Tokyo, Japan, 31 July 2021 | Leigh Rogers

Ash Barty and John Peers have secured Australia’s first ever medal in an Olympic mixed doubles competition.

The Aussie duo won today’s scheduled bronze-medal play-off at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games via a walkover from Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic.

Djokovic was unable to play the match due to a shoulder injury.

It is Australia’s sixth ever Olympic medal in tennis – and first since Alicia Molik claimed bronze in the women’s singles competition at Athens 2004.

Olympic Games
Australia’s tennis results
Team size Medals
Seoul 1988 6 Bronze: Elizabeth Smylie/Wendy Turnbull (women’s doubles)
Barcelona 1992 7 Bronze: Nicole Bradtke/Rachel McQuillan (women’s doubles)
Atlanta 1996 7 Gold: Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde (men’s doubles)
Sydney 2000 10 Silver: Todd Woodbridge/Mark Woodforde (men’s doubles)
Athens 2004 7 Bronze: Alicia Molik (women’s singles)
Beijing 2008 8
London 2012 6
Rio 2016 10
Tokyo 2020 10 Bronze: John Peers/Ash Barty (mixed doubles)

Aussies in action – Tokyo Olympics

Mixed doubles, bronze medal play-off
John Peers/Ash Barty (AUS) d Novak Djokovic/Nina Stojanovic (SRB) walkover