Djokovic loses in semi-finals and says goodbye to ‘Golden Slam’ dream

Djokovic se irrita ao errar lance contra Alexander Zverev em semifinal em Tóquio
Djokovic furious at missing out on bid against German Alexander Zverev in Olympic semi-finals
Photo: Patrick Semansky – 30.Jul.2021/ep

Novak Djokovic, the current world ranking leader of tennis players and winner of the 20 Grand Slam tournament, partially lost to German Alexander Zverev 6-1, 3-6 in the semifinals of the men’s tournament of the 2020 Olympics this Friday (30). , 1-6.

The result ends the Serb’s dream of achieving the so-called “Golden Slam”, which occurs when a tennis player wins the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympics in the same year.

In 2021, Djokovic won competitions in Australia, France and the UK and hopes to achieve the historic feat with the title in Tokyo – the US Open is set to begin on August 30.

Tennis player Steffi Graf is the only athlete among men and women to achieve this feat to date. In 1988, in addition to winning all four Grand Slam tournaments, he Also won gold medal in Seoul Games Argentina defeated Gabriela Sabatini.

Djokovic, who has already won four Olympic medals, has never won a gold medal at the Games.

In contention for bronze, the Serbian will take on Spain’s Pablo Carre बुo Busta on Saturday (31) at 3:00 PM (GMT).

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