Olympic Upsets

When Rain Stops Play

The first round of the Olympic singles and doubles have seen some surprising results. Here’s a roundup of the action so far.

Men’s Singles:

Well, the biggest shock of the tournament so far has been Novak Djokovic losing to Juan Martin Del Potro, 7-6(4) 7-6(2). The world number one was unquestionably favourite for the gold medal, despite his tough first round draw against the Argentine, a repeat of the 2012 bronze medal match. Following his shock loss at Wimbledon, the Serb returned in Toronto to claim the Rogers Cup title, and was looking strong. With an apparent left wrist injury hindering his backhand, though, he could not come up with the goods to beat the 2009 US Open champion, and left the court in tears.

Rafael Nadal, in his first match since pulling out of the French Open in June, looked in fine form. He dissected Argentina’s Federico…

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