Barring a few retirements on the list, top stars like Novak Djokovic, Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka, Daniil Medvedev, are set to light up the tennis event in Tokyo. The men's and women's singles drawing will be announced at the Ariake Tennis Arena on July 22 at 11 am local time.
Djokovic and Barty are the best seeds on both tours. Both players are the reigning champions at Wimbledon and are in exceptional shape entering the Olympics. Along with Djokovic and Barty, the Tokyo Olympics will also be crucial for players like Naomi Osaka, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas to get on the right track ahead of the hard court season.
Andy Murray, who won back-to-back gold medals at the London and Rio Olympic events, will also be selected to represent Great Britain in Tokyo. However, the chances of Murray landing a third consecutive gold medal seem highly unlikely considering the difficult phase that the Briton has gone through in recent years.
Upon reaching the women's draw, many players will debut at the Tokyo Olympics. People like Ash Barty, Naomi Osaka, Aryna Sabalenka, etc., will represent their respective countries for the first time. The men's and women's singles first round matches will be played from July 24.
When and where to see the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games live? The Summer Olympics will be broadcast on various channels around the world. In various countries, live event commentary will also be available for fans to tune in and listen to.
For tennis fans in Australia, Seven Network owns the broadcast rights to all sporting action taking place starting July 23 in Tokyo.
Novak Djokovic will be representing Serbia in Tokyo
Athletes have to always remain in shape for their matches and be match-ready.
Along with their shape and fitness, athletes have to look after their hair and skin as well, and Novak Djokovic is extremely lucky to have a hairstylist as good as Ivan Vukcevic. Ivan has been a hairstylist for a long time and has been a top hairstylist in his country.
He has been waiting for Novak Djokovic for the past 20 years, as he mentions in his caption. His heartfelt message for Djokovic right before the Serb’s Olympic campaign has overwhelmed fans. “Today I have created memories for a lifetime.
Gave Novak a cut before leaving for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. We took pictures, talked about sports… and once again convinced me that the GREATEST PEOPLE ARE THE MOST SIMPLE!” said Ivan in his Instagram post.
Along with Golden Grand Slam, Djokovic is also chasing the calendar Grand Slam this year. If he wins at the US Open, it will make him the first player since Rod Laver to complete the calendar Grand Slam.