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Tokyo Olympics 2020: day three – in pictures

The best images from the third day’s action in Tokyo including mountain biking, basketball, diving and hockey Continue reading…

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Everyone loves Novak: how Djokovic became a star in the Olympic village | Tumaini Carayol

From Turkish volleyballers to German judokas, the Olympic village in Tokyo has been in thrall to the Serbian world No 1After Novak Djokovic took his first small step towards a gold medal on Saturday, his defeated first-round opponent, the world No 140 …

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Osaka eases into third round of Olympic women’s singles but Swiatek goes out

Osaka beats Golubic while Swiatek loses to BadosaTeam GB men’s doubles team out in straight setsAs numerous prominent names continued to crumble around her, Naomi Osaka advanced in the women’s singles draw of the Tokyo Olympic Games by defeating Viktor…

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Naomi Osaka eases into second round in return to tennis at Tokyo Olympics

Osaka plays first match since she pulled out of French OpenWin comes two days after No 2 seed lit the Olympic cauldronIn the two months since Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open to protect her mental health after all the noise that followed her d…

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Naomi Osaka eases into second round in return to tennis at Tokyo Olympics

Osaka plays first match since she pulled out of French OpenWin comes two days after No 2 seed lit the Olympic cauldronIn the two months since Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open to protect her mental health after all the noise that followed her d…

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Ash Barty knocked out of Tokyo Olympics in shock round-one loss

World No 1 falls to Spain’s Sorribes Tormo in straight setsBarty’s Olympic hopes now rest on doubles tournamentAsh Barty has been knocked out of the Tokyo Olympics singles in the first round, upset by unheralded Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight…

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Andy Murray will not defend Olympic singles title in Tokyo after quad injury

Two-time Olympic champion will continue to play in doubles34-year-old makes decision after consulting medical staffAndy Murray will not defend his Olympic singles title in Tokyo after he was forced to withdraw from the tournament with a quad strain on …

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Andy Murray advances in men’s doubles as tennis players suffer in Tokyo heat

Murray and Joe Salisbury beat second seeds Herbert and MahutNovak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev through in singlesOnly 22 of the top men’s singles tennis players made the trip to Tokyo for the Olympics, a reflection of the competition’s confused place i…

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Naomi Osaka provides spark at subdued opening of Tokyo Olympics

Ceremony began as the most downbeat in Olympic history but finished in spectacular fashionTokyo Olympics – live updatesAmid the darkness of the Tokyo skyline, a moment of hope and raging illumination. After nearly four hours of an opening ceremony that…

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Andy Murray would rank Tokyo 2020 medal as ‘best achievement’ of career

Double gold medallist believes podium place possibleInjury problems and tough draw against the BritonAs Andy Murray prepares to compete in the fourth Olympic games of his life, he says that winning a medal at the Tokyo Olympics would rank as one of the…

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From Osaka to Matsuyama: Japan’s best hopes of Olympic glory in Tokyo

Fans will not be filling the arenas but the host nation still expects a taste of glory on Japanese soil after their Rio bonanzaThe decision to ban spectators from attending all but a handful of Tokyo 2020 events amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in the ho…

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From Osaka to Matsuyama: Japan’s best hopes of Olympic glory in Tokyo

Fans will not be filling the arenas but the host nation still expects a taste of glory on Japanese soil after their Rio bonanzaThe decision to ban spectators from attending all but a handful of Tokyo 2020 events amid a surge of Covid-19 cases in the ho…

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Osaka’s tough core can help her shine under the spotlight at home Olympics | Tumaini Carayol

The face of Tokyo 2020 has had a turbulent year so far but has a habit of dropping into big events and producing her bestBack in the spring of 2019, Naomi Osaka was coming off consecutive grand slam titles and digesting her newfound presence as a leadi…

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Osaka’s tough core can help her shine under the spotlight at home Olympics | Tumaini Carayol

The face of Tokyo 2020 has had a turbulent year so far but has a habit of dropping into big events and producing her bestBack in the spring of 2019, Naomi Osaka was coming off consecutive grand slam titles and digesting her newfound presence as a leadi…

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Tennis star Coco Gauff out of Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19

Teenager is one of best young players in the worldWorld No 25 hopes ‘there will be many more chances’The Tokyo Olympics has lost one of its young stars after US tennis player Coco Gauff revealed she has been ruled out of the Games after testing positiv…

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Tennis star Coco Gauff out of Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19

Teenager is one of best young players in the worldWorld No 25 hopes ‘there will be many more chances’The Tokyo Olympics has lost one of its young stars after US tennis player Coco Gauff revealed she has been ruled out of the Games after testing positiv…

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Tennis star Coco Gauff out of Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19

Teenager is one of best young players in the worldWorld No 25 hopes ‘there will be many more chances’The Tokyo Olympics has lost one of its young stars after US tennis player Coco Gauff revealed she has been ruled out of the Games after testing positiv…

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World’s oldest tennis player: 97 and still in the game – video

Leonid Stanislavskyi, a 97-year-old Ukrainian man ,holds the Guinness World Record for world’s oldest tennis player. Stanislavskyi has been playing amateur tennis for more than half a century – it is next to impossible for him to find a worthy adv…

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Naomi Osaka review – a poignant, painful look at the life of the tennis wunderkind

She may have beaten Serena Williams, but Netflix’s affecting new docuseries reveals Osaka as a young woman plagued by self-doubt, and trying to figure out her place in the worldThere is a problem that sometimes afflicts documentaries about sports perso…

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Dan Evans pulls out of Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid

British No 1 was due to play singles and doubles for Team GB‘I am hugely disappointed and currently self isolating’The British No 1 Dan Evans has become the latest player to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics after testing positive for Covid-19. The 31-yea…