Novak Djokovic edges closer to historic Golden Slam at Tokyo Olympics with straight-sets win over Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina – but faces hosts’ Kei Nishikori next!
- Novak Djokovic is into the Tokyo 2020 quarter-finals, continuing his grip on 2021
- The Serb comfortably beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina 6-3, 6-1 in the heat
- Djokovic only needs Olympic and U.S. Open glory to complete the Golden Slam
- He faces the home nation’s final tennis hope, Kei Nishikori, in the quarters
- Find out the latest Tokyo Olympic news including schedule, medal table and results right here
Novak Djokovic moved one step closer to a historic Golden Slam on Wednesday, advancing into the Tokyo 2020 men’s singles quarter-finals in searing heat.
The top-ranked Serbian beat training partner Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain 6-3, 6-1 to reach the quarter-finals in Tokyo.
Djokovic is on a mission to become the first man to achieve a Golden Slam by winning the four premier ATP tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year.
Novak Djokovic has made it to the Tokyo 2020 quarter-finals after a comfortable last-16 win
The Serbian icon beat Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in straight sets on Wednesday
He has already secured the Australian and French Open titles plus Wimbledon this year. That only leaves the Tokyo Games and U.S. Open glory to complete his staggering 2021 dominance.
Djokovic’s quarter-final opponent will have the home advantage, facing Kei Nishikori of Japan.
The former world No.4 beat Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 7-6(7) 6-0 in the last-16 to advance, and will be hoping to cause a shock against Djokovic and aim to better the bronze medal he won at the Rio Games in 2016.
Djokovic is closing in on the Golden Slam, with Olympic and US Open glory all that’s missing
The 34-year-old has had an unbreakable grip on 2021, dominating to win three Grand Slams
The Serbian will face former world No.4 and Japan’s home hope Kei Nishikori in the last eight
Nishikori is Japan’s last remaining hope for a singles medal after women’s number two Naomi Osaka lost in a third round upset on Tuesday.
Djokovic’s main rivals, should be beat the Japanese star, will likely be Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, who both also progressed into the last eight.
Djokovic is scheduled to play again on Wednesday with Serbian partner Nina Stojanovic against Marcelo Melo and Luisa Stefani of Brazil in the opening round of the mixed doubles competition.
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