Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic, world number one, regretted having lost the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics to Spanish Pablo Carreño, and pointed out that he gave “everything” he had.
“I regret not having won a medal for my country,” said the Belgrade in statements to the press after the match for the medal, in which he lost 4-6, 7-6 (6) and 3-6, and asked sorry to disappointed fans.
That’s how sports are. I’ve given everything, whatever I had left in the tank, which wasn’t much; I have left everything on the track, “said the Serbian.
«I could not give the expected results yesterday or today. The level of tennis dropped, due to both mental and physical exhaustion, but I do not regret at all having come to the Olympics, “he added.
Djokovic believes that “there are no coincidences in life and everything happens for a reason”, and said that some of the most “heartbreaking” defeats of his career have usually strengthened him “in every way” and that he will continue to reach Paris. 2024.
“I hope the physical consequences do not create a problem for me, something I am not sure of now,” he added.
The Serbian also referred to his outbursts during today’s match against Carreño, in which he broke two rackets.
«It is not pretty but it is part of what I am. I don’t like doing those things, sorry for sending those kinds of messages. But we are human beings, you know? And sometimes it is difficult to control yourself. EFE (HN)