Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 2: Men’s Schedule and Predictions Featuring Andy Murray, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Others

Published 07/24/2021, 12:46 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 30, 2021 Britain’s Andy Murray celebrates winning his second round match against Germany’s Oscar Otte REUTERS/Toby Melville


After witnessing an intriguing first day of tennis at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, fans are eagerly waiting for tomorrow. They will get to see 2-time Gold medalist Andy Murray in action tomorrow along with World No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas and World No.5 Alexander Zverev, who will also play their first-round matches tomorrow.

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Andy Murray v Felix Auger-Aliassime

After winning his first doubles match today, Murray will face rising star Felix Auger-Aliassime in his first singles match tomorrow. The Canadian is in some superb form and can create a lot of problems for the former World No.1 player. The match will begin at 11 a.m local time in Tokyo.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 2, 2021. Great Britain’s Andy Murray in action during his third-round match against Canada’s Denis Shapovalov REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Head-to Head, Felix leads the battle 1-0 right now. The two crossed had paths at the US Open 2020, where the Canadian thrashed Murray in straight sets.

Final Prediction: Andy Murray to win in three sets

Kei Nishikori v Andrey Rublev

It is another fascinating match that fans will have their eyes on. Former World No.5 Kei Nishikori will be playing at his home against Andrey Rublev. Even though Rublev is not enjoying some great form at the moment, he surely has got a great forehand that can cause some trouble to the Japanese player. The match will begin at 11:00 a.m local time in Tokyo.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 2, 2021. Japan’s Kei Nishikori reacts during his second-round match against Russia’s Karen Khachanov REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

As of now, Nishikori leads the head-to-head battle 1-0. Their only meeting came at the Cincinnati Masters 2018, where Nishikori crushed the Russian in straight sets.

Final Prediction: Andrey Rublev to win in straight sets

Stefanos Tsitsipas v Philipp Kohlschreiber

After ending as the runner-up of the French Open 2021, Stefanos Tsitsipas hasn’t been able to play some great tennis. He got eliminated from the first round of the Wimbledon Championships 2021 and then didn’t even play well at the German Open 2021.

In such a situation, this might prove to be a golden opportunity for Philipp Kohlschreiber to beat him if he targets his backhand consistently. The match will begin at 11:00 a.m local time in Tokyo.

Tennis – ATP 500 – Hamburg European Open – Am Rothenbaum, Hamburg, Germany – July 16, 2021. Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas in action during his quarter-final match against Serbia’s Filip Krajinovic REUTERS/Cathrin Mueller

Tsitsipas currently has a 2-0 head-to-head lead over Kohlschreiber. Both their previous meetings came on the hard court in 2018, where the Greek player emerged as the winner.

Final Prediction: Stefanos Tsitsipas to win in straight sets

Alexander Zverev v Lu Yen-hsun

Fourth-seeded Alexander Zverev will be up against 37-year-old Lu Yen-Hsun. The German has delivered some quite exceptional performances this year and will continue to play like that. The match will begin at 11:00 a.m local time in Tokyo.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021. Germany’s Alexander Zverev in action during his first-round match against Netherlands’ Tallon Griekspoor REUTERS/Paul Childs

Their head-to-head battle currently stands at 1-1. While Lu defeated Zverev at the Rogers Cup in 2016, the World No.5 player thrashed Lu at the Miami Open 2017.

Final Prediction: Alexander Zverev to win in straight sets

Marton Fucsovics v Hubert Hurkacz

Both Marton Fucsovics and Hubert Hurkacz played really well at the Wimbledon Championships 2021. While the former reached the quarters, Hurkacz defeated Roger Federer in the quarters but eventually lost in the semis. Thus, it’ll be interesting to see who wins the contest and who bites the dust. The match will begin at 11:00 a.m local time in Tokyo.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2021. Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz celebrates winning his quarter-final match against Switzerland’s Roger Federer REUTERS/Toby Melville

Fucsovics is currently ahead of Hurkacz in the head-to-head battle. He managed to win their only encounter in three sets that took place at the Cincinnati Masters 2018.

Final Prediction: Hubert Hurkacz to win in three sets

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Thus, there are quite a lot of great matches tomorrow, and fans are quite exhilarated about them. Who all will advance to the second round of the Tokyo Olympics 2020?

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