The first round of tennis tournament at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro has already been finished. First three seeded players in women’s competition have qualified to the next round. Number one seeded, the leader of the world standing, Serena Williams won her first match without any problems, defeating Australian Daria Gavrilova 6:4, 6:2. Number two seeded German player Angelique Kerber also had a quiet easy match against Maria Duque-Marino from Colombia. Kerber won 6:3, 7:5. Number three Garbine Muguruza won over Romanian player Andrea Mutu, who replaced an injured Jelena Jankovic, 6:2 6:2. Unfortunately, the highest seeded player who has already ended her journey in Rio is number four seeded Agnieszka Radwańska who lost to Chinese Zheng Saisai 4:6, 5:7. Number 5 – American Venus Williams and number 6 – Italian Roberta Vinci are also out. On the other hand, in the second round we have, among others, the following players: Madison Keys (number 7), Svetlana Kuznetsova (8), Carla Suarez-Navarro (9), Johanna Konta (10) and Petra Kvitova (11).
Tennis ? Olympic tournament (women and men)
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
In men’s competition we had a huge surprise. A leader of the world ranking, aiming here at winning his first ever Olympic gold medal, Serbian Novak Djokovic lost to returning after an injury Juan Martin del Potro from Argentina. In the second round we have number two seeded Scottish Andy Murray (win with Viktor Troicki 6:3, 6:2), number three Spanish Rafael Nadal (victory over Federico Delbonis 6:1, 6:2) and number four Japanese Kei Nishikori (win with Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6:2, 6:4). There will also be playing, among others, Jo Wilfried-Tsonga (number 5), Gael Monfils (6), David Ferrer (7) and David Goffin (8).
In women’s tournament, we already have second round matches being played. Petra Kvitova is competing with Caroline Wozniacki, Madison Keys with Kristina Mladenovic, Carla Suarez Navarro with Monica Puig and Angelique Kerber with Eugenie Bouchard.
Tonight will be playing: Serena Williams with Alizet Cornet and Garbine Muguruza with Nao Hibino.
When it comes to the men’s event, the most important matches of the second round will be played tomorrow. Rafael Nadal will compete with Italian players Andrea Seppi and Andy Murray with Juan Monaco from Argentina at 15.00.
Our types: Murray’s win in two straight sets – odds 1.22 and Nadal’s victory in two straight sets – odds 1.50. Both players are now among the best players in the world. They are both very well prepared to this tournament and should win in straight sets.