Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta won the bronze medal in the men’s singles tennis category at the Olympic Games currently being held in the Japanese capital, Tokyo, at the expense of Serbian star Novak Djokovic.
Carreno Posta beat Djokovic 6-4, 6-7, 6-3 in the match for third place and the bronze medal.
This came after Djokovic lost to German Alexander Zverev on Friday in the semi-finals, to dashed his hopes of winning this year in the so-called “Golden Slam”, which is the crowning of all four Grand Slam titles, in addition to winning the Olympic gold within one year. .
Carino Busta, ranked 11th in the world, needed two hours and 47 minutes to beat Djokovic in their first match.
Karino Posta beat Djokovic in the US Open (Flashing Meadows) last year, but the match was not completed at the time, as Djokovic was eliminated during the first set after he hit the ball in an expression of his anger and collided with a woman among the referees.
Feelings of frustration appeared on Djokovic during today’s match, to the extent that he knocked out his racket during the third set and then got a yellow card after smashing another racket.
Djokovic was determined to restore his balance and win “at least one medal” for his country in the Tokyo Olympics, by competing on Saturday for the bronze medal for men’s singles and bronze for mixed doubles.
But Carreno Busta made a strong showing to compound the plight of Djokovic, who had only the mixed doubles match to win a medal at the current Olympics.
Djokovic will also play the mixed doubles match today, along with Nina Stojanovic, in the face of Australian duo Ashleigh Barty and John Peers.
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