Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis guide: men's and women's singles
Novak Djokovic is ready to close on his 2021 Golden Slam with Medvedev and Tsitsipas on his back, while Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty will contest the women's title.
Serb Novak Djokovic is the Olympics odds-on favourite
Serb Novak Djokovic is the Olympics odds-on favourite

Men’s and women’s tournaments at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games are sure to be among the most followed events in Tokyo this summer. Novak Djokovic, the best tennis player in the world right now, is ready to become the first Serb to win the Games and to get one step closer to his 2021 Gold Slam. Rafael Nadal, who swept Novak at the 2008 Olympics, is not in the top 3 by chances of winning, according to the betting sites.

Naomi Osaka will try to champion the home Games event and beat Ashleigh Barty, who has seized Naomi’s title of the world’s best tennis player previously.

Let’s dive into the exciting Tokyo 2021 Olympic tennis tournaments with our guide!

Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis men’s singles tournament preview

Athletes started their participation in the 2021 Tokyo Olympic tennis events on July 24 and will finish it on August 1. All matches will be played at Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan.

Men’s and women’s tennis tournaments at the Olympics have a single elimination system, which means that the tennis player finishes his performance after the first loss.

Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis men’s singles participants

Tennis players are divided into 4 sections, with 16 athletes in each section and 64 competing tennis players in total. Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev have top seeds and have an opportunity to meet each other in the finals only

The current champion, Andrew Murray is not in the top 16, because he was not champion or finalist of Grand Slam and other top events in these 5 years.

Section 1:

  • Novak Djokovic
  • Hugo Dellien
  • Jan-Lennard Struff
  • Thiago Monteiro
  • Lorenzo Musetti
  • John Millman
  • Pedro Sousa
  • Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
  • Gael Monfils
  • Ilya Ivashka
  • Mikhail Kukushkin
  • Federico Coria
  • Norbert Gombos
  • Marcos Giron
  • Kei Nishikori
  • Andrei Rublev

Section 2:

  • Alexander Zverev
  • Lu Yen-hsun
  • Daniel Elahi Galan
  • Mohamed Safwat
  • Nikoloz Basilashvili
  • Roberto Carballes Baena
  • Taro Daniel
  • Lorenzo Sonego
  • Aslan Karatsev
  • Tommy Paul
  • Jeremy Chardy
  • Marcelo Tomas Barrios Vera
  • Francisco Cerundolo
  • Liam Broady
  • Marton Fucsovics
  • Hubert Hurkacz

Section 3:

  • Diego Schwartzman
  • Juan Pablo Varillas
  • Tomas Machac
  • Joao Sousa
  • Lukas Klein
  • James Duckworth
  • Yoshihito Nishioka
  • Karen Khachanov
  • Ugo Humbert
  • Pablo Andujar
  • Kamil Majchrzak
  • Miomir Kecmanovic
  • Kwon Soon-woo
  • Frances Tiafoe
  • Philipp Kohlschreiber
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas

Section 4:

  • Pablo Carreno-Busta
  • Tennys Sandgren
  • Marin Cilic
  • Joao Menezes
  • Dominik Koepfer
  • Facundo Bagnis
  • Andy Murray
  • Felix Auger-Aliassime
  • Fabio Fognini
  • Yuichi Sugita
  • Jahor Hierasimau
  • Gilles Simon
  • Sumit Nagal
  • Denis Istomin
  • Alexander Bublik
  • Daniil Medvedev

Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis men’s singles favourites

International betting sites have already named theis list of Olympic tennis favourites among men.

Novak Djokovic is the sure odds-on leader of the pack. Serbian won each past Grand Slam this year and needs Olympic and US Open trophies for his golden Grand Slam record. Despite him lacking good results at the Olympics, this athlete is the current champion of 6 different top tennis events and is close to the peak of his form. Novak Djokovic to win the 2020 Olympics tennis tournament comes with the odds of 1.55 (-182 American; 11/20 Fractional). Chances are around 65%.

Daniil Medvedev, tennis player for Russia, is second on the list of favourites. Currently he is also the second best player in the world. Medvedev lost in the final of Australian Open 2021, with Novak Djokovic (5-7, 2-6, 2-6) as his rival. First set was too close but the second and the third were easy for the Serbian player. The second place in that event and a victory at the 2020 ATP Finals, where he beat Dominic Thiem (4-6, 7-6, 6-4), are his best results. Also, Medvedev was a finalist of the 2019 US Open.

Daniil’s triumph in the Olympics is less probable than Novak’s and comes with the odds of 4.50 (+350; 7/2). Chances equal 22%.

Predictably, Stefanos Tsitsipas is the third favourite. He finished French Open 2021 second. Despite the fact that he started the final fixture with the score of 2-0, he lost against Novak Djokovic (7-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4). Also, Stefanos finished Australian Open 2021 and 2019 in the semis and 2019 ATP finals. His victory in the Olympic tennis tournament is priced with the odds of 6.00 (+500, 5/1), which equals an approximate probability of 17%.

Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis men’s singles schedule

24.07.2021-25.07.2021

Round of 64

26.07.2021-27.07.2021

Round of 32

28.07.2021

Round of 16

29.07.2021

Quarter-finals

30.07.2021

Semis

31.07.2021-01.08.2021

Bronze and final fixtures

Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis women’s singles tournament preview

We will see 64 participants from 35 nations here. All main favourites are approximately equal. Event will be situated in the same arena as men’s singles.

Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis women’s singles participants

Section 1:

  • Ashleigh Barty
  • Sara Sorribes Tormo
  • Fiona Ferro
  • Anastasia Sevastova
  • Anna-Lena Friedsam
  • Heather Watson
  • Sara Errani
  • Anastasia Pavlyoetsyenkova
  • Belinda Bencic
  • Jessica Pegula
  • Misaki Doi
  • Renata Zarazua
  • Leylah Fernandez
  • Diana Yastremska
  • Zarina Diyas
  • Barbora Krejcikova

Section 2:

  • Aryna Sabalenka
  • Magda Linette
  • Caroline Garcia
  • Donna Vekic
  • Mayar Sherif
  • Rebecca Peterson
  • Samantha Stosur
  • Jelena Rybakina
  • Petra Kvitova
  • Jasmine Paolini
  • Ivana Jorović
  • Alison Van Uytvanck
  • Verónica Cepede Royg
  • Wang Qiang
  • Veronika Kudermetova
  • Garbiñe Muguruza

Section 3:

  • Karolina Pliskova
  • Alize Cornet
  • Carla Suarez Navarro
  • Our Jabeur
  • Jelena Ostapenko
  • Jelena Vesnina
  • Camila Giorgi
  • Jennifer Brady
  • Maria Sakkari
  • Anett Kontaveit
  • Nina Stojanovic
  • Nao Hibino
  • Yaroslava Shvedova
  • Ajla Tomljanovic
  • Laura Siegemund
  • Elina Svitolina

Section 4:

  • Iga Swiatek
  • Mona Barthel
  • Paula Badosa
  • Kristina Mladenovic
  • Joelija Putintseva
  • Nadia Podoroska
  • Ekaterina Alexandrova
  • Elise Mertens
  • Kiki Bertens
  • Markéta Vondrousova
  • Mihaela Buzarnescu
  • Alison Riske
  • María Camila Osorio Serrano
  • Viktorija Golubic
  • Zheng Saisai
  • Naomi Osaka

Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis women’s singles favourites

There are 2 close favourites: Naomi Osaka and Ashleigh Barty. They have the second and the first seeds respectively, but bookmakers are more confident in Naomi’s victory.

Naomi Osaka will play her first Olympics tournament, which is hosted by her country. She won 4 Grand Slam events in total: Australian Open 2019 and 2021, US Open 2018 and 2020. However, Naomi has problems playing at the French Open and Wimbledon. She has finished these tournaments in third rounds for 5 times now. Naomi’s victory at the home event is priced with the odds of 4.00 (+300; 3/1). Chances are around 25%.

Ashleigh Barty is less titled than the previous athlete, but is higher rated now. She won French Open 2019, Wimbledon 2021, 2020 WTA Finals and was in the semis of the Australian Open 2020. In recent results, Barty has won 7 of her last 7 fixtures. Ashleigh to win the Olympics comes with the odds of 5.00 (+400; 4/1) and 20% probability.

Tokyo 2021 Olympics tennis women’s singles schedule

24.07.2021-25.07.2021

Round of 64

26.07.2021

Round of 32

27.07.2021

Round of 16

28.07.2021

Quarter-finals

29.07.2021

Semis

31.07.2021-01.08.2021

Bronze and final matches

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