Sports Canada tennis schedule: How to watch every 2021 Olympic match from Tokyo
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Before the tennis world turns its attention to the last Grand Slam for 2021, the U.S. Open, all eyes will be on the hardcourts of Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo for the 2021 Olympics.
It's been 21 years since Canada won its lone medal — a gold one — by the men's doubles team of Sébastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor. This year, Canada brings a strong contingent to the Summer Games that could see that number rise.
While a number of big names have dropped out of the tournament for a number of reasons — including Canada's own Bianca Andreescu and Vasek Pospisil — the tournament does include world No. 1 men's player Novak Djokovic. The Serbian is just one Grand Slam championship away from the rare calendar Grand Slam and, if he wins gold, would grab the Golden Slam. Legend Steffi Graf was the last to do both in 1988.
Canada Olympics schedule today: Day-by-day TV coverage to watch Team Canada at 2021 Tokyo Games
Sporting News has you covered on how to watch every Team Canada competition, including start times and TV channels for every sport, every day of the Tokyo Olympics.Canada is filled with gold-medal dreams as 370 athletes — including heavy favourites such as swimmer Penny Oleksiak and sprinter Andre De Grasse — take the field, pool, court or floor across Tokyo and Japan. While there are a number of first-timers, there's also a handful of athletes who are competing in a sport that's making its debut in 2021, such as sports climbing and skateboarding.
Play begins Friday, July 23 (Saturday in Tokyo), with the men's and women's finals on July 31. Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the Canadians competing at the 2021 Olympics.
Which Canadian players are in the Olympics?
Félix Auger-Aliassime and Leylah Annie Fernandez will represent Canada in men's and women's singles, respectively. Canadian doubles sensations Sharon Fichman and Gabriela Dabrowski will be teaming up.
The Montrealer faces a stiff test in the first round when he meets up with two-time defending champ Andy Murray. Seeded ninth, Auger-Aliassime, who made the quarters at Wimbledon not too long ago, did beat the Brit back in. Down the line for the 20-year-old is Pablo Carreno Busta (third round) and No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev in the quarters.
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Fellow Quebecois Fernandez, who hails from Laval, is making her Olympic debut and will see the Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska to open things up. If the lefty advances, she could face No. 11 seed Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic and then No. 12 seed Belinda Bencic of Switzerland. Fernandez, at just 18, already has a win over Bencic under her belt.
Ontario natives Fichman (Toronto) and Dabrowski (Ottawa) are two of the top doubles players in the world. The duo, seeded seventh, have teamed up before and won a bunch of tournaments including in Waterloo, Ont., in 2012 and 2013. They most recently played together at the 2019 Fed Cup. To open things up, they'll face the Brazilian team of Luisa Stefani and Laura Pigossi with Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jessica Pegula looming in the quarterfinals.
Dabrowski and Auger-Aliassime are also joining forces in mixed doubles.
Where is Bianca Andreescu?
Canada's No. 1 player withdrew back on July 12 from the 2021 Summer Olympics.
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"To all my amazing fans," Bianca Andreescu wrote on an Instagram post, "I would like to inform you that I have made the very difficult decision to not play in the Tokyo Olympics later this month. I have been dreaming of representing Canada at the Olympics since I was a little girl, but with all the challenges we are facing as it relates to the pandemic, I know that deep in my heart, this is the right decision to make for myself.
"I look forward to representing Canada in future Fed Cup ties, and competing at the 2024 Olympics in Paris."
Bianca Andreescu out of the— Tennis Canada (@TennisCanada) Olympics.
Less than two weeks earlier, the fifth-ranked Andreescu was excited for the opportunity to represent her country.
"Yeah, 100 percent. I'm super looking forward to it," she saidafter her exit from Wimbledon, about making the team and the chance of bringing home a medal. However, she then added: "Going to take a couple days off, see how I feel, and then go from there."
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Andreescu is scheduled to compete at the 2021 National Bank Open. It begins in Montreal on Aug. 7, for the women (the men will play in Toronto) and Andreescu is the defending champ having won in 2019 after Serena Williams had to retire in the final. Canada's biggest tournament was not held in 2020 because of the pandemic. Just down the road from that is the 2021 U.S. Open in New York; it begins Aug. 30.
Where are Denis Shapovalov, Milos Raonic and Vasek Pospsil?
Denis Shapovalov, who just made a runand is the highest-ranked Canadian man at No. 10, announced back in June that he would not compete.
"Hey everyone, after careful consideration I wanted to let you know that I will not be participating in the Olympics this year,". "Representing Canada means the world to me, but due to the current situation my team and I have decided this is the best decision for everyone’s safety."
Milos Raonic withdrew from the Olympics after also skipping Wimbledon because of a calf injury.
“I didn’t want for it to get to this point, but I am sad to announce I will not be competing at the Olympics this summer. It is always the greatest honor to represent Canada on any world stage, and to miss that opportunity is not easy,” Raonic wrote on Instagram, citing that he is working hard to return as soon as possible.
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Canada was done. Finished. A gone goose. The story was etched on the face of the great Christine Sinclair , surely at her last Olympiad. After her opening kick in the shootout was saved by Brazilian goalkeeper Barbara, Sinclair looked like doom. She stared at the turf, as though reliving every moment of one of the longest careers in international soccer, knowing full well that this was probably it, that she was going to bow out on a saved penalty kick in the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games. Her teammates had other ideas. First, Jessie Fleming, Ashley Lawrence and Adriana Leon converted their kicks.
Vasek Pospisil, who was named to the team and was scheduled to compete in singles and doubles with Auger-Aliassime, withdrew on July 15.
"Several factors have played into this difficult decision which include an aggravated right shoulder that will need rest to prevent further surgery," he posted on Instagram. "This was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make; playing for your country is the biggest honor in sport and going to the Olympics is every young child's dream, as it was mine. I had to be honest with myself that I am both physically and mentally not able to make the trip."
When are the matches involving Canadians at Olympics 2021?
(All times are Eastern and subject to change. Canadian players in bold.)
|Fri., July 23||10 p.m.||1||Leylah Fernandez def. Dayana Yastremska (UKR), 6-3, 3-6, 6-0|
|Fri., July 23||10 p.m.||1||Pigossi/Stefani (BRA) def. (7) Fichman/Dabrowski, 7-6(3), 6-4|
|Sun., July 25||1 a.m.||1||(9) Félix Auger-Aliassime vs. *Max Purcell (AUS)|
|TBD||TBD||2||Leylah Fernandez vs. (11) Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)|
*Auger-Aliassime was originally scheduled to face Andy Murray in the first round. The two-time defending gold medallist withdrew earlier in the day.
How to watch the Olympics in Canada
- TV channels: CBC
- Live streams: CBC Gem, , CBC Olympics app
CBC will be the broadcast home of the Tokyo Olympics in Canada. The coverage will be 'round the clock, as the network will air four, six-hour programs covering all things Olympics and events featuring Team Canada. Like the United States' coverage, CBC will show both live coverage and tape delays of the major events.
Streamers will also have plenty of ways to watch the Games in Canada. CBC Gem and the CBC Olympics app will both provide streaming options for Canadians and CBC.ca will provide live events, highlights and replays of various CBC-aired sports throughout the Olympics.
American Felix sets new women's Olympics medal record .
TOKYO (AP) — The new medal standard in Olympic women's track has been set. American Allyson Felix stands alone at the top and still has a chance to go even higher. The 35-year-old Felix won her record 10th Olympic track medal Friday night at the Tokyo Games with a push down the home stretch of the 400 meters to take the bronze medal. Felix now has more Olympic track and field medals than any woman in history in a career that goes back to 2004 in Athens. She came to Tokyo even with Jamaican runner Merlene Ottey. Her 10th medal also ties her with the great Carl Lewis for the most by an American athlete. She could break that Saturday when she's expected to run in the 1,600-relay.