Olympic Tennis Bet Preview
Whilst the Olympic Tennis event has been littered with player absences due to travel restrictions and the impact of COVID 19, plenty of the biggest names in the game have still made it to Tokyo and are chasing coveted gold medals. The great debate between the importance of the Olympics within the tennis calendar has been had within the tennis fraternity but once the action got underway, the attention of the tennis world has been fully focused upon Tokyo. Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Serena Williams are just some of the household names not taking part here in Japan but with Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka in the player list(s), there are still some of the biggest names in the game taking part. The knockout format
Gold Medal Winner
Few competitions in tennis are as coveted as the Olympics and plenty of the biggest names in the game will be looking to claim gold in Tokyo:-
World number one and current occupier of all three Grand Slams, Novak Djokovic is on course to win a ‘Golden Slam’ and few people would bet against the Serb clinching it here in Tokyo.
Russian Daniil Medvedev has developed into one of the most consistent performers on the ATP Tour and having reached Grand Slam finals, his next step is to start major tournament wins to secure his legacy.
Young Greek superstar Stefanos Tsitsipas excelled at the French Open this year and despite some inconsistent showings since, he looks to be a real candidate for a medal here in Tokyo.
German Alexander Zverev is one of the most dangerous players on tour and with plenty of as yet unfulfilled potential, how he would love to come of age here in Tokyo.
Home favourite Kei Nishikori has endured a relatively quiet couple of seasons on the ATP Tour but playing in familiar conditions in Tokyo could pay dividends.
Big-serving Russian Karen Khachanov showed his immense promise with a superb run to the last 8 of Wimbledon last time out and he could take that confidence with him to the Olympics.
Gold Medal Winner
The women’s tennis at the Olympics should be a fascinating watch, with many of the best names from the WTA tour in action:-
Two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza is a hugely consistent performer, especially on hard courts and she is a dangerous player for anybody to come up against if she brings her A-game.
Spaniard Paula Badosa has been emerging on the WTA Tour over the past few seasons and her performances in Tokyo so far give her the look of a player capable of going all the way this week.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova – 5/1
Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has been the in-form player on the WTA Tour with deep runs at both the French Open and Wimbledon and she is a genuine medal contender.
Ukrainian Elina Svitolina is still awaiting her first major title victory and her consistent performances at the top of the game of late indicate she is ready to go all the way here in Tokyo.
Swiss player Belinda Bencic is consistently in and around the latter stages of big events on the WTA Tour and she looks in superb nick here on the hard courts of Tokyo.
BetXchange Olympic Tennis Best Bets:
Men’s Gold Medal Winner: Novak Djokovic – 1/2
Women’s Gold Medal Winner: Garbine Muguruza – 2/1