TOKYO (AP)– Naomi Osaka’s initial suit in virtually 2 months will certainly come versus 52 nd-ranked Zheng Saisai of China in the opening round of the Olympic tennis event.
The second-seeded Osaka, that stands for host Japan and also is among the leading names at the Gamings, is going back to competitors after she took out from the French Open complying with the preliminary to take a psychological wellness break.
Osaka holds a 2-1 job side over Zheng.
The initial seeded challenger that Osaka can deal with is No. 16 Kiki Bertens, that is playing the last event of her job. Iga Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champ, is a feasible quarterfinal challenger for Osaka.
In the males’s draw, top-ranked Novak Djokovic will certainly open up versus No. 139 Hugo Dellien of Bolivia.
Djokovic is trying to end up being the initial male to finish a Golden Bang by winning all 4 significant tennis competitions and also an Olympic songs gold medal in the exact same year.
Djokovic lately won Wimbledon for his 20 th job Conquest title, after opening up the year by winning the Australian and also French Opens.
Attracts were held Thursday– 2 days prior to play opens up on the tough courts at Ariake Tennis Park.
Two-time safeguarding Olympic champ Andy Murray obtained a hard opener versus 15 th-ranked Felix Auger Aliassime of Canada, that is seeded 9th.
One more interesting first-round suit functions Kei Nishikori of Japan versus fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev of ROC.
Second-seeded Daniil Medvedev opens up versus Alexander Bublik of Kazakhstan and also third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas fulfills Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany.
Fifty percent of the top 10 males’s gamers are not in Tokyo, with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Matteo Berrettini and also Denis Shapovalov all missing out on for numerous factors.
Serena Williams and also Simona Halep are additionally not playing.
Top-seeded Ash Barty– the fresh crowned Wimbledon champ– will certainly make her Olympic launching for Australia versus Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain.
Barty is additionally playing increases with Tornado Sanders.
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