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.
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.
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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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