Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak for Novak Djokovic, World No.1 loses two semifinals on same day

Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak for Novak Djokovic, World No.1 loses two semifinals on same day
Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak for Novak Djokovic, World No.1 loses two semifinals on same day

Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak for Novak Djokovic, World No.1 loses two semifinals on same day- It was very bad for Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic at the office. He lost two semifinals on the same day at Tokyo Games. His dream of winning the Golden Slam after a dominating run at Grand Slams in 2021 is finished. The World No,1 will have to wait for 3 more years as he lost mixed doubles semifinals with Nina Stojanovic to Russia’s Elena Vesnina and Aslan Karatsev. The Serbian pair fell to a 7-6 (7/4), 7-5 loss to Russians.

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Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak for Novak Djokovic, World No.1 loses two semifinals on same day

World number one Djokovic had earlier seen his Golden Grand Slam bid ended by a singles semi-final defeat by Alexander Zverev.

Djokovic needed Olympic singles gold and the US Open title to secure the Golden Slam after winning the first three Grand Slam events of the season.

Karatsev and Vesnina will face Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Andrey Rublev in an all-Russian final on Sunday after their compatriots beat women’s world number one Ashleigh Barty and John Peers in the first semi-final.

A tight first set was taken on a tie-break by Vesnina and Karatsev, but Djokovic and Stojanovic looked poised to force a deciding breaker after moving 4-2 ahead in the second.

But Stojanovic was broken in the eighth game and then again, to love, in game 12, with Djokovic bunting a difficult volley long on the first match point.

34-year-old Djokovic, who won singles bronze in 2008, will play two bronze-medal matches on Saturday, against Pablo Carreno Busta in the singles before he and Stojanovic take on Australia’s Barty and Peers.

Tokyo Olympics: Heartbreak for Novak Djokovic, World No.1 loses two semifinals on same day

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