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Tokyo Olympics 2020 Tennis Day 8 Results: Huge Upset as Novak Djokovic Leaves Olympics Without a Medal

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With the final weekend of Tennis here in the Tokyo Olympics, we are ready to witness the final drama. The tournament has witnessed some miracles and some of the most unexpected moments. 

Day 8 also brought some of the action-packed matches as we saw players competing for a place on the podium. 

We bring you the results and highlights post matchday 8. Who claimed the medal? Let’s find out.

Also read: Tokyo Olympics 2020 Tennis Day 7: Results and Analysis

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Men’s Singles match for Bronze Medal: Tokyo Olympics

In the Men’s section, we saw two greats fighting for the bronze medal. Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Spain’s Pablo Busta Carreno came face to face. With the stage set for an epic third-place match, we got all the excitement it promised. The match started with the Spanish taking control of the thing and winning the set 6-4.

But in the second set, Novak came back and sealed the set 7-6. In the 3rd and final set of the match, both the players played in their prime, but the Spaniard eventually came out on top and won the third set 6-3. 

With this defeat, Novak’s dream of a podium finish faded away.

 

 

Results: Check Day 8 complete results

Women’s Singles and doubles match

For a bronze medal match, Elina Svitolina of Ukraine took on Kazakstan’s Elina Rybakina. The match was pretty good to watch. In the first set, the superstar from Kazakstan dominated the match and won it by 6-1. In the second set though Elina bounced back and won the set 7-6. However, it was in the final set that decided the winner. In the final set,  when Elina bounced back from 4-1 down and emerged victorious by winning the set 6-4 and thus clinching the bronze medal.

In the doubles section, the Brazilian duo of Pigossi/Stefani faced Russia’s Kudermetova/Vesnina. The match took place for the final podium place. In a nail-biting match for the 3rd place, the Brazilian duo stood their ground and defeated the Russian pair with a scoreline of 6-4, 4-6, [9-11]. The Brazilian duo came from behind and won their match. However, in the final set, the Russian duo took a firm lead but failed to convert it into a win.  

 

 

Mixed doubles match at Tokyo Olympics

In the mixed doubles category, we saw Novak Djokovic competition in for another bronze. He and his teammate Nina Stojanovic took on the Australian duo John Peers and his partner world no.1 Ashleigh Barty. But the match didn’t start as Novak and Stojanovic did not make it to the court. So as a result of this, Ashleigh Barty and her partner John Peers were awarded the final place at the podium.