Novak Djokovic also fails the appointment with the minimum target and enters his name, together with that of other big players, in the black notebook of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic disappointments. After losing, squandering a set and a break advantage, the semifinal with Zverev, the world number one is mocked by Pablo Carreno Busta in the final valid for the bronze medal.
The Serbian champion, therefore, closes the Japanese parenthesis without medals around his neck and will resume the march towards the US Open where he is in the running for the Grand Slam with the tank emptied of confidence.
The Spaniard enriches his palmares as an excellent player with an Olympic medal, while Nole does not succeed in the encore of 2008. The Olympic gold therefore remains a chimera for the Serbian champion. After three months of only victories, therefore, two knockouts arrive.
consecutive for a Nole evidently far with his head and tennis from the best version of himself. After the gold of Rafa Nadal in Beijing 2008 and the silver of Arrese and Bruguera (1992 and 1996), Spain won the first bronze medal in the history of the Olympic singles tournament.