Tokyo Olympics 2020 Draw: Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, and Stefanos Tsitsipas to Compete Against Each Other For the Gold Medal

Published 07/27/2021, 4:07 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 13, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic with Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas after winning their final match REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Fans are currently enjoying some great tennis at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. They have witnessed some incredible matches already and are now eagerly waiting for the mixed doubles matches. Interestingly, the draw of the mixed doubles category is out and World No.1 Novak Djokovic will be playing along with Serbian player, Nina Stojanovic.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

French pair Nicolas Mahut and Kristina Mladenovic will begin as the top-seeded players. After getting eliminated from the men’s singles category in the very first round, Mahut will not miss an opportunity to win an Olympic Gold for his country in the mixed doubles category now.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

World No.4 Stefanos Tsitsipas and Greek sensation Maria Sakkari are the second-seeded players. The pair will begin their Tokyo Olympics 2020 campaign against Felix Auger-Aliassime and Gabriela Dabrowski. Overall, the Greek team has got a much easier path as compared to the Serbian and Australian teams.

Intriguingly, John Peers will team up with World No.1 Ashleigh Barty and represent Australia in the mixed doubles. After a first-round exit in the singles category, World No.1 Barty will be hungry to win an Olympic Gold. They will play their first match against Argentina’s Horacio Zeballos and Nadia Podoroska.

Watch This Story: How Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams, and Others Travel

Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic will begin their campaign against Marcelo Melo and Luisa Stefani

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic will be facing the Brazilian pair of Marcelo Melo and Luisa Stefani in the first round of the tournament. With his incredible form, fans believe that Nole can win even two Olympic Golds in Tokyo this year.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis Training – Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan – July 22, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia during training. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Apart from them, Iga Swiatek will be playing alongside Lukasz Kubot and they will be meeting the Spanish pair of Pablo Carreno Busta and Paula Badosa. Thus, it is a golden opportunity for Swiatek to take revenge on Badosa after the latter thrashed her in straight sets in the singles category.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Overall, there are 16 pairs who will be fighting for the Gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. As a result, any team needs to win four matches to secure the Gold. It’ll be intriguing to see who emerges as the winner and who bites the dust.

DIVE DEEPER

“Nothing Is Impossible”: Stefanos Tsitsipas Reveals the Key to Beat Novak Djokovic at Tokyo Olympics 2020

about 2 months ago

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Anshul Singh

1290 articles

Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT