LIVE: Djokovic shock hands Aussies bronze

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8:07pm Jul 31, 2021

Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Day 8

Welcome to Wide World of Sports' regular unrecorded sum of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. Here's each the latest Olympics quality updates and headlines for Day 8.

AUSSIES + KEY EVENTS (all times AEST)

6.20pm, men's basketball: Australia vs Germany

6.30pm-7.30pm, women's rugby sevens: Medal matches

8pm-11pm, athletics: Men's agelong leap qualification, 8.10pm (Henry Frayne); men's 100m R1 heats, 8.45pm (Rohan Browning); men's discus final, 9.15pm (Matthew Denny); women's 100m last (10.35pm; mixed 4x400m relay last (10.50pm)

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The Boomers person made it a cleanable 3 from 3 to commencement their Tokyo Olympics run aft defeating Germany 89-76.

Veteran constituent defender Patty Mills erstwhile again was the prima connected the violative extremity for the Australians, finishing with 24 points portion large antheral Jock Landeale added 18.

The Boomers are retired for redemption aft going down to Spain successful the bronze medal lucifer astatine Rio 2016.

Confirmation that Novak Djokovic has withdrawn from the mixed doubles bronze medal lucifer with a enarthrosis injury.

Australia's Ash Barty and John Peers person claimed the bronze medal successful the mixed doubles, aft Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic withdrew from their match.

It's not wide astatine this signifier wherefore the Serbian brace person withdrawn, though Djokovic had lone a abbreviated interruption aft a 2h47 singles lucifer against Pablo Carreno Busta successful oppressive conditions.

The Boomers are 1 4th distant from making it a cleanable 3 from 3 to commencement their Tokyo Olympics campaign.

Australia presently leads Germany 66-59.

While Germany has caused the Boomers headaches connected the boards, having astir doubled Australia connected the offenesive rebound count, it hasn't caused excessively overmuch damage.

A full of 14 points from turnovers has yet cruelled the Germans done 3 quarters.

Germany has 15 turnovers compared to conscionable six by the Australians.Patty Mills with 19 points leads the Boomers successful scoring.

Novak Djokovic volition person small accidental to refresh aft his bronze medal nonaccomplishment to Pablo Carreno Busta successful the men's singles.

The satellite No.1 volition squad up soon with Nina Stojanovic successful the mixed doubles bronze medal lucifer against Australians Ash Barty and John Peers.

With some Djokovic and Barty connected the court, it's the archetypal clip since 2003 that some satellite No.1 players person contested a mixed doubles match.

A triumph for Barty and Peers would beryllium Australia's archetypal tennis medal since Alicia Molik won bronze astatine Athens successful 2004.

A overmuch amended 4th from the Boomers, who crook a four-point shortage astatine the extremity of the archetypal 4th into a four-point pb astatine half-time.

Australia leads Germany 44-40 astatine the main break.

Following a slugging violative archetypal quarter, successful which they scored conscionable 18 points, the Boomers were connected occurrence successful the 2nd word with 26 notched successful the period.

Good signs for the Australians with seasoned Patty Mills heating. He leads the Aussies successful scoring with 11 points.

After allowing Germany to people 8 points disconnected turnovers during the archetypal quarter, the Boomers responded by not giving up a azygous constituent from turnovers.

Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta has rounded retired the champion week of his career, claiming the bronze medal with a 3 acceptable triumph implicit Novak Djokovic.

The Spaniard was victorious 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 successful a lucifer that lasted 2h45 successful oppressive conditions.

Djokovic's frustrations were evident successful the last set, erstwhile the flung his racquet into the grandstand, and aboriginal destroyed different racquet against the nett post.

Carreno Busta takes the bronze medal, having beaten some satellite No.1 Djokovic and No.2 Daniil Medvedev during the tournament.

The Boomers presently way Germany 22-18 astatine the of the archetypal quarter.

Despite racing retired to a 5-0 pb aboriginal connected and keeping Germany scoreless for the bulk of the opening 3 minutes of the match, the Germans yet kicked into gear.

Germany finished the 4th outscoring Australia 22-13.

Big antheral Jock Landale leads the Aussies successful scoring with 7 points, portion Maodo Lo leads Germany with six.

Eight points from turnovers has been 1 of the keys down Germany's resurgence. Australia has conscionable 3 points from turnovers.

Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta has taken an aboriginal interruption successful the 3rd and deciding acceptable of his bronze medal lucifer against Novak Djokovic.

In a lucifer that has already stretched beyond the two-hour mark, Carreno Busta leads 3-0 successful the last set.

The Serb has conscionable been warned aft smashing his racquet connected the nett post, portion earlier successful the acceptable helium threw his racquet into the bare stands.

Djokovic past has to backmost up with Nina Stojanovic for the bronze medal lucifer successful the mixed doubles against Aussie brace Ash Barty and John Peers.

The Boomers volition look their biggest trial contiguous erstwhile they travel against medal hopefuls Germany from 6.20pm AEST.

The Australians are aiming to marque it 3 wins from 3 matches truthful far, portion Germany is hopeless for a triumph having divided their opening 2 games.

Germany comes into tonight's lucifer pursuing a triumph against an NBA-loaded Nigerian squad, the aforesaid squad Australia besides bushed successful their Olympics opener.

Unfortunately for the Boomers, they volition beryllium without NBA prima and large antheral Aron Baynes, who yesterday was ruled retired for the remainder of the Tokyo Games.

Despite having a coagulated crippled for the Boomers against Italy connected Wednesday, successful which helium scored 14 points and notched 7 rebounds, Baynes suffered a cervix wounded disconnected the court.

The 34-year-old Toronto Raptors prima was 1 of 7 players named successful this year's squad, who played successful the NBA past season.

Australia is already guaranteed a spot successful the quarter-finals, but it remains to beryllium seen however they volition look with Baynes nary longer portion of the squad.

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