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Marketa Vondrousova and Belinda Bencic reach women’s tennis final

Vondrousova has backed up her big win over Naomi OsakaMedvedev loses against Carreño Busta in men’s singlesMarketa Vondrousova and Belinda Bencic will face each other in the women’s tennis singles gold medal match. Vondrousova, who toppled the second s…

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Daniil Medvedev asks for journalist be removed over ‘cheaters’ question

World men’s tennis No 2 quizzed over Russia’s drugs stigmaOutburst followed tough three-set defeat of Fabio FogniniDaniil Medvedev, the men’s world No 2, has requested the removal of a journalist from the tennis competition at the Olympic Games after b…

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Andy Murray’s Olympics at an end after GB doubles defeat to Croatian pair

Cilic and Dodig beat Murray and Salisbury 4-6, 7-6, 10-7Murray still hopes to be ready for US OpenBritish tennis involvement at the Tokyo Games came to an end on Wednesday as Andy Murray and Joe Salisbury fell painfully short of competing for medals, l…

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Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka highlight the untenable pressures of Big Sport | Barney Ronay

For those in sport today, pressures are untenable amid an endlessly hostile kind of unregulated social experimentThere are so many well-worn quotes about sport and pressure. Pressure makes diamonds. Pressure is for tyres. The greatest pressure is the p…

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Britain’s Liam Broady into third round at Olympics with biggest win of his career

Broady overcomes world No 12 Hubert Hurkacz in singlesAndy Murray and Joe Salisbury into doubles’ quarter-finalsLiam Broady, the last Team GB singles player standing, pulled off the biggest win of his career by defeating Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, the wo…

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Britain’s Liam Broady into third round at Olympics with biggest win of his career

Broady overcomes world No 12 Hubert Hurkacz in singlesAndy Murray and Joe Salisbury into doubles’ quarter-finalsLiam Broady, the last Team GB singles player standing, pulled off the biggest win of his career by defeating Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, the wo…

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Britain’s Liam Broady into third round at Olympics with biggest win of his career

Broady overcomes world No 12 Hubert Hurkacz in singlesAndy Murray and Joe Salisbury into doubles’ quarter-finalsLiam Broady, the last Team GB singles player standing, pulled off the biggest win of his career by defeating Poland’s Hubert Hurkacz, the wo…

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Naomi Osaka stunned as face of Tokyo Games knocked out of Olympic tennis

Japanese beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Marketa VondrousovaWorld No 2 was highest ranked player left in women’s drawNaomi Osaka will not win an Olympic medal on home soil in Japan after she was upset in the third round of the Tokyo Games by Markéta Vondroušová of …

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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…