August 1, 2021

Tokyo 2020, the men’s and women’s tennis scoreboards

Tokyo 2020, if leaving. The men’s, women’s and doubles tennis scoreboard was drawn. The start on July 24th. 30, 31 and 1 August are the days of the medals. For Fabio Fognini the first obstacle is one of the hosts, the Japanese Sugita number 114 of the world. In the upper part of the board (Djokovic’s) there are instead Musetti e Sonego, respectively engaged in the first round against the Australian Millman number 44 Atp and another Japanese, Taro Daniel. In the women’s demanding challenges for the three blue, who will all face off with tennis players in the top twenty places of the WTA rankings: Errani against Pavlyuchenkova (18), Paolini against Kvitova (13) e Giorgi against Brady (15). First for Djokovic against the Bolivian Hugo Dellien, the reigning champion Murray will face Auger-Aliassime. For the number one Wta Barty there is the Spanish Sorribes Tormo. In the double there will be two blues involved: Musetti and Sonego, will play against the Spaniards Andujar and Carballes Baena.

Fognini, no comment on the Berrettini package

Who will not be in Tokyo, as is known, is the recent Wimbledon finalist. Out also Sinner. Fognini talked about this in an interview with Republic, replying with a no comment to the forfeit of the blue: “Sinner also made a choice that I don’t agree with – he said -. I quartered myself for the blue shirt“. And on the hopes for the Olympic tournament:” If I win the medal I will not retire immediately like Flavia after the US Open: I play for a year and then greet everyone “.

Nole aims for the “Golden Slam”

They took a photo together, Fognini and Djokovic. “With Mr. recordman” – wrote the blue. Because the Serbian is the number 1 favorite, as is his place in the world tennis ranking. But there was some risk of not seeing him in Tokyo, in his word: “When I play I feel the energy of the public, negative or positive – said Nole from Japan -. When I learned that he would not be there, I asked myself whether to participate or not. Losing a key element like the fans means seeing everything in a different way but, in any case, these remain the Olympic Games, a unique event, and therefore I am happy to be here. “To chase a record: the Gold Slam, that is win the main four circuit trophies and the Olympics, in the same year! Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon are already on his bulletin board. Tokyo is upon us, then it will be the turn of the US Open, a successful feat (in the same calendar year) only for Steffi Graf in 1988. In addition to Agassi, Nadal and Serena Williams, but not in the same three hundred and sixty-five days. “Let’s talk about it after this Olympics – commented the Serbian -, now I go forward day after day, because in the past when I was too focused on this goal it didn’t go as I wanted”.