Confirmed pairs. The mixed double already has its partners registered for the Olympic Games and Argentina will put Horacio Zeballos on the court along with Nadia Podoroska. Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic signed up to play that test, the No. 1 in the world, who has already reached the round of 16 in Tokyo.
Predictably, the Argentine mixed double at the Olympic event will be made up of the best albiceleste specialist in recent times, the left-handed Zeballos, top winner of ATP men’s doubles tournaments, in the company of the best singles player, Podoroska.
According to their positions in the world rankings, Zeballos and Podoroska were able to register and will be from the game in Tokyo cement, where the Top 50 in singles advanced to the round of 16 and became the first in her country to reach that wheel in singles at the Olympic Games in 25 years, since Gabriela Sabatini and Inés Gorrochategui achieved it in Atlanta 1996.
In addition, it will be from the game Djokovic, in a pair with the also Serbian Nina Stojanovic. The No. 1 individual won the three Grand Slam played in 2021, Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, and is looking for the “Golden Slam”, for which he lacks the gold in the Olympic Games and the US Open title.
The other confirmed South American couple among the 16 that will play in these Olympics is that of Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Luisa Stefani.
For their part, Colombians Robert Faray and María Camila Osorio Serrano signed up but must wait for three pairs to drop before entering the tournament table.
Among the heavyweight pairs are the Greeks Stefanos Tsitsipas and Maria Sakkari and the French Nicolas Mahut and Kristina Mladenovic.