREAT FAVORITES
Novak Djokovic among men and Ashleigh Barty among women are definitely in the "hottest names" of this Olympics. They are unquestionably the big favorites!
The Serbian is chasing his fourth goal of the season in Tokyo (and his first Olympic gold after the 2008 bronze) which would follow the triumphs in Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon and before attempting to climb the Grand Slam in New York. In history, only Steffi Graf in 1988 achieved the Golden Slam, that is the success in the same year in the four Majors and at the Games, while among the men only Agassi and Nadal have won the five titles, but in different seasons.
Djokovic will make his debut against Bolivian Dellien and on his side is number 4 seeded Zverev. Probable eighth against the Spaniard Davidovich Fokina, but we Italians hope there can be Musetti, who in the first round finds the stingy Australian Millman and then precisely the winner between the Spaniard and the Portuguese Sousa. In the same segment of the scoreboard there is also Sonego, number 13, engaged in the first round against the Japanese Daniel: in the second round he could meet Zverev himself.
Among the most interesting first round matches in this part, the match between the Polish Hurkacz, semifinalist at Wimbledon, and the Hungarian Fucsovics. The other part of the scoreboard is obviously manned by number 2 seed Medvedev, who makes his debut against the unpredictable Kazakh Bublik, while Tsitsipas, seed number 3, finds Kohlschreiber. In this segment Fognini, 15 of the seeding, immediately finds the Japanese Sugita, then awaits the winner between Simon and Gerasimov before Medvedev. The match between Murray, winner of the last two Olympic gold medals, and the Canadian Auger-Aliassime, is perhaps the most anticipated of the whole first round. In the doubles, the blue couple Musetti-Sonego face the Spaniards Andujar / Carballes Baena on their debut, but immediately afterwards they should find the favorites, the Croatians Mektic and Pavic.