Djokovic after Golden Slam hopes expunged at Olympic Games: "I feel so terrible right now"
Novak Djokovic had his hopes of a Golden Slam expunged by Alexander Zverev who won the last 11 games to win 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 to set up the gold medal match against Karen Khachanov.
Djokovic also fell to Aslan Karatsev and Elena Vesnina in the mixed doubles meaning he is battling it out for double bronze instead of two gold medals and his mood reflected that.
“I feel so terrible right now,” Djokovic said about his match with Zverev. “I can’t be positive right now.
“It’s just sport. He played better. I’ve got to give him credit for turning [the] match around. He served extremely well.
“I mean I was not getting too many looks on the second serve. My serve just drastically dropped. I didn’t get any free points from 3-2 up in the second. My game fell apart.”
“I feel terrible right now in every sense but tomorrow hopefully [I can have have a] fresh start, recover and at least win one medal for my country,” Djokovic concluded.