Jul 30, 2021 - Sports

Novak Djokovic defeated in Olympic semi-finals

Novak Djokovic

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Novak Djokovic, the No. 1 men's tennis player in the world, was defeated in the Olympic semi-finals on Friday by Germany's Alexander Zverev.

Why it matters: The 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 upset ends the Serbian's chances of attaining a "Golden Slam" — or winning all four Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal in the same calendar year. Sverev is set to play Russia's Karen Khachanov in the finals.

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