Novak Djokovic heaved his racquet into the unfilled stands and crushed another on a net post as he flipped out while heading to overcome against Pablo Carreno Busta in the Olympics bronze decoration match on Saturday.
The 20-time significant boss, whose Golden Grand Slam trusts were run by Alexander Zverev on Friday, lost 6-4, 6-7 (6/8), 6-3 as Spain’s Carreno Busta won on his 6th match point.
It is the first run through favorite Djokovic has lost two straight singles matches since routs by Dominic Thiem and Roger Federer at the 2019 ATP Tour Finals.
The match was a grasping experience played more than two hours and 47 minutes in the stifling Tokyo heat, with the two men frantic to get an award.
Djokovic, who will offer to win the last leg of the schedule Grand Slam at the US Open, what begins one month from now, saved a match point in the subsequent set bind break to compel a decider and afterward four all the more late in the third set.
Be that as it may, Spaniard Carreno Busta, who additionally took out second seed Daniil Medvedev prior in the competition, struck 32 victors in a brilliant execution, with Djokovic overseeing only 18.
The 30-year-old at long last wrapped up triumph in an extended last game when his celebrated adversary put a forehand into the net.
Djokovic brought back recollections of his notorious default against Carreno Busta last year at the US Open, when he accidentally struck a ball at a line judge.
He thew his racquet high into the vacant stands as he saw a break point go back and forth in the initial round of the third set and kept on cutting an irate figure, obliterating one more racquet after a miss at the net.
Djokovic will have another opportunity to add to his 2008 Olympic singles bronze later on Saturday, when he and Nina Stojanovic take on Australians Ashleigh Barty and John Peers in the blended pairs third-place play-off.