World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has had poor results in recent days. After losing his bronze medal singles match to Pablo Carreño Busta today, he announced an unfortunate upgrade to not compete in order to compete in the bronze medal mixed doubles match. Due to this decision by Novak Djokovic and Nina Stojanovic, the bronze medal has been awarded to the Australian team made up of world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty and John Peers. The exact reason for the withdrawal is not yet known. However, it is not positive news for Serbian fans. Hours before, Djokovic faced the Spanish player Pablo Carreño Busta. However, he performed below par and suffered a loss in three sets. During the match, the Serbian lost his cool and even threw his racket into the crowd. Surprisingly, he received no sanctions or warnings. Yesterday, German Alexander Zverev struck a blow at Djokovic's dream of winning the golden slam. He beat the Serbian in three sets. During that match, Novak was up by one set and a break in the next set.
Barty talks about Novak Djokovic
After Tokyo Olympics 2020 men’s singles bronze medal loss, Novak Djokovic withdrew from the mixed doubles bronze medal match, citing a right shoulder injury. Consequently, Ashleigh Barty and compatriot John Peers won third place. Afterward, while leaving Japan, the Australian World No. 1 reflected on the Serbian ace’s withdrawal. Primarily, Barty suggested that the question about Djokovic‘s withdrawal is for him more than for anyone else. “I think you will have to ask him that one,” Barty said. “Obviously, he’s been through a lot over the last month or two, but that’s certainly a question for him more than us. I think everyone’s in a unique circumstance; I think everyone goes through different feelings and different pressures on the court. Novak’s, certainly, in a league above myself as to what he’s aiming for,” Barty continued. “I mean, he’s going for the Grand Slam this year. It hasn’t been done since Rod Laver a long, long time ago. So I think that’s pretty special what he’s going for, but it’s really hard for me to comment on what he’s feeling, just genuinely, because I don’t know what that feels like.” The 20-time Major winner saw his dreams of winning an Olympic gold come to an end on Friday as he lost in the semifinals of both men's singles and mixed doubles. Djokovic would eventually leave Tokyo without a medal at all, losing in the singles bronze medal match to Pablo Carreno Busta and then being forced to withdraw from his mixed doubles playoff due to shoulder injury and fatigue.