Tokyo 2020 tennis day 9: Men's singles gold-medal match headlines final day of play for tennis event

TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 30: Alexander Zverev of Team Germany celebrates victory after his Men's Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Team Serbia on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Tennis Park on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 30: Alexander Zverev of Team Germany celebrates victory after his Men's Singles Semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Team Serbia on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Tennis Park on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

The men's singles gold medal will be handed out on the last day of tennis, along with gold medals up for grabs in women's doubles and the mixed doubles. 

What’s happening?

On the final day of tennis action it's the men's singles gold-medal match that headlines play, the first match up on Centre Court before gold-medal clashes in both women's doubles and mixed doubles.

Who should I expect to see?

Centre Court is the site of all three gold-medal matches from 12:00 (local time), with victory ceremonies to follow each.

Having stunned world number-one Novak Djokovic in the semifinal, Alexander Zverev - the first German to reach a men's singles tennis finals at the Olympics since Tommy Haas won silver at the Sydney Games in 2000, will be hoping to go one step farther and claim the gold on offer. To do so, he'll have to get past Karen Khachanov (ROC) who beat Pablo Carreno in straight sets in his semifinal.

Whichever combatant comes out victorious will be a brand-new Olympic champion as Andy Murray, who won singles gold in 2012 and 2016, pulled out of the Tokyo competition early on with a quadriceps niggle.

In the day's other finals, Czechs Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova take on the Swiss team of Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic in women's doubles while, in the mixed doubles final, it's an all-ROC affair with Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev playing Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev.

What happened in the Rio 2016 finals?

Men's singles:

GOLD - Andy Murray (GBR)

SILVER - Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)

BRONZE - Nishikori Kei (JPN)

Women's doubles:

GOLD - Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina (RUS)

SILVER - Timea Bacsinszky and Martina Hingis (SUI)

BRONZE - Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova (CZE)

Mixed doubles

GOLD - Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock (USA)

SILVER - Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram (USA)

BRONZE - Lucie Hradecka and Radek Stepanek (CZE)

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Competition schedule

Date and Time: Sun 1 Aug. 12:00

Venue: Ariake Tennis Park - Centre Court

Men's Singles Gold Medal Match

Men's Singles Victory Ceremony

Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match

Women's Doubles Victory Ceremony

Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Match

Mixed Doubles Victory Ceremony

*The above includes all possible events for this court. The final court assignments and order of play are subject to change up until the day of the session.