Marketa Vondrousova and Belinda Bencic will face one another within the women’s tennis singles gold medal match.
Vondrousova, who toppled second-seeded Naomi Osaka within the third spherical, continued to again up that huge win by outplaying Elina Svitolina, the fourth seed, 6-3, 6-1.
“I used to be pondering that two or three matches would have been nice, and then I beat Naomi so then I believed that I used to be taking part in effectively and that possibly I might even do higher, stated Vondrousova. “I’m now simply completely satisfied to be within the final. It’s a tremendous feeling. I can’t imagine it. Perhaps it’ll sink in later. That is superb, even when it’s silver or gold, it’s superb and I’m simply very proud.”
Earlier within the day, Bencic, the ninth seed, navigated her path into the final by defeating Elena Rybakina 7-6(2), 4-6, 6-3, the primary of two wins in one other stellar day in Tokyo. She’s going to now turn into the primary Swiss participant to win two Olympic medals in the identical yr after she additionally reached the women’s doubles final alongside Viktorija Golubic, beating Laura Pigossi and Luisa Stefani 7-5, 6-3. They’ll face the tops seeds, Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.
“I didn’t count on this, I didn’t think about,” stated Bencic of her two medals. “I dreamed of this however we simply stated that we hope tomorrow we don’t get up in our mattress and it’s only a dream and we’re gonna be pinching one another. It’s not potential to explain it now.”
Within the males’s draw, Novak Djokovic continued his march in direction of his first Olympic gold medal by demolishing house favorite Kei Nishikori 6-2, 6-0 to reach the semi-finals. He now stands two wins from victory, which might permit him to chase the golden slam on the US Open in New York, which begins subsequent month.
Djokovic can be competing within the combined doubles occasion – the place he has reached the semi-finals, alongside Nina Stojanovic, after beating Kevin Krawietz and Laura Siegemund. They face Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev subsequent.
His singles semi-final towards Alexander Zverev, the fourth seed, could also be his hardest match of the match after the second seed, Daniil Medvedev, was toppled 6-2, 7-6(5) by Pablo Carreño Busta of Spain. Carreño Busta will face Karen Khachanov within the different semi-final, the winner assured an Olympic medal. “I performed one among my greatest matches of my profession,” stated the Spaniard.