Novak Djokovic resumes his quest for the “Golden Slam” tonight at the Tokyo Olympics which get underway with first round play.
Djokovic, who has never won gold and only a bronze at 2008 Beijing, will opening play against Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien. The 28-year-old Dellien has just five career hard court wins to his name.
No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev makes his Olympic debut against familiar face Alexander Bublik. Medvedev just beat Bublik in the opening round of the French Open.
Medvedev will be joined in singles by Russian Olympic Committee teammate Aslan Karatsev who takes on American Tommy Paul.
Pablo Carreno Busta and Italians Fabio Fognini, Lorenzo Sonego and 19-year-old Lorenzo Musetti are scheduled.
Gilles Simon, Marin Cilic and the top 2 seeds in men’s doubles will debut.
Andy Murray is not in singles today, but the 2-time defending singles gold medalist is playing doubles. Alexander Zverev will meet Hubert Hurkacz, also in doubles.
In the women’s draw, French Open champions Barbora Krejcikova and Iga Swiatek are featured on Centre Court at Ariake Tennis Park.
Maria Sakkari meets Anett Kontaveit and Belinda Bencic will test Jessica Pegula.
SATURDAY TOKYO OLYMPICS SCHEDULE – Saturday 24 JUL 2021
starting at 11:00
WS 1 (6) SWIATEK Iga (POL) vs BARTHEL Mona (GER)
MS 1 BUBLIK Alexander (KAZ) vs (2) MEDVEDEV Daniil (ROC)
WS 1 DIYAS Zarina (KAZ) vs (8) KREJCIKOVA Barbora (CZE)
MS 1 (1) DJOKOVIC Novak (SRB) vs DELLIEN Hugo (BOL)
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