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Gulf News |  Djokovic and Medvedev continue their journey

Gulf News | Djokovic and Medvedev continue their journey

Tokyo – AFP: World number one Novak Djokovic did not find it difficult to reach the round The quarter-finals of the tennis competitions at the Tokyo Summer Olympics yesterday, while the Russian Daniil Medvedev II resisted the heat and “shortness of breath” to cross, while the journey of the fourth Greek, Stefanos, ended Tsitsipas. Djokovic, who won bronze in Beijing 2008, beat Spaniard Alejandro Davidovic Fokina 6-3, 6-1, enhancing His streak of unbeaten matches to 21. Hours later, Djokovic returned to the court to compete with his compatriot Nina Stojanovic in the first round of the doubles competitions. They came out victorious against the Brazilian duo Marcelo Melo and Luisa Stefani 6-3, 6-4.

After the players complained from the beginning of the session about the hot weather and some of them demanded that the matches be delayed, the International Federation announced For tennis, that from Thursday, matches will start at 15:00 local time instead From 11:00. “This is in the interest and welfare of the players,” a statement issued by him said, adding that the decision: “Taken in accordance with the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic organizers and the Olympic Broadcasting Service, as well as players, referees and medical experts. and other essential elements. Medvedev, participating under a neutral flag, fought the heat in the Japanese capital and his Italian opponent, Fabio Fognini, before he He crosses into the quarter-finals with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 victory.

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