July 25, 2021

draw the scoreboards. Japanese opponents for Sonego and Fognini, Musetti sees Djokovic

The draws of the men’s and women’s Olympic tournament were drawn. As known, a Tokyo 2020, there won’t be that many superstars. Absent such sacred monsters Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Serena Williams, in addition to the blues Jannik Sinner and Matteo Berrettini.

THE NUMBER ONE FAVORITE
Spotlight on Novak Djokovic. The No. 1 in world tennis is also the No. 1 seed at the Olympics. At the debut, the Serbian will face the Bolivian Hugo Dellien. The favorite for gold is on the same side of the board as Lorenzo Musetti. The young blue will face the Australian John Millman in the first round. Should he make his way in the tournament, in the third round he would see it with Novak Djokovic.

JAPANESE OPPONENTS
Lorenzo Sonego and Fabio Fognini they are both seeded in Tokyo 2020. The first is No. 13 in seeding and the Olympic tournament will begin with Taro Daniel, home tennis player. Also for Fabio Fognini (N.15) Japanese opponent in the first round: Yuichi Sugita.

POSSIBLE SURPRISES
With Novak Djokovic on a mission to win gold, watch out for Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas for the other two medals. Among the possible surprises, not to be excluded important names such as those of Alexander Zverev e Marin Cilic.

THE FEMALE TOURNAMENT
The draw of the women’s tournament was also drawn with Ashleigh Barty, N.1 of the seeding, expected by the Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo at the debut. Complicated commitments for the blue. Sara Errani he will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (N.13) while Jasmine Paolini caught Petra Kvitova (# 10). In the end Camila Giorgi, in the first round, he will duel with Jennifer Brady (# 11).

CALENDAR AND FORMULA
The tennis tournaments will start on July 24 and end on August 1. All matches will be played atAriake Tennis Park, always best of three sets, except for the men’s tournament final (best of five sets). Each tournament has 64 participants. The July 31 there will be the bronze final of the men’s singles and the gold and bronze final of the women’s singles as well as the bronze final of the women’s doubles and the bronze final of the mixed doubles. Instead, August 1st the men’s singles gold final, the women’s doubles gold final and the mixed doubles gold final are scheduled.


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