Twitter Goes Berserk After Alexander Zverev Stuns Novak Djokovic To Deny Golden Slam at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 07/30/2021, 7:33 AM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Singles – Semifinal – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 30, 2021. Alexander Zverev of Germany shakes hands with Novak Djokovic of Serbia after winning his semifinal match REUTERS/Mike Segar


World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has by far been the most dominant sports personality this season. After ending the grass season on a high note, the Serbian machine has carried a similar kind of form at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. However, after losing today’s match, he quashed his chances of winning his first Olympic gold medal.

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As the match began, Novak Djokovic was in ruthless form. In the fourth game of the opening set, he broke the German for the first time in the match.

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

In Alexander Zverev’s following service game, he broke him again. Djokovic consolidated the break by holding serve in the next game, thus winning the set comfortably 6-1 in 38 minutes.

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In the following set, the Serbian star continued his dominance. During the fifth game of the set, he sensed an opening into Zverev’s serve and got the first break of the set.

Novak Djokovic faded away during the second set

However, the German star had other plans and handed the Serb a break right back in the next game. To make matters interesting, Zverev broke Djokovic for the second time in the set. Eventually, he served it out, winning the set 6-3 in 45 minutes.

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

Alexander Zverev broke the Serb thrice in the final set

In the final set, Zverev rode on the momentum and won the set 6-1. During the set, he broke Novak thrice. Let us take a look at the Twitter reactions from the match involving these two supreme athletes.

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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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