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Novak Djokovic Out of Tokoyo Olympics, Loses to Alexander Zverev in Semi-Final

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Novak Djokovic

With a defeat in the semi-finals, Novak Djokovic’s dream of Olympic gold has shattered into pieces. Novak Djokovic faced Germany’s Alexander Zverev. The 4th seed player emerged victorious over the Serbian. 

The final scoreline of the match was 6-1, 3-6, 1-6. Even though the Serbian won the first set quite easily within 37 minutes, he struggled to score points against the German in the next two sets. The 4th seed player took advantage and won the match.

The match was headed on by Spainsh referee CAMPISTOL MAS Jaume. The match lasted about two hours with both the players unwilling to lose in the match.

Alexander Zverev has now sealed his spot into the finals. Novak Djokovic will now play for a bronze medal against Spain’s Pablo Busta Carreno. 

Also read: Novak enters the semifinal with a win against Kei Nishikori

Novak Djokovic and alex zverev

Novak Djokovic v/s Alex Zverev: Match Statistics

We take a look at the match statistics and see how Novak Djokovic performed.
 
Match Statistics
 
SRB
DJOKOVIC Novak
GER
ZVEREV Alexander
Total aces47
Double faults11
Service winners10
1st serve52/79(66%)52/72(72%)
Aces on 1st serve46
Points won on 1st serve29/5234/52
2nd Serve26/27(96%)19/20(95%)
Aces on 2nd serve01
Points won on 2nd serve10/269/19
Total Points Won6883
Receiving points won29/72(40%)40/79(51%)
Breakpoints conversions3/8(38%)5/9(56%)
Forehand winners717
Backhand winners513
Forced errors2435
Unforced errors1614
Net points won6/17(35%)20/26(77%)

 

In the absence of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, Novak was the most suitable fit to win the gold medal here. though he can still win a gold medal as his hopes are alive in the mixed doubles section. It will be interesting to see how he performs later on.
With 34 forced errors from Novak’s end, Alex took full advantage of it to gain some points. Also the world no. 4 had more points won in comparison to the Serbian.
With this loss, he will now turn his attention totally to the mixed doubles that are supposed to happen later today.