Novak Djokovic’s frustrations obtained the higher of him throughout his Olympics bronze medal match in opposition to Pablo Carreno Busta with the world No 1 tossing one racket into the stands earlier than smashing one other racket later within the match.
Having been the overwhelming favorite to win gold on the Tokyo Video games, Djokovic’s marketing campaign unravelled when he misplaced within the semi-final in opposition to Alexander Zverev on Friday. Nevertheless, he was nonetheless odds-on to beat Carreno Busta within the bronze medal encounter, solely to lose in three units.
After profitable the opening set, Djokovic misplaced his approach because the Spaniard drew stage to take it to a decider. Early within the third set the 20-time Grand Slam winner tossed his racket into the stands, which was empty on account of coronavirus protocols.
Djokovic simply tossed his racquet into the stand. No warning. pic.twitter.com/TMCv29dCnQ
— . (@Ashish__TV) July 31, 2021
He didn’t obtain a warning for launching his racket, however after going 3-0 down he determined to take his anger out on his gear as he smashed one other racket into the online.
#Djokovic smashing his racket, taking cooling showers and throwing his racket on the stands is the spotlight of his failed try to even win bronze medal on the #Tokyo2020 pic.twitter.com/F4c3j2cDNB
— Ekrem Idrizi (@EkremIdrizi) July 31, 2021
This time the chair umpire gave him a warning and the Serbian, who was disqualified from the 2020 US Open after unintentionally hitting a line decide within the throat whereas returning a ball to a ball boy, says it’s “a part of who I’m”.
“It was an emotional outburst and it occurs. It’s not the primary time and never the final time, most likely,” he mentioned.
“It’s not good in fact but it surely’s a part of, I suppose, who I’m. I don’t like doing these items. I’m sorry for sending this type of message however we’re all human beings and typically it’s tough to regulate your feelings.”