2020 Tokyo Olympics – Four Tennis Players Are Flag Bearers, Naomi Osaka Lights The Olympic Cauldron

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Naomi Osaka lights the Olympic cauldron

Naomi Osaka has broken many barriers. At the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, she became the first tennis player to light the Olympic cauldron.

Tennis Players who were flag bearers for their countries

Chinese Taipei  – Lu Yen-hsun

Paraguay  – Verónica Cepede

Latvia  – Jeļena Ostapenko

Czech Republic – Petra Kvitova

Social Media Feed – Tennis Players At The Olympic Opening Ceremony

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Cameron Norrie, Carlos Alcaraz, Danielle Collins Win Maiden Titles, Emma Radunacu Dumps Coach

It was a week of maiden title wins. Cameron Norrie, Carlos Alcaraz, and Daniell Collins won their first titles on the tour.

  • Cameron Norrie defeated Brandon Nakashima to easily win the Los Cabos title. This was Norrie’s fifth attempt at an ATP title. Norrie did not lose a set all week.
  • Carlos Alcaraz won his first title at Umag beating Richard Gasquet. He is the youngest Spaniard to win an ATP title since Rafael Nadal in 2004. He is the youngest tour-level champion since Kei Nishikori, who was 18 when he won the Delray Beach title in 2008.
  • Danielle Collins won the Palermo Ladies Open title beating Elena-Gabriela Ruse. This was Collin’s first WTA title.

Casper Ruud won his third clay court title this year beating Hugo Gaston at the Swiss Open in Gstaad (ESPN)

Former world number 4, Kiki Bertens retired from professional tennis after losing at the Olympics. She reached the semifinals at the 2016 French Open. She has been struggling with an Achilles injury. (Instagram)

Despite a great run at Wimbledon, Emma Raducanu parted ways with coach Nigel Sears (who is Andy Murray’s father-in-law). She will work with Andrew Richardson, who coached Raducanu  when she was a young tennis player. (The Telegraph)

Naomi Osaka will leave Tokyo without an Olympic medal. She lost to Marketa Vondrousova in the third round (CNN)

Djokovic is a star at the Olympics. As one of the world’s most recognizable athletes, Djokovic is very popular at the Olympic village in Tokyo. (The Guardian)

Fabio Fognini is unhappy that Matteo Berrettini is not playing the Olympics. Fognini and Berrettini had plans to play doubles together. Berrettini withdrew due to an injury. (Twitter)

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