Naomi Osaka is a home hope

Auger-Aliassime who is a Canadian athlete will be in trouble due to his heavy experience disadvantage when he wants to make his debut in Tokyo.

Auger-Aliassime is 20 years old. He is going to face Andy Murray who is an athlete from Great Britain and a two-time reigning gold medalist in the first round of the tournament as they revealed the draws for four of five Olympic brackets on Thursday in Japan. They will also announce the mixed doubles matchups in the next week.

The actions on the hard courts of Ariake Tennis Park which is located in Tokyo will get started on Sunday in Tokyo.

Murray, a tough rival

The first player to win back-to-back Olympic tournaments is Andy Murray. He stood at his home Games of London 2012 and repeated the same result he achieved four years later in Rio. The professional career of this 34-year-old player has always been under the influence of his hip injuries. This subject was so serious that he even considered retirement in the year 2019. When Murray was competing at the 2008 Beijing Games, he was so upset in the first round.

Based on the latest rankings, Auger-Aliassime is ranked 15th. His last performance was at Wimbledon quarter-finals, the place where is considered his career-best result in a major. The Canadian’s physical style is expected to prove more effective on a hard court.

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Novak Djokovic

Meanwhile, Novak Djokovic who is number one based on the latest rankings is going to begin his quest for his first career Olympic gold against Hugo Dellien of Bolivia who is number 138. Novak Djokovic will also compete with Alexander Zverev who is number 5 and Andrey Rublev who is number 7 in his half of the draw.

Djokovic’s aim is to become the first player who completes Golden Slam by winning all of the four major tennis tournaments and an Olympic gold medal in the same year.

Before the final, Auger-Aliassime might face Daniil Medvedev, number 2 player, and Stefanos Tsitsipas, number 4 player.

Moreover, we can mention the match between Kei Nishikori of Japan and Rublev of ROC as an intriguing first-round match.

Naomi Osaka is a home hope

Osaka wants to make history at home

On the women’s side, there is the famous Osaka. Naomi Osaka is a home hope who is going to face Zheng Saisai of China, who is number 52 in the rankings. Osaka wanted to take a break for her mental health so she did not compete in the French Open, but now she is coming back to the competitions.

Osaka who is 23 years old stated that she would accept the fine for skipping the media before she returns completely when she was at Roland Garros. Osaka is holding a 2-1 career edge in contrast to Zheng.


In the first round, Osaka will face Kiki Bertens who is her first seeded opponent and is number 16 in the rankings. It is the last final tournament for Kiki Bertens. The 2020 French Open champion was Iga Swiatek. She might be a possible rival for Osaka in the quarter-final.

Canada’s Leylah Annie Fernandez who is number 72 in the rankings, will compete with Dayana Yastremska of Ukraine who is number 46. She will compete with Ash Barty, who is number 1. Ash Barty had drawn Sara Sorribes Tormo who is number 48. They will face each other only if they manage to make it that far.

Women’s doubles

If we want to review the games in women’s doubles, we can mention the seventh-seeded Canadian duo Gabriela Dabrowski and Sharon Fichman against Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani of Brazil which will be started in the opening round.

Many top ten players are missing, including Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Denis Shapovalov, and Matteo Berrettini. Also, Serena Williams and Simona Halep won’t be in Tokyo.

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