Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic loses to Pablo Carreno Busta in bronze-medal match

Tokyo Olympics: Novak Djokovic loses to Pablo Carreno Busta in bronze-medal match


Dates: 23 July-8 August Time in Tokyo: BST +8
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Novak Djokovic threw one racquet and smashed another as his bid for an Olympic medal ended in defeat by Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta.

The Serb, whose gold bid was ended by Alexander Zverev on Friday, lost 6-4 6-7 (6-8) 6-3 in the bronze-medal match.

Djokovic then pulled out of his mixed doubles bronze-medal match with an injury to leave Tokyo empty handed.

Carreno Busta was Djokovic’s opponent last year when the Serb was defaulted for hitting a line judge with a ball.

The Spaniard fell to the court in joy when he sealed victory on his sixth match point.

Zverev takes on Russian Karen Khachanov for singles gold on Sunday.

In the women’s singles final later on Saturday, Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic faces Czech Marketa Vondrousova.

Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina won the bronze…