The world’s biggest sporting extravaganza is underway and the top athletes from different parts of the world are gearing up to deliver their best performances. As far as tennis is concerned, some big names like Roger Federer, Coco Gauff, Rafael Nadal have opted out of the tournament.
However, tennis fans can still expect top-notch action as many youngsters and veterans are gracing the event. Talking about youngsters with great potential, Italian tennis star Lorenzo Musetti has added his name to the record books after entering the main draw at Olympics.
At 19y 142d, Musetti is the youngest tennis player to join Tokyo 2020
Musetti is the youngest tennis star to feature in the Tokyo Olympics this season. At 19 years 142 days, Musetti made history as soon as he joined the grand events representing his nation. The young sensation from Italy has performed well this season.
He reached the semi-finals at Lyon Open this season which raised a few eyebrows. Post that, he delivered a wonderful performance at the French Open where he cornered World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the first two sets in the fourth round clash.
Djokovic emerged victoriously after scripting another comeback, but the way Musetti performed was appreciated by all. His outing at Wimbledon didn’t go as he would have liked but he is expected to perform better at Tokyo Olympics. Musetti lost in his first round to John Millman in singles in Tokyo, but he still has a chance to win a medal in the doubles event.
Moreover, Yen-Hsun Lu from Chinese Taipei is the oldest player to represent his country as a tennis player at Tokyo Olympics. At 37y 343d, Hsun Lu has a monumental challenge ahead of him in his very first round in the name of Alexander Zverev.