Novak Djokovic Crying After Loss To Juan Martin Del Potro Sunday Night In Rio [Video]
by Tom Gainey | August 8th, 2016, 9:58 am
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What an emotional end to the Olympic singles event for Novak Djokovic. The World No. 1 had targetted the Olympic gold in singles but was bounced out of the competition by Juan Martin Del Potro 76(4), 76(2) in the opening round in Rio.

And Djokovic couldn’t contain himself breaking down in tears as he left the court.


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10 Comments for Novak Djokovic Crying After Loss To Juan Martin Del Potro Sunday Night In Rio [Video]

skeezer Says:

Tough moment for Nole. It obviously meant a lot to him to be playing for his country. Time to re group and see if he can get a medal in doubs.
Congrats to Del Po, beating a worlds #1 is never an easy task, especially with the pressure of playing for your country.


AndyMira Says:

This one can be put among the saddest moment in tennis for me..Novak FO 15,RAFA AO 14,Rafa AO 12,Roger AO 09,Roger Wimby 14,Rafa Wimby 07,Andy Wimby 12,Andy AO 10 and many more…no matter how greats they are..they’re still human being and it’s sad to read there is people who’s not sensitive and respectful enough by mocked their honest tears..

#Whereishumanity


Danica Says:

AM,
why Andy @ Wimby 2012? Didn’ t he win that? ;)


J-Kath Says:

Saw this Danica….AM is right. Andy won Olympics in 2012 and Wimb. year later. In 2012 he was a bit weepy because he lost (to Roger).


NOSCA Says:

This is so hard to watch. Now Delpo, please win that gold!


chrisford1 Says:

It’s a simple formula, really. The importance of a sports event on the athletes who participate builds on both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat – as the then premiere broadcaster of sporting events, ABC, said 50 years ago.

Novaks loss and his reaction to it adds new luster to those tennis medals. Many didn’t fully appreciate what Olympic tennis and the Olympic spirit means to the leading pros these days until you see both the graciousness and the devastation defeat can bring out in a great champion. It is the essential counterpoint to the celebration and joy of the winner.

It also adds some luster to Djokovic in his loss. It’s easy to be magnanimous in victory and way kind words for the vanquished. It’s easy to talk about good sportsmanship than display it in bitter loss. It’s harder to show grace and sportsmanship when your dream is destroyed and your heart torn in half. Djokovic, better than most, deals with adversity like a man and a great champion ought to.


Danica Says:

J-Kath,
True, you guys are correct. For some reason I thought Andy won in 2012.

CF1,
Very, very nicely put. Thank you.


AndyMira Says:

Dani…sorry for ‘ignored’ your question up there but i was zzzz and just woke up..

JK…thanks for answering that question sis!


J-Kath Says:

OK, AndyMira:

Now it’s my turn to snooze. Watch out for that doubles match with Nadal vs. DelPotro & their partners. Interesting for a number of reasons.


AndyMira Says:

JK..enjoy your wonderful zzzz okay?And i will watch that match..don’t worry..now go to sleep Boss!

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