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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Tennis Day 5: Result and Analysis

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Tokyo Olympics 2020

As the Tokyo Olympics go on with each passing day, the pressure to perform is immense. The players have to give in their everything to enjoy the victory. With some of the major disappointments over the past few days, we continue our journey. The ultimate glory every player came for.

What happened on day 5 of the Tokyo Olympics here in Ariake Tennis Park? Who went through to the next rounds? We have come up with the results and analysis post matchday 5 to address you with the current situations.

Also read: What went wrong for Naomi Osaka at Tokyo Olympics?

Andy Murray at Tokyo Olympics

Men’s Singles and Doubles result in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

We start our results with probably one of the most exciting matches in the Tokyo Olympics. Daniil Medvedev v/s Fabio Fognini. The match was a pure joy to watch with both the powerhouses set to win the match. But eventually, it was Daniil who came out on top and registered a win. He defeated the Italian 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. The match lasted for 2 hours and 25 minutes and it promised all the excitement. 

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas became another big name to see his way out of the tournament. he was defeated by France’s Ugo Humbert. The win did not come easy for him as he struggled to get points against the 3rd seed player. He made a stunning comeback after losing in the first set. The final scoreline was 6-2, 6-7, 2-6 in favor of the French superstar. Meanwhile, Alex Zverev also won his match defeating Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 7-6.

On the other hand, World no 1 Novak Djokovic sealed his spot as well by winning 6-3, 6-1 against Spain’s Alejandro Fokina Davidovich. The victory for the Serb came quite easily as he did not have to put in too much effort.

12th seed Russia’s Karen Khachanov won his match and progressed to the next round. He defeated Argentina’s 8th seed Diego Schwartzman by a scoreline of 6-1, 2-6, 6-1. Kei Nishikori struggled to take points in his pocket in the first set but he won the match and secured a quarter-final spot. He defeated Ilya Ivashka 7-6, 6-0.

 

In the doubles section, Andy Murray’s dream vanished as he and his teammate Joe Salisbury were defeated by Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Ivan Dodig 4-6, 7-6, [10-7]

 

 

Check: Day 5 complete results.

Women’s Singles and Doubles result in 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The women’s section progressed to the quarter-final stage. In the first match, Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina quite convincingly won her match. She defeated Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-4, 6-4. 

Marketa Vondrousova also sealed her semifinal spot winning against Paula Badosa of Spain. The Czech star who previously defeated Naomi Osaka came in with her head held high. She won the first set 6-3 but her opponent retired in the second set giving her the victory. 

 

In the double’s section, Ashleigh Barty again tasted defeat at the hands of the number 1 seeded Czech Republic duo. Barty and her teammate Sanders Storm were defeated by the Czech duo of Krejcikova/Siniakova 3-6, 6-4, [10-7].

In another match, the Ukrainian duo of Kichenok/Kichenok lost against Russia’s Kudermetova/Vesnina 6-2, 6-1.

 

Mixed doubles result at the Tokyo Olympics

Today we witnessed the mixed doubles matches for the first time here in Tokyo Olympics 2020. Some big players like Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas came in for the first time in a doubles category. Stefanos who saw a defeat in the 3rd round earlier today came in with a strong mindset to win the round. He and his partner Maria Sakkari defeated the Canadian pair Dabrowski/Auger-Aliassime. The 2nd seed won the match 6-3, 6-4 and made it to the next round.

A major shock came for the 1srt seed duo of Nicholas Mahut and Kristina Mladenovic when they were defeated by the Russian pair of Aslan Karatsev and Elina Vesnina. They secured the win quite easily defeating their opponent 6-4, 6-2. 

The Serbian duo of Novak Djokovic and his partner Nina Stojanovic also competed in the mixed doubles category. They faced the Brazilian pair of Marcelo Melo and his partner Luisa Stefani. The Serbian Pair won easily against the Brazilian duo defeating them 6-3, 6-4.

Ashleigh Barty finally tasted some win here at the Olympics when she and her teammate John Peers defeated the Argentine duo Podoroska/Zeballos 6-1, 7-6 to enter into the next round.