World number one Novak Djokovic has supervised to book his spot for the next round to face hosting country Japan’s Kei Nishikori in the quarter-finals. The Serbian beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina of Spain in straight sets of the third round at the Tokyo Olympics.
Djokovic is one more step closer to his goal of winning a Golden Slam in the same calendar year where he has already won three Grand Slams of Four. Having won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon, the Serb has extended his winning run streak to 21 matches.
The 20 times Grand Slam champion tying with Swiss Roger Federer and Spaniard Rafael Nadal, Djokovic is aiming to emulate the record of Steffi Graf in 1988 to win Olympic Gold and all four Grand Slams in the same season which he will fulfil if he wins the Golden Slam and the U.S. Open.
Meanwhile, world number two Daniil Medvedev who knocked out India’s Sumit Nagal at his Olympic debut beats the heat and overcame Fabio Fognini despite looking lost after dropping the second set on Wednesday. The Russian outlasted Italian 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to advance to the quarter-finals.
Fognini was into his third Olympics who looked forward to exceeding the third-round end he’d amassed earlier in Rio Olympics.