ITF Press Release, August 4, 2021 The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tennis Event finished on Sunday 1 August after nine days of thrilling action at the Ariake Tennis Park. While these Games were like none that came before them, they still […]
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, August 1, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Thirty-three years after Steffi Graf won Olympic gold in Seoul, Alexander Zverev has won Germany’s second singles gold medal in tennis. The moment Zverev clinched his nearly-perfect, 80-minute 6-3, 6-1 victory over the […]
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 31, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Belinda Bencic became the first Swiss woman to win an Olympic tennis singles gold medal Saturday evening in Tokyo, something even Hall of Famer Martina Hingis never accomplished. The No. 9 seed Bencic […]
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 1 Novak Djokovic came to Tokyo with the dream of winning an Olympic gold medal, something that has eluded him during his remarkable career. Now, after Germany’s Alexander Zverev rallied from […]
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 30, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Belinda Bencic has positioned herself to do something that Swiss greats Roger Federer and Martina Hingis could never achieve: win an Olympic gold medal. On Thursday at Tokyo’s Ariake Park, the World No. […]
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 28, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev endured both the Tokyo heat and humidity – and a feisty opponent in Italy’s Fabio Fognini – to reach the quarterfinal round of the Olympic Tennis Event on […]
STARNBERG, July 27, 2021 Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the women’s singles tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday, losing to Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic in the third round. Vondrousova, the runner-up of the 2019 French Open, […]
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 27, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) In an Olympic Tennis Event that has been full of surprises and daily upsets, another shocker took place in the women’s singles draw at Ariake Park Tuesday afternoon. No. 2 seed Naomi Osaka […]
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 26, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) On a day in which women’s No. 2 seed Naomi Osaka of Japan and men’s top seed Novak Djokovic of Serbia sailed safely into the round of 16 at the Olympics Tennis Tournament […]
TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 25, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Winning a major title just two weeks before an Olympic Games is no blueprint for success. Just ask Ashleigh Barty. Just two weeks after the World No. 1 won her first Wimbledon singles […]
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