Published On: Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
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Djokovic Goes Home Without a Medal After Golden Slam Dream Endson July 31, 2021 at 5:44 pm

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TOKYO—World number one Novak Djokovic exited the Tokyo Games on Saturday without a medal for the third Olympics in a row, withdrawing from his mixed doubles contest with a shoulder injury shortly after losing the men’s singles bronze to Spain’s Pablo Carreno Busta. Carreno Busta triumphed 6–4 6–7(6) 6–3 over a listless Novak Djokovic, a day after the Serbian was stopped in his bid to complete a historic “Golden Slam.” The world number one had arrived in Tokyo aiming to become the first man to win all four majors and an Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year, after securing victories at the Australian Open, the French Open, and Wimbledon. But that quest came to an end after he was beaten by fifth-ranked German Alexander Zverev in Friday’s semi-final. Djokovic’s withdrawal, along with partner Nina Stojanovic, on Saturday resulted in an automatic bronze for Australian pair Ash Barty and …

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