The Tokyo Olympics 2020 got off to a flying start. The excitement was worth the wait. We witnessed the likes of Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Iga Swiatek, and fan-favorite Andy Murray in action. All big-name players playing against each other for a common goal.
Who went through to the next round? Which player disappointed its fans? Which player surprised you the most? We bring you the results and highlights post matchday 1 here in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Also read: Why Did Roger Federer miss out on Tokyo Olympics 2020?
Here are the results describing the events that happened on Matchday 1.
Tokyo Olympics: Men’s Singles and Doubles: Results
The men’s round got off to a flying start as we saw some big-name players in action. Novak Djokovic successfully sealed his spot in the second round by defeating Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien 6-2,6-2. India’s Sumit Nagal also emerged victorious against Uzbekistan’s Denis Istomin. Russia’s Deniil Medvedev qualified for the second round by beating Kazakistan’s Alexander Bublik 6-4, 7-6.
Italy’s Fabio Fognini also cruised to victory against Japan’s Yuichi Sugita 6-4, 6-3.
In the double’s category, the fan-favorite and Olympic champion Andy Murray and his teammate Joe Salisbury secured a second-round cushion. The English duo defeated the 2nd seeded French pair Herbert/Mahut by 6-3, 6-2. Another match saw Germany’s Krawietz/Puetz take on Argentina’s Bagnis/Schwartzman. The German duo came out on top defeating the Argentine duo 6-2, 6-1.
Russia’s deadly duo Khachanov/Rublev took on the USA’s Ram/Tiafoe. But the duo’s journey was stopped by the Americans. They defeated the Russians 7-6,6-7,[12-10] and sealed their spot in the second round.
Women’s Singles and Doubles: Results
We witnessed some action-packed packed matches here on Ariake Tennis. World number 8. Iga Swiatek got off to an excellent start. She comfortably secured her spot for the second round by defeating Germany’s Mona Barthel 6-2, 6-2. Fan-favorite Naomi Osaka made her fans wait as her first-round match with Chinese Zheng Saisai has been delayed by a day. The reason is still unknown.
World number 18 and Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova easily sealed her spot in the second round by defeating Italy’s Sara Errani by a score of 6-0, 6-1. Japan’s Hibino Nao faced disappointment as she was eliminated by number 90 Nina Stojanovic 6-3, 6-3.
Another match saw world no 20. Rybanika Elena emerging victorious against Australia’s Stosur Samantha 6-4, 6-2.
In the doubles section, the Brazilian pair of Pigossi/Stefani defeated the Canadian duo Dabrowski/Fichman 7-6, 6-4. Australian pair of Barty/Sanders didn’t give a chance to blink an eye to their opponents. They defeated Japan’s Hibino/Ninomiya with a scoreline of 6-1, 6-2, and finished the match in merely 50 minutes.
Results: Day 1 complete results at Tokyo Olympics 2020.