Olympic tennis champions receive heroes welcome back home

With the tennis events at the Tokyo Olympics getting completed on Sunday, the players have returned home to a grand welcome in their respective countries. Among those who returned to scores of fans back home were men’s singles gold medalist Alexander Zverev), women’s singles gold medalist Belinda Bencic (who also won the sliver in women’s doubles), and Russians Andrey Rublev and Anastasia Pavlycuhenkova, the mixed doubles gold medal winners. The players will soon head back to the United States for the upcoming summer hardcourt events and the year’s final Grand…

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Daily guide to tennis at the Olympics: Zverev v Khachanov for gold; women’s doubles final, mixed doubles final

Men’s singles finalAlexander Zverev (4) v Karen Khachanov (12) Mixed doubles finalElena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev v Anastasia Pavlyichenkova and Andrey Rublev Women’s doubles finalBarbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova v Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic Matches start at 3:00 pm local time (7:00 am London time, 2.00am New York time, 11:00 pm Monday LA time). The full order of play for Sunday is here. 2 singles matches are scheduled, plus 1 doubles and 1 mixed doubles To follow our full coverage of the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics, please visit this page.…

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Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics; Bencic, Vondrousova go for gold; singles bronze medal matches

Novak Djokovic, Tokyo Olympics 2020 Women’s singles bronze medal matchVeronika Kudermetova and Elena Vesnina – Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigossi Mixed doubles bronze medal matchAsh Barty and John Peers – Nina Stojanovic and Novak Djokovic Matches start at 3:00 pm local time (7:00 am London time, 2.00am New York time, 11:00 pm Monday LA time). The full order of play for Saturday is here. 6 singles matches are scheduled, plus doubles and mixed doubles To follow our full coverage of the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics, please visit this page. To follow…

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‘Djokovic is playing best tennis of his life’, believes Alexander Zverev

‘Novak Djokovic is playing best tennis of his life’, believes Alexander Zverev Alexander Zverev believes “very few guys” can beat Novak Djokovic but said he knows he has “done it before” ahead of the pair’s Olympic showdown. The German thinks world number one Djokovic is “playing the best tennis of his life”. The Serbian is on a 22-match winning streak. Zverev will face the 34-year-old in the semi-finals at the Tokyo Games on Friday in what will be a ninth career meeting – with Djokovic leading the head-to-head 6-2. World…

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Your daily guide to Olympic tennis: Men’s singles semi-finals, men’s doubles final and mixed doubles final

Men’s semi-final draw Novak Djokovic (1) – Alexander Zverev (4) Karen Khachanov (12) – Pablo Carreño Busta (6) Three of these men will leave Tokyo with a medal. Novak Djokovic 🆚 Alexander ZverevPablo Carreno Busta 🆚 Karen Khachanov pic.twitter.com/5suJLJZh2V — US Open Tennis (@usopen) July 29, 2021 Mixed doubles semi-finals Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev – Ash Barty and John Peers Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev – Nina Stojanovic and Novak Djokovic Men’s doubles final Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig – Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic How it started: How…

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Tennis ace Paula Badosa leaves Tokyo 2020 in wheelchair amid extreme heat

Badosa left court in a wheelchair (Picture: Amazon) Paula Badosa’s hopes of a medal at Tokyo 2020 were dashed on Wednesday as she was forced to retire at the end of the first set of her quarter-final match. Badosa, the world No. 29 from Spain, was visibly struggling on court amid the intense summer heat in Japan and pulled out after losing the first set 6-3 to Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova. Vondrousova – who knocked out tournament favourite Naomi Osaka in round three – embraced her opponent as she was…

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Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics: Djokovic v Nishikori; Women’s semis

Women’s semi-finals draw: Elena Rybakina (15) – Belinda Bencic (9) Elina Svitolina (4) – Marketa Vondrousova Men’s quarter-final draw Novak Djokovic (1) – Kei Nishikori Alexander Zverev (4) – Jeremy Chardy Karen Khachanov (12) – Ugo Humbert (14) Pablo Carreño Busta (6) – Daniil Medvedev (2) Matches start at 3:00 pm local time (7:00 am London time, 2.00am New York time, 11:00 pm Monday LA time). The full order of play for Thursday is here. 6 singles matches are scheduled, plus doubles and mixed doubles To follow our full coverage of the…

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Tokyo Olympics: Spanish Tennis Paula Badosa Player Leaves Court In Wheelchair Due To Heatstroke

Paula Badosa out of Tokyo Olympics after retiring from quarterfinal match due to heatstroke.© Instagram Spain’s Paula Badosa left the court in a wheelchair after retiring from her quarter-final match against Marketa Vondrousova with heatstroke in Tokyo on Wednesday. Badosa lost the first set 6-3 but was unable to carry on playing after a long medical timeout. Vondrousova embraced her opponent as she sat slumped in her chair. “It was shame to finish this way. The conditions have been demanding since the first day, we tried to adapt as best…

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Your daily guide to tennis at the Olympics: Novak Djokovic continues gold medal bid

Third-round draw (last 16) : Djokovic (1) – Davidovich-Fokina (16) Ivashka – Nishikori Zverev (4) – Basilashvili Chardy – Broady Schwartzman (8) – Khachanov (12) Tsitsipas (3) – Humbert (14) Carreño Busta (6) – Koepfer Medvedev (2) – Fognini (14) 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 Wednesday is here. 12 singles matches are scheduled. To follow our full coverage of the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics, please visit this page.…

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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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