Twitter Responds as Luka Doncic Turns Tennis Fanatic Ahead of Novak Djokovic Semifinals at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/30/2021, 6:03 AM EDT


Mega-event of the year, the Tokyo Olympics 2020, has entered its final week in breathtaking fashion. So far, the tournament has lived past global expectations, providing twice as much entertainment as promised. Notably, the tennis event has made headlines with some memorable outings and shocking results. Hence, not just fans but even entities from the sporting world have their eyes glued to their television sets. Notably, among the many is fellow Olympian Luka Doncic, who might just switch courts, in a bid to catch Novak Djokovic in his semi-final clash at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

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The 22-year-old Mavericks superstar is currently in Tokyo, playing for his national side. However, the Slovenian international seems as interested in tennis as he is in basketball. In a cheeky bit, he took to his Twitter, asking the official Olympics handle how he could watch the tennis semi-finals that are currently being played behind closed doors.

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Cheeky tweet from Luka

In the first semi-final clash, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, takes on Alexander Zverev, in his quest for gold. Despite Novak’s unbelievable recent form, Alexander’s youthful exuberance cannot be taken lightly. Notably, fans believe an enthralling battle is on the cards. Hence, it is understandable why Luka would want to witness the game live, in action. Providing laughs off-court, Luka took to his Twitter and said, Hey Olympics, how can we go watch the tennis semifinals? please help.” 

His cheeky comment tickled the funny bone of fans, who in return sent similarly hilarious responses.

Many fans even acted as Luka’s spokesperson, tweeting on behalf of him.

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Semi-final showdown at Tokyo Olympics 2020

After an entertaining first half, the tournament now enters its final days, gearing up for the all-important medals clash. In the other semifinal for the men, 25-year-old Karen Khachanov goes head to head with Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. The 30-year-old Spaniard stunned the tennis fraternity, eliminating World No. 2. Daniil Medvedev in the quarter-finals. Hence, he is termed the favorite going forward.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates after winning his second round match against Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany REUTERS/Mike Segar

The mixed doubles event also has a star-studded lineup going against each other. Leading the Serbian force, Novak Djokovic pairs up with Nina Stojanović in the semi-final, against Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina.

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In the second semi-final, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova plays alongside Andrey Rublev against the dynamic Australians, John Peers, and Wimbledon Champion, Ashleigh Barty.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Mixed Doubles – Round 1 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2021. Ashleigh Barty of Australia and John Peers of Australia in action during their first round match against Horacio Zeballos of Argentina and Nadia Podoroska of Argentina REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Despite ending soon, the tournament promises some epic encounters. However, as their favorites battle it out for gold, some fans will celebrate with delight, while others settle for agony. Regardless, it guarantees thorough entertainment.

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Melroy Fernandes

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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