Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem And Others Pick Novak Djokovic as Favorite Gymnast in Hilarious Olympic Crossover

Published 08/03/2021, 6:06 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – July 30, 2021 – Tokyo, Japan. Novak Djokovic of Serbia in action during his third round match against Alejandro Davidovich of Spain REUTERS/Mike Segar


The tennis event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics reached its eventual conclusion over the weekend. The weeklong tournament saw some of the most epic battles that will undoubtedly go down in history. The power-packed competition had everything needed for an enthralling experience. From big upsets, surprise defeats, to remarkable gold medal performances, it delivered more than promised. Notably, the tournament was an absolute entertainer, with stars like Novak Djokovic, Andrey Rublev, Andy Murray, and many others going to battle.

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Despite the end of the enriching tournament, tennis entertainment continues. In a newly emerged video, young and old tennis stars pick their ATP Tour gymnast for a hypothetical yet fun crossover. Courtesy of his flexibility and wide range of cover, Novak Djokovic was among the favorite picks for many. However, the World No. 1 had picked another name himself.

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Djokovic is Mr. Flexible

With immense strength, endurance, and conditioning, Novak was sure to be the favorite. From the likes of Stefanos Tsitsipas to Dominic Thiem, the majority picked the Serbian.

Naming him, Dominic Thiem said, “My number one choice is Novak.” Even recently crowned gold medalist, Andrey Rublev was among the many who chose Novak to win the crossover. He said, “Novak, and I think everyone will say the same.”

But the 20-time Grand Slam champion, Djokovic, picked 30-year-old Grigor Dimitrov as his gymnast. Similarly, the Bulgarian picked Novak in return.

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Despite his fine run of form, Novak Djokovic was beaten in the semi-final round, in shocking style. Knocking him out of the tournament was his German counterpart, Alexander Zverev, who stunned the sporting world with his relentless fight back against the World No. 1. It devastated the Serbian, as his dreams of a possible Golden Slam were finished. However, bronze was still up for play as Novak next faced Pablo Carreno Busta. 

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/Mike Segar

As the world tuned in to witness Novak get his hands on yet another accolade, Pablo re-wrote the script for the evening. He beat Novak in straight sets, winning his first Olympic medal. The world watched in disbelief as Novak went to the ground, breaking racquets and throwing a few others.

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Sadly, his Olympic journey had come to an end as he further withdrew from his mixed-doubles Bronze medal game. Shockingly, the 20-time Grand slam champion had returned home empty-handed.

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Melroy Fernandes

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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