Novak Djokovic was one of the favorites for the 2012 London Olympics gold medal, but he failed to win any medal despite experiencing one of the best seasons of his career. In a recent 'LIVE session' with his friend Andy Murray, he recalled how the loss was crushing but why he stills considers it one of his best performances.
“I think I felt like I played well although you beat me in Olympic games in London on grass in the semis. 7-5,7-5, I think? I still feel like we both played really well and the quality of the match was pretty good. You were just better in the decisive moments in both sets, but I felt like in terms of the quality of tennis that was actually one of the matches that I felt like, of course when I played I was devastated when I lost coz it was Olympic games and everything" - Nole stated.
“But I was happy with the way I played, because I played well throughout the tournament. And then you ended up winning the gold medal. The whole tournament you played fantastically, it was probably one of the best matches you played against Roger in the finals" - the 17-time Grand Slam champion added.
Djokovic and Murray have met 36 times, and Djokovic leads 25–11. They have met in 19 tour finals, including seven at Grand Slam tournaments, where Djokovic leads 11–8. Between May 2016 and June 2017, they were again number 1 and 2 in ATP rankings with Murray having claimed the top spot in November 2016, and Djokovic being the number two player. They finished both 2015 and 2016 as the top 2 players in the world.