CLASH OF TITANS! Novak Djokovic vs Ashleigh Barty and More Action For Medal-Quest at Tokyo Olympics 2020 on Saturday

Published 07/30/2021, 3:03 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his semifinal match against Alexander Zverev of Germany REUTERS/Mike Segar


The Tokyo Olympics 2020 has almost reached its end-stage as far as tennis is concerned. Tomorrow will mark the second last day for the tennis players in Tokyo and all of them will be competing for the medal. Interestingly, fans will witness many big players including Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, Marketa Vondrousova, and others in action on Saturday.

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Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic v John Peers and Ashleigh Barty

It will the clash of two World No.1 players but in the mixed doubles category. Both Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty will be looking forward to securing a medal for their nation after a tragic loss today.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Mixed Doubles – Quarterfinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021. Ashleigh Barty of Australia and John Peers of Australia celebrate after winning their quarterfinal match against Maria Sakkari of Greece and Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

After suffering two defeats on the very same day, Djokovic will have to regain his form and momentum tomorrow. He failed to accomplish his mission of winning the Olympic Gold but will give his everything to not return home empty-handed. On the other hand, Barty too will be eyeing at least a bronze medal after a not-so-successful campaign at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Final Prediction: Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic to win in three sets

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Marketa Vondrousova v Belinda Bencic

After defeating the likes of Naomi Osaka and Elina Svitolina already, Marketa Vondrousova has earned a huge name. However, it’ll be Belinda Bencic who will begin the match as the favorite.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021. Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic in action during her semifinal match against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine REUTERS/Edgar Su

Their Head-to-Head battle currently stands at 1-0 with Vondrousova winning the only encounter in Miami this year. Thus, it’ll be the golden opportunity for Bencic to settle her past record with the Czech player.

Final Prediction: Belinda Bencic to win in three sets

Novak Djokovic v Pablo Carreno Busta

Just like today, World No.1 Djokovic will be competing in two matches tomorrow as well. He’ll be facing Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta for the Bronze medal match in the singles category of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Quarterfinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action during his quarterfinal match against Kei Nishikori of Japan REUTERS/Edgar Su

Head-to-Head, Djokovic leads the battle 4-1. Busta’s only win against Djokovic came at the US Open 2020 where the Serbian legend got disqualified after hitting the ball to a line judge.

Final Prediction: Novak Djokovic to win in straight sets

Elina Svitolina v Elena Rybakina

Fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina will be encountering Elena Rybakina for the Bronze medal in the singles category. The Ukrainian has played quite some terrific tennis at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and will now look forward to winning her first Olympic Gold medal tomorrow.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021. Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in action during her semifinal match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic REUTERS/Edgar Su

Their head-to-head battle currently stands at 1-1. Thus, it’ll be a golden opportunity for both the players to gain the lead in the head-to-head clash.

Final Prediction: Elina Svitolina to win in straight sets

Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova v Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigossi

Elena Vesnina is already in the finals of the mixed doubles category along with her partner Aslan Karatsev. However, she has the chance of winning another Olympic medal if she manages to defeat the Brazilian pair of Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigossi along with her partner Veronika Kudermetova.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Mixed Doubles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Aslan Karatsev of the Russian Olympic Committee and Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic Committee in action during their semifinal match against Nina Stojanovic of Serbia and Novak Djokovic of Serbia REUTERS/Edgar Su

Russians have already dominated the mixed doubles category at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. It’ll be interesting to see if another Russian pair manages to win a medal in the doubles category or not.

Final Prediction: Elena Vesnina and Veronika Kudermetova to win in three sets

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