Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty set for clash of the titans at Tokyo 2020

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: Ashleigh Barty of Team Australia plays a forehand during her Women's Singles First Round match against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Team Spain on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Tennis Park on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 25: Ashleigh Barty of Team Australia plays a forehand during her Women's Singles First Round match against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Team Spain on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Tennis Park on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The Serbian will take on fellow World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the mixed doubles bronze medal match today, after playing Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta for bronze in the men's singles.

The Golden Grand Slam wasn't to be for Novak Djokovic this year, as he was eliminated in the semi-finals of both the men's singles and mixed doubles competitions yesterday at Tokyo 2020.

However, the World No 1 could still leave Japan with two bronze medals.

First up at Ariake Tennis Park, Djokovic is the strong favourite to beat Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta in the men's singles bronze-medal match.

Head-to-head, the Serbian leads the way 4-1, with Carreno's victory coming at the Round-of-16 at the 2020 US Open. Djokovic was disqualified in that match after hitting the ball to a line judge.

Later on, there is a mouth-watering clash of the world's best players.

Djokovic teams up with Nina Stojanovic to take on current No. 1-ranked women's player Ashleigh Barty and her partner John Peers in the mixed doubles bronze medal match.

The Australians were eliminated from the main competition yesterday by ROC pair Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev.

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