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 Carreño Busta in the bronze-medal match. It was Djokovic’s third defeat in two days after Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated him in the semifinals.
Belinda Bencic became the first Swiss woman to win the Olympic singles title on Saturday with a battling victory over Czech Marketa Vondrousova, after an angry Novak Djokovic lost his cool and missed out on a medal.
Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev called on organisers to delay the start times of Olympic tennis matches as players laboured in the sweltering Tokyo summer heat on the opening day of the tournament.
World number one Novak Djokovic said on Friday he will play at the Tokyo Olympics, giving him the opportunity to achieve the first calendar Golden Slam by a male player. “I booked my flight for Tokyo and will proudly be joining #TeamSerbia for the Olympics,” tweeted Djokovic in English.
Roger Federer announced on Tuesday he has withdrawn from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics after a ‘setback’ in his recovery from a knee injury. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was knocked out of Wimbledon in the quarter-finals
Romanian qualifier Elena-Gabriela Ruse won her first title Sunday with a 7-6 (6), 6-4 victory over Andrea Petkovic in the Hamburg European Open final. The 23-year-old Ruse is the lowest-ranked WTA winner at No. 198 since No. 299
Serbia’s world No. 1 Novak Djokovic said the past 10 years of his tennis career had been an ‘incredible journey’ and that he would not stop at 20 Grand Slams but aim for as many majors as possible. Djokovic defeated Italy’s Matteo Berrettini
After winning the match, the Serbian star said, it was more than a battle. Brerettini is a true Italian hammer I felt it on my skin. It means none of us three will stop. Roger and Rafa are legends they are the reason I am where I am today, said Djokovic.
Barty wore an outfit at Wimbledon that was a tribute to the dress Goolagong played in when she won the tournament for the first time in 1971. Goolagong had not worn a corset under dress throughout the tourney.