Fiery Djokovic drops bronze match

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TOKYO (AP) Novak Djokovic came to the Tokyo Olympics aiming for a Golden Slam. He'll leave without a medal and will need some time to recover from a draining performance in extreme conditions that didn't meet expectations.

The top-ranked Djokovic lost his cool and abused his racket several times during a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 loss to Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain in the bronze-medal match of the tennis tournament on Saturday.

It was Djokovic's third defeat in two days and it came less than 24 hours after he was beaten by Alexander Zverev of Germany in the singles semifinals. That ended his bid for a Golden Slam, which is winning all four Grand Slam titles and Olympic gold in the same year.


2021 ATP Rankings
Rank Player Points
1 N. Djokovic 12,113
2 D. Medvedev 10,370
3 R. Nadal 8,270
4 S. Tsitsipas 8,030
5 A. Zverev 7,340
6 D. Thiem 7,340
7 A. Rublev 6,005
8 M. Berrettini 5,488
9 R. Federer 4,215
10 D. Shapovalov 3,625
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Rank Player Points
1 A. Barty 9,635
2 N. Osaka 7,336
3 A. Sabalenka 6,965
4 S. Kenin 5,640
5 B. Andreescu 5,331
6 E. Svitolina 5,125
7 K. Pliskova 4,975
8 I. Swiatek 4,695
9 G. Muguruza 4,165
10 S. Halep 4,115
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