Monday, July 26, 2021 10:51 AM (GMT+7)
(Sports News, Tennis News) Weekly Tennis Newsletter from July 20-26: Right after the jubilant victory on the opening day of the Tokyo Olympics, Novak Djokovic surprised the fans when he performed a rather “weird” skill. with two beauties. Meanwhile, Nole’s coach had a sour chat when talking about Roger Federer.
Djokovic shows a special talent that makes 2 Olympic beauties admire
Just a few hours after defeating rival Hugo Dellien (Bolivia) after 2 sets with the same overwhelming score of 6-2 in the first round of tennis men’s singles at the Tokyo Olympics 2 days ago, Novak Djokovic went to the gym for for athletes at the Olympic Athletes Village, including a group of gymnasts who are practicing.
Djokovic skillfully splits his legs, making 2 beautiful female gymnasts at the Tokyo Olympics admire
Here, the world’s No. 1 male tennis player demonstrated his two-legged split skills as well as professional gymnasts. That made the two beautiful female athletes training with him in this room smile as bright as flowers and express their admiration when witnessing this “imitation” of Nole.
Djokovic will enter the second match in this year’s Olympics against Jan Lennard-Struff (Germany) tomorrow (July 27).
Video of Djokovic beating Dellien in the first round of men’s singles in Tokyo Olympic tennis:
Federer was “cheated” by Nole’s teacher
Recently, Goran Ivanisevic, former Wimbledon champion in 2001 and current coach of Novak Djokovic spoke out about Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s ability to compete for major titles compared to his student now.
Coach Goran Ivanisevic and his student Novak Djokovic
The Croatian legend told Tennis World USA: “I think the men’s tennis world is in a great time. But clearly, Roger Federer is slowly falling behind. I don’t see the possibility that he can return to the top of the ATP rankings. I believe Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will compete for records and everything else.”
Having won all three Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles this year, Djokovic has now equaled the record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles like Federer and Nadal. Nole will monopolize the position of male tennis player with the most Grand Slam singles if he claims to be king at the US Open 2021, the tournament taking place from August 30 to September 12 in New York (USA).
Disillusioned Murray eats “hat-trick” Olympic gold medal in men’s singles
According to the News of Server, yesterday (July 25), the defending Olympic men’s singles champion Andy Murray withdrew from this event at the Tokyo Olympics due to a strain on his right knee. The owner of 2 Olympic gold medals London 2012 and Rio 2016 made the shocking decision just before the match against Felix Auger-Aliassime (Canada) in the first round on the Center field.
The reigning Olympic men’s singles champion Andy Murray suddenly withdrew from this forte event at this year’s Olympics
Andy Murray will still compete in the men’s doubles event at the Tokyo Olympics when alongside Joe Salisbury. The pair beat French second-seeded duo Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-2 on Saturday (July 24).
Sharing about his decision to drop the singles event at this year’s Olympics, Murray said: “I was really disappointed to have to withdraw, but the medical team advised me not to compete in both events. So I had to make the difficult decision to drop the singles and focus on the doubles with Joe.”
Leaving the Olympics, Nadal was implicitly blamed by his countrymen
Sharing about Rafael Nadal’s decision not to participate in this year’s Tokyo Olympics, his compatriot, world No. 11 player Pablo Carreno Busta, secretly rebuked “Gaur”.
However, Carreno Busta thinks he and other teammates on the Spanish tennis team can still help his homeland win a gold medal at the Olympics in Japan.
“If we have Rafa (Nadal), we will have more options in our goal of winning medals (men’s singles and doubles) in the Olympics. But he’s not here at the moment and we have to forget that and focus on each of our games.
In any case, we still have a great team. We have players who can take 1st place in every event. So we will have to support them to focus on achieving their goals,” Carreno Busta said.
Nadal and Carreno Busta were side by side in the ATP Cup earlier this year
Two Asian tennis stars banned from playing for life because of “indigo”
Over the weekend, the International Tennis Integrity Commission (ITIA) confirmed the disciplinary bans of two Uzbek players, Temur Ismailov and Amal Sultanbekov, for life.
The reason is because this Central Asian duo fixed the scores in their matches in a 2019 tournament. Ismailov was banned from playing for 7 years last season. The player currently ranked 397 in the world will have to pay an additional fine of 14,000 USD. Meanwhile, Sultanbekov is ranked 1,886 in the world to pay a fine of $ 8,000.
Temur Ismailov has been banned many times from playing
(Sports news, tennis news) While Djokovic only needed 63 minutes to get through the first round, Medvedev had to ask for a tie-break series to defeat his opponent.