WATCH: Alexander Zverev Breaks Down in Tears After Depriving Novak Djokovic’s Quest For Gold at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/30/2021, 6:18 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Alexander Zverev of Germany reacts after winning his semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia REUTERS/Mike Segar


World No. 5 Alexander Zverev defeated World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in three sets in the semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The German player made an incredible comeback after losing the first set and stunned everyone with his exceptional performance. The final scoreline of the match was 1-6, 6-3, 6-1.

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After the match, Alexander Zverev broke down into tears as he couldn’t believe what just happened. It was really a huge moment for him as he denied Novak Djokovic the Calendar Golden Slam.

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Even after the match, Zverev sat on his bench for quite some time. Tears were rolling down his eyes and he was not able to control his emotions. He took some time, relaxed, and then got up to receive appreciation from the crowd.

Who would have thought that Zverev would beat Djokovic at the Olympic Games! Interestingly, this is the Serbian legend’s first defeat since the Serbian Open 2021.

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Alexander Zverev will now play for the Gold Medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020

It is a great opportunity for Zverev as he will now play for an Olympic Gold at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. He will face Russia’s Karen Khachanov in the finals where he’ll begin as the favorite before the match. On the other hand, Djokovic will be encountering Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta for the Bronze medal.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Alexander Zverev of Germany in action during his semifinal match against Novak Djokovic of Serbia REUTERS/Mike Segar

Both Zverev and Khachanov have a high service and will like to take advantage of that. However, Zverev has the edge over the Russian player as he coming to the finals after beating the World No. 1 player.

Fans are eagerly waiting for the blockbuster match now. It’ll be intriguing to watch who wins the Gold and who settles for the Silver medal in Tokyo.

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