In the final of the Roland Garros 2020, at least on the eve, Novak Djokovic had the same chances of victory as Rafael Nadal. Yet, once again, the Spanaird won the Pargino tournament, taking his 13th French Open title and winning Roger Federer's 20 Slams.
Rafa, despite the rpoemesse on the eve of a balanced match, gave a very had tennis lesson to Djovic, one of the worst defeats of the Serbian's career, who lost with the final score of 0-6 2-6 5-7.
But what are the other worst ATP defeats of the Serbian champion?
Going back in time, the epic semi-final of the French Open 2013 was a very tough moment for the Serb.
He played a great match, but his ambitions were thwarted by Rafael Nadal, who won with the final score of 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 6-7, 9-7, after five sets of battle. It happened all that day: Djokovic's touching of the net on a point that seemed done.
Not only that, Djokovic could also win but the semi-final seemed haunted for him. Rafa got the final, then defeating his countryman David Ferrer and winning his 8th Parisian title. That was a difficult defeat to stomach for the Serb.
Yet his worst defeat on clay was in the final of the Roland Garros 2015. In a season during which he dominated the Tour and all his rivals, the Parisian final seemed to be the moment of his definitive coronation and of the much-dreamed-of career Grand Slam.
During previous rounds, he had also defeated Nadal and Murray. In the final, Djokovic faced Stan Wawrinka. Nole won the first set and the road seems ready. Yet the impossible happened: Wawrinka played fantastic tennis, literally disintegrating the hopes of Djokovic, winner after winner, unexpectedly and unpredictably winning his second Major with the final score of 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6- 4.
Unthinkable . Tears of pain also at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Serbian champion surrendered in the first round defeated by the Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro with a score of 7-6 (4) 7-6 (2), after two hours and 27 minutes game: "One of the heaviest losses of my life and career.
It's not easy to manage, especially now that the wound is still fresh. It's not the first time I've won or lost a tennis match. But at the Games Olimpici is completely different, "said the Serb, who was also defeated by the Argentinian at the London 2012 Olympics.
Also in London in 2012, the Wimbledon semi-final lost in four sets to Roger Federer remains one of the clearest defeats of Djokovic's career. That year Federer rewrote Wimbledon history, winning his 7th All England Club title, beating Djokovic for the last time in a Slam match, with the final score of 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6 -3.