Djokovic Fails in Bid for ‘Golden Slam’ – video


After a shocking three-set loss (6-1, 3-6, 1-6) to German Alexander Zverev in the semifinals of the men’s singles tournament at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,  World No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia was not in the best mood.

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Immediately after the match, Djokovic was asked by a reporter from a Serbian television outfit to comment on the loss. Looking confused, he tried to explain the surprising defeat but could not say anything concrete.

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“I don’t know, I have no idea. Now I, uh … don’t know what to say,” Djokovic said. After that, the tennis player left the mixed zone, almost bursting into tears in front of journalists.

On Saturday, July 31st, Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta bounced back from his disappointing semifinal defeat by upsetting Djokovic (6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3) to claim the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

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Prior to the Olympics, the Serbian icon had already won three Grand Slam tournaments – the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon. In Tokyo, Novak’s 22-game unbeaten streak ended.


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Edited by Aldo Tong

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