Novak Djokovic stays on course for Golden Slam with first-round win against admirer Dellien

The top-ranked Serb moved one step closer to a historic Golden Slam with a straight-sets win over Hugo Dellien in Tokyo

  • What happened: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic scored a 6-2, 6-2 win over Bolivia’s Hugo Dellien in the first round of the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday
  • Why it matters: Djokovic remains on course to become the first man and only the second player (after Steffi Graf) to win the Golden Slam (all four Grand Slams and the Olympic gold medal in the same year)
  • Key stat: Djokovic did not face a single break point on his serve, winning 83% of first-serve points, as well as 100% of second-serve points won. He also hit seven aces and zero double faults in the match.

  • Other key information: The conditions were extremely hot at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday with temperatures reaching 33 degrees Celsius in Tokyo. Djokovic doesn’t like that.
  • What next : Djokovic will face German Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round. Struff defeated Thiago Monteiro 6-3, 6-4 in 76 minutes on Saturday as well
    • Other key results so far : Medvedev (2), beat Bublik (6-4, 7-6), Musetti defeated by Millman (6-3, 6-4), Karatsev (11) beats Paul (6-3, 6-2), Sonego (13) defeated Daniel (4-6, 7-6, 7-6), Humbert (14) defeated Andujar (7-6, 6-1), Fognini (15) defeated Sugita (6-4, 6-3)
    • The draw for the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics is updated live here at this link
    • If you have further questions on related to the tennis event at the Tokyo Olympics, hopefully you can find that information here
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