Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic already have rivals in Tokyo 2020


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Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic already have rivals in Tokyo 2020

For his part, the most prominent Latin American in Tokyo 2020 is the Argentine Diego Schwartzman

TOKYO – The local star Naomi osaka will debut against china Zheng Saisai, No. 52 in the ranking, and Novak Djokovic he will run into the Bolivian Hugo dellien, N ° 139 of the ladder, in the initial round of the tennis tournament of the Tokyo Olympics.

The keys to the tennis competitions were defined on Thursday, two days before the start of the activities on the hard courts of the Ariake Park.

Osaka returns to the courts after retiring from the French Open, after the Japanese – champion of four tournaments of Grand slam– had bypassed his first-round engagement, to take a mental break.

Djokovic comes to Tokyo with the intention of becoming the first man to complete the ‘Golden Slam‘, taking the titles of the four great tennis events and the singles gold in about Olympic Games in the same year.

Andy Murray, defender of the Olympic title, will have a difficult obstacle in the first round when he has to face the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime, N ° 15 of the ranking.

Murray is the only tennis player with consecutive scepters in singles to consecrate himself in London 2012 Y Rio de Janeiro 2016. But the Briton’s hip problems, including reconstructive surgery, compromise his chances for a three-time championship.

The most outstanding Latin American in Tokyo 2020 is the argentinian Diego schwartzman.

Eighth seeded here and No. 13 in the ATP ranks, Schwartzman will have his absolute Olympic debut against the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas (122 of the ranking).

Schwartzman could not dispute the appointment of Rio 2016 because his compatriots Juan Martin del Potro Y Juan Monaco they resorted to the protected ranking. Del Potro ended up succumbing to Murray in the Olympic final to hang the silver medal.

Several renowned figures have stayed at home, as has been the case with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Y Serena Williams. But the quote from Tokyo count on Serbian Djokovic and the australian Ashleigh barty, brand new champions of Wimbledon and current N ° 1 in the world.

Russian Daniil Medvedev, the greek Stefanos Tsitsipas and german Alexander Zverev They complete the quartet of top seed.

The hypothetical quarter-final crosses based on the seed would have to Djokovic in front of the russian Andrey rublev; Zverev against the polish Hubert hurkacz; Schwartzman in view of Tsitsipas; Y Medvedev versus spanish Pablo Carreño Busta.

Barty will debut against the Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo.

Subject to prequalification, the quarterfinals of the women’s team would have the duels between Barty and the czech Barbora Krejcikova (eleven); the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (3) against the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza (7); Osaka (2) in front of the Polish Iga Swiatek (6); and the czech Karolina Pliskova before the Ukrainian Elina Svitolina (4).


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