Less and less is missing for the start of the Olympic Games from Tokyo. In this note we will tell you how the top candidates arrive to win the gold medal.
Novak Djokovic (1st) he is the biggest contender for first place on the men’s podium. The Serbian, number one on the planet, has been dominating the tennis world in 2021: he was the winner of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and of Wimbledon. Nole he is going for the big title that he lacks and for the Golden Slam. Without a doubt, it is the rival to beat.
Daniil Medvedev (2nd), entrenched in second place in the world rankings, will try to make the big blow: he fell in the round of 16 at Wimbledon, in the quarter-finals at the French Open and lost the Australian final against Djokovic. In 2021, the Russian has won two titles (in Marseille and in Mallorca).
Stefanos Tsitsipas (4th) is another of the great candidates: this season, the Greek reached the final of Roland Garros, the semis in the first big of the season and his worst tournament was the All England, where he was out in the first round. It comes from being eliminated in the rooms of Hamburg.
Alex Zverev (5th) Y Matteo Berrettini (8th) they are two more candidates: the German played his last tournament at Wimbledon, where he lost in the fourth round. While the Italian reached the final. In 2021, these crossed in the final of the Masters 1000 in Madrid, which ended with victory for Zverev.
On the other hand, Andy Murray (102nd) will defend the Olympic title again: the Scotsman won gold in both London 2012 and Rio 2016. He comes from losing in the third round of the All England but the former number one is always a candidate in the Olympic appointments.
In women, the maximum candidate is, logically, Ashleigh Barty (1st). The Australian has just been consecrated at Wimbledon. In Australia he lost in the quarterfinals, while in the French Grand Slam he retired in the second round with a hip injury.
Naomi Osaka (2nd) will be back at the Olympics: the Japanese, who will be local, returns to the circuit to look for gold. It should be remembered that he dropped out of the second round at Roland Garros due to an altercation with the organization, after being absent from a press conference. Also, Osaka did not participate in Wimbledon because “he needed to spend time with his family and friends.”
Continuing with the favorites, the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (3rd) He will also be fighting to consecrate himself in Tokyo, In the last major that was contested, the Top 3 fell in semis. In the French Open he did not have a good performance and he said goodbye in the third round and finally, in Australia he lost in the round of 16.
Another of the great contenders that the women’s team will have will be Iga Swiatek (8th). The 20-year-old Polish tennis player made eighth at Wimbledon, Roland Garros quarterfinals (where she could not defend the title) and eighths at Australia. He will try, in Japan, to play his best tennis of 2021.