Djokovic debuts in Tokyo against Dellien with Zverev and Rublev on the horizon

07/22/2021 at 7:46 AM CEST

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The number one in world tennis, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, will make his debut at the Tokyo Olympics against the Bolivian Hugo dellien, 139 in the ATP rankings, and could find himself on his way to the final with the Russian Andrey rublev, seventh seeded, in the quarterfinals and with the German Alexander Zverev, fifth favorite, in the semifinals.

Djokovic has won the first three Grand Slam tournaments this season, Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, so if he takes gold in Tokyo and then the US Open he would become the first man to get the call. ‘Golden Slam’.

On his side of the table, according to the draw carried out today in Tokyo, the Spaniards Alejandro Davidovich (16) also appear, who will make his debut against the Portuguese Pedro Sousa and would meet the Serbian in the third round; and Roberto Carballés, who will open competition against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and would not meet Djokovic until a hypothetical semi-final. The Polish Hubert Hurkacz, seventh seed and semi-finalist at the last Wimbledon, could also star in a semi-final with Djokovic.

The second seed, the Russian Daniil Medvedev, will start against the Kazakh Alexander Bublik and on his way to the final he could find himself in the quarterfinals with the Spanish Pablo Carreño, sixth seed and who will debut against the American Tennys Sandgren. Greek third-seeded Stefanos Tsitsipas will start against German Philip Kohlschreiber and would be Medvedev’s rival in the semifinals. The Argentine Diego Schwartzman (8) has also fallen in this half of the table, with the Peruvian Diego Varillas as the first rival; the Spanish Pablo Andújar, with Ugo Humbert as the initial adversary; and double Olympic champion (2012 and 2016) Andy Murray. The Briton, currently in 104th place in the ATP but back on the circuit after his ordeal of injuries, will start the Olympic tournament against Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (9), who has on his technical team the Spanish Toni Nadal, uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, who does not play in Tokyo.

The tournament will begin on the 24th on the fast surface tracks of the Ariake Park in the Japanese capital.

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