Sport Jo, Tennis: 5 reasons to follow the Olympic Final Zverev - Khachanov
Live: The Olympic Games are opened - Protests in front of the stadium
With a year Delay, it's finally going on: the Olympic Games. Tokyo is hosted after 1964 for the second time the summer games. The opening ceremony now in the live ticker. © Provided by sport1.de Live: The Olympic Games are opened - Protests Before the Stadium in Tokyo, the Olympic Summer Games 2021 are opened. However, the ceremony takes place because of the Corona situation largely excluding audience. The German team will be given by a flagship duo for the first time at the inlet.
Zverev in Steffi Graf steps?
Alexander Zverev is led to take over when the Federer Star, Nadal, Djokovic and Consstains will come to pale. Its palmaresis has already pace with a Grand Slam final (US Open 2020), 4 Masters 1000 at the counter, 1 Masters (2018) and 15 titles on the circuit (including 2 this year in Madrid and Acapulco), the German, current 5th world player, will attempt to do as well as his compatriot Steffi Graf, sacred in 1988 in Seoul, when the German had realized the Golden Slam, ie, win the same year the four tournaments of the Grand Chelem and the Olympics. In men, Tommy Haas had taken the money in 2000. In Tokyo, the 24 year old player can do better. A certainty, he feasts: " Games is special, for example we sleep in a room with six colleagues, but it's top because we take advantage of it, it's part of the tournament and the evening we all wish together the Welcome to the medalists of our country, it's often moving "
3. Olympic participation: "Oil Man" Taufatofua again
At the opening ceremony of the Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Pita Taufatofua was famous from Tonga 2016. In Tokyo, he wants to worry again - not only at the ceremony. © Provided by sport1.de 3. Olympic participation: "Oil Man" Taufatofua Again Pita Taufatofua became celebrity at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. , however, not for what he did in the competition, but rather for his oiled body at the opening ceremony. also with the winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang he was there.
after his feat against Djokovic, can Zverev chained?
Impressive Novak Djokovic Trombur in the semifinal (1-6, 6-3, 6-1), Alexander Zverev is now the favorite to conquer gold. He had nothing to lose the previous tour facing the invincible Djokovic. This Sunday, he endorses the favorite costume. Another story. The hardest starts for him.
Khachanov For a first
in case of Victory Sunday, Karen Khachanov could become the first Russian Olympic Champion in Tennis from Yevgeny Kafelnikov Sacred to Sydney 21 years ago. But it would be an Olympic coronation not like the others, the Russian competing under neutral banner, his country being forced to play these games in this way after the institutionalized doping scandal that hit Russia.
ZVEREV in rapid tempo - Successful comeback from Osaka
Barty surprisingly excreted © Getty Images did not need an hour for his two-rate success: Alexander Zverev. Without problems, Tennis Hope Alexander ZVEREV also succeeded in singing its Olympic premiere. One day after the successful prelude in the double competition, the medal candidate won on Sunday against the clear outsider Lu Yen-Hsun from Taiwan with 6: 1, 6: 3. After only 59 minutes, the largely one-sided game was decided on the second largest place of Ariak Tennis Park in Tokyo.
Khachanov is back in the form
outsider of this final, Karen Khachanov does not go into an expiatory victim. Far from there. In withdrawn in the first part of the year, the 25th World, Laureate du Rolex Paris Masters in 2018, finds the great form this summer. Recent quarter of finalist in Wimbledon, he has shown a lot of solidity this week. Like his winning quarterfinal quarter against the French Ugo Humbert or his semifinal perfectly controlled against Carreno Busta: " Where there were ups and down, I thought a lot about my game, at My right shot, to my reverse, but in fact, the main key is your mind, so I worked a lot about it. And you now know that it bears fruit. »
The two men are tied everywhere in their face-to-face
there were four duels on the circuit between the two men. For the moment it is the perfect equality (2-2). Zverev had won their first two face-to-face, especially in four sets in the 16th final of Roland Garros in 2018. Since then, Russian took the ascendant with two dry successes in two dry sets in Bercy in quarterfinals In 2018 and Madrid at the same stadium the competition in 2019. These two players are alike. Physical very close 1.98 m and fat physical (90 kg). Big servers, they also own have a good leg game for players of this template. The secret weapon of Russian being the right shot. That of German, the reverse.
The unlikely Olympic heroes that prove nothing is certain on the track or in the pool .
These Games and those past have thrown up their share of curveballs. Here are some of the unlikely winners, from the world's slowest swimmer to Steven Bradbury.For the first time since before Usain Bolt graced the track, the men's 100m final at the Olympics this year was an open field.