The Olympics Catch-Up: Osaka lights up Tokyo; Djokovic - most popular Village athlete?; Murray's singles/doubles conundrum; Barty, Sabalenka & Swiatek out; Norrie breaks title duck in Los Cabos

The Olympics Catch-Up: Osaka lights up Tokyo; Djokovic - most popular Village athlete?;  Murray's singles/doubles conundrum; Barty, Sabalenka & Swiatek out; Norrie breaks title duck in Los Cabos

In the latest episode of The Passing Shot, the tennis podcast by fans, Joel and Kim round up all the action from the first rounds of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics which has seen top seed Ash Barty become the highest profile casualty so far.

With defending champion Andy Murray pulling out of the singles event, Novak Djokovic looking as sharp as ever and Naomi Osaka lighting the Olympic flame, they round up the main talking points from the first few days play.

They also celebrate Cam Norrie claiming his first tour title our in Los Cabos, as well as
catching up on maiden titles for Carlos Alcaraz, Danielle Collins and new name on the block Maryna Zanevska.

Joel also tests Kim’s Olympic knowledge with a difficult Par for the Court - listen along and see how many you get!

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Recorded on 26th July 2021.