The Tokyo Olympics 2020 will begin on 23rd July. There is already a lot of commotion about it online. To give an insight on various events we have started with our own Olympic Blog series.
So, Here is our list of the Top 5 Tennis players to watch at the Tokyo Games next month.
1- Naomi Osaka (Japan)
The four-time Grand Slam singles champion is one of the biggest contenders for gold. She will be a topic of discussion and intrigue. Her game will be even better especially because she will play at her homeland on her favorite hard court.
Osaka was named the Laureus World Sportswoman of the year. She has been praised by the whole sports fraternity for her anti-racial, non-violence, and mental health awareness initiatives.
2- Novak Djokovic (Serbian)
The 34-year old Serbian has been in absolutely magnificent form lately. If not, he probably is the best contender for the gold medal at the Olympics.
Novak has an elaborate collection of titles and trophies:
- 19 Grand Slam Titles
- Olympic bronze in 2008
- 9 Australian Open Titles
However, he still doesn’t have an Olympic Gold to his name. This time he will be looking forward to adding the priceless trinket to his collection.
3- Iga Swiatek (Poland)
Iga Swiatek has a calm nature in real life but an agressive one on the court. She is aiming to win an Olympic Gold at Tokyo next month.
Swiatek won the French Open at the age of 19. She became the youngest woman to achieve this after Monica Seles in 1992.
4- Roger Federer (Switzerland)
Another huge name in the Tennis world. Like Novak, Federer also has been one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The 20-time Grand Slam Champion.
Roger has recently had a knee surgery, but still is charged up to win a singles gold at the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
5- Ons Jabeur (Tunisia)
The Tunisian Tennis Champion has had good growth in her game. She became the first Arab woman to reach the Grand-Slam Quarter-Finals at last year’s Australian Open.
She is ranked 20 in the world and will be an athlete to be specially observed at the Olympics.