2020 Tokyo Olympics: Alex Zverev Shines, Novak Djokovic Fades, Belinda Bencic Carries Switzerland

No medal for Novak Djokovic

The biggest tennis news from the 2020 Olympics was that Novak Djokovic left Tokyo without a medal. The dreams of a golden grand slam were gone.

He lost his singles semifinals match to Alex Zverev. He also lost the bronze medal match against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. Djokovic pulled out of the bronze medal mixed doubles match giving Ashleigh Barty and John Peers the bronze medal.

Needless to say, it was a great week for Alexander Zverev. He played great all week. The three-set format helped him close out matches quickly and didn’t give players like Djokovic to come from behind and win in 5 sets.

Great Olympics for Switzerland and Russia

Belinda Bencic won the gold medal in singles and silver medal in doubles, making this an Olympics to remember for Switzerland even though Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka didn’t play.

It was also a great tournament for the Russians, who were competing under the name, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC). Karen Khachanov won the silver medal in singles. ROC won the mixed doubles gold and silver medals. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev were gold medal winners.

2020 Tokyo Olympics Medallists

Men’s Singles

Gold: Alexander Zverev (Germany)
Silver: Karen Khachanov (ROC)
Bronze: Pablo Carreno Busta (Spain)

Women’s singles

Gold: Belinda Bencic (Switzerland)
Silver: Markéta Vondroušová (Czech Republic)
Bronze: Elina Svitolina (Ukraine)

Women’s Doubles

Gold: Barbora Krejčíková/Kateřina Siniaková (Czech Republic)
Silver: Belinda Bencic/Viktorija Golubic (Switzerland)
Bronze: Laura Pigossi/Luisa Stefani (Brazil)

Men’s Doubles

Gold: Nikola Mektic/Mate Pavic (Croatia)
Silver: Marin Cilic/Ivan Dodig (Croatia)
Bronze: Marcus Daniell/Michael Venus (New Zeland)

Mixed Doubles

Gold: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova/Andrey Rublev (ROC)
Silver: Elena Vesnina/Aslan Karatsev (ROC)
Bronze: Ashleigh Barty/John Peers (AUS)

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