The first racket of the world Novak Djokovic failed to reach the second round of the tennis tournament at the summer Olympic games 2016.
Titled the Serb, seeded in Rio de Janeiro first in their opening match lost 6:7 (4:7), 6:7 (2:7) deseandole Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro, after a series of injuries occupying the 145-th place in ATP ranking.
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29-year-old Novak left the court with tears in his eyes – he never in his career did not become olimpionica. His best result is the bronze Olympic medal, won eight years ago in Beijing. Four years ago in London, the Serb lost in the bronze medal match, Del Potro it.
“I am disappointed with such an early departure, but Del Potro deserved the victory, – quotes the first racket of the world of TASS. – I have to congratulate him and very pleased that after a two year struggle with injuries, he returned to the top level. No doubt, this defeat is one of the most difficult in my professional career. I lose not the first and not the last time, but the Olympics is a special tournament”.
Djokovic also noted the support of the fans during the match. “I played in such an atmosphere only a few times in my life. It seemed to me that this is happening in my country. I felt like a Brazilian,” said the Serb.
Fiasco Djokovic is not the first sensation with the sign “minus” on the current Olympic tennis tournament. The competition in the doubles first round match American Serena and Venus Williams, who had previously won two Games in a row and had a higher seeded.
Lose the famous sisters have caused the Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova.