When and Where to Watch Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, and Others in Action at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/18/2021, 3:38 PM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 11, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his final match against Italy’s Matteo Berrettini Pool via REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


One of the most prestigious events in all of sport, the Summer Olympics, is all set to begin in the capital city of Japan from the 23rd of this month. Barring few withdrawals in the list, top stars like Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Daniil Medvedev, are all set to light up the tennis event in Tokyo.

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Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 10, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Czech Republic’s Karolina Pliskova Pool via REUTERS/Mike Hewitt

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The men’s and women’s singles draw will be released at the Ariake Tennis Arena on 22nd July at 11 am local time. Djokovic and Barty are the top-seeded players from both the tours.

Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty lead the field in Tokyo

Both these players are the reigning champions at Wimbledon and are in an exceptional form entering into the Olympics.

Along with Djokovic and Barty, the Tokyo Olympics will also be crucial for the likes of Naomi Osaka, Daniil Medvedev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas to get on the right peddle ahead of the hard-court season.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in action during his third round match against Croatia’s Marin Cilic REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Andy Murray, who won back-to-back gold medals at both the Olympic events in London and Rio, will also be selected to represent Great Britain in Tokyo.

However, the chances of Murray clinching a third straight gold medal looks highly unlikely considering the difficult phase the Brit went through over the past few years.

Coming to the women’s draw, a lot of players will be making their Olympics debut in Tokyo. The likes of Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka, etc., will be representing their respective countries for the first time.

Both the men’s and women’s singles first-round matches will take place from 24th July.

When and where to watch Tokyo Olympics 2020 live?

The Summer Olympics will be broadcasted in several channels across the globe. In various countries, commentary of the live events will also be available for fans to tune in and listen.

For tennis fans in Australia, Seven Network holds the broadcasting rights for all the sporting action which will take place from 23rd of July in Tokyo.

Broadcaster NBC will telecast Tokyo Olympics in the United States of America. With the help of its streaming service Peacock TV, NBC will bring all the tennis matches live to fans across the country.

Coming to the United Kingdom, both BBC and Eurosport will entertain fans through their live-coverage of sporting action at Tokyo Olympics next week.

Fans in the Indian sub-continent can enjoy the Olympics tennis action through Sony Sports Network. All the events will be broadcasted live on Sony channels or can be viewed through their streaming app, SonyLiv.

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Moving to Europe, fans from countries like Belgium, Italy, Serbia, France, Germany, etc., can enjoy the tennis action on Eurosport.

With Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty being the clear favorites to clinch gold medals in Tokyo, a lot of players will be determined to dethrone them and make their mark at one of the biggest stages in the sport.

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Sagar Ashtakoula

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Sagar Ashtakoula is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports. He has been following the sport since 2007. Having developed an interest in creating content, he mixed his passion for writing with his love for tennis for 2 years at SportsKeeda before joining the tennis team at EssentiallySports.

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