World No.1 Novak Djokovic is all set to compete at the Tokyo Olympics alongwith 63 other players from across the globe. The Serbian machine reached Tokyo a few days back and started training right away. He was seen sweating out on the court and looks absolutely ready to take on an aggressive field.
Meanwhile, two time Olympic Gold medalist and defending Olympic champion Andy Murray too was seen hitting on the court. He had a couple of intense practice sessions and today, crossed paths with Djokovic, his old friend and foe. Andy’s mother, Judy shared a picture of the duo fist pumping on the court.
They also hit the court together for the second time this year.
Murray and Djokovic earlier this year hit together during the Clay season in Rome. Murray flew all the way to Rome just to train with Djokovic and later played doubles at the Rome Masters.
Easy path for Djokovic, Murray’s defense under threat
The draws for the Tokyo Olympics are out and Djokovic has been handed a fairly easy path. He opens against Hugo Dellien in the first round and could face German Jan Lennard Struff in the second round and Spaniard Fokina in the third round. The first major task for Djokovic could be Andrey Rublev in the quarterfinal and Alexander Zverev in the semifinal.
On the contrary, Andy Murray has a nightmare first round match against Canadian youngster Felix Auger Aliassime in the first round. If somehow he manages to win the opening match, he will go on to face Dominik Koepfer in the second round and Pablo Carreno Busta in the third round. He is drawn alongside second seed Daniil Medvedev and could face the Russian in the quarterfinal. Hence, chances of going Murray deep are very slim.