Olympic Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Tennis Event – By The Numbers

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 […]

Zverev Gives Germany A Golden Olympic Moment To Remember

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 […]

Djokovic’s Golden Slam Dream Is Ended In Tokyo

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 […]

Bencic, Vondrousova To Play For Olympic Gold

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. […]

Medvedev Overcomes Heat, Reaches Olympic Quarterfinals

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 […]

Osaka’s Olympic Gold Medal Hopes Dashed By Vondrousova

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 […]

Osaka, Djokovic Win But Plenty Of Olympic Upsets

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 […]

Djokovic Begins Quest For Olympic Gold With Win

TOKYO/WASHINGTON, July 24, 2021 (by Michael Dickens) Novak Djokovic began his quest for an Olympic gold medal with an opening-round victory over No. 139 Hugo Dellien of Bolivia at the Tokyo Olympics Saturday. The World No. 1 and top seed […]