The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo due to pandemic coronavirus postponed to 2021, and this is another reason to remember the remarkable victory of Russian tennis players in the past Games. But these historic achievements were many. Look at our great Olympic Champions and prize-winners of different years.
Tennis returned to the Olympic family in 1988 after a 64-year hiatus. The first Champions were Mecheri Miloslav (Czechoslovakia) and Steffi Graf (FRG). They were then in Seoul, and Soviet tennis Andrey Chesnokov and Alexander Volkov lost in the first round, and Andrei Cherkasov broke through in the second. First medal — a bronze — won in Barcelona in 1992 Cherkasov and female pair Zvereva/Meskhi.
In the distant Sydney 2000 came the first triumph. However, the first seeded Marat Safin after winning the US Open he stumbled at the start, losing to Frenchman Fabrice Santoro, but the Olympic gold made another Russian, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, won the silver young Elena Dementieva. And then there were even more successes.
While the tennis season is on hiatus, we offer to your attention photo of the brilliant victories of the Russian tennis players at the Olympic games.