After a thrilling victory in the semifinals, Alexander Sverrev talks about gold at the 2021 Olympics. He meets Karen Cuccano in the tennis final. Live ticker.
Alexander Sverev – Karen Chatchanov :: – (Tokyo, CEST starts at 9.30am)
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+++ 9:56 am: Alexander Sverrev is considered a favorite, but it will not be an easy match. Satsanov and Sverev last met in 2019 at the ATP Masters in Canada. The Russian won the quarterfinals 6: 3, 6: 3. The Women’s Tennis Medal is currently underway. It has to start.
+++ 9.38 am: The Czech Republic won gold in the women’s tennis doubles. Silver goes to both from Switzerland. Will continue at 10 p.m. Then Alexander Sverev attacked Karen Kaczano for Olympic gold.
+++ 9.28 am: The tennis women’s final will soon conclude between Siniakovy / Krezkova (Czech Republic) and Kolibik / Benzik (Switzerland). The checkers are also in the lead in the second set, so are ahead of the gold.
Morning +++ 7.23: Alexander Sverrev can write German tennis history at the Olympics in Tokyo. Hamburger faces Karen Cuccano in Sunday’s final. Sverev, 24, is a clear favorite against the Russians and will become the first German individual Olympic champion in tennis if he wins. The game will start at 9:30 p.m.
First Report Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 8.24 am: TOKYO – Alexander Sverrev has probably never been so emotional. Through world star Novak Djokovic, the world number five in tennis was able to remove the biggest hurdle in the path to a gold medal at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. After the thrilling victory (1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 1) he had tears in his eyes and sat on the bench for several minutes. Not surprisingly: at first Djokovic appeared to be a definite winner.
“It was one of the most emotional successes I ‘ve ever had in my life. It seems impossible to win a big match against Novak this year. I did it somehow,” Sverev later told ZDF.
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Now waiting for Karen Kachchanov of the Russian Olympic Committee, she came as a surprise to the final. The semi-final against Pablo Carino-Pasta from Spain ended in World No. 25. With themselves 6: 3, 6: 3. At the Grand Slam, Kachanov never made it to the quarter-finals. Sverev and he are now at least sure of Friday. The last German Olympic medalist in the men’s tennis singles category was Tommy Haas who won silver 21 years ago. In the women’s category, Angelique Gerber finished second in Rio five years ago.
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The tennis fight for gold at the 2021 Olympics is scheduled after the women’s doubles final (8am CEST). The expected start will be at 9:30 p.m. Clear choice against Alexander Sverev Karen Kachanov. The Hamburg victory will help Germany achieve a better position in the Olympic medal table. (lrg / dpa / sid)
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