Alexander Zverev has won tennis gold for Germany in the Tokyo Olympics men’s singles event. The world No5 eased to a 6-3 6-1 victory over the Russian Olympic Committee’s Karen Kachanov. In the semi-finals, Zverev came from a set down to beat Novak Djokovic and end the world No1’sRead More »
The Chinese women's table tennis trio of Chen Meng, Sun Yingsha and Wang Manyu beat Austria's Liu Jia, Liu Yuan and Sofia Polcanova 3-0 in the round of 16 team event on Sunday to advance to the quarter-finals. Women's singles silver medallist Sun joined forces with Wang to crush the Lius in the doubles match, with the Austrians unable to win a single set.
Alexander Zverev followed up his upset of Novak Djokovic by becoming the first German man to win a singles gold medal in Olympic tennis with victory over Karen Khachanov. Having ensured his countrywoman Steffi Graf remains the only tennis player to win the Golden Slam of all four major titles and Olympic gold in one year, having done so in 1988, Zverev has now joined her as a singles champion.
Is it possible not to break sweat in 35°C temperatures? Alexander Zverev gave that impression in sealing the men’s Olympics tennis title for Germany. A dominant 6-3, 6-1 win bolsters his case as a founding father in the new era of male tennis superiority. But it was his semi-final which will live longer in the memory than this sub-80 minute victory. In an Olympics of withdrawals and stars failing to sparkle, this was not the expected men’s gold medal match. Favourite Novak Djokovic fell to Zvere