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Novak Jokovic, Andy Murray, Daniil Medvedev – How Did the Big Players Perform at Tokyo Olympics 2020 Day 1?



The Tokyo Olympics started today and we witnessed some action-packed here at the Ariake Tennis Park. Big names like Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Daniil Medvedev, Iga Swiatek, and many more were seen in action. Italy’s Fabio Fognini and Croatia’s Marin Cilic also did feature today.  Some mouth-watering and intense matches were seen here. 

How did big players perform? Was there any upset for big players? Did they stand on our expectations? These are some of the questions that are to be answered. Day 1 brought some of the most intense matches as well as some easy matches. 

We bring you a post-match analysis of some big-name players. Let’s see if they really performed as per expectations.

Also Read: Can Sir Andy Murray make it 3 in a row by winning Gold at Tokyo 2020?

Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic

We start our analysis we the current number 1 Novak Djokovic. The Serbian stood on our expectations and defeated Hugo Dellein of Bolivia 6-2,6-2. The Joker stood tall against the Bolivian and gave him no chance of a comeback. The match ended in just an hour with Novak emerging out victorious. 

Novak Djokovic in action

The Serb produced only 4 unforced errors while his opponent produced 8. Novak secured a spot in the second round of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. 

Sir Andy Murray at Tokyo Olympics Day 1

Fan-favorite and  2 times Olympic gold winner Andy Murray kickstarted his campaign in the doubles category today with a win. The 3-time grand slam winner teamed up with fellow countryman Joe Salisbury. They both defeated the 2nd seed Herbert and Mahut 6-3, 6-2. 

With this win, Murray progresses into the 2nd round here at the Olympics with the tie to be decided later on. The confidence is high and the hunger for victory would take them far ahead in this journey.

Daniil Medvedev at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Russian also got off to a flying start here at the Olympics. Dani faced off against Alexander Bublik in the first round. The Russian powerhouse had to struggle a bit in the second set but eventually, he came out on top defeating Bublik.

Medvedev won with a score of 6-4, 7-6. The match took about an hour and 40 minutes to complete.

Fabio Fognini at Olympic Games 

The Italian giant stood tall against Japan’s Yuichi Sugita. Fabio won the match pretty comfortably here at Ariake Park. The scoreline stands 6-4, 6-3 in favor of the 15th seed player. The match took place under Great Britain’s Umpire James Keothavong.

How did Iga Swiatek perform at Day 1 of Olympic Games

The Polish sensation did not waste much of her time and cruised past her opponent. She faced Germany’s Mona Barthel here in the first round at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The world number 8 came out on top with a victory. 

The scoreline read 6-2, 6-2 in favor of the Poland star. The match’s result was decided in merely an hour with both the sets averaging about half an hour. She booked her spot in the second round.