Novak Djokovic withdraws from doubles bronze match & leaves Olympics empty-handed

Djokovic withdrew from the mixed doubles (Picture: AFP via Getty Images) Novak Djokovic has been forced to withdraw from his mixed doubles bronze medal match, citing a left shoulder injury. Djokovic, the world No. 1 from Serbia, will leave Tokyo empty-handed in what has proved a majorly disappointing Olympic Games. Having won all three Grand Slams this year, Djokovic arrived in Japan as the major favourite to win singles gold but he suffered an astonishing collapse in the semi-finals against Alexander Zverev on Friday. On the same day, he and…

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Rublev/ Pavlyuchenkova come from match point down to claim mixed doubles gold at Tokyo Olympics

Read also Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova interview: “I always believed in myself” Tennis Majors Read also Zverev joins Graf, Becker, Stich as Olympic gold medalists in tennis from Germany Tennis Majors Read also Switzerland’s Bencic beats Vondrousova for Olympic gold medal Tennis Majors Cet article Rublev/ Pavlyuchenkova come from match point down to claim mixed doubles gold at Tokyo Olympics est apparu en premier sur Tennis Majors. Source link

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‘There is nothing bigger than winning Olympic gold’, claims Zverev

‘There is nothing bigger than winning Olympic gold’, claims champion Alexander Zverev Alexander Zverev has said that ‘nothing is bigger’ than winning an Olympic gold medal after he defeated Karen Khachanov to take the singles title in Tokyo. The 2020 US Open finalist became the first German man in history to win Olympic gold in tennis, and the first German player to claim Olympic singles gold since Steffi Graf in 1988. “There is nothing better than this,” said Zverev, who fell to the ground in celebration after securing the gold…

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Krejcikova and Siniakova dash Belinda Bencic double gold hopes at Tokyo 2020

Krejcikova and Siniakova won doubles gold (Picture: Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty) Czech pair Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova claimed a first Olympics gold medal on Sunday as they downed Swiss duo Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic. The top seeds were the heavy favourites to win the title in Tokyo and they were too strong in the final, winning 7-5 6-1. A first break in the 11th game of a tight first set proved the key moment of the match. Siniakova and Krejcikova reeled off six games in a row…

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Rublev/ Pavlycuhenkova win mixed doubles gold at Tokyo Olympics

Andrey Rublev and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova brought the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics to a nail-biting end after saving a match point on the way to winning the mixed doubles gold medal on Sunday evening. Rublev/ Pavlyuchenkova saved a match point to beat their compatriots Aslan Karatsev/ Elena Vesnina 6-3, 6-7, 13-11 in one hour and 54 minutes. Olympic silver continues incredible comeback for Vesnina The tournament turned out to be an incredible event from Vesnina, who also lost in the bronze medal play-off match in the women’s doubles and…

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ITF to reinstate Hopman Cup starting from 2022

ITF to reinstate Hopman Cup starting from 2022 The ITF president has revealed that the mixed doubles tennis event is set to return having ended its run of 30 years in 2019. ITF head Dave Haggerty gave many tennis what they wanted in announcing that the event looks to make its resurgence next year. “We want to bring the Hopman Cup back because we love to have men and women playing together in an event,” Haggerty said in an interview with Around the Rings in Tokyo. “Most likely it would be…

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Alexander Zverev backs up Djokovic shock to seal historic Olympic gold

Zverev won Olympic gold (Picture: Getty) Alexander Zverev dominated Karen Khachanov to win Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020, becoming the first German man to win the singles title. Zverev, the fourth seed from Germany, had fought back from a set and a break down in the semi-finals to end Novak Djokovic’s Golden Slam hopes but there was no mental or physical hangover as he swept Khachanov, representing the Russian Olympic Committee, aside 6-3 6-1. His huge serve and heavy groundstrokes proved too much for Khachanov – who earned a late…

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Czech duo Krejcikova/ Siniakova win Olympic women’s doubles gold

Read also Switzerland’s Bencic beats Vondrousova for Olympic gold medal Tennis Majors Read also Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova interview: “I always believed in myself” Tennis Majors Cet article Czech duo Krejcikova/ Siniakova win Olympic women’s doubles gold est apparu en premier sur Tennis Majors. Source link

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‘I do not see the finish line of my career’

‘I do not see the finish line of my career’ – Novak Djokovic targets 2024 Olympics Novak Djokovic has expressed his desire to compete and win a medal at the 2024 Olympics after his disappointment at the Tokyo Games. The world number one revealed he does “not see the finish line” of his career and identified the Olympics as an event that inspires him to continue playing. The 34-year-old was defeated by Pablo Carreno Busta in the bronze medal match in the men’s singles event in Tokyo, after falling to…

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Novak Djokovic reacts to medal-less Olympics & looks ahead to US Open

Djokovic has endured a difficult 24 hours (Picture: Getty) Novak Djokovic admitted he ‘didn’t deliver’ at Tokyo 2020 but insists he doesn’t regret competing at the Olympics. Djokovic said he was ’50/50′ over whether he would participate in Japan after winning Wimbledon but ultimately committed to the Games. Having won the first three majors of the year, Djokovic was in pursuit of the Golden Slam, where a player wins all four Slams and Olympic gold in the same season, but he was stopped in his tracks after a surprise collapse…

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