Tokyo / 07.24.2021 04:42:18
Novak Djokovic, world tennis number 1, began his path to Olympic gold with a comfortable win against the Bolivian Hugo dellien, by a double 6-2, this Saturday in Tokyo.
It was practically an impossible mission for Dellien to unsettle the winner this season in Australia, Roland Garros and Wimbledon, who is looking in Tokyo for a title that would allow him to continue to aspire to the Golden Slam.
To win the gold medal in Tokyo, the Serbian would only have the US Open to emulate the feat of the German tennis player Steffi Graff, the only one in history to win all 4 Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year.
It took Djokovic, in an intractable form, barely an hour to eliminate the 28-year-old Dellien, who was facing the Serb for the first time.
The development of the match was very similar in both sets: Djokovic managed to break his rival’s serve before the halfway point of the two sets and closed the set with a ‘break’ to the rival.
Dellien, meanwhile, did not even have a ball to try to break the Serbian’s serve, which was very effective in this section, with 7 direct aces.
Djokovic’s next opponent will be German Jan-Lennard Struff (number 48), who eliminated Brazilian Thiago Monteiro.