Since tennis became Olympic again, in 1988, it has contributed at least one medal in all editions, except in London 2012. That is the level of reliability and enthusiasm that the king of racket sport arouses, eager to meet again with the metal in these Olympic Games Tokyo 2021. The absence of Roberto Bautista and, above all, the painful loss of Rafael Nadal can generate some uncertainty around the national aspirations to swell the medal table, but there are enough arguments to be optimistic, especially among women. And is that Garbiñe Muguruza has everything you need to be a candidate for great feats in both singles and doubles, along with the meritorious Carla Suarez. As for men, Pablo Carreño seems the main asset.
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It seems difficult to think that several of the best in the world present in Tokyo miss the option of getting on the podium. Alexander Davidovich He arrives very motivated to a tournament in which his self-confidence and enormous potential could shine with their own light, but he has as a potential opponent in the third round Novak Djokovic, an almost insurmountable stone in the way. Aspirations of Roberto Carballés Y Pablo Andújar they are nothing more than enjoying an unforgettable and well-deserved experience for them, and trying to offer their best level, even if it is very complex that it even serves to qualify for the Olympic diploma. Is that goal something very acceptable for Pablo Carreño, the player called to get into the fight for the medals if inspired. He has a tough but feasible draw, with Aliassime as a potential opponent in the round of 16 and Medvedev in the quarterfinals.
The great hopes before the painting was known was the explosive couple between Pablo Carreño and Alejandro Davidovich, but chance has been elusive with Asturian and Malaga as they will have to face a very demanding commitment against the Colombian duo formed by Cabal and Farah. A life-and-death duel from which, if unscathed, they would be tremendously strengthened on a moral level and would look with great hope to the rounds to come. For its part, Pablo Andújar and Roberto Carballés They will try to beat Musetti and Sonego, to meet later with Mektic and Pavic, so their journey in the tournament seems like it may be limited, although both have earned the respect of the entire circuit and the trust of the fans.
Unforgettable experience that you will live Sara sorribes when measuring forces with the number 1 of the world, Ashleigh Barty. The Spaniard from Castellón has shown throughout the season to be full of confidence and not be intimidated by anything or anyone, but if she wants to go to the second round she would have to have a memorable match. Many more options you will have Paula Badosa, who will face Kristina Mladenovic in the first round, and if she wins, she could meet Iga Swiatek. Difficult task for the young Catalan tennis player, although her great performance this season makes it not at all unreasonable to think of her as a candidate for the medal.
Special mention deserves Carla Suarez, who will have to play Ons Jabeur, a confident tennis player. However, the demanding grassy tour that she has had and the high humidity conditions that will be experienced in Tokyo, could affect her style of play and give the Canarian more options to achieve a triumph that will further aggravate her legend. If he does, he could meet Pliskova in the second round. As to Garbiñe Muguruza, a great asset of the Spanish delegation, will have a tough debut against Kudermetova and then see Kvitova and Sabalenka on the horizon, all of them being rivals within reach.
Illusionary double the one they form Paula Badosa and Sara Sorribes, who should be victorious in a pleasant first round for them, when they face the Mexican Zarazúa and Olmos. However, the problems would come later, with a potential confrontation against Krejcikova and Siniakova, top contenders for gold. For its part, Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suárez They were one of the best couples in the world years ago, but when they separate their paths, they do not enjoy a good ranking in this discipline and they will have the difficult commitment of taking on the second seeds in an eventual second round, locals Aoyama and Shimbahara. They will make their debut against Elise Mertens and Alison Van Uytvanck, a couple that will demand a lot from them.