Pablo Carreno Busta Unhappy With Novak Djokovic Not Receiving Warnings for Tossing Racquets Into Stands

Published 07/31/2021, 4:53 AM EDT
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


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic quashed his hopes of winning an Olympic gold medal yesterday. After losing in the singles, he lost in the mixed doubles event later that day. The Serb was competing in his bronze medal match against Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreno Busta. 

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During the match, Novak Djokovic was not up to his usual standards. As both players were engaged in a fierce battle, the Serb was wearing his heart on his sleeve. When things weren’t going his way, he lost his cool and received two warnings from the chair umpire. 

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
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Emotions got the better of Novak Djokovic 

At one point, the Serb threw his racquet into the stands. Later on, when the Spaniard broke in the third game of the deciding set, Novak broke his racquet during the change of ends. Surprisingly, for his uncalled behavior, he did not receive any penalty from the umpire. Usually, a player committing such an act receives a point penalty. His opponent was clearly dissatisfied with him not receiving a penalty. 

Djokovic was the favorite to win the tournament until his match against the German giant Alexander Zverev. During the match, he was up a set and a break in the second set. However, Zvereve had other plans and halted the Serb’s train. 

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

Novak has won the three Grand Slam events that have taken place this year. His most noteworthy match this season was his win against Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros. It will be interesting to see how he performs during the US Open Series. 

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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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