After Singles Disappointment Novak Djokovic Returns Home Medal-Less From Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/31/2021, 5:38 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Mixed Doubles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Nina Stojanovic of Serbia and Novak Djokovic of Serbia react before their semifinal match against Aslan Karatsev of the Russian Olympic Committee and Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic Committee. REUTERS/Edgar Su


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has suffered poor results in the past couple of days. After losing his bronze medal singles match against Pablo Carreno Busta today, he announced an unfortunate update of not competing being able to compete in the bronze medal mixed doubles match.

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Due to this decision of Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic, the bronze medal has been handed over to the Australian team comprising of World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and John Peers. The exact reason for the withdrawal is yet not known. However, it is not a piece of positive news for Serbian fans.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Mixed Doubles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park, Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Nina Stojanovic of Serbia and Novak Djokovic of Serbia walk on court ahead of their semifinal match against Aslan Karatsev of the Russian Olympic Committee and Elena Vesnina of the Russian Olympic Committee REUTERS/Edgar Su
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Novak Djokovic lost the bronze singles match

Earlier in the day, Djokovic was up against Spanish player Pablo Carreno Busta. However, he performed below par and suffered a defeat in three sets. During the match, the Serb lost his cool and even flung his racquet into the crowds. Surprisingly, he did not receive any penalties or warnings.

Yesterday, Germany’s Alexander Zverev dealt a blow to Djokovic’s dream of winning the golden slam. He beat the Serb in three sets. During that match, Novak was up by a set and a break in the following set. However, the German had other plans and derailed the 20-time Grand Slam champion in his tracks.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Bronze medal match – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during his bronze medal match against Pablo Carreno of Spain REUTERS/Edgar Su

As the Olympic campaign ends for Djokovic, we hope to see him back on the hard courts of the US Open Series, beginning next month. It’ll be interesting to see the Serb as he has been in the best form of his life in recent months.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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