Pablo Carreno Busta described his Olympics bronze medal as ‘the best title of his career’ after beating Novak Djokovic.
Carreno Busta faced the world number one in the bronze medal match in Tokyo on Saturday, with Djokovic a clear favourite.
However, the Spaniard managed to get upset the odds and pull off a fine 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-3 win, and his elation was obvious.
“This is amazing, I’ve never felt something like this,” Carreno Busta said.
“I haven’t won the tournament but it’s like the best title of my career.”
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Djokovic appeared to be really mentally struggling during the match as frustration got the better of him.
It resulted in his tossing a racquet into the empty stands and then smashing another, but he has acknowledged he was in the wrong.
“It’s tense on the court,” he said. “In the heat of the battle.
“It’s not the first time and not the last time probably. It’s not nice, of course, but it’s part of, I guess, who I am. I don’t like doing these things.”
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