Tokyo 2020- Novak Djokovic laments over his semi-final defeat after failing to beat Alexander Zvervev
Novak Djokovic was aiming to become the first man in history to win all four grand slam titles and Olympic singles gold in the same year, but the world number one's dream went up in smoke when Alexander Zverev won 1-6 6-3 6-1. Djokovic next has a chance of securing a medal in both the singles and the doubles on Saturday.
Novak Djokovic of Team Serbia plays a backhand during his Men's Singles Semifinal match against Alexander Zverev of Team Germany on day seven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Tennis Park on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan
The Serbian's day was further darkened when he and his doubles partner Nina Stojanovic were beaten 7-6 (4) 7-5 by Russian Olympic Committee duo Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina.
Djokovic next has a chance of securing a bronze medal on Saturday when he will face Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta in the singles before he and Stojanovic take on Ashleigh Barty and John Peers of Australia.
The 2016 Olympic bronze medallist is hopeful he will be able to come back to secure a medal for Serbia.
Djokovic said: “Let’s see. I feel terrible right now.
"Tomorrow hopefully fresh start, recover, and at least win one medal for my country.
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