World No.1 Novak Djokovic’s desires of profitable a gold medal on the ongoing Tokyo Olympics got here to a crushing finish, because the Serb bought outgunned by World No.5 Alexander Zverev’s highly effective recreation within the quarterfinals on July 30.
Simply when it appeared that the 20-time Grand Slam was on his solution to the finals, after profitable the primary set in convincing method, the German miraculously hit again to win the match in three units.
“I really feel so horrible proper now, can’t be optimistic proper now. I don’t know I really feel horrible… in each sense, however tomorrow hopefully, a recent begin. I can get well and not less than win one medal for my nation,” Djokovic defined his disappointment to the media in Tokyo.
“It’s simply sport, you already know, he performed higher. I bought to offer him credit score for turning the match round. He served extraordinarily nicely, I used to be not getting too many appears on the second serve. My serve simply drastically dropped, I didn’t get any free factors from 3-2 up within the second. Yeah, my recreation fell aside, his recreation – he received, I believe seven or eight video games in a row and yeah, that was it,” the 34-year-old Serb additional reasoned.
After his Calendar Golden Slam had been shattered, Djokovic pinned hopes on profitable the gold medal within the blended doubles occasion, with accomplice Nina Stanjovic. Sadly, the top-ranked participant and Stanjovic had been upset by the Russian duo of Elina Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev.
State of affairs went from dangerous to worse for Djokovic after shedding the bronze medal match to Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in three units., Nonetheless, the Serb may take some solace from the truth that he already possesses the bronze medal, after reaching the identical on the 2008 Beijing video games
Calendar Slam on for Djokovic
Whereas Djokovic’s Golden Slam dream may need come to an finish, however his aspirations of profitable a Calendar Slam for 2021 could be very a lot on target. He has already received the primary three Slams of the yr and can enter New York because the overwhelming favorite to win the US Open, to finish the uncommon feat. Up to now, Djokovic has received the ultimate Slam of the yr on three separate events.