When and Where to Watch Tokyo Olympics 2020 Tennis Draw ?

Published 07/20/2021, 3:33 PM EDT
Tennis player Novak Djokovic leaves after speaking to the media before traveling to Japan where he will represent Serbia at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, in Belgrade, Serbia, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Zorana Jevtic?


One of the most prestigious events in all of sport – the Summer Olympics in Tokyo is all set to start from the 23rd of this month. As far as tennis is concerned, top stars like Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, Daniil Medvedev, and Ash Barty are few of the players to look forward to at this event.

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Tennis player Novak Djokovic applauds after a news conference at the Belgrade Airport before traveling to Japan where he will represent Serbia at the Tokyo Olympics, in Belgrade, Serbia, July 20, 2021. REUTERS/Zorana Jevtic

On paper, Djokovic appears the strongest in the men’s draw while the women’s draw creates intrigue with its unpredictability factor. With her latest Wimbledon crown, Barty has the edge over other stars like Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka, etc.

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Besides Djokovic, other contenders on the men’s draw include Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, and Alexander Zverev. Youngsters like Felix Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz will also be testing their luck during their maiden stint at the Olympics.

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/Paul Childs

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Tokyo Olympics Men’s and Women’s Singles, Doubles draw will be out on 22nd July

After announcing the players list a couple of days ago, the draw for the tennis event in Tokyo will take place at the Ariake Tennis Center on 22nd July(Thursday) at 11.00 am local time.

The first-round matches will begin on the 24th and the mixed-doubles event will start from the 28th of this month. Also, the mixed-doubles event will feature 16 teams comprised of players already selected for the singles event from their respective nations.

All the singles and doubles matches this year will be best-of-three sets as this decision was taken to reduce the load on players.

Two-time gold medalist Andy Murray will also participate in the event. Even though the Brit wasn’t pitted as a huge favorite in the singles draw, he might have a shot in the men’s doubles event, where he teams up with brother Jamie Murray.

Coming to the women’s side, only Petra Kvitova in the current draw has won a medal at Olympics. The Czech won the bronze at the 2016 Rio event. Struggling with lack of form on the WTA tour at the moment, it will be interesting to see how Kvitova performs in Tokyo.

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The week-long singles action will pique the interest of tennis fans across the globe as world number one Novak Djokovic reaches closer to creating history with next-gen stars trying their best once again to stop him.

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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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