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Naomi Osaka, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andy Murray – How Did Big Name Players Perform at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 4?

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Naomi Osaka.

Day 4 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 witnessed some crazy moments. It is said that when the going gets tough, the tough get going. It means when the situation becomes difficult, the strong will work harder to meet the challenge. Such was witnessed here in the Ariake Tennis park here in Tokyo. 

Some big players were again seen in action for a spot in the next round in the Tokyo Olympics. The ultimate aim – the Olympic gold. Who stumbled? Who went through? We look at some top names and see how they encountered their opponents. 

Also read: Naomi Osaka falls short in her quest for Tokyo gold?

Andy Murray at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Naomi Osaka’s Tokyo Olympics run gets over

In a shocking turn of events, Naomi Osaka fell short as her opponent proved to be too stubborn against her. In the 3rd round, Naomi faced Marketa Vondruousova. The match started with the Czech republic star clearly dominating over her Japanese counterpart. The match ended the same way as well.

The final scoreline read 6-1, 6-4 in favor of the Czech star. With this victory, the Czech comfortably sealed her spot in the next round. With this defeat, the world number 2’s focus will now turn to the U.S open next month.

 

Stefanos Tsitsipas goes marching

The Greece international came into the second round with a win in his mind. He faced U.S.A’s  Frances Tiafoe. World number 3 avenged his Wimbledon loss. He suffered a defeat at the hands of Tiafoe back then in the Wimbledon this year. 

The match ended with the Greek sensation winning the match pretty comfortably with a scoreline of 6-3, 6-4. The match lasted more than an hour. 

There were glimpses when the American was seen trying to come back into the game but they were not enough to get him past through the 3rd seeded player.

Andy Murray claims his dominance for Tokyo gold.

Andy Murray, probably the undisputed king of the Olympics progressed into the third round of the Men’s doubles category. He and his fellow countrymen Joe Salisbury came into the second round determined to take their winning run forward.

The British duo faced the German duo of Tim Puetz and Kevin Krawietz. Murray and his teammate pretty comfortably won the first set 6-2. In the second set, the English duo had to put in some effort but eventually came out on top winning it 7-6. 

After Murray announced his extraction from the singles category, a victory here will provide him much boost if he is to win his 3rd gold in the Olympics. He already has 2 gold medals and a silver to his name.