The Tokyo Olympics in tennis ended a few days ago and the talented German tennis player Alexander Zverev won gold. The 24-year-old was the protagonist of one of the most sensational results of the Games with the victory in the semifinals over the world number one, Novak Djokovic, fresh from victories at Roland Garros and Wimbledon and considered the absolute favorite for the final victory.
"Nole" was aiming for the Golden Slam and wanted to bring great joy to his country's fans, but his dream was turned off in the semifinals and the situation in the final for 3rd and 4th place was even worse. Djokovic not only lost to Pablo Carreño Busta, but mentally collapsed sending a racket into the stands and hitting the net with his racket several times, undoubtedly causing a bad impression.
Novak Djokovic is not the only big loser in these Olympics because another tennis player who was aiming for the medal was local idol Kei Nishikori. The Japanese tennis player looked in excellent shape at the tournament, defeating world number 7 Andrey Rublev and putting up a good performance even later but had to surrender to Djokovic.
After the defeat to the world number one, the Japanese tennis player made interesting statements, words to be heard by any boy who is starting his career in this sport. Here are his specific words: "It was all a lot of fun, the loss against Nole was tough and frustrating because he was aiming for a medal, but I'm happy to have played good games again after a while.
I lost in the quarterfinals quite easily but from the first games I felt that I had acquired good feelings, it was a very satisfactory week."
Djokovic thanked the organisers of the Tokyo Olympics 2020
In a recent tweet, Novak Djokovic thanked the organisers of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 for managing the tournament efficiently.
He also thanked all his fans and mentioned that he gave his everything in the biggest sporting tournament. Interestingly, he also quoted that it is not the last Olympics for him as he’ll be back with a mission to win the Gold at the Paris Olympics 2024.
“It was a true privilege to represent Serbia at the Olympics. Thank you Tokyo Olympics 2020 and everyone that helped us come together for the magic of sport. I know in my heart I gave it everything to fight for a medal, and I’m looking forward to coming back stronger at the Paris Olympics 2024,” wrote Djokovic in the tweet.
“This was an unbelievable experience I will never forget. Good luck to all the Serbian athletes still competing for a medal,” added the 20-time Grand Slam champion. After having a pretty tight schedule, Novak Djokovic is likely to miss the Rogers Cup 2021.
However, fans believe that he’ll compete at the Cincinnati Masters 2021 and deliver some fine performances there. Will he able to win his Calendar Slam by succeeding at the US Open 2021?