Djokovic Wins 20th Straight Match; Tsitsipas Seeks Revenge In Tokyo Olympics Tuesday

by Staff | July 26th, 2021, 6:27 pm

Novak Djokovic kept rolling winning his 20th straight match with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Jan-Lennard Struff Monday at the Tokyo Olympic games.

Djokovic, who is now just four wins from a first gold, served 14 aces to pace his sixth straight win over the German.

“I am full of confidence and motivated to represent Serbia in the best possible way,” Djokovic said. “I am yearning for a medal in Tokyo, hopefully gold, and then I’ll go to New York aiming to complete it all.”

Djokovic will now meet Spaniard Alejandro Davidovich Fokina.

Struff’s countryman and doubles partner Alexander Zverev was on earlier and dismissed Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan 6-2, 6-2. Zverev will face the Goergian Nikolaz Basilashvili who posted a mild upset beating Lorenzo Sonego 6-4, 3-6, 6-4.

“I played well, and I felt quite good on court, but I know the matches and opponents get tougher from now,” Zverev said. “I’ve got to play the same way and maybe compete even better. Some of the guys won’t let me play as well. That’s what the top guys do – they always find a way to disturb your rhythm a little bit. But yeah, today I had a good rhythm.

“Maybe he was a bit nervous, came out and didn’t know what to expect too much. From the first point on I thought, and this is the most important for me, I need to focus on myself. I know that I have quite a big game, I know I can hit winners, I can overpower people, and when I’m doing that, things work out well for me.”

No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev dominated India’s Sumit Nagal 6-1, 6-1. He’ll have a big step-up in class on Wednesday in the third round against Italian Fabio Fognini.

Pablo Carreno Busta outlasted Marin Cilic in three sets. He’ll now get Germany’s Dominik Koepfer.

On tap Tuesday in Tokyo, Stefanos Tsitsipas will try to avenge a first round Wimbledon loss to Frances Tiafoe. Rio bronze medalist Kei Nishikori clashes with American Marcus Giron.

Wimbledon semifinalist Hubert Hurkacz and ROC representatives Aslan Karatsev and Karen Khachanov are also schedules.

Andy Murray also returns in doubles action. The 2-time gold winner withdrew from singles due to a right thigh strain. He’ll give it a go win the men’s doubles.

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6 Comments for Djokovic Wins 20th Straight Match; Tsitsipas Seeks Revenge In Tokyo Olympics Tuesday

Giles Says:

Where is joker’s boyfriend Pepe hiding?

Sylvestre Says:

Giles, cool down a bit, would you?

chrisford1 Says:

Giles has been on a hissy fit since the French Open semis.
Agree. Calm down, Giles, sniff the flowers of summer…planted or otherwise.
About now maybe start scouting for a new person to root for. Rafa is not done by any means. Not discarding Rafa at all – to look who is coming up. Maybe none will be as hot looking as Young “Pirate” Rafa to you, but lots of top upcoming talent isn’t too shabby in the looks area. Overall, a pretty talented, good looking bunch for you to sort through!
Should stop you moaning about Novak for a while.
And nothing would make Rafa happier with no malice in his heart for doing so – than to stop Novak, personally, in the Finals, at the USO. Novak knows that is coming, maybe he gets to face Andy, Fed, as well, or all 3. Or just becomes mortal and drops the 4th Round in the USO to some inspired young gun.
And as Fed fades and Andy fights long odds to get back to someone who could win events, they are still dangerous. So is Rafa. So is Zverev in a zone, Tsitsipas, the big serve guys.

Wog Boy Says:

Gisele will go for Gyros Boy, she loves Greek s….😉

Giles Says:

^^^ Not as much as you like dopers and fakers!
Where’s faker’s boyfriend, Pepe?

Truth Says:

Maybe Frauderer and Rafa will beat each other and get a proper beat down by journeymen. So sad how weak their draws were at the us open.

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