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World No 1 Djokovic beats Struff to reach last 16 at the Tokyo Olympics

The top-ranked Serb moved one step closer to a historic Golden Slam

Ariake Tennis Park - Tokyo, Japan - July 24, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 24, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action Copyright: AI / Reuters / Panoramic
  • What happened: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic scored a 6-4, 6-3 win over Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff in the second round of the men’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday.
  • Why it matters: Djokovic moves a step closer to a first Olympic gold medal and needs to win four more matches in Tokyo for the big prize. An Olympic gold will keep Djokovic 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’s serve played a key role in the match. The Serb hit 14 aces (to go along with 1 double fault), winning 71% of his first serve points, and 94% of his second serve points.
  • What next : Djokovic will next meet 16th seeded Alejandro Davidoch Fokina, who scored a 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 win over Australia’s John Millman.
  • Other key results of the day:
    • Medvedev (2) beats Nagal 6-1, 6-2;
    • Koepfer beats Purcell 6-3, 6-0;
    • Carreno Busta (6) beats Cilic 5-7, 6-4, 6-4;
    • Davidovich Fokina beats Millman 6-4, 6-7, 6-3
    • Basilashvili beats (13) Sonego 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
    • Fognini (15) beats Gerasimov 6-4, 7-6
  • 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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