Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics: Tsitsipas and Nishikori highlight men’s action on Tuesday July 27

Seeded players in action (Second round, round of 32) : (3) Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Frances Tiafoe(7) Hubert Hurkacz v Liam Broady(8) Diego Schwartzman v Tomas Machac(11) Aslan Karatsev v Jeremy Chardy (12) Karen Khachanov v James Duckworth(14) Ugo Humbert v Miomir Kecmanovic Other notable second-round match on Monday: Kei Nishikori v Marcos Giron Matches start at 11:00 am local time (3:00 am London time, 10:00 pm Monday New York time, 7:00 pm Monday LA time). The full order of play for Monday is here. 32 matches are scheduled. To follow our full…

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Osaka headlines round of 16 action on Monday July 27

Sara Sorribes Tormo v (13) Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (9) Belinda Bencic v (8) Barbora Krejcikova Donna Vekic v (15) Elena Rybakina Alison Van Uytvanck v (7) Garbine Muguruza (5) Karolina Pliskova v Camila Giorgi (14) Maria Sakkari v (4) Elina Svitolina Paula Badosa v Nadia Podoroska (2) Naomi Osaka v Marketa Vondrousova Matches start at 11:00 am local time (3:00 am London time, 10:00 pm Monday New York time, 7:00 pm Monday LA time). The full order of play for Monday is here. To follow our full coverage of the tennis event at…

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Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics: Tsitsipas, Zverev and Murray headline men’s action on Sunday July 26

Seeded players in action (First round, round of 64) : (3) Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Philipp Kohlschreiber, (4) Alexander Zverev vs Lu Yen-hsun, (5) Andrey Rublev vs Kei Nishikori, (7) Hubert Hurkacz vs Marton Fucsovics, (8) Diego Schwartzman vs Juan Pablo Varillas, (9) Felix Auger-Aliassime vs Andy Murray, (10) Gael Monfils vs Ilya Ivashka, (12) Karen Khachanov vs Yoshihito Nishioka Other notable first-round matches on Sunday: Frances Tiafoe vs Soonwoo Kwon, Federico Coria vs Mikhail Kukushkin, Liam Broady vs Francisco Cerundolo Matches start at 11:00 am local time (3:00 am London time, 10:00 pm Saturday…

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Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics: Barty and Osaka headline women’s action on Sunday July 26

Seeded players in action (First round, round of 64) : (1) Ashleigh Barty vs Sara Sorribes Tormo, (2) Naomi Osaka vs Saisai Zheng, (3) Aryna Sabalenka vs Magda Linette, (4) Elina Svitolina vs Laura Siegemund, (5) Karolina Pliskova vs Alize Cornet, (7) Garbiñe Muguruza vs Veronika Kudermetova, (10) Petra Kvitova vs Jasmine Paolini, (12) Elise Mertens vs Ekaterina Alexandrova Other notable first-round matches on Saturday: Ons Jabeur vs Carla Suarez Navarro, Fiona Ferro vs Anastasija Sevastova, Elena Vesnina vs Jelena Ostapenko, Donna Vekic vs Caroline Garcia Matches start at 11:00 am…

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Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics: Swiatek and Krejcikova headline women’s action on Saturday July 25

Seeded players in action (1st round, Round of 64) : (6) Swiatek – Barthel, (8) Krejcikova – Diyas, (9) Bencic – Pegula, (13) Pavlyuchenkova – Errani, (14) Sakkari – Kontaveit, (15) Rybakina – Stosur, (16) Bertens – Vondroussova. Other notable matches scheduled on Saturday : Doi – Zarazua, Fernandez – Yastremska, Badosa-Mladenovic, Barty/Sanders – Hibino/Ninomiya, Cornet/Ferro – Svitolina/Yamstremska. Matches start at 11:00 am local time (3:00 London time, 10:00 pm Friday New-York time, 7:00 pm Friday LA time). The full order of play is here. To follow our full coverage…

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Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics: Djokovic and Medvedev headline men’s action on Saturday July 25

Seeded players in action: (1) Novak Djokovic, (2) Daniil Medvedev, (6) Pablo Carreno Busta, (11) Aslan Karatsev, (13) Lorenzo Sonego, (14) Ugo Humbert, (15) Fabio Fognini, (16) Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Notable first-round matches on Saturday: (2) Daniil Medvedev vs Alexander Bublik; (6) Pablo Carreno Busta vs Tennys Sandgren, (11) Aslan Karatsev vs Tommy Paul To follow our full coverage of the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics, please visit this page. To follow the results and to see the men’s draw and women’s draw, we recommend you follow the official…

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July 22, 1989: The day Boris Becker won two matches to put Germany on course for the Davis Cup final

What happened exactly on that day? On this day, July 22, 1989, in Munich, Boris Becker won two matches on the same day for Germany in a Davis Cup semi-final tie against the USA. First, Becker came back on Saturday morning to play the fifth set of his incredible match against Andre Agassi, which had been stopped at midnight on Friday. Less than an hour after sealing his victory against the Las Vegas Kid (6-7, 6-7, 7-6, 6-3, 6-4), “Boom-Boom” was back on court, partnering Eric Jelen, to beat Ken…

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July 21, 1924: The day Titanic survivor Dick Williams won Olympic gold

What happened exactly on that day On this day, July 21, 1924, Dick Williams claimed the gold medal after winning the mixed doubles at the Olympic Games in Paris, partnering Hazel Wightman. Twelve years before, Williams had survived the sinking of the Titanic and had closely escaped having his leg amputated after remaining for hours in the icy waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean. The facts: From great escape to Olympic champion Richard “Dick” Norris Williams was born in 1891, in Switzerland, to American parents and began playing tennis at…

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